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Voluptuous Veg: Can Food Porn Seed Lust For Healthy Eating?

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 3:55pm

Tempting-looking spoonfuls of chocolate are plentiful online. Beautiful Brussels sprouts? Not so much. A campaign aims to boost the number of these images and whet our appetites for healthy foods.

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In The Northern Ireland Period Thriller '71,' No One Dies Well

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:43pm

The film is about an English private who is cut off from his unit in the middle of a riot in Belfast in 1971. It's a conventional and smashingly good chase melodrama, but it's also a tragedy.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Focus,' Con Men And Rock And Roll

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 9:02am

On this week's show, the state of rock and the art of the con — or at least the con-artist film.

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Can Math Make You A Better Musician?

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 8:10am

Drummer Clayton Cameron tells a story about how his math skills helped him impress the godfather of soul, James Brown.

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How Can Math Help You Imagine The Impossible?

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 8:10am

Writer Randall Munroe doesn't love math, but has made a career out of solving equations. By answering outlandish hypotheticals, he uses numbers as a playground for the imagination.

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Why Is 3 A Magic Number?

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 8:10am

Percussionist Clayton Cameron continues his thoughts about the relationship between math and rhythm and why the number three "feels great."

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Speed Dating For Seniors Who Aren't Interested In Slowing Down

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 3:36pm

A new film follows daters ages 70 to 90 looking for love in five-minute intervals. "Speed dating for seniors" may sound funny, but The Age of Love is really about our lifelong need for intimacy.

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In 'The Buried Giant,' Exhausted Medieval Travelers 'Can't Go On,' But So 'Go On'

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:09pm

Kazuo Ishiguro's latest recalls the plays and novels of Samuel Beckett. It's a masterful blend of fantasy, Arthurian romance, myth, legend and postmodern absurdity — and it's unforgettable.

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Larry David's First Time On Broadway: 'It's Not So Easy!'

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:04pm

David wrote and stars in Fish in the Dark, a play about rivalries and dysfunction when a family patriarch dies. He says the idea came to his "twisted mind" when his friend's dad passed away.

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It's World Book Day: Time For Reading Lists And Dress-Up

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:43pm

Put down that screen: Today's the day to celebrate holding a bound book in your hands. For World Book Day, we bring you a roundup of stories and reading lists.

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'American Crime': An Ambitious And Inventive Drama With Miles To Go

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 9:57am

It's hard to predict where the complex American Crime might be headed, but it's led by terrific performances and it's tearing into some interesting issues.

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We're Not Taking Enough Lunch Breaks. Why That's Bad For Business

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 9:47am

Research shows that only 1 in 5 five people take a break and leave their desks to eat. Most workers are simply eating at their desks. But creativity can take a big hit without a change of scenery.

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Exclusive First Read: Erik Larson's 'Dead Wake'

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 9:03am

The Devil in the White City author Erik Larson turns his attention to the sinking of the liner Lusitania almost 100 years ago — a turning point that helped bring the United States into World War I.

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Montana's Almost Crowded Now, Thanks To The Colorful Characters Of 'Crow Fair'

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 6:03am

Thomas McGuane's new story collection gives us a large cast of Big Sky dreamers, schemers and down-and-outs. Reviewer Alan Cheuse says it's a fascinating portrait of the state — with bonus bears.

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John Ridley Explores Family, Race And Justice In TV's 'American Crime'

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 4:06am

The writer-director's new show, premiering Thursday on ABC, opens with the home invasion murder of a war veteran. We learn about the crime through characters diverse viewpoints.

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'American Crime' And 'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Highlight The TV Revolution

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:13pm

Tina Fey co-created the quirky comedy The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for Netflix; John Ridley made the emotionally raw drama American Crime for ABC. TV critic David Bianculli says they're both good.

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Friends And Favors: 'High Maintenance' Creators Share Their Secret To Success

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:13pm

The web series centers on a pot dealer who bikes around Brooklyn delivering to clients. Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair say they drew on their experiences and friends' generosity to make the show.

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'Mindy' And The Little Story That Just Might Work

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:22pm

There are certain stories that very few shows can tell without falling on their faces. The Mindy Project may be able to beat those lousy odds.

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Black Bodies In White Words, Or: Why We Need Claudia Rankine

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:03am

Writer and photographer Syreeta McFadden says that when she's challenged to prove the existence of everyday racism, she directs friends, allies and enemies to Claudia Rankine's powerful Citizen.

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A Vivid Portrait Of Tudor Turmoil In 'Lamentation'

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 9:03am

The sixth volume of C.J. Sansom's Shardlake mysteries is set during the last days of England's King Henry VIII, as a potentially explosive religious manuscript written by his queen has gone missing.

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