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David Blaine: How I held my breath for 17 min – David Blaine

In this highly personal talk from MED, magician and stuntman David Blaine describes what it took to hold his breath underwater for 17 minutes — a world record (only two… Read more »

Marc Pachter: The art of the interview – Marc Pachter

Marc Pachter has conducted live interviews with some of the most intriguing characters in recent American history as part of a remarkable series created for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery…. Read more »

Rory Bremner's one-man world summit – Rory Bremner

Scottish funnyman Rory Bremner convenes a historic council on the Global stage — as he lampoons Gordon Brown, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and a cast of other world leaders… Read more »

Imogen Heap plays "Wait It Out" – Imogen Heap

Imogen Heap plays a powerful stripped-down version of "Wait It Out," from her new record, Ellipse.

Natasha Tsakos' multimedia theatrical adventure – Natasha Tsakos

Natasha Tsakos presents part of her one-woman, multimedia show, "Upwake." As the character Zero, she blends dream and reality with an inventive virtual world projected around her in 3D animation… Read more »

Kaki King rocks out to "Pink Noise" – Kaki King

Kaki King, the first female on Rolling Stone's "guitar god" list, rocks out to a full live set at 2008, including her breakout single, "Playing with Pink Noise." Jaw-dropping virtuosity… Read more »

Naturally 7 beatboxes a whole band – Naturally 7

One-of-a-kind R&B group Naturally 7 beatboxes an orchestra's worth of instruments to groove through their smooth single, "Fly Baby."

Sarah Jones as a one-woman global village – Sarah Jones

In this hilariously lively performance, actress Sarah Jones channels an opinionated elderly Jewish woman, a fast-talking Dominican college student and more, giving 2009 just a sample of her spectacular character… Read more »

Ursus Wehrli tidies up art – Ursus Wehrli

Ursus Wehrli shares his vision for a cleaner, more organized, tidier form of art — by deconstructing the paintings of modern masters into their component pieces, sorted by color and… Read more »

Virginia Postrel on glamour – Virginia Postrel

In a timely talk, cultural critic Virginia Postrel muses on the true meaning, and the powerful uses, of glamour — which she defines as any calculated, carefully polished image designed… Read more »