Arts

4:07pm

Fri June 27, 2014
Men In America

Memphis Preteen Works To Put The 'Bazam' Back In The Bow Tie

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 6:33 pm

12-year-old Moziah Bridges started his bowtie company, Mo's Bows, three years ago in Memphis. He says dressing well "helps people respect you and it makes you look good."
Annabella Charles Courtesy of Mo's Bows

12-year-old Moziah Bridges is a bow tie aficionado and the CEO of his own company, Mo's Bows.

"I wanted to have that look — that 'bazam' look," he tells NPR's Audie Cornish.

Bridges says dressing well is a big part of growing up to be a man.

Listen to the audio above to hear the full conversation.

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11:58am

Fri June 27, 2014
Author Interviews

After The Rapture, Who Are 'The Leftovers'?

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 1:25 pm

Transcript

DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST:

This is FRESH AIR. I'm TV critic, David Bianculli, sitting in for Terry Gross. Our next guest, Tom Perrotta, is a novelist whose latest book, "The Leftovers," is being turned into an HBO series of the same name which premieres Sunday. Perrotta adapted it along with Damon Lindelof, one of the stars of ABC's "Lost." The story of HBO's "The Leftovers" is the same as in Perrotta's novel.

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11:58am

Fri June 27, 2014
Movie Reviews

In The Mood For Apocalypse? Skip 'Transformers,' See 'Snowpiercer'

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 1:25 pm

Transcript

DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST:

This is FRESH AIR. Opening today, in many theaters, is the fourth in Michael Bay's "Transformer" series, "Transformers 4: Age Of Extinction." It's inspired by the Hasbro toys that turn mostly cars and trucks into robots. Another very different kind of apocalyptic, action movie that rolls out today is "Snowpiercer" by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, who made the acclaimed giant monster film, "The Host." Film critic David Edelstein has these reviews.

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11:17am

Fri June 27, 2014
Monkey See

'They Came Together' Is Less Than The Sum Of Its Parts

Originally published on Sat June 28, 2014 1:21 am

Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler play a couple, sort of, in the underwhelming rom-com parody They Came Together.
Lionsgate

Writer-director David Wain is at the center of a loose comedy collective that's been working together (and cross-pollinating with other similar unofficial collectives) since The State, which was the name of both the original comedy troupe and the MTV sketch comedy show they held down from 1993 to 1995. The stars included Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, and Ken Marino. Much of that team got back together in 2001 for the summer-camp-movie parody Wain directed and co-wrote with Showalter called Wet Hot American Summer.

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11:03am

Fri June 27, 2014
Code Switch

The Elusive Dave Chappelle Re-Emerges, But For How Long?

Originally published on Sat June 28, 2014 10:50 am

Chappelle alluded to his decision to walk away from his hit Comedy Central show only obliquely.
Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Just before Dave Chappelle took the stage Monday as part of a sold-out series of shows at Radio City Music Hall, a song featuring a loop of LL Cool J's famous opening line from "Mama Said Knock You Out" blasted over the sound system.

Don't call it a comeback!

You could take it as a suggestion that Chappelle had never really gone anywhere. Or you could read it as a coy reminder that none of us should get too comfortable, because Chappelle might bounce again at any moment.

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10:06am

Fri June 27, 2014
TED Radio Hour

Why Would More Than 500 Artists Sample The Same Song?

Originally published on Sat June 28, 2014 10:56 am

Mark Ronson on the TED stage.
James Duncan Davidson TED
  • Guy Raz Interview With Mark Ronson
  • Listen to the Story

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode What Is Original?

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10:05am

Fri June 27, 2014
TED Radio Hour

Does Copying In Fashion Keep It Fresh?

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 1:27 pm

Johanna Blakely on the TED stage.
Steve Cohn Photography TED

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode What Is Original?

About Johanna Blakley's TEDTalk

Copyright law barely touches fashion — and the industry benefits in innovation and sales, says Johanna Blakley. She explains what all creative industries can learn from fashion's free culture.

About Johanna Blakley

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9:58am

Fri June 27, 2014
TED Radio Hour

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Steven Johnson on the TED stage.
James Duncan Davidson TED

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode What Is Original?

About Steven Johnson's TEDTalk

Earlier this year, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk decided to give away his company's patents for free. It might seem like a strange business move, but Musk said he wanted to inspire creativity and accelerate innovation. Writer Steven Johnson says this is the way great ideas have been born throughout history.

About Steven Johnson

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9:58am

Fri June 27, 2014
TED Radio Hour

Is Everything A Remix?

Kirby Ferguson from the TED stage.
James Duncan Davidson TED

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode What Is Original?

About Kirby Ferguson's TEDTalk

Filmmaker Kirby Ferguson says nothing is original and that our most celebrated creators steal ideas — and transform them into something new.

About Kirby Ferguson

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9:35am

Fri June 27, 2014
Monkey See

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Wild Cards And More Regrettable Television

NPR
  • Listen to Pop Culture Happy Hour

First, a huge thank-you to everyone who came to our live show this past week, and especially to our many special guests who helped us out on stage. We had a great time, and you'll be hearing the two shows we taped that night in a couple of weeks.

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