Arts & Life http://apr.org en Snubs And Successes: 6 Lessons Learned From This Year's Emmy Nominations http://apr.org/post/snubs-and-successes-6-lessons-learned-years-emmy-nominations There are things you could quibble about in the array of nominations announced today for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.<p>No best drama series nomination for CBS' <em>The Good Wife</em>, though several stars got acting nods. No acting nomination for <em>Orphan Black</em> star Tatiana Maslany, though she plays about eight different roles on BBC America's clone-focused adventure drama. No best variety show nod for John Oliver's increasingly stellar <em>Last Week Tonight</em> on HBO. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:03:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 55547 at http://apr.org Snubs And Successes: 6 Lessons Learned From This Year's Emmy Nominations Clerical Error Puts Church On New York's 'George Carlin Way' http://apr.org/post/clerical-error-puts-church-new-yorks-george-carlin-way The <a href="http://www.corpus-christi-nyc.org/">Corpus Christi Church</a> in Manhattan, where iconoclastic comedian George Carlin once attended school and later ridiculed in some of his monologues, has a new street address: George Carlin Way.<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/10/nyregion/an-error-puts-a-church-on-george-carlin-way.html"><em>The New York Times</em></a> calls what's being described as a clerical error "an irony of Carlinesque proportions." The church fought a street named after the comedian since the idea was proposed three years ago.<p>Even so, city officials say the m Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:03:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 55544 at http://apr.org 'Apes' For A New Age, With Little Use For Us http://apr.org/post/apes-new-age-little-use-us It's the end of the world as we know it, and the apes feel fine. As for humanity? Not so much, but <em>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</em> doesn't care so much about their feelings. This dawn is well past mankind's twilight.<p>The excellent 2011 reboot of the <em>Planet of the Apes</em> series ended with a map hinting at the worldwide spread of a man-made contagion. The retrovirus used to make lab apes smart in that film was, it turned out, deadly to humans. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:50:28 +0000 Ian Buckwalter 55541 at http://apr.org 'Apes' For A New Age, With Little Use For Us In Stories Of Muslim Identity, Playwright Explores Fault Lines Of Faith http://apr.org/post/stories-muslim-identity-playwright-explores-fault-lines-faith Ayad Akhtar is a novelist, actor and screenwriter. And when his first play, <em>Disgraced,</em> won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2013, he also became one of the most talked about new voices in American theater.<p>Long before this buzz, though, Akhtar grew up in a Muslim family with roots in Pakistan. He mines this background to bring the inner lives and conflicts of Muslim Americans to the stage. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:43:00 +0000 editor 55538 at http://apr.org In Stories Of Muslim Identity, Playwright Explores Fault Lines Of Faith 'Land Ho!' Takes An Agreeable Stroll Through Familiar And Unfamiliar Terrain http://apr.org/post/land-ho-takes-agreeable-stroll-through-familiar-and-unfamiliar-terrain In a more market-driven neighborhood of the movie business, Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz's comedy about two retired gents let loose on Iceland would surely be released under the title <em>Geezers Do Geysers</em>. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 Ella Taylor 55537 at http://apr.org 'Land Ho!' Takes An Agreeable Stroll Through Familiar And Unfamiliar Terrain A 'Closed Curtain' Conceals A Director's Real Confinement http://apr.org/post/closed-curtain-conceals-directors-real-confinement Banned Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi could hardly have found a more engaging surrogate than the four-legged co-star of <em>Closed Curtain</em>, the second movie Panahi has directed since he was officially forbidden from doing so. Making his entrance by hopping from the duffel bag that's hidden him, the dog called Boy embodies Iranian outcasts at their friskiest.<p>Bushy-tailed Boy, it seems, is the reason the principal human character, played by co-director Kamboziya Partovi, has traveled to this resort home on the Caspian Sea. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Mark Jenkins 55539 at http://apr.org A 'Closed Curtain' Conceals A Director's Real Confinement 'Empty Hours' Pass, But Little Is Said http://apr.org/post/empty-hours-pass-little-said There's a beautifully revealed detail early in Aarón Fernández's <em>The Empty Hours</em>. It comes soon after the film's protagonist, 17-year-old Sebastián (Kristyan Ferrer), arrives in Veracruz, Mexico, to look after his uncle Gerry's motel for a few weeks. Gerry (Fermín Martínez), who has to leave town for a series of medical tests, gives Sebastián a tour of the premises, shows him where he keeps the cleaning supplies, takes him into one of the rooms, and explains an essential part of the cleaning process: There must always be a box of paper tissues next to the bed. