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Mavericks' Singer Raul Malo Restlessly Explores Genres

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:12pm

In the band's latest album Mono, Malo demonstrates how he likes to make music that confounds the usual expectations of what a country hit-maker can do.

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A Hard Look At The Risks Of Transporting Oil On Rail Tanker Cars

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:12pm

Marcus Stern has spent the past year investigating the practice. Recent accidents in Canada and U.S. show that the cars aren't built for carrying so much oil, he says, and tracks are deteriorating.

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Mavericks' Singer Raul Malo Restlessly Explores Genres

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:12pm

In the band's latest album Mono, Malo demonstrates how he likes to make music that confounds the usual expectations of what a country hit-maker can do.

» E-Mail This

A Hard Look At The Risks Of Transporting Oil On Rail Tanker Cars

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:12pm

Marcus Stern has spent the past year investigating the practice. Recent accidents in Canada and U.S. show that the cars aren't built for carrying so much oil, he says, and tracks are deteriorating.

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The World Loves The Smartphone. So How About A Smart Home?

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:08pm

The ultimate smart-home vision is a home that basically runs itself, from coffee makers to washing machines. But we're not there yet: The real world is a hard place for little computers to operate in.

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The World Loves The Smartphone. So How About A Smart Home?

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:08pm

The ultimate smart-home vision is a home that basically runs itself, from coffee makers to washing machines. But we're not there yet: The real world is a hard place for little computers to operate in.

» E-Mail This

The World Loves The Smartphone. So How About A Smart Home?

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:08pm

The ultimate smart-home vision is a home that basically runs itself, from coffee makers to washing machines. But we're not there yet: The real world is a hard place for little computers to operate in.

» E-Mail This

After His Brother's Suicide, Writer Seeks Comfort In 'All The Wrong Places'

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:27pm

In his new memoir, Philip Connors writes about "living in the shadow of a suicide." Wracked by guilt and haunted by what-ifs, Connors investigated his brother's death and learned a terrible secret.

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Fair Warning: Watch One 'Foyle's War' Episode, And You'll Want To Watch Them All

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:27pm

The British series is set during and after World War II. Detective Foyle tackles crimes connected to the war — murder and spying, black markets and profiteering. It's "terrifically entertaining."

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After His Brother's Suicide, Writer Seeks Comfort In 'All The Wrong Places'

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:27pm

In his new memoir, Philip Connors writes about "living in the shadow of a suicide." Wracked by guilt and haunted by what-ifs, Connors investigated his brother's death and learned a terrible secret.

» E-Mail This

Fair Warning: Watch One 'Foyle's War' Episode, And You'll Want To Watch Them All

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:27pm

The British series is set during and after World War II. Detective Foyle tackles crimes connected to the war — murder and spying, black markets and profiteering. It's "terrifically entertaining."

» E-Mail This

After His Brother's Suicide, Writer Seeks Comfort In 'All The Wrong Places'

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:27pm

In his new memoir, Philip Connors writes about "living in the shadow of a suicide." Wracked by guilt and haunted by "what ifs," Connors investigated his brother's death and learned a terrible secret.

» E-Mail This

Fair Warning: Watch One 'Foyle's War' Episode, And You'll Want To Watch Them All

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:27pm

The British series is set during and after World War II. Detective Foyle tackles crimes connected to the war — murder and spying, black markets and profiteering. It's "terrifically entertaining."

» E-Mail This

How The Man Behind The Trailers Sparks An Urge To See A Movie

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:08pm

Mark Woollen has created trailers for many Oscar-nominated films, including Boyhood, The Theory of Everything and Birdman. He talks about how he crafts an audience's first glimpse of a film.

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Victorian Romance Meets 'House Of Cards' In 'Mr. And Mrs. Disraeli'

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:08pm

Daisy Hay's new book is a joint biography of 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and his wife, Mary Anne, whose fortune and status as a gentile helped boost her husband's career.

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How The Man Behind The Trailers Sparks An Urge To See A Movie

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:08pm

Mark Woollen has created trailers for many Oscar-nominated films, including Boyhood, The Theory of Everything and Birdman. He talks about how he crafts an audience's first glimpse of a film.

» E-Mail This

Victorian Romance Meets 'House Of Cards' In 'Mr. And Mrs. Disraeli'

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:08pm

Daisy Hay's new book is a joint biography of 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and his wife, Mary Anne, whose fortune and status as a gentile helped boost her husband's career.

» E-Mail This

How The Man Behind The Trailers Sparks An Urge To See A Movie

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:08pm

Mark Woollen has created trailers for many Oscar-nominated films, including Boyhood, The Theory of Everything and Birdman. He talks about how he crafts an audience's first glimpse of a film.

» E-Mail This

Victorian Romance Meets 'House Of Cards' In 'Mr. And Mrs. Disraeli'

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:08pm

Daisy Hay's new book is a joint biography of 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and his wife, Mary Anne, whose fortune and status as a gentile helped boost her husband's career.

» E-Mail This

Prisoners Of War And Ojibwe Reservation Make Unlikely Neighbors In 'Prudence'

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:06pm

Native American writer David Treuer bases the World War II camp for German prisoners on a real-life one that existed near the village of Bena, Minn., on the Leech Lake Reservation where he grew up.

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