Movies

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October 24, 2014 | NPR · The film Revenge of the Green Dragons is based on the true story of a Chinese-American gang in New York City that helped traffic unauthorized immigrants in the 1980s and 1990s.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · Making Birdman “was one of the most creatively satisfying experiences I’ve had,” Norton says. He also talks about why Anderson’s films are deep and getting royalties for the music in Death to Smoochy.
 

Roadside Attractions
October 18, 2014 | NPR · Dear White People follows four black students at a prestigious, majority-white college, where racial tensions are threatening to bring chaos to campus. So why not catch a screening at Harvard?
 

October 18, 2014 | NPR · Polish lawyer Raphael Lemkin coined the word in 1943, as part of his lifelong campaign to make the world acknowledge and prosecute the crime. A new documentary, Watchers of the Sky, tells his story.
 

Twentieth Century Fox
October 17, 2014 | NPR · “I’ve got to stay 100 percent present,” Keaton says. He is currently starring in Birdman, a dark comedy about an aging movie star who once played a superhero — a role he can’t quite get over.
 

Roadside Attractions
October 16, 2014 | NPR · Justin Simien’s film is funny, but it pushes viewers to think seriously about race and stereotypes in their own lives. Tongue-in-cheek title aside, he says the film speaks to the “human experience.”
 

Sony Pictures Classics
October 14, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s Audie Cornish speaks with actor J.K. Simmons about his much buzzed about performance as a brutal music teacher in the new film Whiplash.
 

20th Century Fox & Reel FX
October 14, 2014 | NPR · The Day of the Dead holiday celebrated in Mexico and other Latin America countries is now the subject of a 3-D animated movie, produced by filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro and directed by Jorge Gutiérrez.
 

Twentieth Century Fox
October 4, 2014 | NPR · Ben Affleck says playing a character shrouded in suspicion was liberating, because “likability was sort of thrown out of the window.” He also looks back on where his career began: Voyage of the Mimi.
 

20th Century Fox
October 2, 2014 | NPR · The director, whose previous work includes Fight Club and The Social Network, talks to NPR’s Audie Cornish about the challenges of taking Gillian Flynn’s intimate drama from the page to the screen.
 

 

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News

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October 26, 2014 | NPR · San Francisco roared past Kansas City Saturday to even the series and force the deciding games back to Royals home town.
 

NPR
October 25, 2014 | NPR · The man-made trees are designed to create a public space where people can gather and re-charge a battery — their own and their smartphone’s.
 

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October 25, 2014 | MPB · The University of Mississippi is making an ongoing effort to remove potentially divisive and racially charged symbols to try and make the campus more welcoming, but not everybody welcomes the changes.
 

Arts & Life

October 25, 2014 | OZY · Fondue sets, ice cream makers and juicers are fun to have, but they take up a lot of cash — and counter space. So a new Toronto start-up offers subscription-based access to borrowed appliances.
 

AP
October 25, 2014 | NPR · At 5 foot 3, Muggsy Bogues holds the record as shortest player in NBA history. Criticism of his height started on the basketball courts of the Baltimore projects, and continued well into his career.
 

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · As a young man, Jim Woodring was looking for a sign — and he found it in a huge, green hallucinated amphibian. His new book of old drawings, Jim, includes many works inspired by such “apparitions.”
 

Music

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · Wayne Coyne says his band was dying to take The Beatles’ masterpiece apart and see how it works.
 

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · Playing alongside Eric Clapton on guitar and Ginger Baker on drums, Bruce sang such hits as “Sunshine of Your Love,” “White Room” and “I Feel Free.”
 

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · Christmas yields dozens of holiday albums each year. But, “Monster Mash” aside, what of Halloween?
 

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