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Tomas Hachard 55540 at http://apr.org 'Empty Hours' Pass, But Little Is Said Eileen Ford, Creator Of The Supermodel, Dies At 92 http://apr.org/post/eileen-ford-creator-supermodel-dies-92 Eileen Ford, who is credited with inventing the modern modeling business and in the process launching the careers of supermodels such as Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley and Naomi Campbell, has died at 92.<p>A spokeswoman who handles public relations for Ford Models confirmed Wednesday's death, which follows a fall Ford took last week at her New York apartment.<p><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-10/eileen-ford-agent-who-promoted-world-s-supermodels-dies-at-92.html">Bloomberg says</a>: "For more than six decades, Ford represented the world's most prominent models and raised the pr Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:15:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 55518 at http://apr.org Eileen Ford, Creator Of The Supermodel, Dies At 92 Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age http://apr.org/post/filmed-over-12-years-boyhood-follows-kids-coming-age Usually when characters age in movies, they're covered with makeup and outfitted with prosthetics — or directors use different actors as the characters grow older. But in the new film <em>Boyhood</em>, none of that is necessary.<p>The film takes place over the course of 12 years, and it was shot over the course of 12 years. So we watch the actors getting older for real, which gives their characters a sense of authenticity.<p>At the beginning of the movie, the main character, Mason, is 6 years old. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:03:00 +0000 editor 55519 at http://apr.org Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age 10 Years Later, Mystery Heroine 'Maisie Dobbs' Gains New Life http://apr.org/post/10-years-later-mystery-heroine-maisie-dobbs-gains-new-life If you asked mystery fans to name the most important novel of the past decade, most would say <em>The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo</em> — and they'd be right. In fact, Stieg Larsson's complete Millennium series, flanked by hordes of Nordic noirs by the likes of Henning Mankell, Camilla Lackberg and Jo Nesbo, have overrun the ranks of hard-boiled detective fiction, imbuing it with their distinctive strain of brittle dialogue and chill fatalism. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:02:00 +0000 Maureen Corrigan 55520 at http://apr.org 10 Years Later, Mystery Heroine 'Maisie Dobbs' Gains New Life HBO And 'Game Of Thrones' Haul In The Most Emmy Nominations http://apr.org/post/hbo-and-game-thrones-haul-most-emmy-nominations Cable network HBO has received 99 nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards, running its streak as the network with the most Emmy nods to 14 years. HBO's <em>Game of Thrones</em> got 19 nominations, one ahead of the FX miniseries <em>Fargo</em>.<p>NPR's Neda Ulaby reports for our Newscast unit:<p><blockquote><p>"HBO also got nominated for its movie <em>The Normal Heart</em>, for its drama <em>True Detective</em> and, in a surprise, for its comedy <em>Silicon Valley</em>.<p>"Other winners included Netflix, with 31 nominations. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 55500 at http://apr.org HBO And 'Game Of Thrones' Haul In The Most Emmy Nominations Hagel visits Alabama, Mobile students learn online, and the runoff election is Tuesday http://apr.org/post/hagel-visits-alabama-mobile-students-learn-online-and-runoff-election-tuesday <p> 7am Newscast</p><p>Thursday July 10, 2014</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:52:16 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 55498 at http://apr.org Hagel visits Alabama, Mobile students learn online, and the runoff election is Tuesday Reverse The Irreversible http://apr.org/post/reverse-irreversible Get ready to roll and rock: in this game, switch the order of paired words that always appear in a certain sequence. We give you the second part; you give us the first: the bees and the...?<p><em>Heard in <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/330185780/live-puzzle-repeat" target="_blank">Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000 editor 55496 at http://apr.org The Body Eclectic http://apr.org/post/body-eclectic Make no bones about it, this final round is body-licious! The answer to every clue contains the name of a body part. Who will prove themselves head and shoulders above the rest?<p><em>Heard in <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/330185780/live-puzzle-repeat" target="_blank">Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Body+Eclectic&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODE5MTc5MDEyNjM1ODIwODJiZWQyZA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000 editor 55495 at http://apr.org The Soundgarden Of Music http://apr.org/post/soundgarden-music We mashed up popular musicians with the names of Broadway shows to create a can't-miss theatre lineup. Look out for the show about a rap artist who meets a girl named Maria: <em><em>Kanye West Side Story</em>.</em><p><em>Heard in <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/330185780/live-puzzle-repeat" target="_blank">Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:59:38 +0000 editor 55489 at http://apr.org