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The Olympics, Afrofuturism, and Sichuan Food

Our guest, Tyler Cowen, has insights into a ridiculously wide range of subjects. Our conversation touches everything from Afrofuturist flicks to the mouth-numbing qualities of the Sichuan peppercorn.

(Image credit: NPR)

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The Olympics, Afrofuturism, and Sichuan Food

Our guest, Tyler Cowen, has insights into a ridiculously wide range of subjects. Our conversation touches everything from Afrofuturist flicks to the mouth-numbing qualities of the Sichuan peppercorn.

(Image credit: NPR)

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Episode 545: The Blue Pallet

How do you reinvent something as simple as the wooden shipping pallet?

(Image credit: Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

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Tense, Moody 'Golden Exits' Finds Drama In Everyday Gossip And Betrayal

Reviewer Justin Chang says “not much happens — and yet everything seems to be at stake” in Alex Ross Perry’s film about six moderately unhappy Brooklynites and the visitor who interrupts their lives.

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New Box Set Showcases The Reserved Style Of The Late Jazz Pianist Teddy Wilson

Wilson became famous in the 1930s, playing in Benny Goodman’s small groups and recording his own combo sides with a young Billie Holiday. A new collection reveals what else Wilson was up to back then.

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Actor Richard Jenkins: Reading 'Shape Of Water' Script Was A 'Holy Mackerel' Moment

Jenkins started out in theater and didn’t get a movie role until he was in his 30s. Now 70, he’s up for an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in The Shape of Water.

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Netgear ships first HomeKit baby monitor with app-updated Arlo Baby Camera

(Source: 9to5mac.com)

Lots of companies promise HomeKit support for existing products then fail to follow through for one reason or another, but Netgear’s Arlo has proven to be an exception to that trend. 311 more words

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