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A Teacher's Moment: Finding 'The Essence Of Poetry'

This weekend, NPR Ed is featuring dispatches from teachers about the ups and downs of their work.

I remember being truly engaged in high school only a handful of times. Once was when my 11th-grade history class created puppets and produced a film for a contest about the writing of the Declaration of

Poetry

Teen Was Kept In Solitary Confinement For 143 Days Before Even Facing Trial

A federal review conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice found that Baltimore City Detention Center was illegally putting teens in …

Solitary Confinement

Neil Young Busking in Glasgow, 1976: The Story Behind the Footage

The day was April 2, 1976. Neil Young was flying into Glasgow, and a local camera crew was waiting at the airport to meet him. Director Murray Grigor …

Neil Young

"3 Decks 4..." #25 : Silent Season [+ Jamie McCue ITW]

Indian Wells Alacantara (Audioglider Remix)

Smashing Pumpkins - To Sheila (Introspecter Remix)

Applescal – Oranjebloesem Podcast #001

Sunday Comedown Mar. '15 (TraktorS8)

Serendipity

Indian Wells - Alcantara (edisonnoside RMX)

Marina Abramović on humor, vulnerability and failure

Marina Abramović is talking about the role of humor in her life and work. Now, that’s not necessarily a topic you might expect to chat about with the …

Marina Abramović

Blur Perform New Album The Magic Whip in Full in Webcast

Blur return on April 27 with The Magic Whip, their first album since 2003's Think Tank. Last week, the band performed the album in full at a tiny club show in London. Now, they're streaming that show in full via Beats' YouTube page. Update: The webcast is no longer live, but below, you can watch …

Albums

Cinnamon Fog - Owlbinos of Northfield (Glitchfield Plaines microdrumm mx)

Depth Perception (Mixset By KempStarr 2015)

Code Brown

The unintended consequences of being “tough on crime”

“We’re in this exciting moment where we’ve had 40 years of being ‘tough on crime,’ and we’ve finally come to recognize that it really hasn’t worked …

Crime

Former Orca Trainer For SeaWorld Condemns Its Practices

Last year 4 million people visited SeaWorld's theme parks, where the top shows feature orcas, also known as killer whales. For years, activists have charged that keeping orcas in captivity is harmful to the animals and risky for the trainers who work with them, a case that gained urgency in 2010 …

SeaWorld

Jump Start Your Creative Process with Brian Eno’s “Oblique Strategies”

The likes of U2, Coldplay, and David Bowie can afford to hire producer, artist, and thinker Brian Eno to shake up their creative processes. You and …

Keyboards

DF Tram dj set Portal at Chabot Space and Science Center

TRIPSWITCH | In Focus | 06/03/2015

Costa Rica Has Gotten All Of Its Electricity From Renewables For 75 Days Straight

CREDIT: shutterstockCosta Rica got 100 percent of its electricity from renewables for 75 days straight this year, the state-run Costa Rican …

Environment

Charles Bukowski Rails Against 9-to-5 Jobs in a Brutally Honest Letter (1986)

Charles Bukowski—or “Hank” to his friends—assiduously cultivated a literary persona as a perennial drunken deadbeat. He mostly lived it too, but for …

Charles Bukowski

Decoded Magazine Presents Ryan Davis

Apobothra - Lemuria

Alba

Dark Jovian

L'ancien Et Le Nouveau 04 (Traktor S8 Vinyl)