OPB | May 23, 2015
Sit down! Stay a while! We never talk anymore! Except this week, we do. Long chats with Philip Glass, Dan Vidmar of Shy Girls, and two shakers in the maker movement.
OPB | May 21, 2015
In this artist feature, Watts and Reynaud tell the story of how a problem with Reynaud’s passport helped launch Art of Ballistics.
NPR | May 20, 2015
Finnish sci-fi author Hannu Rajaniemi's new collection spans everything from haunted spacesuits to the HMV logo. Reviewer Amal El-Mohtar says her only criticism is that not every story is perfect.
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