Here today, gone tomorrow...that's the essence of ephemera, right? You know, those bits and pieces of culture that are, by their very nature, fleeting. On today's show New York-based Alina Simone reports on the growing trade in ephemera -- we'll also hear a bit about Marco's own collectibles from far-flung places.
-- We talk to Daily Beast journalist Joe Concha about Philip Seymour Hoffman before getting into their originally-scheduled interview about the aftermath of the Justin Bieber story. They discuss the notion that child performers on the cusp of adulthood -- such as Justin Bieber, who picked up 35,000 new Twitter followers on the day of his recent arrest in Florida-- can potentially reap transitional career benefits from behaving badly.
-- Known for more than his attention-getting Grammy hats, music producer and performer PHARRELL WILLIAMS has had an incredible year that saw two of his collaborations -- Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke -- hit massive popularity. His creativity also extends to visual art and design, and he's co-curated an exhibition called "This is Not a Toy," at Toronto's Design Exchange. Jian talks to him from Los Angeles about his creative curiosity and appetite for risk.
Next time on The World, a group of foreign students comes to study in Miami. Not a big deal, you say. But these students have come from Cuba. And their study in the US marks the first such exchange in more than fifty years. That story, and more, today on THE WORLD.