This Monday, Neil deGrasse Tyson brings science to late-night TV. How’d he manage that?

There is no doubt that astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is a superstar. But the premise of his latest TV show is impressive, even given his wide-reaching fame: On April 20, he’s bringing his popular radio show and podcast “StarTalk” to late-night television, giving the country its first-ever talk show devoted to science. Every week, he’ll bring in stars instead of star-scholars, using their expertise in various realms of pop culture to give viewers an easy entryway into the love of science.

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Frank

28 days… 6 hours… 42 minutes… 12 seconds. That… is when the world… will end.

I’m a huge Donnie Darko fan so I just had to paint Frank. Also this weekend I’ll be at Supanova Pop Culture Expo Gold Coast! Booth A095 in the Artist’s Alley, hopefully will see some of you Queensland peeps there if you’re going!

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John Giorno’s Half-Century on the Bowery

The address housed New York’s first Y.M.C.A. in the 1880s–in what was then one of the worst neighborhoods in Manhattan, frequented by prostitutes and alcoholics. Much has changed since the poet, performer and painter moved in 53 years ago and created a haven for artists. 

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Remember Amandla Stenberg aka Rue in The Hunger Games??

Yeah well here’s the beautiful woman she’s grown into since then. She’s making a big statement about cultural appropriation in this video. 

This is so important.