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* The work of the architectural theorist Nikos Salingaros is a refreshing and substantial corrective to much silly contemporary art theory. Nikos talks to 2Blowhards about fractals, the new sciences, neighborhoods, buildings, and art.
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* American Republicans aren't "conservative" in the true poli-sci sense. Surprised? Learn what conservative philosophy really is in this q&a with the traditionalist conservative, author, and blogger Jim Kalb.
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* David Sucher is a blogger and the author of the essential town-making pattern book "City Comforts." David talks to 2Blowhards about his immortal "3 Rules."
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* The gifted poet and blogger Mike Snider provides an introduction to the New Traditionalism in poetry, and thinks out loud about neuroscience and pattern-making too.
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* A math teacher who prefers to remain anonymous talks to 2Blowhards about working with inner-city kids.
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* "In Private/In Public," George Hunka's evening of short plays, is a polished and snazzy new work of theater in the Pinter-Beckett tradition. 2Blowhards talks to George about his work, and about what the life of a playwright is really like.
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* Explore art, yoga, and exercise with Margi Young, a brilliant and intuitive New York City yoga teacher who has also been a dancer and a choreographer.
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* Political writer and provocateur Bill Kauffman has one of the most unexpected takes on politics we've ever run across. He's also an eloquent, incisive, and funny writer. Bill explains the charms of Western New York State, and offers his take on the current political scene.
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* Tom Naughton has created a wonderful homemade documentary that's both a down-to-earth response to Morgan Spurlock's "Supersize Me" and an informative introduction to how American food and eating advice got to be as bad as it is. He talked to us about making his new movie "Fat Head."
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* "The 10,000 Year Explosion" by Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending is a fascinating and convincing exploration of the way human evolution has continued since the advent of agriculture. We did a weeklong interview with Greg Cochran about the book.
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* Health guru Mark Sisson advocates what he calls the "Primal Blueprint." It's an innovative and helpful way to approach eating and fitness.
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