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Amishi Jha: How Can We Pay Better Attention To Our Attention?

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 9:28am

What exactly is attention, and how can we reclaim it? Neuroscientist Amishi Jha says there's a powerful link between mindfulness, meditation and attention.

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Manoush Zomorodi: Has Constant Stimulation Replaced Boredom?

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 9:28am

With a never-ending stream of stimulation, we rarely experience boredom. But tech podcast host Manoush Zomorodi says we actually need to feel bored in order to jump-start our creativity.

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Zeynep Tufekci: How Is Our Attention Packaged And Sold As A Commodity?

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 9:28am

Why is it so easy to burn through an hour on YouTube or Facebook? Sociologist Zeynep Tufekci explains how advertisting algorithms have turned our attention into a valuable commodity.

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Harvey Weinstein Surrenders To New York City Police To Face Sexual Assault Charges

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 8:12am

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein surrendered to police in New York City Friday in connection with allegations of sexual assault.

Harvey Weinstein Surrenders To Authorities On Sexual Assault Allegations

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 6:32am

The Hollywood mega-producer turned himself in to authorities Friday morning in New York City, where he faces allegations of rape and sexual assault stemming from a 2004 incident.

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In The Beginning, There Was Fashion: 'The Gospel According To Andre'

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:00pm

Kate Novack's documentary about the legendary fashion figure breezes past any deep or thought-provoking issues, but it, like its subject, has style for days.

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In Lush Catalonia, A Girl Grieves In Her Own Way: 'Summer 1993'

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:00pm

In Spanish filmmaker Carla Simon's "intimately visual" autobiographical debut feature, a young girl from Barcelona is sent to live in the country after the death of her mother.

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'Mary Shelley' Is Less Than The Sum Of Its Parts

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:00pm

Elle Fanning stars in this uneven, "perfumed account" of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin's romance with poet Percy Shelley, and the fateful weekend that birthed her novel Frankenstein.

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Women Accuse Morgan Freeman Of Harassment, Inappropriate Behavior, CNN Reports

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 2:47pm

Eight people told CNN that they were victims of harassment or inappropriate behavior by Freeman, and eight others said they had witnessed such conduct by the Oscar-winning actor.

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'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Is A High-Speed, Low-Energy Intergalactic Heist

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:34pm

The latest blockbuster from Disney and Lucasfilm tells of the early adventures of Han Solo. Critic Justin Chang says the plot somehow feels both utterly inconsequential and exasperatingly busy.

Under The Skin: Why That 'Arrested Development' Interview Is So Bad

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:28am

Actor Jeffrey Tambor told a story about yelling at his colleague, Jessica Walter. And in a controversial interview, several of his castmates tried to dismiss it, with disastrous results.

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In '84K,' Every Life — And Every Death — Has A Price

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:00am

Claire North's new gut-punch of a novel takes place in a dystopian world where one monster corporation controls England, every service is privatized, and every life has been assigned a monetary value.

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From The Archives: Philip Roth Discusses His Writing Process

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:31pm

Philip Roth talked with former All Things Considered host Robert Siegel many times over the years. Here Roth discusses some of his thoughts on his writing process. Roth died Tuesday at 85.

'The Gospel According to André:' Look Fabulous, And Know Your History

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:31pm

A new documentary, The Gospel According to André, digs into the colorful life of former Vogue fashion editor, French history expert and noted caftan enthusiast André Leon Talley.

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Philip Roth: 'You Begin Every Book As An Amateur'

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:22pm

The influential novelist won almost every major literary award, but still found the writing process was full of discovery. "Each and every sentence is a revelation," he said. Roth died Tuesday at 85.

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Rest In Peace, Philip Roth, And Thank You

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:06pm

NPR's Susan Stamberg shares her favorite conversation with the writer, and what she did after she heard the news of his death.

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Ronan Farrow: 'I Was Raised With An Extraordinary Sense Of Public Service'

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 1:31pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist talks about growing up the son of famous parents, investigating the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and writing his new book, War on Peace.

Long-Simmering Rage Leads To Rebellion In 'Chosen Country'

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:00am

James Pogue — a journalist with his own rebellious streak — gets at the deep-seated anger that led Ammon Bundy to mastermind the ill-fated armed occupation of the Malheur wildlife refuge in Oregon.

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'Roseanne' Reboot Wraps A Bait-And-Switch First Season

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:00am

The reboot's premiere whipped up a media frenzy when its main character returned as a passionate Trump supporter. But this season didn't embrace Trump's ideology the way some thought it might.

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'Get Something That No One Else Has Gotten', Says Photographer Mark Seliger

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 4:36pm

Seliger has made portraits of actors, rock stars and presidents. The challenge, he says, is to "create something that's never been done before." A new book collects images from his last 30 years.

(Image credit: Mark Seliger)

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