Arts and Culture

Wasting time on the internet

We don't always consider the small changes in our influences, thinking  and communication that occur directly as a result of those wasted seconds bouncing between emails, Facebook posts and Reddit threads, but conceptual artist and professor Kenneth Goldsmith argues there's opportunity in those precious clicks and darts from page to page.More

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How popular conspiracy theories in the black community find their roots in abuses that actually happened.More

If you've ever been bullied, you've probably had revenge fantasies. But you probably haven't taken it to the extreme that Allen Kurzweil...More

Dazzle of the Day

Karen Joy Fowler bookmarks "Dazzle of Day" by Molly Gloss.More

Patti Smith

Legendary poet and singer Patti Smith has two selves. On stage, she revels in collaborating with the people around her and creating a memorable performance. But she reveals a very different self in her memoir "M Train." More

Orphans

Leslie Jamison bookmarks "Orphans" by Charles D'Ambrosio.More

You've probably seen Jesse Eisenberg in films like "The Social Network," "The Squid and the Whale" and "The End of the Tour." But have you read his fiction debut?More

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MP3 formatting compresses audio so that the file becomes 75 to 95 percent smaller. But what are we missing?More

magic in the internet

Despite pining for landline telephones, writer Virginia Heffernan sees magic in the potential of the internet.More

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Novelist Hari Kunzru on the line between cultural appreciation and appropriation.More

Has bullying changed from physical to psychological terror?More

Kamikaze Diaries

Ruth Ozeki bookmarks "Kamikaze Diaries" by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney.More

Asumaya

Our musical guest for this hour, Asumaya, talks about how one person can play the music of a full band. Alongside some performances, he...More

against nature

How do you go from producing riveting stories about real people for "This American Life" to writing surreal short stories? Diane Cook is the person to ask.More

Fargo season 3

Showrunner Noah Hawley's approach for adapting the series captures the classic film's essence.More

John Waters

John Waters might not be an ideal role model— so why let him give a commencement address?More

White women at Concert

For most of her life Debby Irving was largely unaware of race. Then, when she was in her 40s, she enrolled in a course on race...More

Dog and cat facing each other

Chances are if you were picked on as a child, you probably haven't patched things up with your bully and become friends. But fourth-...More

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