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Friday, May 09, 2014

A scene from Chris Teerink’s documentary 'Sol LeWitt,' showing an installation by the Sol LeWitt. A scene from Chris Teerink’s documentary "Sol LeWitt," showing an installation by the Sol LeWitt. (Courtesy of Icarus Films/Icarus Films)

Laurie David talks about her new documentary “Fed Up,” which explores what’s driving America’s obesity epidemic and why cutting the fat from our diets hasn’t led to widespread weight loss. Director Leigh Silverman and star Sutton Foster tell us about the Broadway musical “Violet.” Filmmaker Chris Teerink discusses the conceptual artist Sol LeWitt. This week’s Please Explain looks at polio and why a disease that was once on the verge of eradication is making a comeback.

"Fed Up" Shows That Sugar Makes People Fat and Sick

Added sugar in 80 percent of products sold in grocery stores has led to an epidemic in obesity in America.

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“Violet” on Broadway

The star and director of the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway production of “Violet” talk about the play.


Sol LeWitt's Life and Work

A film about the shy, brilliant conceptual artist.

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Exercise Is Good for Your Brain

A new study shows that the more exercise you do at 25, the healthier your brain tends to be when you reach middle age.

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Please Explain: Polio and Why It's on the Rise

This week, for the first time ever, the World Health Organization declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that undermine the nearly 30-year effort to eradicate disease.

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