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roller coaster
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Writer B.J. Novak imagines a roller coaster that's modelled after real life, and designed by the artist Christo.

Length: 
3:49
random strands of light
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Choreographer Bill T. Jones says that while many of us are trying to put more skill into our lives, his mentor, the musician John Cage, spent his life trying to do just the opposite. Jones says Cage’s music was often based on randomness and chance.

At the rock show
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An abridged version of Terry Gross' interview with Kiss rocker Gene SImmons from a 2002 episode of "Fresh Air."

Length: 
3:37
Philip K. Dick sitting in chair
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Jonathan Lethem considers Philip K. Dick one of his literary heroes.  Lethem talks about how Dick was able to combine his brilliant imagination with his original mainstream ambitions to produce the groundbreaking literary science fiction that he's known for.

Length: 
4:48

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