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What Wisdom Can We Gain From Nature?

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 9:00am

South African writer and conservationist Boyd Varty has spent his entire life among wild animals. He describes how he discovers "new old ways" by observing the natural world.

What Wisdom Can Adults Learn From Kids?

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 9:00am

When Adora Svitak was 12, she gave a TED Talk on what grownups can learn from children. Now at age 18, and a sophomore at UC Berkeley, Svitak reflects on the message she shared.

What Can Great Writers Teach Us About Growing Up and Getting Old?

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 9:00am

We all stumble across similar ideas as we age, and some of these revelations have passed into the books we love. Journalist Joshua Prager explores the stages of life through quotes from great writers.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Pop Star' And Making Music Funny

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 6:00am

The gang discusses The Lonely Island's new movie, then looks back at other films that find humor in the foibles of musicians. And, as always, we close with What's Making Us Happy this week.

'The Conjuring 2': Bigger, Longer, and Unholy

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:00pm

The second installment of director James Wan's horror series about demonic possession ups the ante — and the running time — but justifies both with legitimate scares.

'Diary of a Chambermaid' Follows A Headstrong Servant Through A Decadent Era

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:00pm

In the latest adaptation of a 1900 French novel, a beautiful servant offers a gimlet-eyed view of high society. Director Benoit Jacquot's film loses energy as it slips into conventional romance.

A Volatile Literary Partnership Is Ill-Served By The Dry, Stagey 'Genius'

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:00pm

Michael Grandage's strangely staid film about novelist Thomas Wolfe and his editor Maxwell Perkins struggles to capture the passions that drove their famously explosive professional relationship.

'De Palma': An Underrated Director Opens Up About His Work, And His Obsessions

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:00pm

In a new documentary Brian De Palma, director of both blockbusters (The Untouchables) and kinkily voyeuristic films (Dressed to Kill) looks back on a career of cinematic carnage with great candor.

'O.J. Simpson: Made In America' Dives Deep Into Life Of Fallen Football Hero

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:25pm

Ezra Edelman's seven-and-a-half hour documentary for ESPN, O.J. Simpson: Made in America, is really several documentaries in one. It's the story of Simpson's rise as a football icon and black celebrity, and his downfall as a murder suspect in the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend. But it's also the story of race in America, and what happens when celebrity culture meets the justice system.

'Escapology' Gets Weird Fast. And Did We Mention The Sharks?

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 9:00am

Ren Warom's tale of AI's, genius hackers, corporate crime and the occasional sea creature uses familiar building blocks to create a wild, loud corkscrewing story that builds to a bloody conclusion.

'O.J.: Made in America' Is About America, Not O.J.

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 8:27am

The 5-part, 7-and-a-half-hour documentary series O.J.: Made in America presents an expansive, meticulously constructed examination of the O.J. Simpson trial as an enduring, vexing cultural milestone.

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