Arts

7:08am

Sat September 7, 2013
Fine Art

James Turrell Experiments With The 'Thingness Of Light Itself'

Originally published on Sat September 7, 2013 8:47 pm

Turrell's 2013 LED work Breathing Light is currently on display at LACMA.
Florian Holzherr LACMA

This is the year of American artist James Turrell. Three major museums collaborated to give this one man thousands of square feet of exhibition space. Turrell's work is all about space, and light and perception. Indeed, the three big shows in New York, Los Angeles and Houston are kind of a tease for his major life's work — the open air spaces at a volcano crater in Arizona.

Turrell fills Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum rotunda with light that slowly changes from purple to tangerine to turquoise and more. It surrounds and washes down on the viewer.

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7:03am

Sat September 7, 2013
Three Books...

Motherhood: 3 Books On Work, Life And Too-Small Pool Towels

When I was in my 20s, I used to wonder why the media ran so many stories about life-work balance, and specifically about life-work balance for women. Then I had children. Now I'm fascinated by news reports and articles about subjects such as "having it all" and "leaning in." I also like novels and memoirs about the challenges and delights of motherhood, work, and combinations therein. Here are three books I love because they acknowledge and even celebrate the messy way that most of us actually live.

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5:36am

Sat September 7, 2013
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Unraveled Ravel Is A Revelation

Originally published on Sat September 7, 2013 7:05 am

A visitor takes in Anri Sala's Ravel Ravel Unravel installation in the French pavilion of the 55th Venice Biennale.
Gabriel Bouys AFP/Getty Images

5:32am

Sat September 7, 2013
Author Interviews

Billy Crystal's 'Foolin', Full Of Fun — And Feeling

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 5:07 pm

Billy Crystal returned to voice the role of Mike Wazowski in 2013's Monsters University, sequel to the hit Pixar comedy that introduced the outgoing one-eyed scareball — sidekick to John Goodman's furry blue-and-purple star.
Joe Klamar AFP/Getty Images

Billy Crystal is ... 65. He feels that he's gone from being, as he puts it, "a cool Baby Boomer into a Diane Arbus photograph."

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5:32am

Sat September 7, 2013
Author Interviews

Suspicious? In 'United States Of Paranoia,' It's Not Just You

Originally published on Sat September 7, 2013 1:01 pm

Conspiracy theorists and other protesters march through downtown Denver on Aug. 26, 2008.
Ben Woloszyn AP

Weekend Edition gets a lot of emails that start like this: "Why don't you tell the truth about ..." The Kennedy assassination, Sept. 11, the Lincoln assassination, the birthplace of Barack Obama or John McCain, Pearl Harbor, Area 51, black helicopters or the moon landing — fill in the blank however you like.

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7:06pm

Fri September 6, 2013
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Not My Job: We Ask Australian Baz Luhrmann About Austria

Originally published on Sat September 7, 2013 5:25 am

Vittorio Zunino Celotto Getty Images

Baz Luhrmann's first movie, Strictly Ballroom, was a cheap, independent romance set in the world of ballroom dancing. The 1992 film became an international hit. Since then, the director, writer and producer has become known for his lavish operatic movies like Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge! and the recent The Great Gatsby.

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5:51pm

Fri September 6, 2013
Theater

'Mr. Burns' And Friends, Surviving Long Past The End Times

Originally published on Fri September 6, 2013 6:11 pm

Who's That Masked Marge? Jennifer R. Morris (left), with Sam Breslin Wright, Gibson Frazier, Colleen Werthmann and Susannah Flood, in the third act of Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, a Simpsons-inspired fantasia of loss and remembrance by Anne Washburn.
Joan Marcus Playwrights Horizons

If the world as we know it comes to an end, will art survive? And if it does, what kinds of stories will be told after the apocalypse? The answer might surprise you.

The lights come up on a group of people around a campfire in the woods, trying to recall all the details of the hilarious Simpsons episode "Cape Feare," a parody of the Robert Mitchum and Robert De Niro movies, in which Bart Simpson is stalked by the evil but incompetent Sideshow Bob.

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12:04pm

Fri September 6, 2013
Barbershop

Gearing Up For Football Season

Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 10:36 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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9:38am

Fri September 6, 2013
TED Radio Hour

Is There A Better Way To Find Work?

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 1:55 pm

courtesy of TED

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Next Greatest Generation?

About Charlie Hoehn's TEDTalk

Charlie Hoehn graduated college during a recession, constantly hearing the mantra, "You've got to take what you can get." But after months of rejection, he stopped following that advice. He describes how he built a career by working for free.

About Charlie Hoehn

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9:38am

Fri September 6, 2013
TED Radio Hour

Is 30 Really The New 20?

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 1:55 pm

James Duncan Davidson TED

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Next Greatest Generation?

About Meg Jay's TEDTalk

Psychologist Meg Jay has a message for twenty-somethings: just because marriage, work and kids happen later, doesn't mean you can't start planning now. She tells twenty-somethings how they can reclaim adulthood in the defining decade of their lives.

About Meg Jay

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