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The Takeaway

Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, May 01, 2015

Every Friday, The Movie Date Podcast team drops by to review the new films hitting the box office. This week they discuss the new "Avengers" film and the drama-comedy "Welcome to Me."

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Love Letters, Murder and Lies, and Making it in Music

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Takeaway looks at artist Frida Kahol's love letters, a new film about murder and lies, and musician Amy Speace drops by.

The Takeaway

Kristen Stewart on Growing Up and Growing Strong in Hollywood

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

"Twilight" made Kristen Stewart a megastar. And tougher indie projects like "The Clouds of Sils Maria" are making sure her star will continue to rise. 

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Living Cancer

The Cancer Show: Part 2

Friday, April 03, 2015

Stories of cancer, as told by Hollywood, advertisers, and you and me.

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On The Media

The Cancer Show: Part 2

Friday, April 03, 2015

Stories of cancer: as told by Hollywood, Washington, and you and me. 

The Takeaway

Hollywood's Competition: China's Booming Film Industry

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The film industry is booming in China. In February, China's domestic box office revenue surpassed that of the U.S. for the first time. 

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The Takeaway

The 2015 Oscars: Who Will Win & Who Should Win

Friday, February 20, 2015

All this week, in the lead up to the Oscars, we've been looking at the films nominated for Best Picture. Today, we talk predictions with our Movie Date Podcast team. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Musical Theater About Adult Film

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The San Fernando Valley is known as "the other Hollywood," the world capital of porn. It's the unlikely inspiration for the new musical "Pretty Filthy."

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: A Movie Date Special

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Three of this year's Oscar-nominated directors drop by for some exclusive interviews. 

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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.

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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

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

Guns, War & Hollywood: Why 'American Sniper' is a Box Office Hit

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The new Clint Eastwood film, “American Sniper” has surpassed all box office expectations. How does its success speak to the state of America today?

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The Takeaway

2015 Oscars: The Nods, Surprises & Snubs

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Academy announced their nominations for the 2015 Oscars today. Kirsten Meinzer, co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, walks us through the nods, the surprises, and the snubs.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Celebrity Christmas Special

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays from The Takeaway! Today, we're bringing you a Christmas Day Special—an hour packed with interviews featuring some of our favorite celebrities.

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Today's Takeaways: Ending Homelessness, Hollywood's Racial Bias, and Lucky Numbers

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Takeaway explores ways to fight homelessness, we examine the racial bias in Ridley Scott's new film, and we find out why sequential dates—like 12/13/14—have special meaning.

LIES

Natalie Morales Had Voice Surgery to Sound Younger

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The actress from Parks & Rec, White Collar, Girls, and more talks about acting to pay for school, and why she takes comedy very seriously. 

Slate Culture Gabfest

Culture Gabfest Extra: Pasadena, Here We Come

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Three Culturefesters drive around Los Angeles toward a secret destination used in an '80s summer blockbuster

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Changing America, a Brewing Revolution, and Fighting Rape Culture

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Takeaway looks at President Obama's action on immigration, a look at the violent protests in Mexico, and the allegations of sexual assault facing comedian Bill Cosby. 

The Takeaway

A Heartfelt Goodbye to The Genius of Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols was a legendary artist who was always learning. Known for films like "The Graduate," "Catch-22," and "The Birdcage," Nichols died yesterday at the age of 83.

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