Arts

1:33am

Sat May 25, 2013
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

NFL Sideline Reporter Michele Tafoya Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 3:03 pm

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Michele Tafoya is the Emmy award-winning reporter for NBC's Sunday Night Football, but she's spent time on basketball courts, softball diamonds, gymnastics mats and now public radio quiz show game grids.

We've invited Tafoya to play a game called "Enter at your own risk!" As one of the first female reporters to be allowed inside the NFL locker room, she has been a pioneer in her field. But there are still places out there where they believe in cooties, so Tafoya will answer three questions about men's-only clubs.

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4:41pm

Fri May 24, 2013
Author Interviews

A Race Against Time To Find WWI's Last 'Doughboys'

Originally published on Sat May 25, 2013 6:27 am

Arthur Fiala, shown here in 1918 and 2005, was a private in the 26th Company of the 20th Engineers Regiment during World War I.
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Ten years ago, writer Richard Rubin set out to talk to every living American veteran of World War I he could find. It wasn't easy, but he tracked down dozens of centenarian vets, ages 101 to 113, collected their stories and put them in a new book called The Last of the Doughboys. He tells NPR's Melissa Block about the veterans he talked to, and the stories they shared.

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2:46pm

Fri May 24, 2013
The Salt

The Great Charcoal Debate: Briquettes Or Lumps?

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 4:30 pm

A lot of things about grilling can ignite a fight, including the meaning of "barbecue." And with the proliferation of fancy equipment — from gas grills to pellet smokers to ceramic charcoal cookers — amateur cooks are growing more knowledgeable, and opinionated, about how to best cook food outdoors.

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2:37pm

Fri May 24, 2013
Monkey See

Are Women Really Missing From Film Criticism?

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A new study from the Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film has led to headlines claiming that women are missing from film criticism. "Female Movie Critics' Influence Shrinking, Says Study," reads the headline in the Chicago Tribune.

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2:04pm

Fri May 24, 2013
Movie Reviews

This Time, It's A Dull Ache Of A 'Hangover'

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 2:34 pm

Dazed And Confused (And Just Plain Lazy): Zach Galifianakis (center), with Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper, is back for a third Hangover film.
Warner Bros. Pictures

Well, they did say this one was going to be different.

After The Hangover II essentially duplicated the structure of the first movie --three guys piecing together a night of debauchery and mayhem none of them can entirely remember — director Todd Phillips promised that the third would go in a new direction. And, in a bold if unbelievable move in the era of never-ending sequels, he pledged that this Hangover would be the last.

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9:58am

Fri May 24, 2013
TED Radio Hour

Memory Games

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 5:33 pm

"We all look through family albums. We all hear stories at the dinner table. ... They become incorporated into what we believe we actually remember." — Scott Fraser
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Memory is malleable, dynamic and elusive. In this hour, TED speakers discuss how a nimble memory can improve your life, and how a frail one might ruin someone else's.

Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

9:58am

Fri May 24, 2013
TED Radio Hour

Can Anyone Learn To Be A Master Memorizer?

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 5:39 pm

Joshua Foer says that one past memory champion developed a technique to remember more than 4,000 binary digits in half an hour.
James Duncan Davidson

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Memory Games.

About Joshua Foer's TEDTalk

Some people can memorize thousands of numbers, the names of dozens of strangers or the precise order of cards in a shuffled deck. Science writer and U.S. Memory Champion Joshua Foer shows how anyone can become a memory virtuoso, including him.

About Joshua Foer

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9:58am

Fri May 24, 2013
TED Radio Hour

Can Eyewitnesses Create Memories?

Originally published on Fri November 29, 2013 9:01 am

Forensic psychologist Scott Fraser says, "all of our memories, put simply, are reconstructed memories."
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Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Memory Games.

About Scott Fraser's TEDTalk

Forensic psychologist Scott Fraser studies how we remember crimes. He describes a deadly shooting and explains how eyewitnesses can create memories that they haven't seen. Why? Because the brain is always trying to fill in the blanks.

About Scott Fraser

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9:58am

Fri May 24, 2013
TED Radio Hour

How Do Experiences Become Memories?

Originally published on Mon January 27, 2014 4:37 pm

Daniel Kahneman says, "we tend to confuse memories with the real experience that gave rise to those memories."
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Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Memory Games.

About Daniel Kahneman's TEDTalk

Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman goes through a series of examples of things we might remember, from vacations to colonoscopies. He explains how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently.

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7:32am

Fri May 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Judge's Comments Bruising To Apple's Price-Fixing Case

A person walks by an Apple Store on April 23, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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