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  • Transmit This

    A lot of us learned that Guglielmo Marconi invented radio, but Nikola Tesla transmitted electromagnetic waves before Marconi — the Supreme Court decided the case in ...
  • Teacher Redesign Revealed

    Teachers deserve better than the old-fashioned visual junk they're often stuck with—apples, ABCs, one-room schoolhouses with bells on top. A top-notch graphic designer fixed all ...
  • Harold O'Neal's Marvelous Fantasy

    A few hundred years ago, classical pianists would impress audiences by original cadenzas in the middle of a concerto — riffing, we would say now. Now ...
  • True Confessions: Taboos Revealed

    It’s easy enough to mock fallen taboos — but is nothing sacred? We asked our audience to fill in the blanks: "_______ is a taboo ...
  • Tim Minchin's Christmas Carol

    Tim Minchin closes the show with a Christmas song he wrote for his daughter. And although he’s got a bone to pick with the ...
  • Tim Minchin Performs Live

    He's a punky, eyeliner-wearing redhead who sings about racists and elitists. Breaking taboos is pretty much Tim Minchin's specialty. The comedian-singer-songwriter is already ...
  • Wesley Stace Becomes John Wesley Harding

    Wesley is a talented man. His third novel (under his given name, Wesley Stace) came out this year, a crime story called Charles Jessold, Considered ...
  • The Two Worlds of Gabriel Kahane

    On a given weekend, you might find Gabriel Kahane performing a piano sonata in a concert hall ... or stumble upon him at a bar, playing ...
  • The New National 9/11 Memorial

    Look Ten years ago, Lower Manhattan was the epicenter of the most shocking, upsetting day in many Americans' lifetimes. But today Ground Zero is bustling ...
  • American Icons: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

    When Malcolm X was assassinated at 39, his book nearly died with him.  Today it stands as a milestone in America’s struggle with race.