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  • The "Corrupt Bargain" That Started It All

    On The Media

    Prior to 1824, the idea that the masses might not have much of a say in the selection of their president wasn't particularly controversial. One "corrupt bargain" changed all that.

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  • Daniel Berrigan Dies, Jesuit Priest, Peace Activist Was 94

    The Roman Catholic priest was imprisoned during the Vietnam War for burning draft files.

  • JFK Sings on the Moon

    Studio 360

    A new opera imagines how John F. Kennedy spent the night before his assassination.


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  • Is There A Better Way To Pay For America's Schools?

    There are huge gaps in school funding between affluent and property-poor districts. And, with evidence that money matters, especially for disadvantaged kids, something has to change.

  • Two NJ Transit Rail Unions Reject Contract

    Last month, NJ Transit and its rail workers reached a tentative deal, narrowly averting a strike. But it seems not everyone was happy with the contract. Now, two unions are balking.

  • 4 Ways Donald Trump's Pro Wrestling Experience Is Like His Campaign Today

    At least none of Trump's political opponents have been strapped down and had their heads shaved by him.

  • A "Dadvocate" Speaks Out for Down Syndrome

    Only Human

    Kurt Kondrich is on a mission to educate parents about raising children with Down syndrome.

  • Everything You Need to Know About the 2016 Election

    We're bringing you a full spectrum of local and national politics that spans neighborhoods, communities and ideas as we inch closer to Election Day. 

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  • Review: Explosive First Act of 'Shuffle Along,' But Second Half Disappoints

    This musical is important — but the director invests so little in the motivations of his characters that we don't feel emotionally tied to what happens to them.

  • The 4 Worst Movies of The Modern Era

    The Takeaway

    What makes a zero-star movie? How does a movie become something worse than bad? Find out here.

  • Cyndi Lauper Charts Her Own Path — Thanks, In Part, To Patsy Cline

    She says seeing Cline on TV as a child helped her rethink the possibilities for spirited women. Her new album, Detour, brings a country sound to the pop icon's repertoire.

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  • Review: Sol LeWitt Collected the Art of Everyone But Sol LeWitt

    Some of the best art collections are put together by artists who swap work with each other. A new exhibit at the Drawing Center presents the works LeWitt gathered over time.

Tech and Media

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  • Millennials, We Hardly Know You

    Money Talking

    What you think you know about Millennials might be wrong. Here's the truth about those 29-year-olds, and how they're affecting the economy.

  • Social Media Buzz: 'Dads Don't Babysit' And #EndGunViolence

    Femi Oke of Al Jazeera English joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss stories currently getting traction on social media.

  • Cracker Jack's Prize In The Box Will Now Be Digitized

    All Things Considered

    Frito-Lay is upending its tradition of including a physical prize with the peanut-and-popcorn treat. Now you'll get a QR code to scan for "mobile digital experiences." Cracker Jack fans aren't amused.

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