Arts

8:01am

Sat June 13, 2015
Around the Nation

Isolated And Inside For Years, Brothers Lived Lives Through Cinema

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 11:46 am

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8:01am

Sat June 13, 2015
Architecture

A Moat? A Ditch? How To Secure The White House Grounds

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 11:46 am

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7:03am

Sat June 13, 2015
Book Reviews

'More Fool' Fry: Comedian's New Memoir Misses The Mark

Let us stipulate at the outset that at 57 Stephen Fry is a world-class wit, unquestionably a learned fellow and surely a decent one — because really, anyone of whom Emma Thompson is that fond can't be entirely irredeemable, can he? That said, the 36-year-old Stephen Fry who inhabits the infuriating latter stretch of More Fool Me is a world-class git. Thank God he's rehabilitated himself since.

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5:21am

Sat June 13, 2015
Author Interviews

Lawyer Argues That Virtual Trials Would Make Justice System More Fair

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 2:18 pm

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The death of Kalief Browder shined more harsh light on the American justice system. Browder was held at New York's Rikers Island prison complex for three years after being accused of stealing a backpack at 16. He was never tried, much less convicted, but spent nearly two years in solitary confinement and was savaged by gangs. Browder was finally released with no charges in 2013, but suffered aftereffects from incarceration.

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4:51am

Sat June 13, 2015
Shots - Health News

Science Of Sadness And Joy: 'Inside Out' Gets Childhood Emotions Right

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 2:26 pm

Joy (left, voiced by Amy Poehler) and Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith) catch a ride on the Train of Thought in Pixar's Inside Out. The movie opens in theaters nationwide June 19.
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Hollywood's version of science often asks us to believe that dinosaurs can be cloned from ancient DNA (they can't), or that the next ice age could develop in just a few days (it couldn't).

But Pixar's film Inside Out is an animated fantasy that remains remarkably true to what scientists have learned about the mind, emotion and memory.

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5:28pm

Fri June 12, 2015
Movies

Mystery Loves Company, And TCM's Noir Movie Marathon Has Plenty Of Both

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 8:55 pm

The 1949 murder film Too Late For Tears, starring Lizabeth Scott and Dan Duryea, follows a woman desperate to protect a newfound fortune. It will be shown as part of Turner Classic Movies' "Summer of Darkness" on July 17.
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Who says summer has to be light and bright? Turner Classic Movies has kicked off its "Summer of Darkness" — 24 hours of noir films every Friday in June and July with an accompanying free, online class.

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5:20pm

Fri June 12, 2015
Europe

In A One-Room Schoolhouse, Irish Family Keeps Legacy Of W.B. Yeats Alive

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 8:55 pm

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5:20pm

Fri June 12, 2015
Remembrances

Ron Moody, Who Played Fagin In 'Oliver!' Dies At 91

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 8:55 pm

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4:18pm

Fri June 12, 2015
The Two-Way

#NPRreads: Love, Coding, Yuccies, And The 'NPR Sound'

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 5:01 pm

Comedian Aziz Ansari, seen here performing a show last year, has written a book about love — and what people really want.
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#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom share pieces that have kept them reading. They share tidbits using the #NPRreads hashtag — and on Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, we bring you six reads.

From Tanya Ballard Brown, an editor for NPR.org:

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4:08pm

Fri June 12, 2015
Movie Reviews

Laughs Leaven Tears In 'Me And Earl And The Dying Girl'

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 8:55 pm

Greg (Thomas Mann) is jokey, mostly as a substitute for actual social interaction.
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A movie about high school students dealing with mortality — haven't we been dipping into that well a lot lately? So the surprise was the laughs when Me and Earl and The Dying Girl became the surprise smash at this year's Sundance Film Festival, taking both the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize. Here was a film that managed to be at once earnest and flip, capturing teen angst without wallowing in teen drama.

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