Behold Ukrainian Easter Art: Incredible, Inedible Eggs

Behold Ukrainian Easter Art: Incredible, Inedible Eggs

by NPR STAFF As Nancy Shute reported in 2012, Ukrainians have for centuries practiced an ancient form of art,...

Restaurants: The Modern-Day Lab For Our Smartphone-Obsessed Ways

Restaurants: The Modern-Day Lab For Our Smartphone-Obsessed Ways

by ELISE HU Courtney Cranch tends bar at The Red Hen in Washington, D.C., where she estimates at least half her customer...

Getting Back In The Game: Arming Yourself To Play With Strangers

Getting Back In The Game: Arming Yourself To Play With Strangers

by STEVE MULLIS With millions of players worldwide, World of Warcraft is one of the largest and longest-running massiv...

Hannibal Buress On Moving To New York With '$200 And Dreams'

Hannibal Buress On Moving To New York With ‘$200 And Dreams’

"I've got $200 and dreams. Let's do this!" — Hannibal Buress Dave Taub Buress on his recurring role on 30 Rock YouTub...

Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community

Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community

by JOHN BURNETT Rev. David Buck sits next to the Jesus the Homeless statue that was installed in front of his church, ...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out McQsJazz.com's video of the week featuring George Duke, Stanley Clarke, and Howard Hewett performing Heaven Sent You....

How Rwanda's Only Ice Cream Shop Challenges Cultural Taboos

How Rwanda’s Only Ice Cream Shop Challenges Cultural Taboos

by GREGORY WARNER Alphansine Uwimana writes an order at Inzozi Nziza, or Sweet Dreams, Rwanda's first and only ice cream...

Food Scraps To Fuel Vertical Farming's Rise In Chicago

Food Scraps To Fuel Vertical Farming’s Rise In Chicago

by APRIL FULTON Arugula plant beds inside The Plant, a vertical farm operation in Chicago. Plant Chicago, NFP/Rac...

This Pie Chart Is Delicious And Statistically Sound

This Pie Chart Is Delicious And Statistically Sound

by ELIZA BARCLAY Melissa Wakefield's completed pie chart. Courtesy of Melissa Wakefield Remember Pie Week? T...

Silicon Valley Buying Spree: A Tech Bubble, Or Strategy At Play?

Silicon Valley Buying Spree: A Tech Bubble, Or Strategy At Play?

by STEVE HENN Are we in a tech bubble about to burst? Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion earlier this year. WhatsA...

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Television

Why 'Fargo' For TV Works With Cold Efficiency And 'Bad Teacher' Doesn't

Why ‘Fargo’ For TV Works With Cold Efficiency And ‘Bad Teacher’ Doesn’t

by ERIC DEGGANS April 15, 2014 2:15 PM ET Billy Bob Thornton in FX's Fargo, an adaptation that works by lifting the tone of the film, not the story. Matthias Clamer/FX There is a moment, deep ...

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Food

Second Oinkster Finally Set to Open in Hollywood

Second Oinkster Finally Set to Open in Hollywood

by Jessica Ritz Courtesy of the Oinkster Oinkster's version of Bacon Western Cheeseburger Restaurateur and chef Andre Guerrero knows that building a new restaurant in Los Angeles isn't an exercise in speed. Nonetheless, he's no...

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Film

New Movie Watermark Hits Home in California, Where We're All Obsessed With Water

New Movie Watermark Hits Home in California, Where We’re All Obsessed With Water

by Michael Nordine A bird's-eye view of Iceland in Watermark "Either you bring the water to L.A. or you bring L.A. to the water." - Chinatown Countless documentaries are released into theaters every year, the majority of which...

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Performing Arts

Conflicting Tales Of A School Shooting In 'The Library'

Conflicting Tales Of A School Shooting In ‘The Library’

by JEFF LUNDEN In the new play The Library, Chloë Grace Moretz is a teen who survives a school shooting, only to discover she's been accused of aiding the shooter. Joan Marcus The Library, a new p...

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Film

Jim Jarmusch's Vampire Movie May Be His Best

Jim Jarmusch’s Vampire Movie May Be His Best

By Stephanie Zacharek PHOTO BY SANDRO KOPPTilda Swinton in Only Lovers Left Alive The vampires that walk among us — and they do — are not the Twilight kind, or the True Bloodkind, or even the Buffy kind. In the wo...

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Why We Fight About Pop Music

by CARL WILSON and ANN POWERS Kayne West performing in New York City, 2012 13thWitness/Getty Images for Samsung In 2007, the Canadian music critic Carl Wilson published a book-length experiment in ...

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10 Things Native Angelenos Can Learn From Transplants

by Devin Feldman Peter Witterholt, via Flickr Native Angelenos, for all their surfboards and their Hollywood and their elaborate freeway system, don't know everything. In fact, they could learn a thing or two from those of us who ...

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Yes, We Do Know What You’re Thinking

by TANIA LOMBROZO In tweeting that you need a hit of chocolate, are you inadvertently communicating something about your socioeconomic status? Or your gender? iStockphoto I sometimes hesitate to tel ...

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Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

by FRANNIE KELLEY On Friday, after a 10-year absence from the stage, OutKast performed at Coachella. The duo's set was streamed live on YouTube and so, in addition to the thousands of tired, dusty fest ...

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Dutch Test Glow-In-The-Dark Road Of The Future

by SCOTT NEUMAN Glowing Lines are tested earlier this month on a highway near Oss in the Netherlands. The road markings absorb light during the day and emit the green glow at night. Remko De Waal/EPA/Lan ...

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‘Medora’ screening: A look at small-town life post-recession

Thursday, April 24, 7 - 9pm RSVP for this event Location The Crawford Family Forum 474 S. Raymond Pasadena, CA 91106 Map & Directions Community Cinema Assistant coach Rudie Crain with the Medo ...

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Santa Monica Makes List of America’s Most-Dangerous Suburbs

by Dennis Romero Eric Lassiter/LA Weekly Flickr pool Read 'em and weep, Angelenos: As many of you probably already well know, just because you live far from downtown Los Angeles doesn't mean you're safe from big-city crime. ...

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UCLA Hosts “Biggest Hackathon in History”

by Calvin Alagot Calvin Alagot LA Hacks draws 1,500 student participants to UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. Updated at the bottom with photos and interviews from participants at day two of LA Hacks' three-day event and the grand prize ...

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Keep It Brief, Commencement Speakers! No One Will Remember Anyway

by NPR STAFF Do any of these students remember what Vice President Joe Biden said in June 2012? Wilfredo Lee/AP It's that time of year when colleges and universities send out press releases touting ...

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‘Pay Secrecy’ Policies At Work: Often Illegal, And Misunderstood

by TOM DREISBACH President Obama signs two executive actions aimed at closing the gender pay gap, including an order to combat "pay secrecy," on April 8. Susan Walsh/AP President Obama says his admi ...

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