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The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of David Cross

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:32am

Todd Margaret's David Cross describes his inspiration for Tobias Fünke (his character on Arrested Development).

Some Of The Small Things

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:32am

For this game we turn a very complicated song into a very complicated game. House musician Jonathan Coulton sings our version of Blink 182's "All the Small Things," which is about...yes, small things.

The Whatchamacallit

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:32am

We ask contestants to figure out the names of some everyday things.

Games Fictional People Play

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:32am

We get meta in this game about games. The twist is, the games we're talking about are from works of fiction.

Hey, Mr. Cow!

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:32am

We know how a human might give us the answer to the name of the 2002 Broadway musical directed by Twyla Tharp, but how would a cow respond?

Catch This 'Midnight Taxi' To A Magical Brooklyn

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 6:00am

The second volume in Daniel José Older's Bone Street Rumba series follows half-dead, all-haunted ghost slayer Carlos Delacruz as he investigates a series of grisly events in Brooklyn's Von King Park.

Japanese Organizing Consultant Marie Kondo Takes America By Storm

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 4:27am

Marie Kondo has been called the Beyonce of tidying. The Japanese author has a cult-like following in the U.S. and her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, has topped the best-seller lists.

In 'Carol,' Two Women Leap Into An Unlikely Love Affair

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 1:55pm

Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy and director Todd Haynes discuss their new film based on Patricia Highsmith's 1952 novel, The Price of Salt. Nagy says the story was "extremely forward thinking."

#WhereIsRey? She's On Her Way, Says Hasbro

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 1:33pm

The newest Star Wars Monopoly game featured Finn, Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader — but not the latest film's heroine, Rey. Hasbro says it will add her to the game this year.

In 'Heirloom Harvest,' Old-School Portraits Of Vegetable Treasures

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 1:30pm

A leading expert of the daguerreotype started photographing a gardener's collection of heirloom vegetables 15 years ago. They've published a book to honor the unusual varieties in the collection.

New York Public Library Makes 180,000 High-Res Images Available Online

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 11:52am

Maps, posters, manuscripts, sheet music, drawings, photographs, letters, ancient texts: Thousands of items in the public domain are now offered as high-resolution downloads. No library card necessary.

'This Census-Taker' Is A Quiet Book With A Murderous Heart

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 6:00am

China Mieville's new novella feels like a fairy tale; it's set in an isolated hill village, where a young boy witnesses a terrible crime and meets a mysterious stranger who may (or may not) help him.

Foundation In Austin, Texas, Subsidizes Mental Health Care For Musicians

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 3:37pm

Musicians who are dealing with mental health and substance abuse problems in Austin, Texas, can get help from an organization there that provides reduced cost care --basically whatever the musicians can afford to pay-- from cooperating doctors and therapists.

Paramedic Shares His Wild Ride Treating 'A Thousand Naked Strangers'

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 1:03pm

Kevin Hazzard, who worked as an Atlanta paramedic, rescued people from choking, overdoses, cardiac arrest, gunshot wounds and a host of other medical emergencies. Respiratory calls were his favorites.

Paramedic Shares His Wild Ride Treating 'A Thousand Naked Strangers'

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 1:03pm

Kevin Hazzard, who worked as an Atlanta paramedic, rescued people from choking, overdoses, cardiac arrest, gunshot wounds and a host of other medical emergencies. Respiratory calls were his favorites.

The War Over Comics For Kids Is Nearly Over, And Kids Are Winning

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 11:13am

The selection of graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang as the latest National Ambassador for Young People's Literature signals an important shift in the effort to reunite kids and comics.

Glittering 'Past' Channels Chekhov

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 6:00am

Tessa Hadley's new novel follows four siblings as they gather at a dilapidated family cottage for a bittersweet summer together. Critic Heller McAlpin praises Hadley's "wry compassion."

Over 10 Years, Two Filmmakers Documented The 'Making' Of A Murderer

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 3:39am

Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi were film students when they started working on their 10-part Netflix series about Steven Avery. "We had no money, but what we did have was time," Demos says.

Over 10 Years, 2 Filmmakers Documented The 'Making' Of A Murderer

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 3:38am

Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi were film students when they started working on their 10-part Netflix series about Steven Avery. "We had no money, but what we did have was time," Demos says.

Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 4:45pm

From brogurt to gastrosexual, humorist and food writer Josh Friedland has collected many of the new words born of our current foodie culture in a new food dictionary, Eatymology.

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