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'Film' And 'Notfilm' Showcase The Collaboration Of Buster Keaton And Samuel Beckett

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 1:27pm

Beckett wrote the screenplay for only one film, a 1965 silent short starring Keaton. Film has recently been re-released, along with a documentary called Notfilm. Critic Lloyd Schwartz has a review.

Inside The 'Shakespearean Irony' Of Trump And Bannon's Relationship

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 1:27pm

Author Joshua Green says that although Steve Bannon was instrumental to Donald Trump's election, it now appears that the president lacks the ability to implement Bannon's nationalist vision.

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Tight On Wall Space, SFMOMA Will Text Its Art To You Instead

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:25am

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art can only display a fraction of its collection at any given time. Now, you can text a word or emoji and the museum will send back a corresponding work of art.

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England Unveils New 10-Pound Note Featuring Jane Austen

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:18am

The note, which will enter circulation in September, was revealed on the 200th anniversary of Austen's death.

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'Arbitrary Stupid Goal' Is Neither Arbitrary Nor Stupid

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 9:00am

Tamara Shopsin's quirky, lively memoir of her unconventional Greenwich Village childhood is packed with vivid details about the cast of characters who populated her parents' corner store-turned-diner.

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Taut Spy Action Takes Place Over Tea 'At The Table Of Wolves'

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 6:00am

Kay Kenyon's new thriller is set in an alternate-history version of World War II, where the traumas of the previous war caused a bloom of psychic talents — talents the Nazis want to exploit.

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#EbonyOwes: 99 Problems And Money Is One

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 7:17pm

A number of writers, editors, photographers and illustrators are still waiting to be paid by the magazine for work that was published in February. The owners say they will "honor [their] commitment."

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Actor Martin Landau Of 'Mission: Impossible' Dies At 89

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

Martin Landau has died at 89. He was a character actor best known for roles in Crimes and Misdemeanors, North by Northwest and Ed Wood.

George Romero, Creator Of 'Night Of The Living Dead,' Dies At 77

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

George Romero has died at age 77. He was the movie director who created the modern zombie genre with films like 1968's Night of the Living Dead.

New Hampshire's Exeter Brass Band Returns With Summer Concerts

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

Every year since 1847, the Exeter Brass Band has been filling the air with horns and cymbal crashes. This New Hampshire ensemble is one of the oldest continuously performing groups in the country, and this summer, they're back at it.

'Dr. Who' Is A Woman: Jodie Whittaker Chosen To Play Lead In British Sci-Fi Series

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

The 13th actor to play Dr. Who in the long-running British sci-fi series will be Jodie Whittaker. She is the first woman to play the role. The move is long overdue for some and an outrage for others.

How Black Leaders Unwittingly Contributed To The Era Of Mass Incarceration

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 1:20pm

James Forman Jr., son of civil rights activists, says that African-American leaders seeking to combat drugs and crime often supported policies that disproportionately targeted the black community.

Jet-Setting Vacationers Find Trouble In Paradise In 'Beautiful Animals'

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 1:20pm

Two entitled young women vacationing on a chic Greek island get involved with a mysterious stranger in Lawrence Osborne's new novel. Critic John Powers calls it a "seductively menacing new thriller."

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'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Premiere: 'Shall We Begin?'

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 2:00am

'Dragonstone' saw the disparate plot threads of HBO's hit series pulling together as Daenerys Targaryan returned to Westeros to claim the Iron Throne.

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Academy Award-Winning Actor Martin Landau, Known For 'Mission: Impossible' Dies At 89

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 11:18pm

He's known for film roles in North By Northwest and Ed Wood, died Saturday. Rollin Hand's character in the 1960s TV show Mission: Impossible, captured Landau's gift for playing a variety of roles.

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HBO Summer: 'Game Of Thrones' And More Return

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:08pm

Game of Thrones returns to HBO Sunday night. And next Sunday, Ballers and Insecure will also come back for another season of must-watch viewing.

Artist Louie Gong Brings Authentic Native American Art To Mainstream Business

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:08pm

Louie Gong is a Native American visual artist and designer who got his start decorating Vans sneakers. Today he's one of the most successful Native entrepreneurs in the country.

'City Of Ghosts' Shows Everyday Horrors Of Living With ISIS

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:08pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with director Matthew Heineman about his new film City of Ghosts, which follows a group of citizen journalists from Raqqa on life in ISIS-occupied Syria.

'American Fires' Tells A True Story Of Love And Arson In Rural Virginia

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:08pm

In 2012 and 2013, Accomack County, Va., was plagued by arson. The culprits, it turned out, were a local man and his girlfriend. In a new book, journalist Monica Hesse tells their story.

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Not My Job: Aubrey Plaza Gets Quizzed On The Plaza Hotel

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 1:58pm

In Parks and Recreation, Plaza played an intern who hated everybody and everything. In The Little Hours, she plays a nun who hates everybody and everything, so it's nice to see her branching out.

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