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Live from TED2014

In search for lost pants: Maira Kalman at TED2014In search for lost pants: Maira Kalman at TED2014

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

In the middle of a tense morning session – you know, just waiting for NSA deputy director Rick Ledgett to come online, ain’t no thing — illustrator Maira Kalman comes up to tell a lovely family tale about music and pants. In 1932 when Kalman’s family left their village in Belarus (“you can say they […]

Live from TED2014

Are you human? Ze Frank at TED2014Are you human? Ze Frank at TED2014

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

To break up a dense (and early) morning session all about Us, performance artist Ze Frank wants to do a quick human test. He asks you to raise your hand when a question applies. Answer honestly. This is a safe space. Ready? Let’s begin: Have you ever eaten a booger long past your childhood? Have you […]

TED2014

1984 vs. 2014: A comedic showdown1984 vs. 2014: A comedic showdown

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Maysoon Zayid This year TED says goodbye to its roaring twenties and hello to the big 3-O. To celebrate TED’s thirtieth birthday, I’m hopping in my DeLorean to take a look back in time. Has the world become a better place since we were introduced to the Sony Compact Disc at the first TED […]

Playlist

Why the eff didn’t you watch these TED Talks? The 2013 editionWhy the eff didn’t you watch these TED Talks? The 2013 edition

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Perhaps you are looking forward to a new and hopeful 2014; perhaps you see late December as the perfect time for reflection and resolution. I’m pleased to let you off the hook. This is the time when you should look back at your year and focus on the question: What TED Talks did I miss? Lucky for you, […]

Design

Bob Mankoff picks his 11 favorite New Yorker cartoons everBob Mankoff picks his 11 favorite New Yorker cartoons ever

Posted By Helen Walters

Bob Mankoff lives and breathes cartoons. He’s drawn many himself — he’s had a contract with The New Yorker for more than 30 years and, in 1997, he became the magazine’s cartoon editor. It’s now his job to sift through the 1,000 or so “idea drawings” (as they’re called within The New Yorker‘s walls) that […]

Entertainment

On performing at TED and the Artist Formerly Known as Prince: Catching up with Reggie WattsOn performing at TED and the Artist Formerly Known as Prince: Catching up with Reggie Watts

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Photo: James Duncan Davidson Last night Reggie Watts performed at TED@Doha, the first of TED’s Worldwide Talent Search events, during TEDxSummit. During rehearsal members of the TED staff caught up with him to talk about … whatever he wanted to talk about. I saw you perform at TEDxGotham; some people just didn’t get your style. […]