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Bülent Ersoy: The Remarkable Untold Story of a Turkish Icon, Transgender Diva and Unintentional Revolutionary

Network Awesome | Posted 12.19.2012 | Queer Voices
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Societies tend to have pressure valves, where they let one token minority member get a foot up to forget about the injustice to the rest. However the audacious mettle that Bülent has demonstrated in her life is bewildering and inspiring and could not be taken so lightly.

David Bowie Is Not Supposed to Get Old: The Hunger (1983)

Network Awesome | Posted 09.16.2012 | Entertainment
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Immortality is probably the most appealing part of the vampire mythos -- who wouldn't want to live forever, right? Deneuve and Bowie have been together since the 18th century, and it's clear that Bowie is expecting to spend eternity in a kind of connubial murderous bliss with Deneuve.

Vibraphone Hero: Lionel Hampton (Video)

Network Awesome | Posted 09.10.2012 | Black Voices
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In the pop music pantheon, guitar gods are a dime a dozen, ditto great sax-men, drummers, or trumpet players, but if you're looking for someone to sit in on the vibraphone in a hypothetical all-star band, there's no other choice than Lionel Hampton.

WATCH: God Hates Everything: The Westboro Baptist Church

Network Awesome | Posted 09.06.2012 | Religion
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There is a man standing in front of you, and he hates you. He hates you to the point where all other instances of hate you've experienced now seem to require a different, lesser word, because they're a different, lesser emotion than what this man feels for you at this moment.

WATCH: Televangelist Interviews First Family Of Satanism

Network Awesome | Posted 07.25.2012 | Religion
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In 1989, Reverend, televangelist and Founder of the International School of Exorcism Bob Larson sat down for a friendly interview with two people who represent everything he opposes in life.

Behind the Metal: Motley Crue Hangin' Backstage

Network Awesome | Posted 06.26.2012 | Entertainment
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Metal music is all about persona. Why else would the unmasking of KISS have been such a big deal? How else would GWAR exist?

Keep the Smooth: An Interview With 'Yacht Rock' Creator JD Ryznar

Network Awesome | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment
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In 2003, Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab founded the monthly film festival Channel101. In 2005, JD Ryznar submitted Yacht Rock, which would create a new notch in the Internet's heart for smooth, smooth music.

From Russia With Love: The Strange Tale of Clara Rockmore and Léon Theremin

Network Awesome | Posted 05.28.2012 | Arts
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There is something about the Theremin, both its sound and the manner of its playing, that is almost comedic. The Theremin was and is however the sound of the future, albeit the sound of the future as first heard in the technologically-optimistic Soviet Russia of the 1920's.

Forbidden Planet: Space Is the Place (for More Colonialism)

Network Awesome | Posted 05.23.2012 | Entertainment
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Forbidden Planet has its place among the best science fiction movies. This place is due to its influence rather than its initial reception, though.

The Quietly Lasting Impact of Ennio Morricone

Network Awesome | Posted 05.07.2012 | Entertainment
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In the span of his six-decade career, Ennio Morricone has scored over 500 films and television shows, including Fistful of Dollars (1964,) The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1967,) and Danger: Diabolik (1968.)

Spielberg's Talent Discovered: Duel

Network Awesome | Posted 04.14.2012 | Entertainment
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Before the sharks, the dinosaurs, the aliens, and the archaeology professors turned adventurers -- before the Academy Awards, before Steven Spielberg was Steven Spielberg, there was Duel.

Pioneers: Martha Graham's Appalachian Spring

Network Awesome | Posted 02.20.2012 | Home
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Martha Graham could be called the Great American Dancer, but quite simply, she is one of the most influential dancers and choreographers of all time.

Interview With Musician Martin Rev of "Suicide"

Network Awesome | Posted 01.18.2012 | Arts
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Network Awesome caught up with Martin Rev, a fixture of New York's "No Wave" scene in the 80's, in the lobby of an East Berlin hotel.

Brubeck's Signature, Signed with Time

Network Awesome | Posted 12.11.2011 | Arts
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While we often think of jazz in terms of syncopated rhythms and lush dissonance, pianist Dave Brubeck was one of the first to help shape that style of experimentation.

Nazi's on the Darkside of the Moon! An Interview With the Makers of Iron Sky

Network Awesome | Posted 11.15.2011 | Entertainment
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Iron Sky is a simple idea that's so cool you can sum it up in a few words: "Nazis From the Moon"

What Carl Sagan Saw

Network Awesome | Posted 11.08.2011 | Home
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It is a unique form of heartbreak for a prophet to be denied the culmination of his visions. For us, Carl Sagan may have been born at exactly the right time. He was six years old at the 1939 World's Fair, where he found both science and television waiting for him, fabulous and fascinating.