Movies

Transmission Films
September 22, 2014 | NPR · Melissa Block talks with actress Mia Wasikowska about her new film, Tracks, which follows a woman on a long journey with only camels and a dog for company.
 

Courtesy of Drafthouse Films
September 16, 2014 | NPR · Cave is the subject of a different kind of rock documentary called 20,000 Days on Earth, which attempts to debunk the creative process for what Cave says it actually is: “just hard labor.”
 

AP
September 14, 2014 | NPR · As the film turns 75, a new exhibit looks back at the controversy over Scarlett being played by a British actress and how the African-American press influenced the script.
 

Courtesy of The Weinstein Company
September 12, 2014 | NPR · The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby‘s three incarnations share similar scenes with subtle differences. Director Ned Benson calls his project “delusional,” especially for a first-time feature filmmaker.
 

Getty Images
September 7, 2014 | NPR · Before he was Ivan Drago or He-Man, Lundgren was just another 6-foot-5-inch Swede with a black belt in karate and a degree in chemical engineering — who turned down a scholarship to MIT for showbiz.
 

Unity Productions Foundation
September 6, 2014 | NPR · A new docudrama tells the story of Noor Inayat Khan. The daughter of an Indian Sufi leader and an American woman, she was a radio operator who became essential to operations in Nazi-occupied Paris.
 

August 30, 2014 | NPR · Networks like the Discovery Channel have been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with fake “documentaries” about everything from mermaids to mythical monster sharks.
 

Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
August 25, 2014 | NPR · The film about a 40-year relationship is “prosaic and quotidian,” says John Lithgow, “and that’s what’s so amazing about it.” Alfred Molina agrees: “It is the epic quality of the ordinary.”
 

Getty Images
August 21, 2014 | NPR · Sin City director Robert Rodriguez has been making movies away from the Hollywood machine for years — he does most of his filming in his studio in Austin, Texas.
 

Ranchwater Films
August 19, 2014 | KUNC · Filmmakers Alex and Andrew Smith knew American Indian writer James Welch — he was a family friend. But as non-Native Americans, they had concerns about adapting his iconic novel, Winter in the Blood.
 

 

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News

Reuters /Landov
September 22, 2014 | NPR · The Pentagon said it had used fighter, bomber and Tomahawk missiles during the mission launched on Monday.
 

September 22, 2014 | NPR · The man was captured just hours after the Islamic State called on its followers to launch attacks against French citizens.
 

September 22, 2014 | NPR · The Treasury said corporations were increasingly moving their parent companies overseas to dodge U.S. taxes. The Treasury said the practice erodes the tax base.
 

Arts & Life

September 22, 2014 | NPR · In his episodic memoir, Will Boast meets the siblings he never knew while navigating family deaths and secrets. Critic Ellah Allfrey finds Epilogue conceptually ambitious, but lacking in execution.
 

Transmission Films
September 22, 2014 | NPR · Melissa Block talks with actress Mia Wasikowska about her new film, Tracks, which follows a woman on a long journey with only camels and a dog for company.
 

NPR
September 22, 2014 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we eat a mashed-potato-and-sausage-log tribute to our beloved 16th president. After this meal, the better angels of our nature may need CPR.
 

Music

Mountain Stage
September 22, 2014 | NPR · The influential songwriter and outlaw-country innovator performs new songs and old favorites.
 

Courtesy of the artist
September 22, 2014 | WXPN · The folk-pop singer-songwriter’s open, breezy arrangements speak fluent Californian. Hear two songs.
 

NPR
September 22, 2014 | NPR · With his drummer son Spencer, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy performs three songs from their new album, Sukierae — plus a cover of “You Are Not Alone,” which the elder Tweedy wrote for Mavis Staples.
 

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