Arts

12:08pm

Fri July 26, 2013
NPR Story

Can Race, Immigration Status Help Predict Child Well-being?

The well-being of kids in America may be tied to their race and the immigrant status of their parents. Donald Hernandez talks about the Foundation for Child Development's new report with guest host Celeste Headlee.

12:08pm

Fri July 26, 2013
Barbershop

Have New Yorkers Seen Too Much Of Anthony Weiner?

Transcript

CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

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9:42am

Fri July 26, 2013
TED Radio Hour

What's It Take To Become A Polar Explorer?

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 1:39 pm

frogdesignmind

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode To The Edge.

About Ben Saunders' TEDTalk

Explorer Ben Saunders wants you to go outside. Not because it's always pleasant and happy, but because that's where the meat of life is, "the juice that we can suck out of our hours and days." In 2004, Saunders skied solo to the North Pole. Saunders' next outdoor excursion? To try to be the first in the world to walk from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.

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9:42am

Fri July 26, 2013
TED Radio Hour

Why Is The High Wire Impossible To Resist?

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 1:39 pm

Ryan Lash TED

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode To The Edge.

About Philippe Petit's TEDTalk

High-wire artist Philippe Petit tells the story of his 1974 tightrope walk between the Twin Towers and explains his lifelong fascination with pushing himself to the limit.

About Philippe Petit

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9:41am

Fri July 26, 2013
TED Radio Hour

To The Edge

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 10:02 am

What motivates explorers to venture into the unknown?
TED

"Certainly to enter a world of terror, you should not be pushed by someone. You should be called. You should be curious. You should have the heart of an explorer." — Philippe Petit, high-wire artist

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7:17am

Fri July 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Amazon Posts Loss As It Focuses On Long Game

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

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6:13pm

Thu July 25, 2013
Movie Reviews

Crime And Punishment, Mainland China Style

When it is discovered that Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) has been manufacturing meth, he's sentenced to death and put in the custody of Capt. Zhang. His only shot at redemption? Helping Zhang shut down his cartel.
Variance

Hong Kong action-crime maestro Johnnie To makes films about good and evil, but he's not in the habit of neatly distinguishing the two. So he might seem at a disadvantage in mainland China, where the censors don't tolerate moral ambiguity. With the canny Drug War, however, the director proves himself entirely up to the challenge.

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5:50pm

Thu July 25, 2013
Movie Interviews

'In A World ...' Is A Comedy About, You Guessed It, Voice-Over Artists

Lake Bell was born Lake Siegel Bell. Her father is named Harvey Siegel, but she says her mother got the last name in the divorce settlement.
Seamus Tierney

5:03pm

Thu July 25, 2013
Movie Reviews

Cate Blanchett, Trifling With The Kindness Of Strangers

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 5:32 pm

Sony Classics

Jasmine, once a wealthy Manhattan socialite, comes to us a jabbering wreck in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine. We meet her staggering off a plane in San Francisco to stay with her down-market sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins).

The bottom has fallen out of Jasmine's glamorous world, in which she oozed style and made the trains run on time for her husband, Hal (Alec Baldwin), a financier who gave lavishly to charity with others' money. The name Madoff never comes up, but Hal went to jail, Jasmine is left with mountains of debt, and it's not hard to do the math.

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4:05pm

Thu July 25, 2013
The Salt

Catch Of The Day, Grilled The Turkish Way

Originally published on Tue July 30, 2013 10:17 pm

Anglers fish off Galata Bridge in Istanbul in 2011. The bridge is within site of the modest waterside restaurant Akin Balik.
Bulent Kilic AFP/Getty Images

Each morning as dawn breaks over the Bosphorus Strait in Turkey, a small drama repeats itself: Massive oil tankers and cargo ships slide past tiny fishing boats bobbing on the surface like bathtub toys.

These intrepid fishermen are out in all weather, in all seasons. In the winter, they catch the rich, oily anchovies, bluefish and mackerel. With spring come the turbot and sea bream, and by summer, sea bass and red mullet are being hawked by the fishmongers.

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