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Friday, June 06, 2008

Werner Herzog talks about his new film about the miracles of nature in Antarctica. Also: Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov on the early life of Genghis Khan. Find out about Evelyn Nesbit, a model and celebrity in the early 1900s who got caught up in a lurid murder scandal. States of the Union is all about Utah. And on Please Explain: what your stuff reveals about who you are!


Sergei Bodrov and Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog In Antarctica

Werner Herzog traveled to Antarctica for his new film about the miraculous mysteries of nature, "Encounters at the End of the World." It opens June 11 at Film Forum.

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The Early Life of Genghis Khan

Acclaimed Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov’s Academy Award-winning film, "Mongol," is based on the early life of Genghis Khan. It opens June 6 at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the Landmark Sunshine Cinema.

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America’s First Supermodel

Evelyn Nesbit was America’s first modern celebrity, sex goddess, and supermodel. Paula Uruburu’s new book about Evelyn Nesbit in the early 1900s New York, and the lurid role she played in architect Stanford White's murder, is American Eve.

Event: Paula Uruburu will be speaking and signing books
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States of the Union: Utah

Find out how the Beehive State became a reliably Republican state in national elections, why the state is grappling with a spike in its HIV infection rate, and the role of the Mormon church in Utah’s politics. Paul Rolly is a political columnist for the Salt ...


Please Explain: Snoopology

What can you find out about a friend, a colleague, a lover, or yourself by inspecting everyday objects? Snoopology is the study of what the stuff we own reveals about our psychological truths. Sam Gosling is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and author of ...

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