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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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It's 'Etsy,' Kenyan Style: Making Art Out Of Flip-Flops And Bottle Tops

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:52am

This summer, Kenya artists came to Washington, D.C., for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Some of them make their living by turning trash into sculptures, jewelry and igloos.

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Avoiding The Border: Is This Obama's Hurricane Katrina?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:18am

The president says he's working on addressing the surge of unauthorized border crossings into the U.S. But is his decision to not visit the border an epic mistake? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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Expat Producer Finds A Sense Of 'Home' In Music

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:18am

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, producer Frederica Boswell shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

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In Troubled Times, Find Freedom Through Faith And Forgiveness

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:18am

T.D. Jakes was once called "America's Best Preacher" by Time magazine. In this encore broadcast, host Michel Martin speaks with him about how he found his calling to become a pastor.

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Fly Like An Eagle: Site Picks The Best Aerial Drone Photos

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:41am

An eagle soars above a park in Indonesia. A waterfall in Mexico is seen from high above. Those are two of the best images taken by aerial drones, according to an online contest.

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Book News: Singapore Pulls 2 Children's Books With Gay Couples From Libraries

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:52am

Also: Colin Barrett has won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award; Roxana Robinson on the painful fragility of her concentration.

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Snubs And Successes: 6 Lessons Learned From This Year's Emmy Nominations

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

HBO's Game of Thrones emerged as the most-nominated series with 19 nods for the Primetime Emmy Awards, but new series such as FX's Fargo and HBO's True Detective scored, too.

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Clerical Error Puts Church On New York's 'George Carlin Way'

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 5:03pm

The street named after the late comedian, who was known for his blistering attacks on religion, ended up being a block longer than city officials intended.

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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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