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Solondz's 'Wiener-Dog': A Cute Pooch Sets Out On A Picaresque Tour Of Human Pathos

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:00pm

Director Todd Solondz follows an adorable dachshund as it passes from one blisteringly lonely suburbanite to another. The result is a film that manages to be deeply pessimistic but never cynical.

Shark, Weak: 'The Shallows' Strands Blake Lively At Sea

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:00pm

A shark traps a medical student just 90 seconds from shore in this mediocre, water-logged thriller.

This Startup Wants You To Have Your Disposable Spoon And Eat It, Too

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 3:39pm

An Indian startup sells edible spoons that taste just like crackers, made out of millet, rice and wheat. The company's founder says it's a fun way to encourage people to reduce their plastic waste.

Goth Girl Gangs And Synth Pop: Japanese Breakfast Shares A New Video

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 3:38pm

Japanese Breakfast, a.k.a. Michelle Zauner, crafts a creepy video to match the drama of her music.

TSA PreCheck Applications Soar Amid Long Lines At Airports

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:35pm

They don't take off their shoes, they don't take out their laptops and their numbers are growing every day. Some 16,000 people per day are applying for the government's airport pre-screening program.

Republican Executives Among Business Leaders Endorsing Clinton

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:14pm

Clinton's campaign is trying prove that business leaders favor her over businessman Donald Trump, including some Republicans.

How Native American Tribes Saved A Giant, Ancient Squash From Oblivion

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 1:55pm

Native Americans in the Great Lakes region have cultivated the giant squash for centuries. Now tribes are sharing the seeds with each other and with small farmers to bring the plant back.

FARC Rebels, Colombian Government Sign Cease-Fire Deal

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 1:47pm

Colombia's government and its largest guerrilla fighting group celebrated a bilateral agreement that will eventually disarm 7,000 rebels. It's the result of years of peace talks held in Havana, Cuba.

Handguns In America And The Rise Of The 'Concealed-Carry Lifestyle'

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 1:35pm

"Something really profound has changed in the way that we use guns," journalist Evan Osnos says. He estimates that 13 million people are licensed to carry a concealed gun in America.

First Listen: Mark Barrott, 'Sketches From An Island 2'

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 1:35pm

Barrott's Balearic music, rooted in the sounds of his adopted home on Ibiza, exudes no fuss even as it distills an entire planet of sound into a local spirit.

Sara Watkins, "Tenderhearted"

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 1:29pm

Sara Watkins, "Tenderhearted"

Sara Watkins, "Invisible"

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 1:29pm

Sara Watkins, "Invisible"

Sara Watkins, "The Truth Won't Set Us Free"

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 1:28pm

Sara Watkins, "The Truth Won't Set Us Free"

Sara Watkins, "Without A Word"

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 1:28pm

Sara Watkins, "Without A Word"

Sara Watkins, "Say So"

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 1:27pm

Sara Watkins, "Say So"

Sara Watkins, "Like New Year's Day"

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 1:27pm

Sara Watkins, "Like New Year's Day"

Sara Watkins, "Move Me"

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 1:27pm

Sara Watkins, "Move Me"

Sara Watkins, "One Last Time"

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 1:27pm

Sara Watkins, "One Last Time"

Sara Watkins, "The Love That Got Away"

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 1:26pm

Sara Watkins, "The Love That Got Away"

A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 12:33pm

In mice, monkeys and people, exercise releases a protein called cathepsin B. And as blood and brain levels of this protein rise, memory gets better. But the protein has a dark side, too.

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