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Jodorowsky On God, Anti-Semitism, And The Uses of Poetry

“What I do is not magical realism. I do realistic magic. Look, whenever someone does something new, people have to compare it with things they already know. So even if you innovate, you end up being connected to the past. When I began making movies people linked me to Fellini or Buñuel. Now new filmmakers are called ‘jodorowskian.’”

Tuesday, May 26

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The Quest for Hitler's Lost Treasures

The detective work that led to the recovery of a trove of stolen Nazi art.

Friday, May 22

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The War on Big Food

How packaged-food companies like Campbell and Hershey are responding to the backlash against pesticides, preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup, growth hormones, antibiotics, gluten, and genetically modified organisms.

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The Star on the Sidewalk

On Arielle Holmes, a burgeoning actress who was, literally, plucked from the streets.

Thursday, May 21

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Can China Take a Joke?

The culturally-bound mechanics of comedy.

Tuesday, May 19

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Judy Blume Knows All Your Secrets

“She has no theories, for example, to explain why she, of all people, felt unburdened by the unspoken rules marking certain subjects off limits for children, or why, for that matter, she has that particular gift, that ability to recall the emotional experiences of adolescence, the confusion, the longing, the rivalries — the memories, in other words, that most of us try to bury as quickly and deeply as we can.”

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The Untold Story of ILM

An oral history of Industrial Lights & Magic, which gave birth to Star Wars and countless films, as well as playing a hand in the creation of Photoshop and Pixar.

Tuesday, May 12

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Visions and Revisions

Maintaining the manual On Writing Well.

Monday, May 11

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Blur Lines

The ups and downs of a beloved British pop band.

Sunday, May 10

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A Return to the Western Shore

On the Aran islands of Ireland.

Saturday, May 9

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The Man Who Broke the Music Business

A CD plant employee ushered in the modern era of music piracy by teaming up with a shadowy “Scene” crew on IRC chat.

Thursday, May 7

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The Most Unusual Art Gift Ever

The holdings of the Seattle Art Museum are historically male-dominated. When Matthew Offenbacher won a prize for his own art, he decided to use it to beef up their queer and female holdings.