Full story - May 19, 2015
The New York Public Library's Instagram featured New Jersey's Cherry Hill Public Library photo of Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore.
There's a library-centric hashtag that is catching on in the wider book-loving world: #bookface, in which bibliophiles take photos of themselves completing the cover art of various books.
Full episode - May 14, 2015
Nancy and Tonya
If your creative concept is original, quirky, and crazy enough, it will kill on Kickstarter. There was the Robocop statue, the potato salad, and now the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum. Sean Rameswaram speaks with the museum's founders.
Full episode - April 30, 2015
Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld
Until recently, "High Maintenance" was the finest TV made exclusively for the internet. But on April 20, HBO announced it would be picking up the show for six new episodes. Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair don’t remember how the idea for the acclaimed web series came to them. Considering the show’s subject matter, that’s to be expected. Sean Rameswaram speaks with the married couple about taking their show to new heights.
Full story - April 29, 2015
Untitled," from the Mothers of Martyrs
The Rawiya photography collective is made of only women, the first in the Middle East. Their recent exhibit gives new voice to often unheard women from that part of the world.
Full episode - April 16, 2015
Michael Henrichsen and his BFF, Billy Idol
It costs $50,000 to have Billy Idol appear at a private event, but in 2012 a 25-year-old working at a Seattle mall convinced the rock star and his band to play his birthday party for free. Michael Henrichsen tells Sean Rameswaram how he enlisted a boatload of B-listers, friends, and local media to help make his 80s dream come true.
Full story - April 14, 2015
An image projected on a building as part of Projection Napping.
An art collective called Dawn of Man is no stranger to projecting huge images on the sides of buildings and other big urban structures. This time, they're using images of people sleeping for a project called Projection Napping, hoping to to remind people that you can still find peace in the city.
Full episode - April 02, 2015
'Furious 7'
Since the original “Fast and Furious” movie came out, in 2001, the series has become one of the most profitable franchises in the history of cinema. You can’t make that kind of money solely off teenage boys: smart, critically thinking grown-ups love these movies, too. The feminist, novelist, and English professor Roxane Gay is one of them. She tells Sean Rameswaram about how the series is surprisingly progressive – and maybe even brilliant.
Full story - March 19, 2015
Sarah Rosado loves breakfast cereal — preferably with bananas. But that's when she's eating the cereal. She also uses breakfast cereal in her art, making portraits of famous musicians.
Full episode - March 19, 2015
Al Madrigal is half-Mexican, but still a full person
Al Madrigal has been The Daily Show's "Senior Latino Correspondent" for years; in his funny new documentary, "Half Like Me," he travels across the United States and to Mexico to explore his ambivalence with that ethnic identity. On the way, Madrigal discovers that he can't really pronounce his own name, and that he doesn't really care. The comedian speaks with Sean Rameswaram about being half-Mexican, faking Spanish fluency, and conducting the perfect satirical interview.
The Supreme Court Justice minifigures
For years, the Lego world has been mostly's a boy's world, even if girls played with them as much or more than their boy classmates. That's slowly started to change, but artist Maia Weinstock wanted to give the change a little kick.