Kristen Meinzer

Kristen Meinzer appears in the following:

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,' 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,' 'Annie,' 'The Interview'

Monday, December 22, 2014

Two sequels, one remake, and a film you may never see. It's a bizarre and exciting Movie Date podcast!
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You Can't See 'The Interview.' But We Did.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Now that Sony has pulled "The Interview" from theatres, you can't see it. But The Takeaway's own culture producer and Movie Date co-host Kristen Meinzer has.

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Actor Oscar Nuñez Believes The Future Is Bright for Cuba

Thursday, December 18, 2014

For Nuñez, this historic policy shift is deeply personal. He was born in Cuba, brought up in the United States, and his parents even went to school with Fidel Castro.

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Cuba, The U.S. & The Poetry of Reconciliation

Thursday, December 18, 2014

To Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco, the restoration of U.S.-Cuba relations is like the reunion of two twins who've been separated. He reflects on what this moment means to him.


Sony Hackers Threaten '9/11-Like' Attack Over Franco-Rogen Flick

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

This week, hackers promised "a bitter fate" to those who attend screenings of "The Interview," which North Korea has called "an act of war." Will Sony pull the film from distribution?

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The Worst New Words of 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Every year, new words take off and old ones die. Some are preposterous. Some actually make sense. We walk through some of the big ones of 2014 with the Jargonator's Ben Schott.

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Torture & The Law: Justifying the Unjustifiable

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

We already have the legal framework for preventing torture, but it hasn't worked. We explore what new policies should be put in place, and the ways existing policies can be enforced.

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AFI Cranks it Up to 11 with Their List of Best Pictures of the Year

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Instead of offering a top 10 list of best pictures, as they've done every year, the American Film Institute compiled a top 11 list for 2014. Here's why.

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U.S. Bogged Down With Too Many Cranberries

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The holiday season is the golden hour for cranberries. But this year there are a few too many berries for Americans to consume.

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Making Money Off Music in the Digital Age

Monday, December 08, 2014

The provocative musician and songwriter explains how she's tried to remain malleable and employed in the age of digital music sharing. 

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Dominique Ansel Eats A Cronut Every Day

Monday, December 08, 2014

It's not just because he can. The pastry's creator explains why, and tells us what he thinks of his many imitators. Plus, the best way to eat a cronut and food portmanteau trivia!

The Takeaway Weekender: Christmas Trees, Internet Phenomena, and Jargon

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!


'Wild,' 'Life Partners,' 'She's Beautiful When She's Angry,' Movie Therapy, and Listener Mail

Friday, December 05, 2014

In a Movie Date first, Rafer and Kristen review three films starring and co-starring women. 
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Round Table: Race & Criminal Justice

Friday, December 05, 2014

The decision not to indict in New York and Ferguson, and the shooting of Tamir Rice in Cleveland, has left the nation grappling with race and criminal justice. 

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Mapping the Way to a More Equal World

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Inequality isn't just about money. It's also about information. The lack of reliable data about developing countries makes things like development work and disaster relief much harder.

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How to Hate Watch 'Peter Pan Live'

Thursday, December 04, 2014

After the ratings success of "Sound of Music Live," NBC is back with Peter Pan. Featuring flying actors and new songs, there's the potential for a little more disaster this year. 

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Solving the Elusive Problem of Income Inequality

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Nobel winner Robert Shiller suggests that the U.S. adopt an income inequality index, which would raise taxes on the rich anytime the gap between rich and poor becomes too vast.

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Hollywood Zooms In on Income Inequality

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Whether it's "The Hunger Games" or the new indie film "Snowpiercer,” divisions between a powerful ruling class and society's poorest continue to dominate Hollywood dialogue.

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A One Percenter Prepares for the Pitchforks

Monday, December 01, 2014

Nick Hanauer is an unapologetic capitalist, and he says it's the responsibility of others like him to restore a middle class before the vitriol comes his way.

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The Sporkful's Tips for Eating Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dan Pashman, host of WNYC's Sporkful podcast, shares his best tips on how to eat your Thanksgiving dinner.