Eric Molinsky

Eric Molinsky reports for Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen and hosts a podcast about sci-fi and other fantasy genres called Imaginary Worlds. He co-produced several hours of Studio 360’s American Icons series, and his work has also appeared on NPRMarketplace99% Invisible, and KCRW’s un-Fictional.

Eric Molinsky appears in the following:

The Return of Yoko Ono

Thursday, June 25, 2015

For years her name was more famous than her work. Now, with a solo show at MoMA and 12 dance music chart toppers, she’s having a late-career renaissance.

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Photographing a 200-Year-Old Battle

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

War photographer Sam Faulkner has spent years shooting portraits of the foot soldiers in the Battle of Waterloo, using historic reenactors to play the part.
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Los Angeles Is Bursting with Crystals

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Crystal formations have been popping out of the cracks and crevices in the Los Angeles streetscape. They're all the work of one mad paper-folding genius.
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Maria Schneider: In Progress, Part II

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Maria Schneider doesn’t release an album very often, so when she does, it’s an event. She let us inside her writing process for her latest, “The Thompson Fields.”

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Watch the Best Student Animators Before They Go Pro

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

CalArts, the legendary animation school that feeds Pixar, has put its annual showcase of student work online for all to see.
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“Blood Music”

Thursday, May 28, 2015

In Greg Bear's novel “Blood Music,” a scientist infected with a synthetic virus realizes that the organisms in his body have become self-aware — and they're talking in his head.

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Synthetic Biology in Pop Culture

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Synthetic biology is a great plot device for science fiction, but screenwriters tend to rely on clichés more than the much weirder world of actual science. 

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The Ethics of Synthetic Biology

Thursday, May 28, 2015

When artists use synthetic biology, are they playing God, or just playing with cool new toys? Scientists Drew Endy and Christina Agapakis weigh in on the ethics.  

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9,000 Takes on "Do Not Disturb"

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A retired UN worker shares his vast collection of "Do Not Disturb" signs from hotels around the world.
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The Original Opening Act to "The Empire Strikes Back"

Monday, May 18, 2015

In 1980, international cinemas still had short films before the main feature. "Black Angel," the opener for "The Empire Strikes Back," is now being re-released online.
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An Instagram Account Proves We're Living Inside "Blade Runner"

Monday, May 04, 2015

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." 
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Sexy Robots

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sorting out the pros and cons of starting an intimate relationship with a robot.  

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Let Sleeping Giants Lie (on the Sides of Buildings)

Monday, April 13, 2015

New York may be the city that never sleeps, but there are giants slumbering on the buildings thanks to the art collective Dawn of Man. 
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The Best Ever Batman vs. Darth Vader Death Match

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Aaron Schoenke makes what may be the best fan videos on the internet by pitting favorite characters against each other and watching them battle it out.
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A Comedian Plants Hilarious Fake Self-Help Books at a Bookstore

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Not all the books you find in the self-help section are full of good advice. They might be pranks left by Jeff Wysaski.
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Noah Baumbach Isn’t Getting Any Younger

Thursday, March 26, 2015

With “While We’re Young,” Noah Baumbach has made his happiest, most optimistic film yet. But, he warns, don’t get used to it.

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The Scariest Video Game Villain of All: Cancer

Thursday, March 26, 2015

After a couple lost their young child to cancer, they found comfort in an unexpected place: by making a video game about their son.

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Reality Gets Demented

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Using nothing more than an iPhone and some office supplies, an animator makes the real world teem with cartoons.
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Adam Sandler Ruins French Short Film, Wrecks New York

Monday, March 23, 2015

The new Adam Sandler movie "Pixels," about 1980s arcade games attacking Earth, looks kind of corny. But it's based on a bizarre, amazing short film by a young French filmmaker.
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Everything is Awesome About These Female Lego Figures

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Artist Maia Weinstock creates series of Lego minifigures based on trailblazing women like Justice Ruth Ginsberg and Temple Grandin. 
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