Goats and Soda
2:10 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Why Pygmies Aren't Scared By The 'Psycho' Theme

Men play a struck beau while women and children sing behind them at an Mbenzele Pygymy village.
Nathalie Fernando University of Montreal

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 12:46 pm

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The Salt
1:31 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Vintage Beer? Aficionados Say Some Brews Taste Better With Age

A stash of vintage beers at Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware.
Courtesy of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 2:39 pm

In the late 1970s, a young Southern California beer enthusiast named Bill Sysak began doing something quite novel at the time. He bought cases of beer and stashed the bottles in his basement to age like wine. Over several years, Sysak discovered that some beers could develop rich flavors — like toffee and caramel — not present in their youth. Excited by what he found, Sysak ramped up his cellaring program and made it a full-time hobby.

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Movie Reviews
1:14 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

The 'Selma' Criticism For How It Portrays Lyndon B. Johnson: Is It Fair?

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 2:38 pm

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Monkey See
9:27 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Pop Culture Happy Hour: In One Year And Out The Other 2015


Sure, lots of people make predictions at the beginning of every year. And lots of people make resolutions. But how many people are willing to go back, play tape of themselves making those predictions and resolutions, and evaluate their own rightness or, more often, wrongness?

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TED Radio Hour
8:53 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Can Organic Farming Make Perfect Fish?

Chef Dan Barber explains how he went on a journey to find the perfect fish.
James Duncan Davidson Courtesy of TED

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 9:02 am

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode In Search Of

About Dan Barber's TED Talk

Chef Dan Barber tackles a dilemma facing many chefs today: how to keep fish on the menu. He chronicles his search for a fish that would please both diners and environmentalists.

About Dan Barber

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TED Radio Hour
8:51 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Finding Love ... And Aliens?

John Hodgman explains what searching for aliens and love have in common.
Andrew Heavens Courtesy of TED

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 9:02 am

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour In Search Of

About John Hodgman's TED Talk

Humorist John Hodgman tells a story about aliens, physics, time, space and the way they all contribute to a sweet, perfect memory of falling in love.

About John Hodgman

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Fine Art
6:29 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

A Nun Inspired By Warhol: The Forgotten Pop Art Of Sister Corita Kent

Sister Corita Kent stands in front of her work, including for eleanor, at Immaculate Heart College in 1964.
Courtesy of Corita Art Center

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 11:21 am

Corita Kent's silkscreens were once compared to Andy Warhol's; her banners and posters were featured at civil rights and anti-war rallies in the 1960s and '70s; she made the covers of Newsweek and The Saturday Evening Post; and she even created a popular postage stamp. Yet today, Kent seems to have fallen through the cracks of art history.

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Pop Culture
5:40 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

And The Moral Of The Story Is ... Kids Don't Always Understand The Moral

In the "Winter's Gift" episode of Sofia the First, Disney Princess Tiana (left) from The Princess and the Frog makes a special appearance to help Princess Sofia learn that a true gift comes from the heart.
Disney Junior

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 6:28 pm

"Slow and steady wins the race."

"What's right for one may be wrong for another."

"Treat others the way you'd like to be treated."

Morals have long been the conclusion of fables and fairy tales aimed at kids. And today's TV shows and movies are no different — they often weave lessons for the younger generation into their narratives. But do children actually absorb these messages, or do these endings just help parents feel better about the media their kids consume?

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The Salt
5:40 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

On His 80th Birthday, Shake It Like Elvis With A Milkshake

A still-trim Elvis Presley enjoys a sandwich in 1958. His love of fatty foods hadn't caught up to him yet.
Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 6:29 pm

Elvis Presley was better known for his music than his gourmet tastes. But he did have a famous affinity for the fried goodness of the American South — and he had the waistline to prove it.

In honor of what would have been the King of Rock 'n' Roll's 80th birthday, let's take a look at some of his legendary eating habits.

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The Salt
5:07 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Out Of the Shadows And Onto Menus: Foie Gras Is Back In California

A foie gras dish is prepared at Hot's Kitchen during a "Farewell Fois Gras" event in June 2012 in Hermosa Beach, Calif. The restaurant was one of three plaintiffs that filed suit after the ban went into effect, and it has been serving free foie gras to guests ever since.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Foie gras, the luxe delicacy made from fatty duck or goose livers, is no longer contraband on California menus.

A federal judge on Wednesday lifted a statewide ban on the sale of foie gras, which is made from the engorged liver of ducks or geese that have been force-fed to create the food's signature rich, creamy taste.

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