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Reddit isn't the future of creativity, but it is a vital part of it

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The site has emerged as an important creative platform, but getting—and keeping—an audience there is a tricky thing.

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JOHN WILCOCK: Leaving the trial, I realized Kennedy had just been killed.

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The Jan and Stan story concludes with one of the most discordant moments possible. From John Wilcock, New York Years.

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Download the first and coolest cyberpunk radio drama

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“Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe” is free for one week only.

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Building a refurbished playground in the Dominican Republic

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In December 2014, volunteers from One Desk Foundation went to the Dominican Republic and built a refurbished playground purchased from Kids Around the World, a non profit that recycles playgrounds donated by local parks.

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The science behind Brian Williams' misremembering

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The last 40 years of memory research strongly suggests the kind of misremembering Williams claims to have suffered is easy to reproduce in our own lives.

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TOM THE DANCING BUG: Brian Williams, in "American Liar"

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Brian Williams finds himself in a fabricated account of the Iraq War.

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Giant Ron English art-book: Status Factory

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Whether putting up his own US/Mexican border-crossing signs or appearing on the Simpsons, street artist Ron English is a versatile, trenchant, eyeball-kicking master of the form.

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How to make the absolute best Buttermilk Fried Chicken ever

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Fried chicken and waffles may only be my daughter’s third favorite meal, but she feels it ranks as the number one most desired breakfast in the world.

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Rakim and Biz Markie

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The next generation of Hip Hop All Stars are beginning to form in this week’s Hip Hop Family Tree strip by Ed Piskor.

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No Girls Allowed (Street Angel 014)

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Street Angel sneaks into a skate park and puts on a show.

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Tidying guru KonMari declutters a client's bookshelves

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The minimalist guru of Japan travels to the United States to separate joy-sparking books from their lackluster brethren

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Breakfast: the most important meal of the day?

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In this episode of Gastropod, Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley explore the science and history behind the most designed, most industrialized, and most argued about meal of the day.

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Meet the people who have volunteered to die on Mars

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Thousands of people are competing to be the first humans to travel to Mars and colonize it. The only catch–they can never come back. Ever.

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Crossing Africa for Love

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When Ewart Grogan was denied permission to marry his sweetheart, he set out to walk the length of Africa to prove himself worthy of her.

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Street Angel 013: Prime Time

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Street Angel watches TV and fights ninjas.

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JOHN WILCOCK: An Incident on Liberty Street

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The tribute to Jan and Stan continues with a pornography arrest in New York’s Financial District. A true life tale from John Wilcock, New York Years.

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Why we like fried chicken and vinyl

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This week Xeni, Jason, and Mark talk about the gadget approach to making good fried chicken and an affordable, retro-inspired solution to experiencing vinyl.

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Satan’s Superbowl halftime show

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There is still no better vehicle for total domination than the Super Bowl halftime show.

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The juice bottle that brought down an art thief

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Most famous pieces of stolen art are stolen because they’re famous. But a 1949 painting by the Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí is famous because it was stolen.

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Words in the mouth: device lets you hear with your tongue

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Researchers at Colorado State University are mapping human tongues in hopes of teaching the tongue to hear with a new device.

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Is antique cast iron cookware really better than new?

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I bought some, and the results surprised me.

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40,000 people have paid thousands for an Elio car - will it ever be built?

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Automotive designer Raymond Loewy had an acronym to evaluate his designs: “Most Advanced, Yet Acceptable.” The Elio doesn’t come out that great on either side of that “yet.”

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TOM THE DANCING BUG: The Unicorn Whose Tears Were 1976 Ford Fiestas, and more Super-Fun-Pak Comix

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features The Unicorn Whose Tears Were 1976 Ford Fiestas, and much, much, much more

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Davy DMX, Influential Early Hip Hop Mega-Producer

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The career of Davy DMX spans Hip Hop before Rap records up to his music being sampled today by a new generation of artists. He’s the focus of this week’s Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor

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The Sculptor: Scott McCloud's magnum opus (about magnum opuses)

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Scott McCloud is best known as comics’ most accessible, smartest theorist, thanks to his 1994 classic Understanding Comics. But the other McCloud, of superhero comics like ZOT! is equally beloved by the cognoscenti. With The Sculptor, McCloud reminds us that he is one of the field’s great storytellers, with a story of love, art, madness and death that wrenches, delights and confounds.

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The best adventure stories for kids from 1965

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The 60s wasn’t just hippies and Woodstock. It was also the Golden Age of children’s literature.

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David Graeber's The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy

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Anarchist anthropologist David Graeber follows up his magesterial Debt: The First 5000 Years with a slim, sprightly, acerbic attack on capitalism’s love affair with bureaucracy, asking why the post-Soviet world has more paperwork, phone-trees and red-tape than ever, and why the Right are the only people who seem to notice or care.

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Heavenly Nostrils: If Hobbes was a snarky unicorn and Calvin was an awesome little girl

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Phoebe and Her Unicorn is the first collection of Dana Simpson’s syndicated Heavenly Nostrils cartoons — it’s a book that I insisted on reading to my kid, because I didn’t want to miss a single strip.

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Let's put the guilt back in guilty pleasures

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Guilty pleasures aren’t always merely self-loathing elitism or ironic tastelessness. They can also be a sign of genuine ambivalence—a feeling to cherish.

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There's No Getting Off (The Grid)

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Calling a gas-powered engine an “off grid” technology is like “unplugging” from the internet by using cellular data instead of an ethernet cable.

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