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The 10 Most Popular 'Fresh Air' Interviews Of 2017

In 2017, <i>Fresh Air</i> marked 30 years as anationally syndicated, daily radio program by doing what it does best: more in-depth interviews.<p>This year's guests included journalists, late night hosts, notable authors, political movers and shakers and an FBI profiler — not to mention the multitalented …

The White House

Best Punk Rock Movies

Our favorite films that capture punk energy and ideals<p>In its earliest days, TV and filmmakers often had a hard time representing punk rock, …

Indie Music

Within The Context Of All Contexts: The Rewiring Of Our Relationship To Music

<b>Imagine you are</b> in an averagely pleasant pub in Manhattan, talking to a couple of people, half-listening to the music being played from the ceiling speakers, until a song from the distant past makes you start listening closely.<p>The song is Homer Banks' "60 Minutes of Your Love," from 1966, which was …

Aretha Franklin

A Twin Peaks Podcast: Damon Lindelof explains it all

We’re still recovering from the two-hour <i>Twin Peaks</i> finale on Sunday. Earlier this week, Dale Cooper himself checked in, as Kyle MacLachlan shared his …

Kanye West’s post-Taylor Swift fallout: How he returned from spiritual exile with his masterpiece

The contrition, narcissism and American maximalism of “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”<p>Throughout his career, one of the most appealing and appalling parts of Kanye’s persona has always been the doubleness of his ego — a weirdly complicated childish streak that charms and disgusts in the space of …

Jay Leno

Ryuichi Sakamoto Wants to Score Your Short Film and Give You $5K

The composer behind 'The Revenant' has teamed up with Apichatpong Weerasethakul to give out awards totaling $5,000 cash.<p>This past spring, Ryuichi …

The best album of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the century, the review aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's best-received albums, assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top album from each year, starting with 2000 (and including the best album of 2017 so far). …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Renzo Piano designs top-heavy arts centre for Columbia University

Renzo Piano Building Workshop has cantilevered the gallery and performance spaces at the top of this off-white arts school, which was designed for …

Architecture

The world’s largest floating solar farm

How China Floated to the Top in Solar<p><i>A boat navigates the Huainan solar farm.</i><p>By <b>CHARLIE CAMPBELL</b> | Photographs by <b>KEVIN FRAYER</b>—Getty Images<p>When Sang …

Solar Power

Mary Anne Hobbs: ‘I’d rather gnaw my own leg off than go to Ibiza’

The BBC 6 Music DJ and long-time champion of bleeding-edge electronic music empties her psychic record bag<p><b>The track I always play to rescue a dancefloor</b> <b><br>Pinch & Mumdance ft Riko Dan:</b> Big Slug<p>I played it at the opening of the new Tate Modern building and 5,000 people who’d never heard any of their …

Ibiza

11 Old Fashioned Beauty Treatments Grandma Used That You Should Too

Bring your beauty routine back to a simpler time.<p>My Grandma recently celebrated her 92nd birthday. She's a boating, gardening, curly-haired beauty …

Cut Flowers

Before They Were Blockbuster Directors: 8 TV Episodes by the People Behind 2017’s Biggest Films

From Patty Jenkins to Jordan Vogt-Roberts, these directors made meaningful stops in the TV world before making movies that would conquer the 2017 box …

What gear do filmmakers rent most often?

Filmmaking can be expensive, so it's fairly common to rent some of the equipment you need instead of buying it. Thanks to today's sharing economy, …

Rental Housing

The 15 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Noir Films

Putting the tantalizing mixture of scifi and fantasy with stylish, gritty crime and intrigue on movie screens is nothing new. In fact, it’s been a …

Horror

AK Burns at New Museum (Contemporary Art Daily)

In <i>“Shabby but Thriving,”</i> commissioned by the New Museum, Burns premieres a new two-channel video staged within an installation that explores the …

Contemporary Art

Michaela Eichwald at Reena Spaulings (Contemporary Art Daily)

For her fourth exhibition at the gallery, Michaela Eichwald continues to work across horizontal and sometimes vertical lengths of materials such as …