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AMA Bonus: Pixar's Brad Bird And His Ratatouille Quest

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

VIP: Pixar's Brad Bird

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Studio 360

The Best Ever Batman vs. Darth Vader Death Match

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Aaron Schoenke makes what may be the best fan videos on the internet by pitting favorite characters against each other and watching them battle it out.
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The Theory of Everything

New York After Rent (I of III)

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The financial crisis of September 2008 overshadows one of the most important events in recent New York History: the arrival of Airbnb. And while your host wasn't paying attention back then either, today he is fed up with the commodification of every sq...

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Bald Guys Fighting Edition (Ad Free by Slate Plus)

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the Fast and Furious movie franchise, casting director Allison Jones, and the culture of public shaming on the internet.

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Q

Benjamin Booker, confessions of a sociopath, re-framing M.C. Escher 04/08/2015

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

New Orleans' rising star Benjamin Booker on his unique blend of punk and blues. M.E. Thomas on her revealing book Confessions of a Sociopath and what empaths don't understand; Sonia del Re on why the art world should reconsider its stance on M.C. Escher.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Roxane Gay Loves “The Fast and the Furious” (And So Can You!)

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Feminist, novelist, and English professor Roxane Gay tells Sean Rameswaram what makes the "Fast and Furious" movies profitable, progressive, and maybe even brilliant.
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Q

While We're Young director Noah Baumbach, London Grammar, Bob Mankoff 04/07/2015

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Director Noah Baumbach on his new film, While We're Young, and the love/hate relationship between generations. Plus, from the Best of Q: London Grammar performs from If You Wait. Legendary cartoonist Bob Mankoff on the merits of choosing a creative life.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

The Beginning of the End of “Mad Men”

Monday, April 06, 2015

On this week’s Out Loud podcast, The New Yorker’s television critic, Emily Nussbaum, joins David Haglund and Amelia Lester to discuss the first of the final seven episodes of “Mad Men,” which aired last night. (Warning: the discussion includes some spoilers.) They discuss “Mad Men” in the age of binge-watching, the evolution of Don’s masculinity, the show’s handling of sexism, and where the final half-season might be heading. Despite the perils of high expectations, Nussbaum says, “However it ends, I’ll probably be happy.”

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AMA Bonus: Aasif Mandvi Lands The Daily Show

Monday, April 06, 2015

VIP: Aasif Mandvi

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Studio 360

High-Art Skateboards for a Good Cause

Monday, April 06, 2015

Subversive artist Paul McCarthy tries his hand at a new medium: the skateboard. Nice boards if you can get them, but it's all to benefit a skate park and school in South Africa.
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Q

Ukulele vs. Recorder, jazz star Diana Krall, painter Kehinde Wiley 04/06/2015

Monday, April 06, 2015

Music educators square off in Q debate: should music educators begin with the ukulele or the recorder? Plus, Canadian jazz star Diana Krall on her new album Wallflower. And New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley on his radical twist on classical portraits.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, April 03, 2015

An iPhone's odyssey, Funny or Die trolling everyone, and puppets that would scare the children win the internet this week.
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Q

Sir Paul McCartney, Dan Mangan and Blacksmith, Jennifer Aniston, Modern Love 04/03/2015

Friday, April 03, 2015

Sir Paul McCartney explores new sounds with soundtrack for Destiny video game, Dan Mangan and Blacksmith perform in Studio Q, actress Jennifer Aniston breaks type for dark role in Cake, and NYT columnist Daniel Jones shares love lessons from strangers.

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Studio 360

The Mad Women of Madison Avenue

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Jane Maas lived the “Mad Men” life, working in a big ad agency in the 1960s and ‘70s. She says the casual misogyny in the show is spot-on.

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Studio 360

The Pantheon: A Lesson in Designing With Light

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Steven Holl is one of America’s most respected architects. When he first went to Rome as a student, he discovered the building that would shape his career.

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Studio 360

Paul Beatty Doesn’t Care If You’re Offended

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Paul Beatty’s new novel, "The Sellout," is a scathing take on race and self-righteousness in America today. And it might be the funniest book you read all year.

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Studio 360

Should US Museums Return Artifacts to Iraq, Where ISIS Is Destroying Them?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

For decades, art museums have been returning ancient artifacts to their home countries. One museum president says we should rethink that policy.  

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Smooth Criminal

Thursday, April 02, 2015

VIP: Aasif Mandvi

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Q

The Decemberists, Nick Hornby, Mark Burnett 04/02/2015

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The Decemberists perform live from What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. High Fidelity author Nick Hornby on his latest novel, Funny Girl. Plus Mark Burnett, the undeniable king of Reality TV, on the faith-driven side of his creative work.

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