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Mystery Guest

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:24am

Rebecca McMackin works in Brooklyn, and she has hired some temporary workers to help her out with an interesting problem. Ophira and Jonathan must figure out who these workers are, and what they do.

Pie In The Skymall

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:24am

In this game, contestants tell us if something is a real or fake SkyMall product.

Can Slow-Moving Art Disrupt Our Hectic Routines?

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:49am

Early in his career, video artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo noticed the way people breeze past works of art. He describes how his deliberate, slow-moving installations encourage people to stop and think.

What Can We Gain By Writing A Letter By Hand?

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:49am

Lakshmi Pratury reflects on the dozens of letters she received from her father, while he was alive, and on the painstaking time it takes to pen a letter.

When Was The Last Time You Did Absolutely Nothing?

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:49am

Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe says one path to happiness is ten minutes, each day, to stop and enjoy the sensation of doing nothing.

What Happens In The Brain Of An Extreme Procrastinator?

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:49am

Blogger Tim Urban explains his process of extreme procrastination in which his brain wages war between instant gratification and the moment of pure panic just before a deadline.

Can Slowing Down Help You Be More Creative?

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:49am

Despite being a self-described 'pre-crastinator, psychologist Adam Grant says those who slow down — even procrastinate — tend to be more creative, original thinkers.

Why Would Millions Tune Into 'Slow TV'?

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:49am

Norwegian TV producer Thomas Hellum describes why his programs — which feature hours of train rides, fishing, and knitting — help viewers slow down and return to life in 'real time.'

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Pete's Dragon' And Kids And Their Monsters

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:19am

On this week's show, we visit with Disney's latest live-action effort and talk about why kids have, and love, their friendly monsters.

A Dying Japanese Village Brought Back To Life — By Scarecrows

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:46am

A remote mountain village once was home to hundreds. Now it has just 30 residents. Tskukimi Ayano, 67, is one of the younger ones. She has repopulated the village by making scarecrow-like figures.

At 81, Disney's First African-American Animator Is Still In The Studio

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:45am

First hired in the 1950s, Floyd Norman is still drawing. "Creative people don't hang it up," he says. "We don't walk away, we don't want to sit in a lawn chair. ... We want to continue to work. "

'Hands Of Stone,' Fists Of Ham: Roberto Durán Biopic Telegraphs Every Punch

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:00pm

A strong performance by Édgar Ramírez as the Panamanian boxer can't save a film that suffers from a lack of focus and thin characterization.

Opaque Storytelling Leaves Rachel Weisz's Character A 'Complete Unknown'

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:00pm

Weisz plays a woman who's spent her life creating new identities, but the filmmakers leave her motivations, and her character, frustratingly unmoored and unclear.

'Mia Madre' Weaves Memory, Fantasy And Film Into A Poignant Rumination On Loss

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:00pm

Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti's latest is a charming, heartfelt and slyly satirical meditation on cinema — which exists at the crossroads of fantasy and reality — and the loss of a parent.

The First First Date Unfolds In 'Southside With You'

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:00pm

Based on the real story of Barack and Michelle Obama's first date, Southside With You follows two young idealists through a day together without relying too heavily on winks at their future.

Shante, He Stays: RuPaul Reflects On Decades Of Drag — And 2 Emmy Nominations

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:02pm

RuPaul is the most recognizable drag queen in America. His hit show, RuPaul's Drag Race is up for two Emmy Awards as it begins filming its ninth season. But drag, he says, will never be mainstream.

What To Watch For When Watching 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars'

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 1:24pm

The search for America's Next Drag Superstar(TM) continues, as the drag competition returns for a second All-Star season on Thursday. We humbly offer a guide for the perplexed.

Sonia Rykiel, Designer Known As The 'Queen Of Knitwear,' Dies

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:04pm

The famously red-headed Rykiel embodied the intellectual chic and feminism of Paris in the late 1960s. With vibrant stripes or simple black, her clothes hugged a woman's body.

The Old-Fashioned Romantic Comedy Pops Up On YouTube With 'Single By 30'

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 10:03am

It may be a recent arrival in original TV content, but YouTube has rolled out a pleasantly traditional romcom about friends who may or may not (oh, come on) fall in love.

'The Couple Next Door' Ratchets Up Parenting Paranoia

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 6:00am

Shari Lapena's novel about a couple whose baby daughter goes missing while they're at a dinner party next door strikes at the heart of parenting fears — but falls down as a police procedural.

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