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Jim Jarmusch: Walking The Tightrope

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The filmmaker and musician discusses walking the line between narrative and abstraction, his live scores for Man Ray's silent films, and previews his upcoming opera on Nikola Tesla.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

In Israel, A Husband and Rabbis Decide Divorce

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce; only Orthodox rabbis can legalize a marriage or its dissolution, which is only possible with the husband’s full consent. 

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Studio 360

Mesmerizing Films of Commuters Frozen in Time

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Photographer Adam Magyar transforms stressful subway commuting into beautiful art with his extreme slow-motion films.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

David Duchovny's First Novel, Dissecting the Teenage Brain

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The science of the adolescent brain. David Duchovny's first novel. A new film about divorce in Israel. The Gurus of How-To advise on common issues with freezing weather . 

The Takeaway

Report Claims Right-Wing Films Break the Box Office

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

According to conservative watchdog group Movieguide, conservative films made three times as much money as liberal ones last year: $71.49 million per movie versus $22.48 million per film.

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The Takeaway

Retired Army Pilot Urges Hollywood To Portray Veterans Fairly

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A group called "Got Your 6" plans to certify the films that meet their criteria. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Medicine's Struggle, Veterans on Film, and The Curse of Beauty

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the struggle to provide end-of-life care, we explore how veterans are portrayed in Hollywood, and we discuss the unfortunate importance of beauty.

Spinning on Air

Alexandre Desplat Discusses His Two 2015 Oscar-Nominated Scores

Sunday, February 08, 2015

French composer Alexandre Desplat joins David Garland to present his two Oscar contenders in this year's Best Score category, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Imitation Game.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

33 Years Overdue, A Comic Drama of Marriage Ignored By the Media

Friday, February 06, 2015

Kathleen Collins' 1982 comic drama, “Losing Ground” explores the marriage of a black philosophy professor and her artist husband at a moment of crisis, and liberation.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Breaking In, Losing Ground, Dissecting Touch

Friday, February 06, 2015

Mark Schapiro on climate change. Director Johanna Hamilton's documentary about COINTELPRO, “1971.” The restoration of "Losing Ground."Please Explain is all about Touch!

The Leonard Lopate Show

Before Snowden, There Was the Citizens Commission

Friday, February 06, 2015

On March 8, 1971, The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI, broke into a small FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, took every file, and shared them with the American public.

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On The Media

The Scientologists and the Film Critics

Friday, February 06, 2015

With the debut of the new documentary "Going Clear," the Church of Scientology has a host of new targets for its PR campaign: film critics. 

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The Takeaway

Where Cohabiting with Wildlife Is Necessary, and Deadly

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

In one Bangladeshi village, tigers kill about a person a week, but the locals accept it as a part of life. How do we incorporate wildlife into a planet with 7 billion people?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Security, Animal Welfare, and the Fire That Changed Everything

Monday, February 02, 2015

Mattathias Schwartz on the N.S.A.’s metadata program. Stephen Ives's latest film, “The Big Burn.” Elena Gorokhova's new memoir. Experimental agricultural methods that harm livestock.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The 1910 Fire That Burned Through Nearly 3 Million Acres in 36 Hours

Monday, February 02, 2015

 “The Big Burn” is the story of the massive wildfire that swept across the Northern Rockies in the summer of 1910. The fire devoured more than three million acres in 36 hours. 

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The Takeaway

Films to See & Avoid This Weekend

Friday, January 30, 2015

The co-hosts of The Movie Date Podcast, Rafer Guzman, a film critic for Newsday and Kristen Meinzer, culture producer for The Takeaway, review "Black or White" and "Project Almanac."

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The Takeaway

Controversy Swirls Around Oscar-Nominated Film

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"Timbuktu" has been nominated for a best foreign picture Oscar this year, but it's also been accused of making apologies for terrorism.  

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Russian Aggression, Oscar Controversy, and What it Means to Kill

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Takeaway explores the situation in Ukraine, we look at the new foreign film "Timbuktu," and we explore PTSD in U.S. combat veterans.

The Takeaway

Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, January 23, 2015

"Strange Magic," "The Boy Next Door," and "Cake" hit the box office on this chilly weekend. Our Movie Date team lets us in on what's good.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Vaccine Debate, An American Summer Icon, and Losing Language

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Takeaway explores a measles outbreak in California, we celebrate the 58th anniversary of the Frisbee, and we look at what's lost when a language dies.