Digital Life

Tiffany Flowers
August 20, 2014 | NPR · Activists around the country say Michael Brown’s death and the police response have strengthened their resolve to fight injustice.
 

Twitter
August 19, 2014 | NPR · The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington said an intern had accidentally used the organization’s account to respond to a tweet from Amnesty International.
 

Mandee Johnson
August 19, 2014 | NPR · It used to be that a TV appearance was the key to success for comedians. In the past five years stand-up comedy has seen a global revival thanks to the Internet, and in particular, thanks to podcasts.
 

NPR
August 18, 2014 | NPR · Preservationists are worried about troves of records stored on what was once considered a durable medium: the compact disc. Many discs can last for centuries — but most won’t.
 

Tate Britain
August 16, 2014 | NPR · For five nights at London’s Tate Britain museum, four robots are roving through the halls controlled by people around the world.
 

iStockphoto
August 16, 2014 | NPR · This week in tech, we read IT people need to be half technologist, half psychologist; more and more women are leaving the engineering field; and Tom Hanks created an app for the hipster in all of us.
 

NPR
August 15, 2014 | NPR · The time fathers spend with their kids has nearly tripled in a generation. No surprise, then, that hundreds of dads are now blogging about parenting — and challenging stereotypes about fathers.
 

August 15, 2014 | NPR · Since it was created in 2012, the MiTú network has been rapidly expanding to meet demand for Latino Web content. Now, it’s partnering with Televisa, a Spanish-language media company.
 

iStockphoto
August 15, 2014 | NPR · There are many apps and services to encourage us to do all that we set out (and want) to do — walk the dog, call our mom, eat healthier. But is a reminder, or an alert, enough?
 

Nintendo
August 14, 2014 | NPR · Many people know the late actor and comedian for his film and TV work, but to the gaming community he was a staunch advocate and a fan.
 

 

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News

August 20, 2014 | NPR · The Obama administration’s admission comes on the heels of the release of a video by the militant group known as the Islamic State, which depicts the killing of American journalist James Foley.
 

Reuters/Landov
August 20, 2014 | NPR · The agreement follows a similar deal earlier this month with Barneys. Customers of both department stores said they had been targeted as suspects of theft because of their race.
 

AP
August 20, 2014 | NPR · The mission earlier this summer, based on intelligence from released hostages, “was not successful because the hostages were not present at the targeted location,” the Pentagon reported.
 

Arts & Life

August 20, 2014 | NPR · Daniel Kehlmann’s F, about three brothers abandoned by their father, examines the detail of lives lived without integrity. It is brilliantly translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway.
 

Flickr
August 20, 2014 | NPR · The American publishing industry has long been the realm of the privileged few. Lately, though, some writers of color are making their voices heard — and starting some uncomfortable conversations.
 

AP
August 20, 2014 | NPR · Starting Thursday, FXX will air all 552 episodes of The Simpsons in the longest single-series marathon in TV history. Fresh Air listens backs to interviews with the show’s creator, writers and actors.
 

Music

Metropolitan Opera
August 20, 2014 | NPR · To mark the apparent end of the Metropolitan Opera’s labor crisis, try a nerdworthy quiz — and learn a few quirky things about America’s largest performing arts organization.
 

Courtesy of the artist
August 20, 2014 | WXPN · The Pennsylvania band performs a set of alternately (and simultaneously) fun and menacing rock ‘n’ roll on stage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
 

Courtesy of the artist
August 20, 2014 | NPR · The guitar virtuoso seeks the endless jam at the intersection of Television and The Grateful Dead, taking a line from the former’s iconic “Marquee Moon” as a song title.
 

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