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Betwixt And 'Between Us': Hipster Newlyweds Struggle To Stay Cool

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:00pm

A couple takes pride in rejecting the trappings of a conventional married life — but the form their rejection takes is so marked by cliché that the film fails to sustain interest.

(Image credit: IFC Films)

Two Brothers Head Into 'The Ardennes' But Find Little That's Original

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:00pm

Belgium's submission for the 2017 best-foreign-film Oscar is a visually stylish but highly derivative crime drama.

(Image credit: Film Movement)

'La La Land' Director Aimed To Make A Film Even Musical Skeptics Would Love

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 1:44pm

"Movies are kind of limited by what you see in front of the camera," says director Damien Chazelle. "Musicals find this wonderful way around that."

(Image credit: Dale Robinette)

Ads For Nicer Living: The Oddball Gems About What Brightens Our Lives

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 1:18pm

In 1972, NPR invited listeners to write ads for stuff money can't buy. We're doing it again this year. But first, to jog your thinking, here are a few examples of the more, well, unique ads back then.

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Returning To A Beloved Series In 'The Heart Of What Was Lost'

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 6:00am

It's been 23 years since Tad Williams wrapped up his epic Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series. Now, he returns to the land of Osten Ard in a brief gem of a story that sets up a fresh epic to follow.

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Blind Art Lovers Make The Most Of Museum Visits With 'InSight' Tours

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:58am

"Sight isn't the only pathway to understand art," says Carol Wilson of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. There, specially trained docents lead tours using sound, description — and even touch.

(Image credit: Raquel Zaldivar/NPR)




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