Arts

5:05pm

Sat February 9, 2013
Movies I've Seen A Million Times

The Movie Roman Coppola Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Originally published on Sat February 9, 2013 6:51 pm

Charlotte Rampling and Woody Allen in his film Stardust Memories.
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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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5:04pm

Sat February 9, 2013
Author Interviews

Manufactured On YouTube, Teen Pop Star Searches For His True Voice

Originally published on Sat February 9, 2013 6:51 pm

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In Teddy Wayne's new novel, YouTube sensation Jonny Valentine has the sugar-sweet pipes of a teen heartthrob. But he also has a controlling manager-mom, a missing father, a retinue of people who work for him and a record label that's leaning on him to move the merchandise — fast.

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10:18am

Sat February 9, 2013
The Salt

What To Do With All That Snow? Cook It

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For a "Cooking With Snow" class taught through Knowledge Commons DC, instructor Willie Shubert made baobing, a shaved ice dessert from China.
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Two feet of snow can be a major inconvenience. We feel for you, friends in the Northeast. To help you work through that serious snow surplus, we shuffled through our virtual recipe box for snow cuisine.

It's like being given lemons and making lemonade, though you definitely don't want to be doing anything with lemon-colored snow you find outside.

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9:29am

Sat February 9, 2013
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Singer Erykah Badu Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat February 9, 2013 5:47 pm

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This week, Wait Wait comes to you from the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District. Turns out, singer Erykah Badu was a student at the high school for the performing arts directly across the street. We're guessing she used to gaze across the street and say to herself: "Someday I'm going to be in a theater that's not yet built, performing on a public radio news quiz." And today, that dream comes true.

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7:03am

Sat February 9, 2013
Book Reviews

A Pale Imitation Of Magic In 'Scent Of Darkness'

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Over the years, I've come to the conclusion that what's generally referred to — often disdainfully — as "women's fiction" (not quite literature, not quite romance, definitely not Fifty Shades of Grey) is really a catch-all category into which almost any literary genre will fit.

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6:37am

Sat February 9, 2013
Books

Life, Love And Undeath In The 'Lemon Grove'

Originally published on Sat February 9, 2013 12:11 pm

Karen Russell has a new short-story collection out, her first book since 2011's best-selling Swamplandia! The stories range from senior citizen vampires sucking lemons and wondering about their future, to a war veteran whose wounds are both locked up inside, and bright and bold across his body.

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6:37am

Sat February 9, 2013
Author Interviews

Healing 'Brick City': A Newark Doctor Returns Home

Originally published on Sat February 9, 2013 12:11 pm

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Sampson Davis was born and raised in Newark, N.J. He is an emergency medicine physician and a founder, with two childhood friends, of The Three Doctors Foundation.
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When Sampson Davis was in high school, he and two of his friends made a pact that they would someday become doctors. All three of them did. Along with those friends — and now fellow doctors — George Jenkins and Rameck Hunt, Davis co-authored a 2003 book called The Pact, about that promise and the way it shaped their lives.

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6:37am

Sat February 9, 2013
Books

Literary Types Find Love In 'The New York Review Of Books'

Originally published on Sat February 9, 2013 12:11 pm

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There are a lot of places these days to look for all kinds of love, especially online. But what's an aging intellectual who loves William Gass, Philip Glass and a good merlot to do?

The distinguished New York Review of Books celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. It is noted for its rigorous writing and stellar cerebral lit stars — and its personal ads.

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6:37am

Sat February 9, 2013
Theater

The Scottish Play (The Olivier Way)

Originally published on Sat February 9, 2013 12:11 pm

Laurence Olivier, seen here in his film adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet, also intended to create a film version of Macbeth.
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Laurence Olivier, whose interpretations of Shakespeare's signature roles were often considered definitive, adapted several of those roles for film. He wrote and directed widely praised versions of Hamlet, Henry V and Richard III.

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5:06pm

Fri February 8, 2013
Art & Design

Could Reclusive Designer Balenciaga Make It Today?

Originally published on Sat February 9, 2013 7:37 am

Cristobal Balenciaga was known as a perfectionist, especially when it came to sleeves. Blume says, "It was perhaps a sign of real personal attention if you were one of the rare clients that he had lunch with, and at the end of the lunch he ripped out [your] sleeve and reset it."
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As New York Fashion Week looks ahead to fall 2013, we're taking a moment to look back at one of the 20th century's most well-known designers — and how life as a designer has changed since his time.

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