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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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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch plays an imitation game, SNL teases Twitter, Willow and Jayden Smith confuse almost everyone. 
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Batgirl Crosses the River into Gotham's Brooklyn

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Batgirl's latest reboot takes her across the river into Gotham's Brooklyn, giving her a style and sensibility that spells "Williamsburg."
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Bill Cunningham's Old School Photography Meets Instagram

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bill Cunningham, one of the most charming and old-school of fashion photographers, still shoots on film. But, thanks to his assistant, he's a must-follow on Instagram.
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Sideshow Podcast: Boots, Before and After Beyoncé

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Boots moves on from the mega music mystery of 2013 when he was credited on Beyoncé’s self-titled album alongside super-producers like Timbaland, Pharrell, and Frank Ocean. 
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What's Your Word of the Year?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Every year, dictionaries announce the words that made the biggest impression. And once in a while, they even get it right. What word would you pick if you had the choice?
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, November 13, 2014

High Maintenance returns, Bryan Cranston yells at children, and Too Many Cooks owns the Internet. 
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Finding Artwork in the Movies

Thursday, November 13, 2014

We know that movies are art, but what about the art in the movies? Martin Cole's Tumblr captures the artwork in our favorite films and TV shows that we've all seen but probably missed. 
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Playing with Fire: Spazuk's Flame-Painted Portraits

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Artist Steven Spazuk willfully ignored the old adage when he discovered how to use fire – and burn paper – to create breathtaking portraits.
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Sarah Jessica Parker's Documentary Series on New York City Ballet Returns

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker's documentary series on New York's famed ballet company has new episodes just as good as the first season. 
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Arcade games get Internet Archived, back-up singers shine in the spotlight, and movie typos get one step closer to the green light.
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Trading Travel for Photography

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Shantanu Starick once dreamed of quitting his day job to pursue photography full-time — now he's traveled the world shooting photos, without spending a dollar.
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Sideshow Podcast: Issa Rae Built an Awkward Empire, But She Just Wants to Rap

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Her awkwardness has won her a hit web series, an HBO pilot, and a chance to work with Pharrell Williams. But Issa Rae has yet to fulfill her dream. 
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Spawn of Gerrymander

Monday, November 03, 2014

When Congressional districts are redrawn, the shapes they form on a map are odd indeed. These artists make a virtue of that.
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, October 30, 2014

R.L. Stine extends his shelf-life again. Plus, great tunes from T-Pain, Taylor, and Aphex Twin. 
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The Story Behind The Greatest Halloween Video Ever In The History Of The Internet

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Why Richard Nixon Declared October Country Music Month

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In 1969, President Richard Milhous Nixon heard Merle Haggard's hit "Okie From Muskogee," and the first line—"We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee"—gives a hint to why Nixon liked it.
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Tommy Wiseau, World's Worst Director, Has a New TV Show

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Neighbors is terrible — and not in a good way.
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NASA launches a SoundCloud, Sleater-Kinney sets the stage for a comeback, and "Bradley Pitts" sits "Between Two Ferns."
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The Comedians' General Store

Thursday, October 23, 2014

H. Jon Benjamin and Eugene Mirman want to treat you to a "post-structural shopping experience," starting with a Mystery Sack you can order for $40.
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Carving Old Books Into Works of Art

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

This is your dictionary – but beautiful. Brian Dettmer carves intricate sculptures out of old reference books.
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