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8:20am

Sun December 21, 2014
Movies

In 'Two Days,' A Mother Lobbies Coworkers For Her Job

Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 1:01 pm

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8:20am

Sun December 21, 2014
Movie Interviews

Filmmaker: Sony Hack Will Make Satirists Think Twice About Content

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 8:52 pm

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8:20am

Sun December 21, 2014
Photography

Look At This: Seeing The Story Inside A Photo

Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 1:01 pm

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4:58am

Sun December 21, 2014
Movie Interviews

Bradley Cooper And 'American Sniper' Widow Team Up To Tell SEAL's Story

Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 1:01 pm

In his book, American Sniper, Chris Kyle detailed his 150 plus kills of Iraqi insurgents during his time as a Navy SEAL. The book was on its way to being adapted into a film when Kyle was shot and killed by a troubled young veteran.

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4:40am

Sun December 21, 2014
Shots - Health News

Why Does It Take A Movie Robot To Show What Nurses Really Do?

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 3:13 pm

9:17pm

Sat December 20, 2014
The Salt

In Wineries Vs. Weather, Drones To The Rescue?

Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 1:43 pm

An unmanned aerial vehicle films vineyards in France. Drones like this one are also being used in Califiornia, as part of a broader "precision farming" movement designed to lower greenhouse gas emissions.
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Tucked behind a hill in Sebastopol, Calif., with a 5,400-square-foot cave that holds some 500 barrels of wine, DRNK Wines exudes the quiet charm that a visitor might expect. But the grapes in some of the wines that are sold here are under a growing threat — which is why DRNK's winemaker, Ryan Kunde, can sometimes be seen in various vineyards testing his fleet of drones. Their mission? To one day collect aerial images that will help determine the vines' vigor, ripeness, flavor and harvest dates, which due to rising soil temperatures have inched up in Sonoma County over the past few years.

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5:16pm

Sat December 20, 2014
Food

How Tinseltown Got Tipsy: A Boozy Taste Of Hollywood History

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 6:40 pm

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If the bars of Los Angeles could talk, they'd have an awful lot of tales to tell — old Hollywood was full of famously hard drinkers. And while LA's watering holes are keeping their secrets, one author, Mark Bailey, has uncorked a slew of stories from the city's plastered past.

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10:59am

Sat December 20, 2014
Movies

Hollywood Pros Fear A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 12:05 pm

A worker carries a poster for the movie The Interview away from its display case at a theater in Atlanta. "It feels like the margin's narrowed about what kind of movies Hollywood will be making," says veteran Hollywood producer Stephanie Striegel.
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President Obama is not the only one thinking about the precedent set when Sony decided not to release the comedy The Interview. Around Hollywood, the action drew immediate rebuke as celebrities took to Twitter — like director and producer Judd Apatow:

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel agreed, writing, "An un-American act of cowardice that validates terrorist actions and sets a terrifying precedent."

In writing rooms and comedy clubs in Los Angeles, however, the conversations are more nuanced.

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10:38am

Sat December 20, 2014
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Not My Job: Comedian Jenny Slate Gets Quizzed On Jennifer Lopez

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 11:27 am

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Jenny Slate is a standup comedian, actor and writer who has rocketed to fame with her online film series Marcel the Shell with Shoes On and the movie Obvious Child.

But there are some other famous Jennifers out there; we've invited Slate to play a game called "You're Jenny from the Block" — three questions about J. Lo.

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9:03am

Sat December 20, 2014
Michel Martin, Going There

'Going There' In 2014

Originally published on Tue December 23, 2014 1:57 pm

Ferguson resident Frankie Edwards shows a rubber bullet wound he suffered during one of the nights of protests to NPR's Michel Martin (right) and Ferguson Mayor James Knowles (second from right) during the community conversation at Wellspring Church.
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We've been privileged in these last few months to share the stories of many Americans, some of them famous, but most of them not. We came together through some avenues we know well — books, music and theater. Sometimes, we found each other through pathways that have only recently become a big part of our lives, such as the #BeyondFerguson hashtag that brought so many young people to an August community meeting in that city. Our New Year's Resolution is to keep these honest and vital conversations going. We are going there.

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