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'Little Men' Puzzle Out Mysteries Of Friendship And Growth

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 6:00pm

The film follows two 13-year-olds who bond as their family's begin to clash.

X-Rays Reveal Hidden Portrait Under Painting By Edgar Degas

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 1:11pm

A team of researchers in Australia used a special mapping technique to expose a striking painting of another woman under the French Impressionist's Portrait of a Woman.

David Huddleston, Who Played The Real Mr. Lebowski, Dies

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 12:31pm

The Emmy-nominated character actor starred in classics such as The Big Lebowski and Blazing Saddles. His career spanned more than 50 years in movies, TV and on Broadway.

'Little Men' Combines Stark Economic Realities With Hope For A Better Future

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 12:20pm

As their parents engage in a bitter real-estate dispute, the friendship between two adolescent boys deepens in Ira Sach's new film. Critic David Edelstein calls Little Men "quietly devastating."

What Etgar Keret Learned From His Father About Storytelling And Survival

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 12:20pm

Keret's memoir, The Seven Good Years, spans the time between the birth of his son and the death of his father, who was a Holocaust survivor. Originally broadcast June 16, 2015.

Friday Reads: Five Rings, Five Books For Rio

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 12:19pm

You might be forgiven for knowing only one Brazilian author — Paulo Coelho dominates the charts. But we've got five more great, overlooked Brazilian reads for you to kick off the Rio Games with.

'Little Prince' Adaptations Aren't Easy — Just Ask Orson Welles

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 11:00am

In 1943, the legendary filmmaker tried (and failed) to turn Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's book into a movie. Director Mark Osborne got considerably further. His adaptation hit theaters on Friday.

Mystery Guest

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 9:58am

This week's Mystery Guest is Darren Wong. He's responsible for a hot new food trend that looks like something it's not. Can our hosts figure out what his creation is, and what it looks like?

Gillian Jacobs And Kate Micucci: Your Brain Is Not Enough

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 9:58am

Gillian Jacobs and Kate Micucci, stars of Mike Birbiglia's film Don't Think Twice, join Ophira Eisenberg to talk songwriting, scary improv moments, and Scooby Doo monsters.

EZ Does It

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 9:55am

Every answer in this final round contains the letters "E-Z." So if we said, "An involuntary expulsion of air from your nose," you would answer, "sneeze."

Celebrity Sayings

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 9:55am

We give contestants the first part of a common expression, and they give us the rest the expression. The twist? That common expression must end with a rhyming celebrity's name.

Contents Under Pressure

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 9:55am

For this high-stakes music parody game, we took Billy Joel's song "Pressure," and re-wrote it to be about things that react to pressure.

Help Me, Google

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 9:55am

We give contestants the beginning of a question, and three possible options for how Google chose to autocomplete it for us. One choice is real, the other two were made up.

I'm So Excited!

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 9:55am

Each answer contains everyone's favorite overused punctuation mark: the exclamation point!

After A Rough Runup, Rio Aims For An 'Awesome' Opening Ceremony

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 4:00am

The Friday night spectacle could be "a drug for depression in Brazil," says the creative director of the show that viewers around the world will see tonight.

The Unsung Heroine Who Helped Shape 'Suicide Squad'

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 4:01pm

The late Kim Yale co-wrote the comic book series that inspired the film hitting theaters this weekend. Neda Ulaby talked to several people who are happy to see her contributions recognized.

Great Actors Spend 'Five Nights In Maine' But It Feels More Like A Fortnight

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 4:00pm

Dianne Wiest and David Oyewolo work through grief and resentment in a plodding film our critic calls "an agonizing dirge."

In The Warm But Underdeveloped 'Little Men,' Kids Bond While Parents Feud

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 4:00pm

Ira Sachs' latest film, about a friendship between two boys, is Chekhovian in its subtlety but withholds too much and fails to attain the emotional impact for which it strives.

'Suicide Squad' Falls Far Short Of Its Goals

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 4:00pm

DC's "rogues-do-good" answer to Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy lacks that film's energy and charm; the result is a squalid, confusing mashup of tones and characters.

An Argentine Jew Returns Home In 'The Tenth Man'

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 4:00pm

Set in a Jewish neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Daniel Burman's latest film sweetly spotlights the strained relationship between a returning son and his ostentatiously selfless father.

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