And the winner is…Jack.
If possible, enjoy Wes Craven’s favorite Scary Short Film. Head to Studio 360 for the runners-up and the kinda heart-warming conversation with the winning filmmaker:
KPCC wins Public Radio March Madness again with its choice bracket. Studio 360 is up against Ask Me Another in the first round. You know what to do: destroy the quiz show.
From Clark Boyd in Boston: “It’s not every day you get to interview the hardest working LEGO minifigure photographer in Britain…”
How old were you when you had your first child? The United Nations gathered this data on when women in developing countries have theirs.
More on pregnancy and childbirth in a series called The Ninth Month.
Raise your hand if you have a problem with The Hunger Games creating a digital version of Phillip Seymour Hoffman for Mockingjay.
Angelique Kidjo, Feb. 24, 2014, WGBH Fraser Performance Studio
While digging for digital content for our story about Korean Dramas I learned that blood type is something that a lot of Asian countries are intrigued by like the way some people put stock into horoscopes. On DramaFever’s website, they have a sort of database for all the Korean actors that star on the various Korean soaps and in addition to their name, age, date of birth and astrological sign, they also list their blood type.
-Producer Shefali Kulkarni
African political cartoonists comment on Uganda’s anti-gay law, which was recently signed by the country’s president Yoweri Museveni.
Our host Marco Werman spotted this:
Sultan Abdülmecid I ruled the Ottoman Empire from 1823 to 1861. He was most famous for his efforts in trying to unite and modernize the Ottoman Empire through the Tanzimat reforms. However the sultan’s greatest act of kindness was in 1847 as Ireland was in the grips of the Great Famine. After hearing about the famine from his Irish doctor, Abdülmecid had decided to send 10,000 pounds in aid. However Queen Victoria, who only sent 2000 pounds to help Ireland, did not want to be outdone by Abdülmecid’s more generous offer and ordered him to send only a 1000 pounds. Although Abdülmecid did agree to this offer, secretly he sent three ships filled with food and provisions to the Irish town of Drogheda.
Sultan Abdülmecid pretty much won my heart after giving Queen Victoria a symbolic middle finger and helped hundreds of people who were starving, all in one beautiful story.