Arts

6:52am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Navajo Nation Names Its First Poet Laureate

Luci Tapahonso is the author of several collections of poetry, including A Radiant Curve and Blue Horses Rush In.
Native truth Wikimedia Commons

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

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5:48pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Ask Me Another

Musical Weather Report

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 8:52 am

Jonathan Coulton makes it rain in this game, which is full of weather conditions mentioned in popular song titles. Can you guess the original song title after he's rewritten the lyrics? As Bob Dylan might say: The answers, my friend, are blowing in this meteorological phenomenon that is like a strong breeze.

Plus, Jonathan finishes out the round with a rendition of "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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5:48pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Ask Me Another

Check The Rhyme

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 8:52 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

All right, now we're going to crown this week's grand champion. Let's bring back our winners from all of our previous games. From Street Smarts, we have Joe Di Dio.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: From a Purr-fect Game, we have Michael Haskell. From Sprechen Sie Deutsch, we have Alanna Miller. From Musical Weather Report, we have Jamie Kopf. And from Supermarket to the Stars, we have Helene Busby.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: I'm going to ask our puzzle guru Mary Tobler to take us out.

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5:48pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Ask Me Another

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 8:52 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Now, ready or not, here are our next two contestants, Juliette Guarino Berg and Alanna Miller, settling in behind their puzzle podiums.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Welcome to you both. Juliette, you love creating word puzzles for your family.

JULIETTE GUARINO BERG: I do. I don't know if they enjoy it as much as I do.

(LAUGHTER)

BERG: I tend to put them as attachments in emails and then get emails back that say "are you sending me viruses?" So that tends to be an interesting experience for everybody.

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5:48pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Ask Me Another

A Purr-fect Game

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 8:52 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

On stage right now, we have Alexa Fields and Michael Haskell.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Hello, Michael.

MICHAEL HASKELL: Hello.

EISENBERG: Like many of our contestants, you are really into Dungeons and Dragons.

HASKELL: I assume all of them.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: All of them. And you've been even playing one game for about eight years.

HASKELL: Nine.

EISENBERG: Nine.

HASKELL: Ninish.

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5:48pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Ask Me Another

Supermarket Of The Stars

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 8:52 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Let's say hello to our next two contestants, who I'd like to point out, shook hands with each other. Let's welcome Helen Busby and Jack Jackson.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: So you both are very well versed in pop culture, so I will ask you, Jack, who is your favorite celebrity to hate?

JACK JACKSON: Oh.

EISENBERG: I know.

JACKSON: There's so many.

EISENBERG: The amount, I know.

JACKSON: I'm not a fan of Taylor Swift.

EISENBERG: Okay. Helene, how about you?

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5:48pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Ask Me Another

Street Smarts

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 8:52 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Let's get things started with our first two fabulous contestants: Rich Armstrong and Joe Di Dio.

(APPLAUSE)

JOE DI DIO: Hi.

EISENBERG: Rich, Joe, welcome.

DIO: Thank you.

EISENBERG: Joe, what is your favorite city, outside of New York City?

DIO: It's probably San Francisco, I think.

EISENBERG: Yeah, like the hills?

DIO: Sure, got a little bit of everything. It's sort of like New York, but with a little better weather sometimes.

EISENBERG: How about you, Rich?

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5:10pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Ask Me Another

A.J. Jacobs: The Quest To Do Everything

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 11:31 am

Author A.J. Jacobs demonstrates the sheer volume of the enormous beard he grew as part of his quest to live his life according to the Bible, chronicled in his book The Year of Living Biblically.
Josh Rogosin NPR

5:03pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Movies

'Love Is All You Need,' Unless Character Matters

Spoiler alert: These two initially incompatible people (played by Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm) will eventually fall for each other in Love Is All You Need, a romantic comedy that isn't either, and whose titular premise we regret to report is not always true.
Sony Pictures Classics

When a husband steps out on his wife while she's getting chemo, she's entitled to a weekend in the Mediterranean with Pierce Brosnan, right?

Right, but I believe he went there quite recently with Meryl Streep, did he not, albeit without the cancer? I didn't much care for Mamma Mia!, but the garish musical at least embraced its vulgarity with a full heart and a toe-tapping ABBA soundtrack. And now that I've seen Love Is All You Need, I'd settle for Streep doing the splits.

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5:03pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Movie Reviews

'In The Air,' A Sense Of Stakes For A '70s Youth

Christine (Lola Creton) and Gilles (Clement Metayer) are the sometime couple at the center of Olivier Assayas' smart, clear-eyed examination of a still-painful period in France's recent past.
Carol Bethuel MK/Sundance Selects

In the opening minutes of Something in the Air, the protagonist carves an "A" (for anarchy) into his school desk, and participates in a street demonstration that ends in a punishing flurry of police billy clubs. "The revolution's near," apparently — to quote the 1969 Thunderclap Newman hit that provides the film's title.

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