Stephanie Case

KCRW Staff

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Why does strange architecture lend itself to ghost stories, and what do these stories unveil about our own prejudices?

What makes a house feel haunted?

Why does strange architecture lend itself to ghost stories, and what do these stories unveil about our own prejudices?

from Design and Architecture

Last week, teenage self-taught engineer Kai Kloepfer unveiled his creation: the world’s first working smart gun – a firearm that unlocks like an iPhone, detecting the owner via…

How the teenage “Mark Zuckerberg of guns” created the first smart firearm

Last week, teenage self-taught engineer Kai Kloepfer unveiled his creation: the world’s first working smart gun – a firearm that unlocks like an iPhone, detecting the owner via…

from Design and Architecture

Large-scale installation artist Patrick Shearn is the man behind Coachella’s massive roving astronaut and butterfly, Pershing Square’s fluttering silver sail, and now “Nimbus,” a…

Patrick Shearn’s “Nimbus” takes over Walt Disney Concert Hall

Large-scale installation artist Patrick Shearn is the man behind Coachella’s massive roving astronaut and butterfly, Pershing Square’s fluttering silver sail, and now “Nimbus,” a…

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The first in a two-parter with George Saunders discussing his new book, "A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life."

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Films like “Palmer,” released on Apple+ in late January, are redefining how global audiences understand gender constructs in previously unthinkable ways.

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Streaming services are constantly looking for ways to fight churn, which is when viewers sign up for a service and then drop it after they’ve watched a particular show.

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Jason Mezilis (aka Jason Achilles) helped design a microphone that hopped aboard NASA’s Perseverance rover, which landed on Mars on February 18, 2021.

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Online sales have skyrocketed during the pandemic, and so have the mountains of packaging that protect those orders in transit.

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