Arts

5:02pm

Thu July 10, 2014
Movie Reviews

'Apes' For A New Age, With Little Use For Us

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In a post-apocalyptic battle for dominance over Earth, human survivors of a deadly virus face off against an army of highly evolved apes, led by Caesar (Andy Serkis).
20th Century Fox Film Corp.

It's the end of the world as we know it, and the apes feel fine. As for humanity? Not so much, but Dawn of the Planet of the Apes doesn't care so much about their feelings. This dawn is well past mankind's twilight.

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3:15pm

Thu July 10, 2014
The Two-Way

Eileen Ford, Creator Of The Supermodel, Dies At 92

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 7:58 pm

Eileen Ford with two of her famous models, Cheryl Tiegs (left) and Cristina Ferrare, in New York in 1983. Ford died on Wednesday at age 92.
Marty Lederhandler AP

Eileen Ford, who is credited with inventing the modern modeling business and in the process launching the careers of supermodels such as Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley and Naomi Campbell, has died at 92.

A spokeswoman who handles public relations for Ford Models confirmed Wednesday's death, which follows a fall Ford took last week at her New York apartment.

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3:03pm

Thu July 10, 2014
Movie Interviews

Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 5:25 pm

Ellar Coltrane, who plays Mason in the new movie Boyhood, was 6 years old when director Richard Linklater picked him for the role.
Courtesy of Matt Lankes

Usually when characters age in movies, they're covered with makeup and outfitted with prosthetics — or directors use different actors as the characters grow older. But in the new film Boyhood, none of that is necessary.

The film takes place over the course of 12 years, and it was shot over the course of 12 years. So we watch the actors getting older for real, which gives their characters a sense of authenticity.

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3:02pm

Thu July 10, 2014
Books

10 Years Later, Mystery Heroine 'Maisie Dobbs' Gains New Life

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 5:02 pm

If you asked mystery fans to name the most important novel of the past decade, most would say The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo — and they'd be right. In fact, Stieg Larsson's complete Millennium series, flanked by hordes of Nordic noirs by the likes of Henning Mankell, Camilla Lackberg and Jo Nesbo, have overrun the ranks of hard-boiled detective fiction, imbuing it with their distinctive strain of brittle dialogue and chill fatalism.

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2:04pm

Thu July 10, 2014
Shots - Health News

Why We Published A Photo Of A 16-Year-Old In A Diaper

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 10:25 am

James Lee often has to pick up his 100-pound son, Justin. Photographer Andrew Nixon shot this photo in an effort to show how being caregivers affects the aging parents.
Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio

The series on family caregivers that NPR ran over the Fourth of July weekend sparked an extraordinary response, with tens of thousands of comments and likes on Facebook and NPR.org.

Many people responded to the intimate photographs of families caring for sick or disabled parents, siblings and children.

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12:04pm

Thu July 10, 2014
The Two-Way

HBO And 'Game Of Thrones' Haul In The Most Emmy Nominations

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 12:06 pm

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were unveiled Thursday by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly. Big winners included HBO, for Game of Thrones, and Netflix, for Orange Is the New Black.
Kevin Winter Getty Images

Cable network HBO has received 99 nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards, running its streak as the network with the most Emmy nods to 14 years. HBO's Game of Thrones got 19 nominations, one ahead of the FX miniseries Fargo.

NPR's Neda Ulaby reports for our Newscast unit:

"HBO also got nominated for its movie The Normal Heart, for its drama True Detective and, in a surprise, for its comedy Silicon Valley.

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10:07am

Thu July 10, 2014
Ask Me Another

Reverse The Irreversible

Get ready to roll and rock: in this game, switch the order of paired words that always appear in a certain sequence. We give you the second part; you give us the first: the bees and the...?

Heard in Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat

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10:07am

Thu July 10, 2014
Ask Me Another

The Body Eclectic

Make no bones about it, this final round is body-licious! The answer to every clue contains the name of a body part. Who will prove themselves head and shoulders above the rest?

Heard in Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat

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10:02am

Thu July 10, 2014
Ask Me Another

The Soundgarden Of Music

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 10:07 am

We mashed up popular musicians with the names of Broadway shows to create a can't-miss theatre lineup. Look out for the show about a rap artist who meets a girl named Maria: Kanye West Side Story.

Heard in Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat

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9:57am

Thu July 10, 2014
Ask Me Another

He's Back

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 10:07 am

Throw on your shades and leather jacket to honor the iconic Terminator quote, "I'll be back," by using other words that rhyme with "back." Are you a large mammal related to an ox? "I"ll be yak."

Heard in Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat

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