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Channel-Surf New Fries' Surreally Funky Fever Dream

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 1:00pm

There's something perversely funky about New Fries' freaky no-wave radiations. The band's video flips through a bizarro cable landscape in thickly brushed, brightly colored, MS Paint-style animation.

Writer-Director Kenneth Lonergan Probes Love, Loss In 'Manchester By The Sea'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:40pm

The film stars Casey Affleck, who plays a man who's compelled to take guardianship of his nephew when his brother dies.

'Harlem River Drive' Revisited With Eddie Palmieri

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:39pm

Palmieri's classic Latin funk album remains relevant 45 years later. This performance shows why.

United Airlines Announces New Charges For Overhead Bin Use

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:33pm

The change comes along with the company's new pricing tier, which will offer a new option called "basic economy."

Bots-B-Gone? Congress Bans Ticket-Scalpers' Tool Blamed For Quick Sell-Outs

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:27pm

The ban applies to ticket sales for any public event that can be attended by 200 or more people.

'It Was Pure Devastation': Tennessee Fire Survivor Describes His Escape

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:20pm

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with resident Michael Luciano about his harrowing escape from the Chalet Village Fire in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Texas Project Aims To Ease Suffering Of Drug-Dependent Newborns

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:11pm

The national opioid epidemic is also creating dependency for some of the youngest Americans: newborns.

A Surfer And His Paddleboard Embark On A Lonely Trans-Atlantic Voyage

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:08pm

South African Chris Bertish has set out from the coast of Africa with the intent to become the first person to cross the Atlantic alone on a stand-up paddleboard — though he's not the first to try.

Trump Starts War Of Words With Indiana Union Leader

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:06pm

Chuck Jones, who leads the local union branch representing workers at Carrier Corporation's factory in Indianapolis, accused Trump of lying about the number of jobs he'd saved at Carrier.

Songs We Love: Guy Clark, 'Just To Watch Maria Dance'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:00pm

Until his dying day, Clark saw himself as a working artist. Both his biographer and co-songwriter Holly Gleason illuminate this late-career demo.

Don't Stop Arguing, Complaining And Fighting For 'Identity Politics'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:00pm

No one seems to have a satisfying definition of "identity politics," but clearly we've been paying too much attention to race, gender and sexual orientation, right? Not so fast.

Celebrate Friendship With Chicano Batman's Groovy New Video

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:00pm

The SoCal psychedelic-soul band's new album, Freedom Is Free, is due out in March. Watch a video for its new single, "Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)."

Could You Power Your Home With A Bike?

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:59am

The discrepancy between what you personally can generate and what you personally use says a lot about what's happened with civilization and the planet in the last couple centuries, says Adam Frank.

Blue Seal: The GI Ice Cream That Okinawans Made Their Own

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:58am

Blue Seal ice cream was launched after World War II for American soldiers stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Today, it's a fusion of American and Okinawan tastes that's loved by locals and tourists alike.

A Mummy's DNA May Help Solve The Mystery Of The Origins Of Smallpox

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:24am

Scientists have found the oldest complete set of smallpox genes in a sample of skin from a mummified child in a crypt underneath a Lithuanian church.

Ann Powers' Favorite 2016 Albums (Beyond The Obvious)

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:20am

This year, pop critic Ann Powers offers something a little different — 10 deserving albums that might have topped lists in any other year.

Trump Takes Aim At Union Official Over Carrier Job Count

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:20am

An Indiana union official says Donald Trump overstated the number of jobs he saved at a Carrier plant. He soon found himself on the receiving end of Trump's Twitter feed and harassing phone calls.

99-Million-Year-Old Baby Dinosaur's Tail, Encased In Amber, Surfaces In Myanmar

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:08am

Millions of years ago, a dinosaur about the size of a sparrow had a bad day. It got stuck in resin. Paleontologists recently came across the rare amber fossil containing its tail in Myanmar.

Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Shakes California

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:43am

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was about 100 miles off the coast and that there was no risk of a tsunami. Residents in Ferndale, Calif., said they felt the earth "roll" under them.

'New York Times' Executive Editor On The New Terrain Of Covering Trump

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:33am

Dean Baquet talks about covering tweets as news, his decision to use the word "lie" in a headline about Trump and why he's not worried about libel suits from the new president.




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