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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Sep 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:53
Caption: Argentina shrine, Credit: Sandip Raoy
World Cup fever has infected the entire world... including Kolkata, India!

  • Added: Jul 08, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
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Living with Negative Optimism

  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
  • Length: 08:07
Caption: Jenny Bovey at her store in Chatham, MA, Credit: Kara Janeczko
Jenny Bovey's fish don't stink. She's one of the few full time practitioners of a 2,000-year-old Japanese art form called "Gyotaku." She and her h...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2014
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 2
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Liberal Human Rights Perspectives

  • Added: May 07, 2014
  • Length: 06:16
Caption: Bappi Lahiri at an election rally , Credit: Sandip Roy
The Times of India newspaper called this Indian election a "Dance of Democracy." But for Sandip Roy it's more of a 'Disco' Dance of Democracy.

  • Added: Apr 30, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
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I don't suppose it would surprise anyone to find out the Cultural Curmudgeon is an insomniac. When a person takes on the troubles of the world, the...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2014
  • Length: 02:29
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Twitter is hemorrhaging self-aggrandizement and hucksterism.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
  • Length: 02:27
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Sadly, the historic Hubig's Pie factory in New Orleans burned down, and its neighbor Laura McKnight slept through it...almost.

  • Added: Feb 13, 2014
  • Length: 04:43
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Steve Downing has been a teacher, house painter, conflict mediator, musician, arts administrator, freelance writer, and has occasionally worked for...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2014
  • Length: 03:54
Caption: Fiberglass Wiarton Willie, Credit: Bryan Ward
Alta Blue Skies contributor Catherine Breese offers a brief look at Canada's version of Punxsutawney Phil and the town that created him, Wiarton, O...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2014
  • Length: 04:05
From: WWNO
Series: Storyville
Caption: One of E. J. Belloqc's Storyville portraits.
This is the premier story for Storyville, about Storyville. University of New Orleans' Robin Baudier looks back on this historic district, and what...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2013
  • Length: 04:52
Caption: pork walk, Credit: archive
Passions for food and music shine through the nation of Catalunya.The traditional, the innovative, the very local and the trans-Mediterranian fusio...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
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This is a funny little story about my parent's Christmas Tree lot, told from my father's perspective.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2012
  • Length: 03:49
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The Mistakes of Monkey Jesus

  • Added: Sep 28, 2012
  • Length: 06:32
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The Big Ending That Never Was...Yet

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Personal Narrative

  • Added: Aug 30, 2012
  • Length: 01:23
Caption: girl eating the Togolese staple food "pâte", Credit: Carla Seidl
Dessert? Some people have never even heard of it. This piece examines the cultural relativity of this sweet, after-meal food practice by contrastin...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2012
  • Length: 04:12
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Humorous and philosophical essay about a brush with Chinese Security Guards in Shanghai

  • Added: Jun 24, 2012
  • Length: 04:30
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When Noelle was a kid, she was scared of facial hair. She’s never been able to figure out why or how she outgrew it, but it’s been a family joke si...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2012
  • Length: 15:09
  • Purchases: 1
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Irrational Exuberance, Mark Zuckerberg, and the Arsenio Hall Effect

  • Added: Jun 08, 2012
  • Length: 07:10
Caption: Randy Ross writes from the Loneliest Planet
A never-married guy comes clean.

  • Added: May 10, 2012
  • Length: 04:42
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Since their rise with the release of the 1978 game Space Invaders, video arcades have evolved alongside home gaming systems.

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2012
  • Length: 01:49
  • Purchases: 2
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A tale of holiday cheer in which I administer a thoroughly-justified dressing-down to an unscrupulous Internet racketeer.

  • Added: Mar 13, 2012
  • Length: 14:41
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Opening Remarks at the Metaphor Debate

  • Added: Feb 10, 2012
  • Length: 07:04