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A Family Fixer Struggles To Stay Afloat In 'Glassland'

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:00pm

Irish writer-director Gerard Barrett gets fine performances from Jack Reynor and Toni Collette in this story of a young man who bears the burden of caring for his alcoholic mother.

'Zoolander 2' Can't Quite Walk The Walk-Off Anymore

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:00pm

It's not hard to believe Zoolander 2 suffers from plot problems, but even beyond that, it can't find the rhythm with its gags at the expense of fashion, either.

Johnny Depp Stars As Donald Trump (Yep, You Read That Right)

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 3:51pm

The online comedy outfit Funny or Die has created a fake made-for-TV movie based on Trump's 1987 best-selling business advice book, The Art of the Deal.

'Daisy Is An Animal': Jennifer Jason Leigh On Her Comeback In 'The Hateful Eight'

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 3:27pm

Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is back in the spotlight with an Oscar nomination for her role as a murderous woman in the movie The Hateful Eight. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with her about being cast by Quentin Tarantino.

Meet The Guy Calling Out Hollywood For How It Describes Women

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 3:09pm

Three months ago, producer Ross Putman started tracking descriptions of female characters from scripts he read. On Tuesday, he shared them with the world on his Twitter account, "Fem Script Intros."

Five Unromantic Comedies For Valentine's Day Non-Inspiration

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 1:00pm

We take a look as February 14 approaches at some of the less romantic movies you could add to your schedule.

How Do We Move Beyond The Darkest Moments In Our Lives?

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:45pm

Following the White House sex scandal of the 1990s, Monica Lewinsky endured public shame and trauma. Now, she is speaking out about it as a way to help others in similar circumstances.

How Can We Ensure Our Survival As A Species?

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:45pm

Astronomer and cosmologist Lord Martin Rees asks whether our species will endure despite the many existential threats we face.

How Do People Live and Cope In The Midst Of Violent Conflict?

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:45pm

Humanitarian Zainab Salbi explains how life continues in the midst of war — and how the ones who "keep life going" are women.

What Does It Take To Endure The Harshest Climate On Earth?

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:45pm

Explorer Ben Saunders is the first person to finish the perilous trek from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. He describes what he had to endure in order to survive the journey.

Taking A Time-Out From Time — It's A Family Thing

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 6:00am

The Tollivers have always believed in time travel and young Waldy is no different. Now, stuck permanently at 8:47 AM, he's passing time writing the history of his expansive (and entertaining) family.

'Full Frontal' Showrunner: 'It's A Feminist Show Because We Are All Feminists'

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:40pm

"But it's not a show about women stuff," Jo Miller says. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee covers refugees, mental health, prison and climate change, among other things.

Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:26pm

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.

Video: UCLA Gymnast Sophina DeJesus Whips, Nae Naes, And Slays

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:03pm

The viral video of DeJesus' routine doesn't show an athlete dominating in a traditionally white sport despite her race. She's an athlete celebrating her identity in the sport she loves.

Left To Fend For Himself, 'Pax' The Fox Must Find His Human Friend

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 3:40pm

To research her new novel for young readers, author Sara Pennypacker consulted with a red fox expert. Her takeaway? "They're brilliant. Foxes are so brilliant," she says.

'Every Anxious Wave' Is A Wise, Witty Romp Through Time — And Indie Rock

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:46pm

Packed with music references and enough science to keep its time travel premise plausible, Every Anxious Wave "rings with a uniqueness that transcends the tropes of time travel and indie romance."

Duplass Brothers On Filmmaking, Siblings And Parenting's 'Fugue State'

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:28pm

The brothers' latest project, Togetherness, is about four people in their late 30s who live in Los Angeles. Mark Duplass describes it as a "deeply personal television show."

American Musicals Are So Popular In Paris, They're Coming Back To The U.S.

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 8:58am

French audiences have flocked to Paris productions of American musicals like Kiss Me, Kate, which closes this week. France's versions of some of these plays are also being exported back to the U.S.

In Beyoncé's 'Formation,' A Glorification Of 'Bama' Blackness

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 7:30am

Beyoncé's latest song is for the black Southern woman, says National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, who's from Mississippi. It's a message she needed to hear.

From Junkyard To Museum: The Journey Of A JAWS Shark

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 7:00am

From terrifying man-eater to fish-out-of-water, a sole surviving full-scale model of the 1975 JAWS shark is on his way to a museum.




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