Movies

Paramount Pictures
March 1, 2015 | NPR · The man behind the look of Selma and A Most Violent Year talks about depicting violence, participating in history and being a black cinematographer in Hollywood.
 

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · Survivors Annie Clark and Andrea Pino brought a Title IX complaint against the University of North Carolina. “This is not about UNC,” Clark says. “We’re not doing this to vilify our institution.”
 

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February 22, 2015 | NPR · A 12-year-old girl followed him everywhere. And she got the part. Abderrahmane Sissako tells what it’s like to make a reality-based movie in Mauritania.
 

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February 21, 2015 | NPR · Wild Tales includes six stories of people who are set off by things like road rage or infidelity. Then, says director Damián Szifron, “they cross the line that separates civilization from barbarism.”
 

NBCUniversal
February 21, 2015 | NPR · The film’s tricky dialogue and dogfights were made possible by Becky Sullivan — the fifth woman ever nominated for the sound editing award. NPR’s own Becky Sullivan met her to learn about the craft.
 

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February 21, 2015 | NPR · Sloss is a lawyer, talent manager, sales agent and producer for films like Boys Don’t Cry, The Fog of War and Boyhood. “He’s a bulldog. He fights for the films he believes in,” one filmmaker says.
 

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February 21, 2015 | NPR · They’re photographed in front of Asian scenes, a beach, Disneyland. It’s a fictional film called Butter Lamp. And it has a real message.
 

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February 20, 2015 | NPR · Can you name the longest title of a film nominated for best picture? Or most Oscar-nominated family? At O’Brien’s Irish Pub in Santa Monica, the trivia night regulars are former game show champions.
 

NPR
February 20, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Susan Stamberg has talked to everyone from focus pullers to foley artists. She finds that in the last 10 years, technology and out-of-state tax incentives have been Hollywood game-changers.
 

NPR
February 18, 2015 | NPR · Melissa McSorley’s job is to make food look good — and last — on camera. Sometimes that means cooking 800 Cubano sandwiches, other times it means scooping butter instead of ice cream.
 

 

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News

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck are calling for calm and patience, as three investigations are underway into the police killing of a homeless man Sunday.
 

AP
March 3, 2015 | NPR · Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday. The speech highlights differences between the U.S. and Israel on how to stop Iran from going nuclear.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · People say many things affect health, from personal behavior and childhood abuse to God’s will, according to a new poll. The people behind the numbers explain what it means for people and communities.
 

Arts & Life

March 3, 2015 | NPR · Writer Sarah Manguso has been a compulsive diarist since childhood; her new memoir documents the ways motherhood has changed her writing. Critic Heller McAlpin says it’s full of lovely observations.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · The game Charles Darrow sold in the 1930s bore a striking resemblance to a game Lizzie Magie patented in 1904. In The Monopolists, Mary Pilon tells Monopoly’s origin story.
 

NPR
March 2, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try a new twist on a classic. It’s a corn dog that uses funnel cake in place of corn meal to encase a hot dog.
 

Music

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · What to listen to at SXSW 2015.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · As a teenager, Aly Spaltro came up with the whimsical stage name Lady Lamb The Beekeeper. Though she still performs as Lady Lamb, Spaltro is growing up and becoming more comfortable being herself.
 

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March 2, 2015 | WXPN · Hear the alt-country band play songs off their new album and talk about their transition to pop.
 

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