Arts

5:35am

Sat September 21, 2013
The Salt

No Schmear Job: A Brief History Of Bagels And Lox

Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 5:35 pm

A marriage made in New York, though both partners came with plenty of baggage.
Jerry Deutsch iStockphoto.com

There's a certain kind of joy in breaking the overnight fast by biting into a bagel: crackling crust, chewy center, smooth and silky cream cheese, sharp smoked salmon. For some, capers and onions join the ritual.

But just who invented this breakfast staple, which has become as American as apple pie?

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6:19pm

Fri September 20, 2013
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Not My Job: Comedian Jeff Garlin Gets Quizzed On The IgNobels

Originally published on Sat September 21, 2013 10:36 am

Peter Kramer Getty Images for TFF

Jeff Garlin is a Chicago-born comedian who became well-known playing Larry David's manager on Curb Your Enthusiasm. He's got a new sitcom on ABC called The Goldbergs and a new film, Dealin' with Idiots, which he wrote, directed and stars in.

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4:52pm

Fri September 20, 2013
World

All Across Brazil, The Art Scene Is Shifting

Originally published on Fri September 20, 2013 6:15 pm

A couple review the work of Brazilian artist Victor Arruda during ArtRio, the International Art Fair of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sept. 5.
Yasuyoshi Chiba AFP/Getty Images

Brazil is known for its music and distinctive dances, not necessarily for its paintings or photography. But that is changing. Not only are Brazilian artists now getting big play in major museums around the world, but something new is happening inside Brazil: There's a burgeoning appetite for art.

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4:52pm

Fri September 20, 2013
Movie Interviews

Stuart Blumberg Really Wants To Talk About Sex

Originally published on Fri September 20, 2013 5:28 pm

Stuart Blumberg has written several films, but Thanks for Sharing is his first directorial effort.
Anne Joyce Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions

When somebody enters a 12-step program to deal with addiction, it's meant to be an all-encompassing, life-changing process — and one we don't always hear about.

But in Stuart Blumberg's romantic comedy Thanks for Sharing, which hits theaters this weekend, the 12-step program is front and center. In this case it's for people struggling day to day with sex addiction, forging bonds with their fellow addicts and sponsors.

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1:42pm

Fri September 20, 2013
Movie Reviews

Gandolfini Is So Vivid In 'Enough Said,' You Forget He's Gone

James Gandolfini plays a divorced TV archivist who falls in love with a divorced masseuse, played by Julia-Louis Dreyfus, in Nicole Holofcener'€™s Enough Said.
Lacey Terrell Fox Searchlight

Nicole Holofcener's Enough Said is her most conventional comedy since her 1996 debut, Walking and Talking. I don't love it as much as her scattershot ensemble movies Friends With Money and Please Give, but it has enough weird dissonances and hilarious little curlicues to remind you her voice is like no other. I love it enough.

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11:57am

Fri September 20, 2013
Books

Could Banning Books Actually Encourage More Readers?

What do the books "The Catcher in the Rye," "Invisible Man" and Anne Frank's diary have in common? They've all been banned from libraries. On Sunday, the American Library Association begins its annual recognition of Banned Books Week. Tell Me More host Michel Martin talks to former ALA president Loriene Roy about targeted books, and efforts to keep them on shelves.

11:48am

Fri September 20, 2013
Barbershop

Is Public Numb To Mass Shootings?

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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10:28am

Fri September 20, 2013
TED Radio Hour

What Are The Dangers Of A Single Story?

Originally published on Thu December 19, 2013 1:25 pm

Novelist Chimamanda Adichie at the TEDGlobal conference in 2009.
James Duncan Davidson TED

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Framing The Story.

About Chimamanda Adichie's TEDTalk

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

About Chimamanda Adichie

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10:28am

Fri September 20, 2013
TED Radio Hour

What Makes A Good Story?

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 1:45 pm

Filmmaker Andrew Stanton on the TED stage in 2012.
James Duncan Davidson TED

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Framing The Story.

About Andrew Stanton's TEDTalk

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9:52am

Fri September 20, 2013
Movie Reviews

In 'Rush' As In Real Life, It's The Driver, Not The Car

The radically different Formula One racers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth, left) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) are at the center of Ron Howard's Rush, a biographical drama that's as strong on character as on cars.
Jaap Buitendijk Universal Pictures

You might think that if the driving scenes in your auto-racing movie are the least interesting thing about it, that's a problem. But it's far from a sign of engine trouble for Rush, a swift-moving, character-rich biopic whose kinetic Grand Prix sequences are constantly being overshadowed by genuinely riveting scenes of ... people talking.

But then in a film written by Peter Morgan — of The Queen and Frost/Nixon -- maybe it's no wonder that questions like why they drive, why they want to win and who they want to beat take center stage.

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