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Wisdom Of The Crowd

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:51am

Guest musician Julian Velard must decide whose numeric estimations he trusts more, a recent live audience polled at The Bell House OR puzzle guru Cecil Baldwin.

Josh Groban And Lucas Steele: Double Your Pleasure

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:51am

Josh Groban and Lucas Steele from The Great Comet, a musical based on Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, share what makes their show unique, from audience interaction to immersive sound design.

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Audio Rebus

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:51am

Ask Me Another adds a twist to the classic rebus, a puzzle where words are replaced by pictures. In this game, contestants hear rebuses made of sound effects and guess what phrase they create.

Dinner In A Movie

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:51am

One word in a movie's title is replaced with a rhyming food.

Incendiary 'Report' Exposes Business-Suited Torturers

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 6:00am

Ernie Colón and Sid Jacobson, who previously adapted the 9/11 Commission Report as a graphic novel, set their sights on the Senate's 2014 report on the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques.

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'Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve' Crunches The (Literary) Numbers

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 4:07am

In his new book, statistician Ben Blatt loads thousands of books, new and old, into a vast database and uncovers intriguing patterns in how our favorite authors write.

(Image credit: Sierra Katow/Simon & Schuster)

An Exoneree Shares His Story Of Wrongful Conviction In 'Anatomy Of Innocence'

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 4:47pm

Jerry Miller spent more than 25 years behind bars for crimes he didn't commit. His story is part of a new collection that pairs exonerees with mystery/thriller writers.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the Innocence Project)

Young Women Bedeviled By Darkness In Moody 'The Blackcoat's Daughter'

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 4:00pm

This impressive debut from director Osgood Perkins, about schoolgirls left at a Catholic school over winter break, "feels like a throat-clearing exercise for a horror prodigy," says our critic.

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Caged By Its Noble Intentions: 'The Zookeeper's Wife'

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 4:00pm

This historical drama, based on the story of a Warsaw couple who helped hundreds of Jews flee Nazi-occupied Poland, is more interested in their heroism than their humanity.

(Image credit: Anne Marie Fox/Focus Features)

A Painter, A Novelist And A Contentious Lifelong Friendship: 'Cézanne et Moi'

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 4:00pm

It'll help to brush up on your Impressionists before seeing writer-director Danièle Thompson's decades-spanning portrait of Emile Zola and Paul Cézanne, but the film deftly avoids biopic clichés.

(Image credit: Magnolia Pictures)

In The Documentary 'Karl Marx City,' A Grim But Enlightening Homecoming

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 4:00pm

A filmmaker returns to the former East Germany to uncover family secrets and explore how life behind the Berlin Wall traded on civilian informants and an insidious collective obedience.

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