Arts & Culture

TED Radio Hour
8:49 am
Fri June 8, 2012

What Happens When Ideas Have Sex?

"There's a sense in which this meeting and mating of ideas has ... a momentum of its own" — Matt Ridley
James Duncan Davidson TED

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TED Radio Hour
8:49 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Is The 'Eureka' Moment A Myth?

"Ideas initially take form as hunches. They don't come into the world fully realized. The lightbulb moment is greatly overrated" — Steven Johnson
James Duncan Davidson TED

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 3:59 pm

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Where Ideas Come From. Watch Steven Johnson's full Talk — Where Good Ideas Come From — on TED.com

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Ask Me Another
8:05 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Chuck Klosterman: He Keeps On Shoutin'

New York Magazine, author and essayist, Chuck Klosterman has had a string of unfortunate nicknames. One--"Curtains"--stemmed from a pair of sweatpants his mother made for him." href="/post/chuck-klosterman-he-keeps-shoutin" class="noexit lightbox">
According to New York Magazine, author and essayist, Chuck Klosterman has had a string of unfortunate nicknames. One--"Curtains"--stemmed from a pair of sweatpants his mother made for him.
Richard Fleischman Courtesy of Chuck Klosterman

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 10:10 am

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Book Reviews
6:03 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Right On The Money: A 'Capital' Book For Our Times

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Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 5:59 pm

Lizzie Skurnick writes the "That Should Be a Word" column for the New York Times Magazine.

England has always reveled in its drawing-room dramas, from Jane Austen's social minefields to E.M. Forster's Howards End to Upstairs, Downstairs — and yes, the blockbuster Downton Abbey.

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Movie Reviews
4:29 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Back To Woodstock, And To The Spirit Of The '60s

A big-city lawyer (Catherine Keener, right) must adjust to the hippie lifestyle when she and her daughter (Elizabeth Olsen, left) go to Woodstock to visit her mother (Jane Fonda) in Peace, Love & Misunderstanding.
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Several characters in Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, a bland comedy about generational disconnect, read and worship Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. And just as Whitman's paean to "thee old cause" celebrated "thou stern, remorseless, sweet idea," so too does the film push, much less sternly and sweetly, its own idea: that the spirit of the 1960s is alive and well and (still) living in Woodstock.

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