Cash flowed into the superPACs supporting President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney last month. Priorities USA Action, the pro-Obama superPAC, got $4 million, while the pro-Romney equivalent, Restore Our Future, pulled in $5 million.
Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 2:43 pm
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The doctor is in the house. Now that the FOX TV show House has wrapped, the show's star Hugh Laurie revealed a softer side by showing his love for NPR. The actor stopped by NPR West to talk with Fresh Air host Terry Gross. We approve.
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Host Jessica Harris speaks with Ian Falconer, author and illustrator of Olivia, a childrens' book series. Harris also speaks with Maurice Kanbar, inventor, entrepreneur, and founder of the Quad Cinema, the first multiplex theater in New York City.
in Philippe Garrel's <em>A Burning Hot </em><em>Summer</em><em></em>, Angele (Monica Bellucci) and Frederic (Louis Garrel) make up the more tempestuous of two couples living together in Rome.
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Lovely people, beautiful places, a suicide attempt and echoes of a French New Wave classic — these ingredients seem to promise lots of passion in A Burning Hot Summer. But this existential-romantic roundelay barely simmers, and certainly doesn't scorch.
Veteran director Philippe Garrel's latest film opens with apparently parallel events: a woman reclines naked, alone in a room, as a man guns his car, heading straight for a tree.
In <em>Seeking a Friend for the End of the</em> <em>World</em>,<em> </em>Penny (Keira Knightley) and Dodge (Steve Carell) help each other reconnect with distant family and an old love before an asteroid destroys life on Earth.
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Like the romance it portrays, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is brief, sweet, funny and sad. It's also tonally uncertain and occasionally foolish, but somehow these flaws never derail the story's wistful pleasures, not the least of which — if we ignore an unpleasant speech by Patton Oswalt — is its pleasing lack of the frat-boy vulgarity that has come to define so much of the genre.
In <em>The Last Ride, </em>Silas (Jesse James, right) is hired to drive Hank Williams (Henry Thomas) to his New Year's<em> </em>gigs and must learn to stand up to the country singer's hectoring behavior.
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The Last Ride recounts the final days of country-music legend Hank Williams, but it's strangely short on actual information about the singer. We only sparingly hear snippets of his music on the radio, and we learn almost nothing of his past. In fact, no one ever refers to the man by his proper name.
"Anna did all of the work, and I got most of the recognition," the Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman once said.
Anna was Anna Schwartz, Friedman's co-author. She died today at age 96.
Friedman and Schwartz wrote A Monetary History of the United States, 1867 -1960. Among other things, the book argued that the Federal Reserve helped to cause the Great Depression by mismanaging the money supply.