Arts

3:00pm

Fri August 24, 2012
The Picture Show

Finding The Beauty In At-Risk Teens

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 2:15 pm

Zoey. From the series At Risk, With Promise.
Courtesy of Amy Anderson

There is a sad, angsty, misunderstood teenager in all of us. Some of us are just better at letting it show.

So no matter how far past your teenage years you may be, Amy Anderson's portraits of at-risk teens in Minnesota may take you back to that time in your life when you wished the world could see you differently.

"I'm trying to show these kids in a way that most people don't see teenagers at all," she said. "So many teenagers feel disconnected and don't see the potential, beauty and value in themselves."

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2:27pm

Fri August 24, 2012
Monkey See

'Project Runway' And The Designer Who Looked Even Worse Than His Clothes

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 5:04 pm

Designer Ven Budhu, seen here on a previous episode, got in big trouble on last night's Project Runway.
Lifetime

[Contains information about last night's episode.]

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12:48pm

Fri August 24, 2012
Movie Reviews

How Brazil Lives Now, In 'Neighboring Sounds'

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 4:39 pm

Joao (Gustavo Jahn) and Sofia (Irma Brown) are among the inhabitants of the Recife, Brazil, street where Neighboring Sounds takes place.
Victor Juca Cinema Guild

Between mass tourism and the Internet, it's never been easier to learn about other cultures. Yet we often stay on the surface. Watching the Olympics opening ceremony a few weeks ago, I was struck by how much of what was presented as quintessential Britishness came from pop culture — James Bond and Mary Poppins and the chorus to "Hey Jude." Although Britain had a global empire not that long ago, the show's director, Danny Boyle, grasped that the world's image of his green and pleasant land now largely derives from movies and songs.

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12:17pm

Fri August 24, 2012
Monkey See

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Sidekicks, Holograms, And PCHH 101

NPR
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On this week's show, it's time to talk about the supporting characters who are getting their own stories — just like Judd Apatow is doing for Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann's characters in This Is 40. If you can't get behind Glen's spin-off idea from the world's most studly franchise, then I just don't know what to say to you, because frankly, it's brilliant.

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11:29am

Fri August 24, 2012
Author Interviews

'Incognito': What's Hiding In The Unconscious Mind

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 12:48 pm

Dr. David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and writer. He directs the Laboratory of Perception and Action at Baylor College of Medicine.
Sharon Steinmann Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Texas, Houston Medical School

This interview was originally broadcast on May 31, 2011. David Eagleman's Incognito is now out in paperback.

Your brain doesn't like to keep secrets. Studies at the University of Texas, Austin, have shown that writing down secrets in a journal or telling a doctor your secrets actually decreases the level of stress hormones in your body. Keeping a secret, meanwhile, does the opposite.

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11:05am

Fri August 24, 2012
The Salt

Arty Students, Not Party Students, Are Champs Of Late-Night Food Delivery

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 10:55 am

Art students rule the campus late-night delivery field. Maybe they're studying the packages.
iStockphoto.com

Millions of college students are heading back to campus soon, and as any parent footing the bill knows, they're hungry for more than just knowledge — they want food, and lots of it, at all hours.

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3:15am

Fri August 24, 2012
Books

Searching For 'Bernadette' In The Wilds Of Seattle

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 11:56 am

The narrator of Maria Semple's newest book, Where'd You Go, Bernadette, is 15-year-old Bee Fox. She's a nice kid, a good musician and a great student. In fact, she's such a great student that her parents have promised her anything she wants — and she chooses a family trip to Antarctica.

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6:12pm

Thu August 23, 2012
Movie Reviews

'Rush' Job: A Wily Courier Navigates New York's Maze

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 7:47 pm

Bike messenger Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) finds himself carrying a package that leads to a perilous chase.
Sarah Shatz Sony Pictures

A character we've yet to meet flies through the air in slow motion, above a busy New York street, arms and legs splayed. He's wearing a bike helmet, which is a good thing — because as The Who's "Baba O'Riley" pulses in the background and numbers come up on the screen telling us it's 6:33 p.m., he lands with a thud on the pavement.

For a second or two, he lies there staring — at a car careering toward him, a woman mouthing his name, a bike that lies crumpled at his side. You might want to take those moments to catch your breath. You won't be offered many other chances.

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6:01pm

Thu August 23, 2012
Movie Reviews

In A French Confection, A Hollywood Aftertaste

Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 8:32 pm

Friends Antoine (Laurent Lafitte), Eric (Gilles Lellouche) and Marie (Marion Cotillard) are among the troubled group that makes an annual retreat to a home in Cap Ferret.
MPI Media Group

It's summer in France, time for stressed urbanites to head to the beach and forget their problems. For the circle of friends featured in Little White Lies, however, this year's problems are a little more memorable than most.

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6:00pm

Thu August 23, 2012
Movie Reviews

Stunt Driving, Real Romance In 'Hit And Run'

Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 8:31 pm

A bank robber, played by Bradley Cooper, is in hot pursuit of the runaway protagonists in Hit and Run.
Open Road Films

The backbone of a good comedy is always, supposedly, the script. But in the case of Dax Shepard and David Palmer's marvelous road-trip comedy Hit and Run, maybe not. The key to the picture isn't so much the what as the how: Instead of handing over every joke right on the beat, Hit and Run lures you in with its jackalope rhythms. There's nothing else like it on the current landscape.

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