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Stop everything you’re doing. Fill this out. This is the only bracket that matters this year. Basketball is so 1987. Diplomacy is where it’s at, brah. When you’re done, paste your link here. Here’s some of the SFB staff’s picks: Ernie Smith, Seth Millstein. What are you waiting for?

Jackpot here. God bless PBS. The first episode of the second season of PBS Arts web-original series Off Book is Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium (mini-documentary, ~7 min). “OFF BOOK explores cutting edge arts and the artists that make it. Breaking the mold of the definition of art, OFF BOOK explores the avant-garde, the experimental and the underground artforms that are supported by online communities.”press release: PBS announced… the premiere of “Off Book,” a new web series focused on experimental and non-traditional art forms on PBSArts.org … This 13-part, bi-weekly series explores the ever-changing definition of art in the hands of the next generation of artists taking creative reigns and melding art with new media.OFF BOOK videos: all full episodesPBS Arts: Off Book home pagePBS Arts: Off Book tumblrSeason 1 episodes:Episode 1: Light PaintingEpisode 2: TypographyEpisode 3: Visual Culture OnlineEpisode 4: SteampunkEpisode 5: Hacking Art & Culture with F.A.T. LabEpisode 6: Street ArtEpisode 7: EtsyEpisode 8: Video GamesEpisode 9: The Fashion of ArtistsEpisode 10: Generative Art – Computers, Data, and HumanityEpisode 11: Product DesignEpisode 12: Book ArtEpisode 13: The Evolution of Music Online

PBS Launches Art Series “OFF BOOK” : PBS

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nationaljournal:

Possible roads to the GOP nomination.

To put this simply, the odds are looking better for Mitt than anyone else at this point, but it’s not over yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=rmKlA_UnX8c

“Any nation, at any time, has the capacity to create a hero.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson Testifies Before Senate Science Committee, March 7, 2012 (by SpaceKSCBlog)

http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=5yHWn17rqpg

iTunes pricing: A model for journalism? – Felix Salmon (by ReutersTV)