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The mashup video that broke the internet, the GIF that went around the world, the parody twitter account with a million followers — that’s the frontier of culture today.

New cultural finds are served up here daily. And on Sideshow's bi-weekly podcast, Sean Rameswaram talks with the people who make the memes.

Sideshow's podcast is a part of PRI's SoundWorks, a new network of podcasts — listen to them all here.

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An Artist Makes Dreamy Sounds from Guitars and Fans

Monday, June 29, 2015

As we near the height of summer, we'd love to take a walk through Rubén D´Hers’s “chords tunnel #1.” It doesn’t look like a cool, vast, grassy field – but it sure sounds like one.
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, June 26, 2015

Taylor Swift eats Apple for lunch, a high school dance-off saves America, and Pixar gives everyone (and everything) the feels.
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Rock and Roll and Rifles: David Byrne's Contemporary Color

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The latest project from indie rock icon David Byrne brings together rock music and color guard, the sport of flags and dummy rifles usually seen on football fields.
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The Many Covers of Paul Bacon

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Paul Bacon, who passed away this month, designed iconic covers for books like “Jaws,” “Portnoy's Complaint,” and “Slaughterhouse-Five.”
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Charla Lauriston Finds the Funny in Tough Situations

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Charla Lauriston quit politics to pursue standup and got a job writing for "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." Lauriston's web series, "Clench & Release," wryly celebrates not fitting in.
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What Would David Lynch Look Like as a House?

Monday, June 22, 2015

An Italian architect dreams up homes based on the films of famous directors.
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, June 19, 2015

Zookeepers win the internet by imitating Chris Pratt in "Jurassic World," Jeb's logo loses the internet with an exclamation point, and Vin Diesel finally reaches peak Diesel. 
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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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Sideshow Podcast: How God Turned His Twitter Account into a Broadway Show

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

On the first day, David Javerbaum created @TheTweetofGod. Shortly thereafter, he amassed millions of followers. Now, he’s taking his one-liners to Broadway.
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Five Things You Had To See Online This Week

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Wolfpack brothers do insanely good impressions of Batman and Joker to win the internet this week. Plus: little girl does a mean Aretha Franklin and robots fall down a lot. 
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How God Turned His Twitter Account into a Broadway Show

Thursday, June 11, 2015

On the first day, David Javerbaum created @TheTweetofGod. Shortly thereafter, he amassed millions of followers. Now, he’s taking his one-liners to Broadway.

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Movies Were Their Only Connection to the Outside World. Watch Them Do a Scene from 'The Dark Knight'

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

"The Wolfpack" is a documentary about a family of brothers who spent their childhood inside their Manhattan apartment. Watch two of the brothers re-enact a Batman scene for us.
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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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Five Things You Had To See Online This Week

Friday, June 05, 2015

Stephen Colbert loses the "Colbeard," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" gets a Stanley Kubrick makeover and Taylor Swift gets rotoscoped. 
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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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Sideshow Podcast: The Legend of #Lakshmeme (LIVE)

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Lakshmi Singh wears the "I AM LAKSHMI SINGH" hat in the thrilling end to #Lakshmeme. She also discusses diversity in public radio and beats a piñata with her name on it to a pulp.
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, May 22, 2015

After losing the internet for years, Letterman finally triumphed in his final week. Nintendo, the MTA, and "Do Not Disturb" signs did well, too. 
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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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Composing Poetry with Predictive Text

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The iPhone's latest texting feature is inadvertently becoming an art form for the digital age. 
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Sideshow Podcast: Kickstarting the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum proves that if your idea is quirky, original, and crazy enough, it will kill on Kickstarter. 
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