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Paramount Theatre in Newark, NJ
Airdates: 
March 31, 2018

Home entertainment options have never been richer, but public places like movie theaters and performance spaces are suffering. What do we lose when everyone stays home?More

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.

Length: 
9:17
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.

Length: 
6:39
listening intently
Sonic Sidebar

A listener reminds us that it wasn't just teenage boys listening to Pink Floyd in 1973. 

Flowering headphones
Articles

NPR music critic Ann Powers reflects on how Americans have used music to talk around their awkward feelings related to sex and race.

Making notes

If everyone’s a critic online, does it mean that cultural criticism doesn’t matter anymore?More

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