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Rocks Versus The Rock In 'San Andreas'

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:03pm

Gorgeous people flee peril in the dopey disaster flick San Andreas, but perhaps Dwayne Johnson can bring some ... um, gravitas? Maybe?

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'Gemma Bovery': Retelling A Classic With A Light Touch

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:03pm

Based on a graphic novel, this updating of Madame Bovary almost manages to maintain its feather-light touch in spite of the heavy source material.

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Self-Improvement Gets Romantic In 'Results'

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:03pm

The delightful romantic comedy Results, from mumblecore director Andrew Bujalski, has sympathy for the earnest aspirations of its gym-dwelling characters.

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'Aloha' Brings A Muddled Romance To Hawaii

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:03pm

Cameron Crowe's Sappy Period continues with this imperfect but compelling film starring Bradley Cooper as a military contractor colliding with old and new loves.

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Why A Journalist Scammed The Media Into Spreading Bad Chocolate Science

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:57pm

A lot of bad nutrition science makes headlines. To teach his news colleagues a lesson, a science journalist conducted a flawed study, sent out press releases and watched who bit. Did he go too far?

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#TBT: Adorable Spelling Children Take Aim At Democrats

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:48pm

It's time for the National Spelling Bee finals, the perfect opportunity to look back at last year's series of spelling-bee-themed political ads.

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FCC Proposes Expansion Of Lifeline Program To Include Internet

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:47pm

The government currently subsidizes phone service for low-income Americans, and now the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing to extend that benefit to Internet service.

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What Are $26 Million In American Express Rewards Points Worth?

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:47pm

While he was a FIFA executive, Chuck Blazer charged $26 million in business expenses to a personal American Express card. Brian Kelly of thepointsguy.com explains the value of those rewards points.

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Review: 'Monterey,' The Milk Carton Kids

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:47pm

With their new album, Monterey, The Milk Carton Kids are hoping to be a part of your summer driving songs.

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Through Making House Calls, Doctor Sees 'Underbelly Of Medicine'

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:47pm

NPR's Robert Siegel joins Dr. Ernest Brown, a primary care physician who only practices by house call, as he makes his rounds in Washington, D.C. He says it's a mistake to put a price tag on medicine.

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Smart Phones Are So Smart They Can Now Test Your Vision

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:35pm

In a new study, an easy-to-use app did just as good a job as the fancy machines in an eye doctor's office. That's a boon for people in low-income countries — and really for anyone with vision issues.

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Viewing Octopus Choreography In Captivity

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:24pm

Anthropologist Barbara J. King spends a morning with an octopus in an effort to find out how to make life better for sentient, smart creatures on public view.

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David Oyelowo On Acting, His Royal Roots And The One Role He Won't Take

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 1:33pm

The British-born Nigerian actor talks about playing an American veteran in Nightingale, the reasons he stays in character for weeks at a time and his aversion to playing "the black best friend."

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Latitudes: The Music You Must Hear In May

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 1:01pm

From a jazz-infused Spanish fandango to Afghan hip-hop and hot swing from London (by way of the Lower East Side), this month's roundup is full of surprising juxtapositions.

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Summer TV Preview From NPR's Eric Deggans

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:52pm

It used to be that summer was a time for reruns on television, but networks are now taking summer television seriously.

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A 'DREAMer' Goes To College

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:45pm

An Arizona high school senior tells us in her own words how growing up in two cultures helped her prepare for college.

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Pokey LaFarge On World Cafe

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:43pm

Hear LaFarge mix old-time jazz, blues, ragtime and string-band music from the past century.

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Big Decisions Still To Come From U.S. Supreme Court

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:40pm

Same-sex marriage, healthcare reform and the death penalty are a few of the issues the justices will weigh in on in the next few weeks.

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Behind China's Roller Coaster Stock Market

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:33pm

The Shanghai Composite Index tumbled more than 6 percent today, after hitting a historic high earlier this week.

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How Bits Of Pink Chewing Gum In A Pouch Changed Baseball

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:20pm

The story of Big League Chew starts in a bullpen, where two pitchers didn't like players' habit of chewing tobacco.

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