You Had To Be There

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When was the last time you got up off your couch and actually went out to see a movie? Or a play or a concert? It’s fun to go see things in person, but at the end of a long day, Netflix is streaming and the couch is two feet away.

But what happens when everyone stays home? When the movie theaters and art houses and performance spaces sit empty? Do we lose something in the process?
 

Mark and Laurie, The Wedding
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Our digital producer, Mark Riechers, tells us why he got married in a movie theater.More

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6:22
Uptown Theatre
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Photographer Matt Lambros takes us inside America’s abandoned movie palaces.More

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7:35
Death By Audio
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Matt Conboy, co-founder of one of NYC’s most famous indie music venues, tells us how “Death By Audio” died.More

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6:39
Making music online and off
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If you’re a music-loving teen in a tiny town with no music scene, Bandcamp is a lifesaver. Jes Skolnik, editor of the Bandcamp Daily, weighs the pros and cons of online music communities.More

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9:17
Umbrellas as art
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Celebrated curator Hans Ulrich Obrist has a vision: get art out of galleries and into the real world.More

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8:02
Early fall on the virtual Walden pond.
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Game developer Tracy Fullerton tells us why Henry David Thoreau would play her new game. It’s called “Walden.”  More

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8:46
The Foo Show set, in virtual reality.
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What's it like to host a talk show in virtual reality? We talk avatars with Will Smith, host of “The Foo Show.”More

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14:31
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