Movies

Roadside Attractions
January 25, 2015 | NPR · In his award-winning film, Xavier Dolan, 25, tackles the relationship between a single mom and her troubled son. He says, “I feel like I knew this kid. … He’s just the worst version of who I was.”
 

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January 22, 2015 | NPR · When the U.S. hockey team beat the USSR during the 1980 Olympics, it was dubbed the “miracle on ice.” Red Army profiles the Russian athletes and their place in the Soviet Union’s propaganda machine.
 

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January 21, 2015 | NPR · The actor gained critical acclaim — and a big following — for his role in Sherlock. Now he’s up for an Oscar for his portrayal of eccentric mathematician Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.
 

January 19, 2015 | NPR · David Oyelowo talks about playing Martin Luther King Jr. in the Oscar-nominated film Selma — as well as the LBJ controversy, slavery and how he learned about what it’s like to be black in America.
 

Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures
January 17, 2015 | NPR · Over his years as a director, Michael Mann has taken on many crime stories. In his new film, malware is a central villain and the hero battles an adversary who resides in the virtual world.
 

Desiree Akhavan
January 17, 2015 | NPR · Desiree Akhavan wrote, directed and stars in the new comedy Appropriate Behavior. It’s informed by her life as a bisexual Brooklynite, but the film, like its maker, defies easy categorization.
 

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January 16, 2015 | NPR · In Still Alice, Moore plays Alice Howland, a 50-year-old linguistics professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Moore says she spent months meeting with people affected by the disease.
 

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January 15, 2015 | NPR · Because Tibet is a sensitive topic, you might expect the Chinese government to ban Nowhere to Call Home. But the documentary about a widow and her son is quietly making the rounds — and winning fans.
 

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January 14, 2015 | NPR · Gone Girl fictionalizes the controversial cable news star. “I did not go into this to win a popularity contest,” says Grace, host of a true crimes and current affairs show on HLN.
 

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January 13, 2015 | NPR · If the story fell apart after 12 years of filming, it would have been a “real drag,” says Patricia Arquette, and a “colossal waste of time,” says Ethan Hawke. Instead, it won three Golden Globes.
 

 

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News

January 29, 2015 | NPR · Resisting arrest is usually a secondary charge against someone already being arrested for something else, but not always.
 

Landov
January 29, 2015 | NPR · For 2011 models through the 2012 calendar year, driver deaths per million registered vehicle years fell to 28 from 48 just three years earlier, says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
 

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · The latest wave of measles cases and potential infections is in Arizona, where 1,000 people may have been exposed to measles from seven people confirmed to have been infected.
 

Arts & Life

January 29, 2015 | NPR · In Natalie Babbitt’s celebrated classic, a young girl stumbles upon a secret spring and the family the spring has given eternal life to. Babbitt says she wrote the book to help kids understand death.
 

NPR
January 29, 2015 | NPR · The Icehotel in Sweden, built in winter and vanishing in spring, is the original hotel carved from snow and ice bricks. It’s also an art project; sculptors compete for the chance to carve out rooms.
 

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · After six seasons, the final episode airs tonight. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show is a rare gem; a family drama centered on the small, emotional moments between relatives.
 

Music

Courtesy of the Artist
January 29, 2015 | NPR · Count on 2015 as the year many will fall in love with Courtney Barnett, the best lyricist in rock. Barnett’s debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, comes out in March.
 

Mountain Stage
January 29, 2015 | NPR · The band draws on the rich traditions of American folk music while still sounding modern.
 

Courtesy of the artist
January 29, 2015 | NPR · January’s roundup features music from Panda Bear, Father John Misty, Waxahatchee and more.
 

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