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A Marriage In Crisis Is The Model For This 'Drawing'

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 4:35am

Robin Black's Life Drawing follows an artist couple working through the pain of a past betrayal. "It's ... a fascinating subject," Black says. "Who stays together and how do they manage it?"

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Not My Job: Skier Mikaela Shiffrin Gets Quizzed On Downhill Cheese Races

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 5:56pm

If you think downhill ski racing is dangerous, then you've never seen the Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Races, in which competitors hurl their bodies down a steep hill, chasing a wheel of cheese.

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In Aftermath Of Brazil's World Cup Defeat, A Poem To Numb The Pain

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 3:37pm

Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 this week. Author Kevin Roose says Ernest Thayer's classic poem on failure, "Casey at the Bat," might cheer the Brazilian soccer team up.

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After Decades In Storage, Damaged Rothko Murals Get High-Tech Restoration

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 3:37pm

In the early 1960s, abstract artist Mark Rothko created five murals for a penthouse dining room at Harvard University. By the late '70s they were trashed — sun-faded and splattered with cocktails.

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Oh, 'Boyhood!' Linklater's Cinematic Stunt Pays Off

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:38pm

Richard Linklater's new film took 12 years to make and tracks the actual youth and adolescence of its lead actor. Critic Bob Mondello says Boyhood is a rich and resonant portrait of real life.

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In A Remarkable Feat, 'Boyhood' Makes Time Visible

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:28pm

Boyhood is about a boy in Texas whose parents have separated. Filmed over 12 years, audiences watch him grow up — and his worldview evolve. The cumulative power of the movie is tremendous.

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