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'Land Ho!' Takes An Agreeable Stroll Through Familiar And Unfamiliar Terrain

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:31pm

The light travel picture follows two friends through a series of adventures that aren't surprising, exactly, but that have significant simple pleasures to offer.

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In Explorations Of Muslim Identity, Playwright Finds Fault Lines Of Faith

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:13pm

Ayad Akhtar plumbs his past to grapple with what it means to be Muslim in America. While some accuse him of airing dirty laundry, Akhtar uses such questions not just for rupture — but renewal, too.

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A 'Closed Curtain' Conceals A Director's Real Confinement

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:03pm

Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, officially banned from making movies, explores confinement, despair and cinematic structure in his latest project.

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'Empty Hours' Pass, But Little Is Said

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:03pm

The drama The Empty Hours intentionally slows its pace to reflect the lives of its characters, but in the end, it seems a bit lost.

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'Apes' For A New Age, With Little Use For Us

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:00pm

The first fully successful summer blockbuster of the year is Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the new chapter in a successful reboot that focuses on societies, human and otherwise.

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Eileen Ford, Creator Of The Supermodel, Dies At 92

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 2:14pm

As co-founder of the Ford Modeling agency, she was instrumental in promoting such superstars as Lauren Hutton and Christine Brinkley.

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Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 2:02pm

Writer-director Richard Linklater says picking the film's star was vital because he had to guess what he'd be like at 18. "I just went with a kid who seemed kind of the most interesting."

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10 Years Later, Mystery Heroine 'Maisie Dobbs' Gains New Life

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:59pm

Jacqueline Winspear's debut mystery, Maisie Dobbs, set in England around World War I, came out in paperback a decade ago. A new edition testifies to the enduring allure of the traditional mystery.

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HBO And 'Game Of Thrones' Haul In The Most Emmy Nominations

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:35am

HBO got 99 nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards, the most of any network. HBO's Game of Thrones got 19 nominations, one ahead of FX's miniseries Fargo.

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The Body Eclectic

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:57am

Make no bones about it, this final round is body-licious! The answer to every clue contains the name of a body part. Who will prove themselves head and shoulders above the rest?

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Doug Liman: Action Speaks Louder

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:57am

The Edge of Tomorrow director shares his rule-breaking ways, from treating his summer blockbuster films like film school projects to "killing" Tom Cruise on the big screen.

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The Soundgarden Of Music

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:57am

We mashed up popular musicians with the names of Broadway shows to create a can't-miss theatre lineup. Look out for the show about a rap artist who meets a girl named Maria: Kanye West Side Story.

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Reverse The Irreversible

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:57am

Get ready to roll and rock: in this game, switch the order of paired words that always appear in a certain sequence. We give you the second part; you give us the first: the bees and the...?

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Nice Outfit

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:57am

We're not sure if Prince would be into a girl wearing a "Raspberry Foulard." In this game, we've replaced songs featuring articles of clothing and accessories with more hilarious ones.

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Something Special In The Air

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:57am

What does the painting American Gothic and a "continental" breakfast have in common? They both contain names of airlines. Grab your boarding pass and get ready for take-off in this quiz.

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He's Back

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:57am

Throw on your shades and leather jacket to honor the iconic Terminator quote, "I'll be back," by using other words that rhyme with "back." Are you a large mammal related to an ox? "I"ll be yak."

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Book News: Co-Author Of Book On How Not To Be Gored By A Bull Gets Gored

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 7:54am

Also: Police arrest a man in connection with an attack on author Colum McCann; Ted Scheinman asks his favorite writers what they do about writer's block.

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The Science Of Settling: Calculate Your Mate With Moneyball

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 6:15am

Haven't found your soul mate yet? You might be searching for all the wrong things. One psychologist argues that you don't need to lower your standards — just shift your priorities.

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An 'Unexpected' Treat For Octavia E. Butler Fans

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 6:03am

When sci-fi legend Octavia E. Butler died in 2006, fans mourned the loss of works she could have written. Now, two unpublished stories are being released after a scholar found them among her papers.

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For Paul Cezanne, An Apple A Day Kept Obscurity Away

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 2:24am

In the 1800s, still-life painting was the bottom feeder of the art world, but that's where the French painter chose to leave his mark. "I want to astonish Paris with an apple," he's said to have said.

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