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Trading Travel for Photography

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Shantanu Starick once dreamed of quitting his day job to pursue photography full-time — now he's traveled the world shooting photos, without spending a dollar.
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Special two-part interview with Herbie Hancock

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock joins guest host Tom Power to discuss his recently released memoir, Possibilities, and his decades-long devotion to re-defining jazz. He also opens up about his youth, his struggles and his collaboration with Miles Davis.

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Studio 360

Doodle Dare: The Struggle Is Real

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

For Studio 360's Doodle Dare, Alison Bechdel started an image — you must finish it. Several artists drew her girl fighting the enemy within. 
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Slate Culture Gabfest

The New York Review of Taylor Swift Edition

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the shapeshifting Taylor Swift's latest incarnation with Slate music critic Carl Wilson, the documentary film about The New York Review of Books, 50 Year Argument, and Hollaback's...

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'Post-racial' racism in the newsroom, Jenny Slate on Obvious Child 11/05/2014

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Rebecca Carroll on diversity lipservice, newsroom racism and why she's leaving mainstream journalism. Jenny Slate on edgy rom-com Obvious Child and female characters that don't exist to be attractive.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

A Sex-Abuse Scandal in a Hasidic Community

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The Hasidic Jews of Borough Park, Brooklyn, rarely interact with outsiders—they rely upon their own education and justice systems and see their extreme insularity as a means of self-preservation. But Rachel Aviv, a staff writer, spent months among Borough Park’s Hasidim for her story in this week’s magazine, about a man named Sam Kellner who was ostracized after he accused a prominent member of his community of molesting his son. On this week’s Out Loud podcast, Aviv talks to Sasha Weiss, the literary editor of newyorker.com, about the practical and moral complexities of reporting the story. She describes the lengths she went to in order to interview Hasidic men—buying special clothes, finding meeting places that wouldn’t violate the restriction against men and women meeting behind closed doors—and what it was like to discuss sexual abuse with men who rarely interact with non-Hasidic women. Aviv acknowledges the dangers of a community policing itself, but adds, “I hope that the story also shows that there’s a lot of courage within the community.”

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The Theory of Everything

Making it Happen

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

For this special installment of the Theory of Everything we explore Maker Culture. Makerbot co-founder Bre Pettis gives us a tour of his new venture: Bold Machines. Plus we go to China to learn what the next generation of Chinese makers have planned fo...

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Issa Rae Built an Awkward Empire, But She Just Wants to Rap

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Her awkwardness has won her a hit web series, an HBO pilot, and a chance to work with Pharrell Williams. But Issa Rae has yet to fulfill her dream. 
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Custodians of the internet, filmmaker Justin Simien, QtheFuture 11/04/2014

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Journalist Adrien Chen on the often thankless job of content moderators, who see the worst of the web. Dear White People director Justin Simien on carving out one's identity in a sea of presumptions. Plus, your ideas about the future of Q!

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Studio 360

Spawn of Gerrymander

Monday, November 03, 2014

When Congressional districts are redrawn, the shapes they form on a map are odd indeed. These artists make a virtue of that.
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Fear mongering and Ebola, Walter Isaacson on unsung digital innovators 11/03/2014

Monday, November 03, 2014

Journalist Denise Clay argues "racist media hysteria" has tainted the coverage of the Ebola outbreak in a ways that recall the early coverage of the AIDS epidemic. Award-winning biographer Walter Isaacson on the digital innovators who rebooted the world.

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Studio 360

Aha Moment: Bono and Belly Dancing

Friday, October 31, 2014

She gave up ballet, but Yillah Natalie discovered her life’s work in U2’s “Mysterious Ways”: belly dancing.

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Studio 360

David Suchet Bows Out of Poirot’s Bowler

Friday, October 31, 2014

Television's long-running series about detective Hercule Poirot is almost over. Will Agatha Christie’s main man ever get a re-boot?

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Studio 360

Nightcrawler, Zola Jesus, & Gamergate

Friday, October 31, 2014

Zola Jesus changes her tune, the director of Nightcrawler races to the scene of a car crash, and a critic explains the nastiness of Gamergate.

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Studio 360

Dan Gilroy Gets Dark with Nightcrawler

Friday, October 31, 2014

The director of Nightcrawler explains the real-life inspiration for the film and why Jake Gyllenhaal’s creepy character is our future.

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Best of Q: Neo-Nazi hipsters, Belarus Free Theatre, actor Jay Abdo, Shovels and Rope perform 10/31/2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Best of Q: The rise of neo-Nazi hipsters. Exiled director of the Free Belarus Theatre Natalia Kaliada. How Syrian actor Jay Abdo went from star to refugee. Shovels and Rope perform from their album Swimmin' Time.

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Studio 360

What Is Gamergate?

Friday, October 31, 2014

A backlash against feminist critics of videogames has led to threats of murder. Where is the hate coming from?

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Studio 360

Zola Jesus’ Pop Reconstruction

Friday, October 31, 2014

The songwriter who performs under the name Zola Jesus is only 25, but for her sixth album, Taiga, she felt ready to turn from her gloomy, Goth-inflected rock to more upbeat, epic pop.

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Studio 360

Taking on the Great Doodle Dare

Friday, October 31, 2014

Alison Bechdel started an incomplete doodle and challenged listeners to complete it. How have doodlers responded?

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, October 30, 2014

R.L. Stine extends his shelf-life again. Plus, great tunes from T-Pain, Taylor, and Aphex Twin. 
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