Movies

DreamWorks Animation
November 23, 2014 | NPR · Tom McGrath, an executive producer of Penguins of Madagascar who also co-directed the first three films in the franchise, says he came to voice the part of the penguin Skipper kind of by accident.
 

Roadside Attractions
November 22, 2014 | NPR · Two composers became instrument builders to score the film, set in the pioneer days of the American West. “We both knew what the movie sounded like. We just had to find it,” Tommy Lee Jones says.
 

Black Bear Pictures
November 21, 2014 | NPR · Cumberbatch stars in The Imitation Game, as the British mathematician who helped break German codes. “It’s a war thriller, it’s a love story and a tragic testament to a genius wronged,” he says.
 

Blackbird Productions
November 14, 2014 | NPR · The creator of Love and Basketball has a new film out called Beyond the Lights. “For me it’s just about putting people of color in every genre and making it become normal,” she says.
 

Courtesy of Open Road Films
November 13, 2014 | NPR · Rosewater is based on Maziar Bahari’s experience of being tortured in an Iranian prison. “His humor sustained him,” the Daily Show host says. “And I found that incredibly empowering.”
 

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November 8, 2014 | NPR · International jewel thief Doris Payne, now 84, has a criminal history that dates back to the 1950s. A new documentary tells her story and goes inside one of her more recent trials.
 

Focus Features
November 8, 2014 | NPR · The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne, focuses on the theoretical physicist’s relationship with his wife more than his professional accomplishments.
 

Paramount Pictures
November 7, 2014 | NPR · “I got to do a lot of things in this film that I’ve been wanting to do since I was a kid,” Nolan says. His new movie has explorers traveling through space to find a new home for humanity.
 

Disney
November 7, 2014 | NPR · Baymax, the lovable robot in the new Disney movie, was inspired by inflatable robots being developed at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
 

Terry Richardson.
November 1, 2014 | NPR · Adam Driver is famous for his role in HBO’s Girls and his major (and mysterious) part in the next Star Wars film. Less famous: The former Marine’s nonprofit organization, Arts in the Armed Forces.
 

 

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News

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November 24, 2014 | NPR · A news conference is reportedly being scheduled for Monday evening, when St. Louis County officials will relay the jury’s decision.
 

Getty Images
November 24, 2014 | NPR · A big shift has occurred over the last few years. Tech companies now control how you get news and what news you get. Should journalism companies be building and deploying more technology?
 

NPR
November 24, 2014 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we make our own holiday turkey — out of hot dogs.
 

Arts & Life

Henry Holt and Co.
November 24, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s Eric Westervelt talks to Austen Ivereigh about his new biography of Pope Francis, “The Great Reformer”.
 

NPR
November 24, 2014 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we make our own holiday turkey — out of hot dogs.
 

Courtesy of Open Road Media
November 24, 2014 | NPR · A digital publisher has released a bounty of Colwin’s books: four novels, three short-story collections and a collection of cooking essays. Colwin, who died in 1992 at age 48, had an “elusive magic.”
 

Music

KEXP
November 24, 2014 | KEXP · “This song’s about the bomb,” frontman Carson Cox says of the Tampa rock band’s “Little Killer,” performed live in the studio.
 

Courtesy of the artist
November 24, 2014 | NPR · Paramore’s Hayley Williams collaborates for the first time with old friend Joy Williams (no relation), formerly of The Civil Wars, on this pleading ballad.
 

Courtesy of the artist
November 24, 2014 | KCRW · Hear a mini-mix from The 2 Bears, as well as new music by Klo., Urban Cone and more on this week’s two-hour EDM mix from KCRW’s Jason Bentley.
 

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