Arts

9:30am

Fri June 19, 2015
Monkey See

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Inside Out' And Moms And Dads In Love

Joy (Amy Poehler) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) catch a ride on the Train of Thought in Disney and Pixar's Inside Out.
Pixar

I'm just going to tell you right off the bat, you guys: we really liked Inside Out. This does not exactly make us outliers in the critical landscape, but we sit down this week with the great Kat Chow of NPR's Code Switch team to talk about the film. It's a thought-provoking story and visually inventive, so we'll spend some time on the various creative forces at work. At the same time, we ding its one weak scene that unfortunately shows up in a lot of the trailers and we debate who cried the most.

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8:36am

Fri June 19, 2015
TED Radio Hour

When Do We Become The Final Version of Ourselves?

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 9:41 am

"Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished," says psychologist Dan Gilbert.
Ryan Lash Courtesy of TED

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Shifting Time

About Dan Gilbert's TED Talk

Psychologist Dan Gilbert shares research on what he calls the "end of history illusion," where we think the person we are right now is the person we'll be for the rest of time. Hint: that's not the case.

About Dan Gilbert

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8:36am

Fri June 19, 2015
TED Radio Hour

Which Time Of Day Is Both Too Early And Too Late?

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 9:41 am

Poet Rives explores why 4 a.m. has become synonymous with the strangest hour of the day.
Bret Hartman Courtesy of TED

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Shifting Time

About Rives' TED Talk

Poet Rives explores why 4 in the morning has become popular shorthand for the strangest hour of the day.

About Rives

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8:36am

Fri June 19, 2015
TED Radio Hour

Can You Remember Your Life 1 Second At A Time?

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 9:41 am

Cesar Kuriyama explains his app 1 Second Everyday at TED.
James Duncan Davidson Courtesy of TED

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Shifting Time

About Cesar Kuriyama's TED Talk

Director Cesar Kuriyama shoots one second of video every day as part of an ongoing project to remember the special moments of his life.

About Cesar Kuriyama

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5:03am

Fri June 19, 2015
Movie Interviews

'Sadness Is Like A Superhero': Amy Poehler On Pixar's 'Inside Out'

Originally published on Sun June 21, 2015 12:37 pm

"[Sadness is] such a funny opposite energy to Joy, who is literally jumping up and down," Poehler says. "And Sadness just wants to lie down and kind of feel her feelings." Poehler plays Joy (left) and Phyllis Smith plays Sadness in the new film Inside Out.
Disney/Pixar

A new animated feature from Pixar aims to do the near-impossible, as any parent would tell you: get inside the mind of a preteen girl. Inside Out is about an 11-year-old girl named Riley, but the real stars are her emotions — five colorful characters representing joy, sadness, anger, fear and disgust.

Pete Docter, the creative force behind Up and Monsters, Inc., wrote and directed the film, and actress Amy Poehler plays Joy. Both of them laugh about one of the biggest challenges of the movie: deciding how many emotions to include.

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5:03pm

Thu June 18, 2015
Movie Reviews

One 'Overnight,' Two Couples, Countless Boundaries Violated

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 5:31 pm

Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling in The Overnight.
John Geleserian The Orchard

"I thought you wanted to loosen up," Charlotte (Judith Godrèche) asks Alex (Adam Scott) close to the end of Patrick Brice's The Overnight. "I do," Alex replies warily. "But I guess I'm just wondering what loosen up means at this point."

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5:03pm

Thu June 18, 2015
Movie Reviews

The House Music Of Paris Takes Center Stage In 'Eden'

Felix De Givry in Eden.
Broad Green Pictures

A subtle portrait of an EDM Adam, Eden is neither a star-is-born fable nor a soul-is-lost parable. In 1992, teenage Paul (Felix de Givry) gives his life to Paris' house-music scene. Two decades later, he reluctantly takes it back.

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5:03pm

Thu June 18, 2015
Movie Reviews

From The 'Inside Out,' A Lively Look Inside A Young Mind

Fear (Bill Hader), Joy (Amy Poehler), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling).
Pixar

Pixar's Inside Out is the perfect tool for coming to grips with what has happened to Pixar itself. The film's most valuable insight is that it's natural to feel sad about growing up, which is true even when the thing growing up is a movie studio that has shepherded countless childhoods.

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5:03pm

Thu June 18, 2015
Movie Reviews

Difficult Times With A Difficult Father In 'Infinitely Polar Bear'

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 7:26 pm

Mark Ruffalo, Imogene Wolodarsky and Ashley Aufderheide in Infinitely Polar Bear.
Claire Folger Sony Pictures Classics

Cam Stuart (Mark Ruffalo), the bipolar father of two at the center of Maya Forbes' amiable domestic comedy Infinitely Polar Bear, comes to us attired in a scarlet swimsuit with matching bandana as he bangs furiously on the window of a car containing his departing wife, Maggie (Zoe Saldana), and small daughters Amelia (Imogene Wolodarsky) and Faith (Ashley Aufderheide). When his family visits soon after, Cam is an institutionalized zombie, medicated to the gills, his weight ballooning from the side effects of Lithium.

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3:34pm

Thu June 18, 2015
The Two-Way

Kids' Art Show Takes Over 2 Billboards In Times Square

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 6:49 am

Who? by Sharon Yang, 10, a fifth-grader in Brooklyn. Of this work, she says: "I put a lot of effort in my artwork to make the texture on the tree and the feathers on the owl."
Isaak Liptzin WNYC

For the next few days, two large billboards in New York's Times Square are being given over to art created by the city's public school students. The project highlights students' work that's part of a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

"Art is my favorite subject. It lets me see new things," artist and fifth-grader Sharon Yang told a crowd Wednesday, according to member station WNYC.

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