Arts

3:38pm

Fri October 25, 2013
Fine Art

Forget The Lottery; You Have Better Odds Of Winning This Picasso

Originally published on Fri October 25, 2013 7:55 pm

Pablo Picasso drew L'Homme au Gibus, or Man With Opera Hat, in 1914.
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Imagine buying a genuine Pablo Picasso painting valued at $1 million — and paying only $135.

That's the prize if you win the "1 Picasso for 100 Euros" raffle Sotheby's is currently putting on. It's the first time a Picasso has been offered as a raffle prize, and while 100 euros (about $135) isn't cheap for a raffle ticket, at one in about 50,000, your chances of winning are a lot better than the megalotteries a lot of people enter.

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11:49am

Fri October 25, 2013
Movie Reviews

In Emotionally Charged 'Blue,' Sex Is Graphic, But Not Gratuitous

Originally published on Fri October 25, 2013 2:30 pm

Blue Is the Warmest Color chronicles the love affair between high school student Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos, left) and Emma (Léa Seydoux), who is older and more experienced.
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Blue Is the Warmest Color is a lesbian coming-of-age movie, and its long and graphic sex scenes have already generated controversy. The director, Abdellatif Kechiche, is a man, and at least one prominent female critic has accused him of leading with his own libido — a charge that I vigorously dispute, but of course I'm a man so take that as you will. Here's what I saw: a film that captures the intensity of sexual discovery — and dependency — in a way I've never seen. It's 179 minutes, every one of them charged. It's a remarkable experience.

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11:27am

Fri October 25, 2013
Barbershop

'Shop-And-Get-Frisked' When You Spend $350 At Barneys

A young black man is suing high-end retailer Barneys, saying he was arrested after buying a $350 belt. Host Michel Martin checks in with the Barbershop guys for a fresh cut on that story and the rest of the week's news.

11:27am

Fri October 25, 2013
Fitness & Nutrition

How To 'Eat Good' In The 'Hood'

Originally published on Fri October 25, 2013 1:30 pm

Eating healthy can be a challenge, especially if you're on a tight budget. Host Michel Martin asks health guru and rapper Stic, of the rap duo Dead Prez, for his suggestions on eating well while on a so-called "hood" budget.

11:03am

Fri October 25, 2013
The Salt

Does Bacon Really Make Everything Better? Here's The Math

Originally published on Sat October 26, 2013 2:53 pm

According to big data, this bacon and avocado sandwich should be a party for your tastebuds.
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You'd have to be living under a rock to miss the signs of our cultural obsession with bacon.

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10:26am

Fri October 25, 2013
TED Radio Hour

What Does Electroshock Therapy Feel Like?

Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 9:49 am

Sherwin Nuland speaking at TED.
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Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Turning Points. Watch Sherwin Nuland's other TEDTalk on hope.

About Sherwin Nuland's TEDTalk

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9:22am

Fri October 25, 2013
Monkey See

Pop Culture Happy Hour: '12 Years' And Rites Of Passage

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On this week's round-table podcast, Glen Weldon and I are joined by the marvelous Gene Demby and Kat Chow of NPR's Code Switch project. We're always happy to see Gene and Kat, who bring their very own brand of thinly veiled, sibling-like hostility, which is something we can fully relate to.

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7:28am

Fri October 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Arizona Lifts Ban On 7 Mexican-American Studies Books

Originally published on Fri October 25, 2013 11:18 am

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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2:15am

Fri October 25, 2013
Movie Reviews

'Capital' Thrills In A Global Game Of Thrones

A former economics professor (Gad Elmaleh) gains entree into the house-of-cards world of high finance when he suddenly becomes head of a venerable French bank.
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Costa-Gavras' propulsive 1969 thriller Z, a thinly veiled account of the assassination of a Greek democratic politician by a military junta, shaped the political passions of many in my upstart generation. It also instilled in one impressionable young critic-to-be the conviction that the revolution would come packaged with the likes of Yves Montand as boyfriend material.

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6:25pm

Thu October 24, 2013
The Salt

Almonds For Skinny Snackers? Yes, They Help Curb Your Appetite

Originally published on Sat October 26, 2013 2:54 pm

The protein, unsaturated fat composition and fiber in almonds all very likely play a role in helping to curb appetites.
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Americans seem to have a love affair with snacking.

As a society, we eat twice as many snacks as we did a generation ago. Women, on average, nosh on upwards of 400 snack calories per day, according to federal survey data. And men consume almost 600 calories a day in between meals.

So, if nibbling is our new pastime, researchers have a suggestion for one satiating snack that seems to help control our appetites: almonds.

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