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Massacre Of Teens In Norway Retold As A Feature Film

Captured in one 72-minute take, U — July 22 re-enacts the 2011 murders at a summer camp through the eyes of its victims — in ...

In 'The Undressing,' Li-Young Lee Processes Violence And Beauty Of Human Connection

NPR’s Sarah McCammon speaks with poet Li-Young Lee about his new collection of poetry, The Undressing. The book explores love, violence and the confusion between ...

12 Tweets On Gun Violence And Mental Health Everyone Should Read

Here’s a PSA.

Director Of Oscar-Nominated Aleppo Doc Wants His Film To Serve As Witness

Feras Fayyad’s Last Men In Aleppo goes inside the Syrian city at a time when it was being reduced to rubble by government bombings. (Image ...

We need the singular ‘they’ – and it won’t seem wrong for long

It’s been decades since I was a copyeditor, but I haven’t given up my long, trusting relationship with the Chicago Manual of Style. So when ...

Why dogs have floppy ears

Charles Darwin’s The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication was published in 1868, nine years after On the Origin of Species. Among a number ...

Archie Bunker’s Editorial on Gun Control (1972)

The more things change, the more the hollow talking points stay the same. Just swap teachers for airplane passengers. What a difference 46 years doesn’t ...

Leo Tolstoy Makes a List of the 50+ Books That Influenced Him Most (1891)

War and Peace, Anna Karenina, The Death of Ivan Ilyich — many of us have felt the influence, to the good or the ill of our own reading ...

Olympian Dana Vollmer Makes A Perfect Case For Morning Workouts

She’s got a point.

Occult Forces (And Human Hearts) Stir In Darkly Gorgeous 'November'

Set in a 19th-century Estonian village, writer-director Rainer Sarnet’s fairy tale is filled with dark magic — and mesmerizing cinematography that’s even darker. (Image credit: ...

Creature Actor Doug Jones Shares How He Transforms Into Movie Monsters

Actor Doug Jones has had a long and prolific career playing some of Hollywood’s most recognizable monsters. His latest role is the fishy Amphibian Man ...

A debtors’ prison

In St Louis County in Missouri – and, indeed, across much of the United States – court fines and fees for minor traffic violations can ...

Algorithmic wilderness

Robo-bees and drone-seeded forests: can technology mend our broken relationship with the natural world? By Henry Mance Read at Aeon

Google Digitizes and Puts Online a Vast Archive of Latino Artworks and Artifacts

You can’t understand human culture in the 21st century without understanding American culture, and as anyone who’s spent time in most any major U.S. city ...

The History of Cartography, the “Most Ambitious Overview of Map Making Ever,” Is Now Free Online

Worth a quick mention: The University of Chicago Press has made available online — at no cost — the first three volumes of The History ...

Woman Channels Her Anxiety Condition Into Stunning Self-Portraits

Monica Lazăr’s photos are breathtaking AND educational.

Ann Curry On Journalism, Her PBS Series And Working On The 'Today' Show

Curry shares the inspiration for her new series, We’ll Meet Again, and reflects on the “verbal sexual harassment” she and others experienced at NBC’s morning ...

How New York’s wealthy parents try to raise ‘unentitled’ kids

Wealthy parents seem to have it made when it comes to raising their children. They can offer their kids the healthiest foods, the most attentive ...

Tense, Moody 'Golden Exits' Finds Drama In Everyday Gossip And Betrayal

Reviewer Justin Chang says “not much happens — and yet everything seems to be at stake” in Alex Ross Perry’s film about six moderately unhappy ...

The usefulness of dread

My anxiety has been lifelong but I would not wish it away. It has made me the philosopher – and person – that I am ...

Massive Archive of 78RPM Records Now Digitized & Put Online: Stream 78,000 Early 20th Century Records from Around the World

Last summer we checked in with the Internet Archive’s Great 78 Project, a volunteer effort to digitize thousands of 78rpm records—the oldest mass-produced recording medium. ...

What Made John Entwistle One of the Great Rock Bassists? Hear Isolated Tracks from “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “Baba O’Riley” & “Pinball Wizard”

Drummer Keith Moon was surely the most kinetic member of The Who—which is really saying a lot—but he was not the band’s best musician, even ...

'Black Panther' Success Proves That Movies With Black Actors Can Do Well Internationally

Black Panther broke records and crushed expectations at the box office it. Not just here in the States, but in foreign markets too. That performance, ...

Actor Michael Stuhlbarg On His Approach To Playing Real-Life Characters

Michael Stuhlbarg is having a breakout year in Hollywood. NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks to the actor about his year, which includes being in three of ...

Can you read my lips?

According to the US writer, Rhodes Scholar and disability advocate Rachel Kolb, who was born with bilateral hearing loss, the word ‘lip-reading’ is a misnomer. ...

The French revolutionary origins of national self-determination

By the 20th century, the idea that local peoples ought to have a say in the status of their territory came to be called national ...

Ditching the Lecture Hall for the Recording Studio: One Historian Is Using the Power of Podcasting to Inspire a Whole New Audience

History is dying at U.S. colleges and universities.  Enrollment in undergraduate history courses is way down since 2010, and the number of history degrees awarded ...

Hear a 19-Hour Playlist of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Favorite Music: Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and… Yvette Guilbert

Among his many varied interests—which, in addition to philosophy, included aeronautical engineering and architecture—Ludwig Wittgenstein was also a great lover of music. Given his well-deserved ...

Kristi Yamaguchi's Newest Family Member Is Shaking Up Her Life

“There’s an excitement in waking up and taking care of him.”

Director Greta Gerwig On The Parallels Between Her Life And 'Lady Bird'

NPR’s Audie Cornish talks to Greta Gerwig, the Oscar-nominated director of the film Lady Bird about teenage friendship and complex, sometimes messy, female characters.

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