Art Silverman

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This California Mayor Took A German Study On Neckties Very Seriously

Monday, July 16, 2018

A California mayor used his reading of a German study of the ill-effects of neckties on the human brain to call for a ban on mandatory necktie-wearing at local businesses.

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The Science Behind South Korea's Race-Based World Cup Strategy

Monday, June 18, 2018

South Korea's men's soccer team tried to confuse scouts from Sweden's team by swapping jerseys so their opponent couldn't tell the players apart. But could a strategy like that actually work?

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In True Meta Fashion, These Are Shoes For Your Shoes

Thursday, February 08, 2018

These shoes for shoes latch onto your first pair via Velcro straps. The brand's publicist says they are practical, not just fashion for fashion's sake.

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William Eggleston's Music, Much Like His Photography, Thrives Off Ambiguity

Thursday, January 04, 2018

William Eggleston is renowned for making the art world take color photography seriously. He started taking pictures when he was a kid, around the same time he started playing piano.

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Before Silicon Valley, New Jersey Reigned As Nation's Center Of Innovation

Monday, June 05, 2017

Silicon Valley is known as the nation's tech hub, but decades ago New Jersey had that distinction. The state was once home to Thomas Edison's lab and Bell Labs, the home of Nobel laureates.

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During World War I, U.S. Government Propaganda Erased German Culture

Friday, April 07, 2017

As the U.S. entered World War I, German culture was erased as the government promoted the unpopular war through anti-German propaganda. This backlash culminated in the lynching of a German immigrant.

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Pittsburgh Offers Driving Lessons For Uber's Autonomous Cars

Monday, April 03, 2017

Uber has been testing driverless cars in the city for the past six months. Local officials are happy for the investment the experiment brings and for the boost to the city's reputation as a tech hub.

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Tech Plays Role As The Weapon Of Choice In Crime Fiction

Monday, December 05, 2016

NPR's Art Silverman reads a lot of crime thrillers. In the last year, he's noticed "The Internet of Things" seems to being playing a big role as the weapon of choice.

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Youth Discover Drones In Engineering Design Challenge

Monday, October 10, 2016

Youth from 4-H clubs, groups and school programs across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., to participate in "Drone Discovery." It's part of the 4-H NYSD 2016 Engineering Design Challenge. Young people are comfortable with the remote flying devices and expect them to be a big part of their future.

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NPR's Past April Fools' Day Pranks

Sunday, March 27, 2016

NPR has a tradition of sneaking in a fake story on April Fools' Day. Guest host Daniel Zwerdling speaks with longtime producers Art Silverman and Barry Gordemer about their favorites from past years.

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Defying The Capitol Hill Sledding Ban In The Name Of Winter Fun

Thursday, March 05, 2015

During Thursday's snow storm, some people in Washington, D.C., defied an 1876 U.S. Code that bans sledding on Capitol Hill.

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At L.A.'s UnCabaret, 25 Years Of Letting It All Hang Out

Monday, May 20, 2013

A lot of the stand-up comedy that gets done in Los Angeles is really just comics auditioning for parts in TV or movies.

Not at UnCabaret: For 25 years, it's been a place to hear unvarnished, rough-edged ideas being tried out — mostly for the first and possibly ...

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