Arts

5:21pm

Sat March 2, 2013
Movies I've Seen A Million Times

The Movie David Duchovny Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Robert Duvall and Marlon Brando in The Godfather.
Mondadori Getty Images

The weekends on All Things Considered series Movies I've Seen A Million Times features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking about the movies that they never get tired of watching.

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8:11am

Sat March 2, 2013
Arts & Life

50 Kipling Poems Unearthed During Home Renovation

Originally published on Sat March 2, 2013 11:04 am

Host Scott Simon talks with scholar Thomas Pinney, who recently stumbled upon a trove of previously unpublished Rudyard Kipling poems.

6:05am

Sat March 2, 2013
Author Interviews

A 'Negative' Message: Don't Just Hope, Work

Originally published on Sat March 2, 2013 2:50 pm

A few names come to mind when you say Hoosier basketball: Larry Bird, Gene Hackman, who was in a movie — and Bob Knight, about whom they make movies. Bob Knight coached three Indiana University teams to three NCAA championship titles and — a record of which he's equally proud — almost all of his players graduated. He left Indiana after a controversy involving his treatment of players, went on to coach at Texas Tech, and is now retired from coaching and a featured commentator for ESPN's college basketball coverage.

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6:05am

Sat March 2, 2013
Theater

'Don't Underestimate The Guts' Of This Modern Leading Lady

Originally published on Sat March 2, 2013 11:04 am

Laura Osnes appears in the title role of a new Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. Though her career began unconventionally, she's already had considerably conventional success.
Carol Rosegg

This weekend, a new adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein television classic Cinderella opens on Broadway. It stars Laura Osnes, the ingenue of the moment. But Osnes' career path has had an unusual trajectory.

Six years ago, the then-21-year-old was newly wed and fresh out of Minnesota. She landed on Broadway in the lead role of Sandy in a revival of Grease. It's not surprising that that show, about teenagers, would cast unknowns in the leads, but how she and her co-star, Max Crumm, got there was unconventional, to say the least.

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6:05am

Sat March 2, 2013
Author Interviews

'Born On A Mountaintop' Or Not, Davy Crockett's Legend Lives On

Originally published on Sat March 2, 2013 11:04 am

Davy Crockett represented Tennessee for three terms in Congress before moving to Texas and fighting in the Battle of the Alamo.
AP

There's a new book about an American hero that's not just about the man behind the myth, but about the myth behind that myth.

Davy Crockett really was from Tennessee, really was a skilled frontiersman and really killed American Indians in battle. (When he became a congressman, however, he opposed President Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act.) And then, after losing a re-election campaign, Crockett really lit out for Texas and eventually died at the Battle of the Alamo — more or less

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6:07pm

Fri March 1, 2013
Author Interviews

Man Turned Fly Seeks Revenge For Bad Reincarnation

Originally published on Fri March 1, 2013 8:01 pm

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A Parisian Jew who dies in 1773 reappears in the 21st century as an angel, fluttering gently down to Earth — or, so he thinks. He imagines himself as "a fully formed Christian seraph, a Viking with blond hair, a beautiful chiseled torso, hairless feet, and eyes the color of whiskey." So imagine his shock when he realizes he's no angel — he's actually been reincarnated as a common housefly.

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5:27pm

Fri March 1, 2013
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Sportscaster Jon Miller Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat March 2, 2013 12:07 pm

Marcio Jose Sanchez AP

Jon Miller is a Hall of Fame broadcaster who did the play-by-play on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball for 20 years. He is a former radio and television announcer for the Baltimore Orioles and has been the voice of the San Francisco Giants since 1997.

We've invited Miller to play a game called "You gonna eat that?" Three questions based on science writer Mary Roach's new book, Gulp: Adventures in the Alimentary Canal.

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3:32pm

Fri March 1, 2013
Movies

Fairy Tales For Grown-Ups? More Are On The Way

Originally published on Fri March 1, 2013 8:01 pm

Rachel Weisz plays the witch Evanora in director Sam Raimi's upcoming Oz: The Great and Powerful. The film is one of nine upcoming Oz adaptations and tackles more frightening and adult themes than those that came before it.
Walt Disney Pictures

Adaptations of fairy tales are everywhere you look. The TV show Once Upon a Time and the police procedural Grimm are in their second seasons. Hansel and his sister Gretel are at the cineplex hunting witches with machine guns. Jack, of beanstalk fame, starts slaying giants today. And those aren't the only bedtime stories that have been redesigned to keep 20-somethings up at night.

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10:44am

Fri March 1, 2013
The Picture Show

The Photographer Who Made Architects Famous

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 9:31 am

Portrait of Ezra Stoller with view camera, circa 1965.
Bill Maris Courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery

Ezra Stoller probably wouldn't care about this question, but let's indulge it anyways: What makes a "beautiful" photograph?

To a degree, a lot depends on the subject, right? Would Ansel Adams have been half as famous if those landscapes hadn't already done most of the work?

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10:06am

Fri March 1, 2013
Ask Me Another

Keli Goff: The One About Law And Order

Originally published on Fri July 5, 2013 10:03 am

Keli Goff.
Robert Calderone

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