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  • In Rescued Letters, a Civil War Soldier from Brooklyn Faces Death

    Samuel Sims, a Union Army captain, embodies the mystery of soldiering: how do you will yourself to run toward almost certain death?

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  • It's Not You: NYC Rents Rising Faster than Income

    Annual report from the NYU Furman Center confirms most New Yorkers rent, and the median cost of that space is rising faster than median income levels.

  • Former Christie Allies Plead Not Guilty to Role in Traffic Scandal

    Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly say they'll fight charges that they helped plot the politically motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.

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  • Special Election in New York City Today for Congressional Seat

    The 11th Congressional District seat became vacant when GOP Congressman Michael Grimm stepped down after pleading guilty in December to federal tax evasion.

  • NY Senate Leader Surrenders in Federal Probe

    Just months after the state's top Democrat lawmaker was indicted, federal prosecutors charged the top Republican with bribery and extortion.

  • Teens Say California Drought Makes Tap Water Taste Funky

    Morning Edition

    A firsthand look at how the historic drought is affecting local teens' quest to quench their thirsts.

  • A Little More Money for the MTA Doesn't Buy Happiness

    De Blasio proposes to increase what the city chips in for transit, but the budget still fails to keep pace with inflation.

  • How Extensive is Pamela Geller's Influence Beyond New York?

    Geller, who led protests against Park 51 here in New York, organized a contest outside of Dallas, Texas to draw cartoons of the prophet Muhammed.

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  • Sideshow Podcast: The Internet's Best TV Show Heads to HBO

    Studio 360

    Until recently, "High Maintenance" was the finest TV made for the internet, but now it's heading to HBO. Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair discuss taking their show to new heights.

  • How To Make A Perfect Burrito: Practice 5 Million Times

    The Sporkful

    Is the perfect burrito a feat of engineering or art? The Sporkful's Dan Pashman eats them in LA, SF, and NY to find out.

  • Museums as White Spaces

    Are museums intimidating to minorities? First Lady Michelle Obama says yes.

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  • At LA Museum, A Powerful And Provocative Look At 'Islamic Art Now'

    Morning Edition

    The dramatic images at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art linger in the mind. Curator Linda Komaroff says she hopes the collection challenges an American audience to rethink preconceptions.

Tech and Media

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  • An Instagram Account Proves We're Living Inside "Blade Runner"

    Studio 360

    We don't have any replicants running around (that we know of), but one Instagram account shows us how our world is looking more like the sci-fi classic "Blade Runner." 

  • $pread, For and By Sex Workers

    On The Media

    Brooke speaks with two former editors of $pread, a magazine by and for sex workers that folded in 2011, about their new anthology and what the media gets wrong about sex work.

  • The #MomOfTheYear Controversy

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    The journalist Stacey Patton discusses Toya Graham, the Baltimore mother caught on camera scolding her son at the riots and why all that attention isn't necessarily a good thing.

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  • Squarepusher, Live On Soundcheck

    Soundcheck

    The "intelligent dance music" artist performs songs from his latest project, Damogen Furies, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Steve Reich's Masterful Gateway Drug in Assured New Recording

    Steve Reich composed "Music for 18 Musicians" some 40 years ago, but it still remains the perfect gateway drug for Reich's music. A new recording by Ensemble Signal shows why.

  • Director of New Kurt Cobain Doc Weighs In on Artist's Unseen Life

    The Takeaway

    "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" is the first fully authorized documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain. It's largely made up of never-before-seen footage. The director weighs in here.

  • First Listen: Joanna Gruesome, 'Peanut Butter'

    On a sophomore album that packs 10 songs into less than 22 minutes, the Welsh band showcases its considerable gift for balancing sweetness and chaos.

  • Geeking Out About David Bowie, Deeply

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    Philosopher Simon Critchley and fellow superfan John Schaefer talk about the many faces of their shared musical hero.

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