Arts

6:13pm

Fri January 31, 2014
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Not My Job: A Dinosaur Expert Gets Quizzed On Barney

Originally published on Sat February 1, 2014 2:51 pm

Dan Dry Courtesy Paul Sereno

Paleontologist Paul Sereno is a globe-trotting, headline-making explorer. He's a University of Chicago professor who has discovered several new dinosaur species — and he's also been named to People magazine's list of the 50 most beautiful people.

Since he's an expert on the dinosaurs of the past, we're going to ask him about a big, friendly dinosaur of the present. We'll present him with three questions about Barney, the purple dinosaur.

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5:46pm

Fri January 31, 2014
This Week's Must Read

Celebration Is In The Air. Or Is That Just Snow?

Originally published on Fri January 31, 2014 7:51 pm

Performers get ready before the start of a Chinese New Year parade in Hong Kong on Jan. 31.
Philippe Lopez AFP/Getty Images

Jan. 31 brings the beginning of the Year of the Horse, and while concerns about air pollution have led to fewer celebratory fireworks than usual in China, Patty Chang Anker says that for her, there is no shortage of traditional food. Anker recommends a cookbook that eases the anxieties of anyone trying to cook Chinese-American meals.

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5:46pm

Fri January 31, 2014
Code Switch

'Still Turning Heads' At Lunar New Year, An All-Female Lion Dance Troupe

Originally published on Sat February 1, 2014 8:14 pm

Gund Kwok troupe member Heang Ly takes a break next to her lion costume during a rehearsal in Boston's Chinatown.
Hansi Lo Wang NPR

Lion and dragon dancers are set to parade down Chinatown streets around the country again with the Friday start of another Lunar New Year.

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2:54pm

Fri January 31, 2014
Monkey See

Yes, Jesse Eisenberg Should Absolutely Play Lex Luthor

Jesse Eisenberg during a portrait session at the 70th Venice International Film Festival in September 2013.
Gareth Cattermole Getty Images

12:31pm

Fri January 31, 2014
Barbershop

The Super Bowl: Looking Forward To The 'Spectacle'

Originally published on Fri January 31, 2014 12:59 pm

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11:13am

Fri January 31, 2014
Book Reviews

Midwestern Memoir Tracks 'Flyover Lives' Of Author's Forebears

Originally published on Fri January 31, 2014 4:08 pm

The second best quality Diane Johnson has as a writer is that she's so smart. Her first best quality — and one that's far more rare — is that she credits her audience with being smart, too. Whether she's writing fiction, biography or essays, Johnson lets scenes and conversations speak for themselves, accruing power as they lodge in readers' minds.

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10:58am

Fri January 31, 2014
NPR Story

Is Privacy Over? Tell Us Your Thoughts

Have we seen the end of privacy?
Courtesy of TED

Join the conversation at huff.to/yourprivacy

Everyone expects a degree of privacy. But is losing our privacy the cost of living in a modern world? Or can we have both?

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10:09am

Fri January 31, 2014
Monkey See

Pop Culture Happy Hour: A Grammys Postmortem And Reality TV In Middle Age

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We at PCHH have a long history with awards shows in general and the Grammys in particular, but this year's Grammys were a little different. Yes, Daft Punk took some big prizes, and Lorde took some big prizes, and Taylor Swift really played that piano super-hard, and Kacey Musgraves wore a dress that lit up.

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9:34am

Fri January 31, 2014
TED Radio Hour

Does More Convenience Mean Less Privacy?

Originally published on Fri January 31, 2014 12:02 pm

"I am more concerned about the ... kind of scenario where we have willingly given away our autonomy in exchange for a little bit of convenience." — Alessandro Acquisti
James Duncan Davidson TED

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode The End Of Privacy.

What are your thoughts on privacy? Tell us at huff.to/yourprivacy a special collaboration with TED, NPR and The Huffington Post.

About Alessandro Acquisti's TEDTalk

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9:34am

Fri January 31, 2014
TED Radio Hour

Is Too Much Privacy Bad For Your Health?

Originally published on Fri January 31, 2014 12:02 pm

"People like to share, if you give them the opportunity and the choice." — John Wilbanks
James Duncan Davidson TED

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode The End Of Privacy.

What are your thoughts on privacy? Tell us at huff.to/yourprivacy a special collaboration with TED, NPR and The Huffington Post.

About John Wilbanks' TEDTalk

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