18-33 Segment 1: Modern American Immigration

When people discuss “the immigrant narrative,” you may picture Ellis Island. But what is that process like today? We talk to two writers about the more modern immigrant journey.

18-33 Segment 2: Seeking the Origins of Creativity

We grow up with visions of creative genius: the divine power to create stories from whole cloth and write symphonic masterpieces. But is that how it really works? We look at the creative process, and why it may not be as romantic as some of us imagine.

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Culture Crash 18-33: The Academy’s ‘Best Popular Film’ Snafu

In a wild moment, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced its intention to honor popular films at the Oscars. We explore why that’s a really bad idea.