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Noted: Do We Really Care to Share?

Zipcar and Airbnb may be rising in popularity, but a study reveals that even grown ups have a problem with sharing.

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Craft Fads Through the Decades

You’ll have to take the good with the bad in this retrospective of trendy hobbies.

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Noted: Retail With Nothing to Hide

Has maker culture infiltrated a retail store near you? Revealing the process might be the next big thing in interior design.

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Otaku Spaces: When Collecting Becomes An Obsession

In Japan, pop culture junkies challenge the limits of social acceptance through their carefully curated lairs.

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More Than Just a Pretty Face

A new book shows how the most unique and empowering pageant for women took place in the underground corridors of New York City’s transit system.

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You’re Too Busy

Our daily drive to conquer epic to-do lists might be the symptom of a greater problem.

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The International Snow Cone

With a different version sold in almost every country with a hot summer, this satisfying iced treat brings out the opinionated foodie in all of us.

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Noted: The Carpet Weavers of Morocco

A group of women were given permission to mine demolition sites for materials to build looms, as they embark on a U.S. tour to exhibit their craft.

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Helvetica: Love It or Hate It

A recent controversy exposes the polarized feelings towards the übermodern typeface.

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Noted: Rediscovering Forgotten Foods

With the help of a new program, the endangered edibles of yesteryear are back on supermarket shelves.

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That NPR Post Everyone’s Talking About

Emily White’s casual admission about her music collection opened up a firestorm of debate on music piracy and the fair compensation of artists.

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When Crowdsourcing Goes Wrong

An interactive experience proved disastrous for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Does that mean taste making should be left to the professionals?

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Focused on the Frame

What lies beyond the edges of a work of art is now one of the hottest topics among museums and their curators.

Noted: The Blind Self Portrait Machine

The guesswork is pushed aside as an experimental computer program creatively reinvents a decades-old drawing technique.

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Defining a Dying Art

Today it’s chair caning, and tomorrow it’s sheep shearing — how can we tell when a practice is truly in danger of going extinct?