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Futility Closet Podcast #005: Mailing People, Alien Shorthand, and Benjamin Franklin

3 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

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Brit Movies: Crikey! Can You Believe It’s Been 20 Years Since The Release of Four Weddings and a Funeral? Listen to a Reunion of the Cast and Crew Now

In spite of its largely unknown cast, a promiscuous leading female character, a tragic death and a tiny budget, Four Weddings and a Funeral is still one of the most successful British films ever made. It’s 20 years since it opened in...Show More Summary

Rabobank: Strong beef markets to continue - AgMinute for April 14, 2014

Tight cattle supplies, drought in U.S., Brazil and Australia and extraordinary growth in China's beef imports add up to positive fundamentals in the global beef arena. Click here for the full story

OEDIPAL LOOP DE LOOP PLUS GOOP: On Jon Rutzmoser’s shhhh! it’s poetry

In which I talk about reading shhhh! it’s poetry &  Jon Rutzmoser talks about making shhhh! it’s poetry Divya: Reading shhhh! it’s poetry 1990, Trichy, India. I watch Saturday Night Fever in a small living room. I watch Tony Manero brush his beautiful bush with a black flatback brush and blow it into the poufy arch de triomphe with his [...]

Groundbreaking for New Holland Pavilions

Ground was broke to mark the start of construction on the New Holland Pavilions at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. The 290,000 square foot expansion will create a state-of-the-art multi-use space, replacing again barn facilities. “We are proud … Continue reading ?

The Black Keys - Turn Blue

Sounds like: Electric Guest, Foxygen Song: The Black Keys - Turn Blue What's so good? Looks like we've got a second single from The Black Keys, this one coming on the same day that Lana Del Rey's new song "West Coast" was released. Why's...Show More Summary


3 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

Chicago artist Rachel Ries first reached a wider audience on a collaborative 2008 EP with Anais Mitchell called Country EP. However, her solo work doesn’t ring with as much twang as that title would suggest. Over the course of her career she’s shed more and more standard country forms, stretched out her storytelling into impressionist [...]


Will Stratton - "Gray Lodge Wisdom (ft the Weather Station)". A long gleam interrupted by shorter gleams; a morse code of gleams; a smouldering coal and twenty lightning-bolts. At brunch on Saturday we looked at the plate of cream-filled...

Vector 36: Wearables, phablets, and the next big thing

Rene and industry analyst Ben Bajarin talk about the realities of the wearable and smartwatch market, the phablet space in North America, and why it's hard to see a next-big-thing any time soon. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in RSS Download...Show More Summary

Daily Downloads (Pet Friends, Moths, and more)

Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Frances Cone: "Better Man" [mp3] from Frances Cone EP (out April 29th) The Honey Trees: "Nightingale" [mp3] from Bright Fire Old Smokey: "Dead...

The Setting Sun

3 days agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Thee Oh Sees “Encrypted Bounce (A Queer Sound)” “Encrypted Bounce” sounds like Can if they were from sunny California instead of dark, dour Germany – the relentless groove and bad-trip vocals are there, but the guitar parts relieve the tension of the rhythm rather than add to it. The bottom end is pretty heavy, but […]

Lana Del Rey - West Coast

Sounds like: Wolf Alice, HAIM, The Black Keys Song: Lana Del Rey - West Coast What's so good? Finally, an official song off Lana Del Rey's upcoming album Ultraviolence. "West Coast" is the first single to released by the incredibly popular...Show More Summary

Lawyers, Guns & Money podcast – Game of Thrones, Season Four, Episode Two – “The Lion and the Rose”

In which Steven Attewell and I discuss how boring tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones was: Listen to the audio here.

Steven Teles on Kludgeocracy

Steven Teles of Johns Hopkins University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about kludgeocracy, a term Teles coined in a National Affairs article to describe what Teles sees as the complex and unproductive state of political governance in the United States, particularly at the federal level. Show More Summary

Episode 302: Nobody Friend-zones Leonardo

The Overthinkers tackle the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Richard Rosenbaum's book "Raise Some Shell". Episode 302: Nobody Friend-zones Leonardo originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]

Wall of Mutilation

Pop music, even at its most pedestrian, is an escape from reality and mortality through the super-natural and the super-heroic, like 3-4 minute long capsules of the mythical and the psychedelic. The question is, escape where? Elizabeth opens the wormhole, what lies beyond? Mainstream pop often provides a stylized and simplified version of reality, where... Read the full post »

Jay-Z - Dead Presidents

Song: Jay-Z - Dead Presidents What's so good? 1. Original post: Jay-Z - Dead Presidents 2. Posted in: coachella festivals 3. Find more music on Indie Shuffle's Indie Music Blog.

GROWMARK Part of ResponsibleAg

The first ResponsibleAg board of directors members were recently named and Rod Wells, manager of the plant food safety division of GROWMARK is one of nine. Rod says it’s important for GROWMARK to be involved in this non-profit organization designed … Continue reading ?

Podcast: CCR Attorney Pardiss Kebriaei on Judge Dismissing Lawsuit Against Extrajudicial Killings of US Citizens

he families of three United States citizens, who were not indicted, charged or prosecuted for committing crimes but were killed in drone strikes by the US government, lost in court when a judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by the ACLU...Show More Summary

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