Arts & Life

Arts & Life
9:04 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Jazz Lives At Duke Ellington's Resting Place

Members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play an Exquisite Corpse at Woodlawn Cemetery as part of Make Music New York on June 21, 2015.
Polina Yamshchikov NPR

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 8:56 am

Each June 21, the one-day Make Music New York festival (MMNY) celebrates not just sound but community. It's a summer solstice gathering of the tribes for music makers and music lovers alike, with more than 1200 outdoor concerts across the five boroughs running from morning till night.

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Arts & Life
9:04 am
Thu July 2, 2015

The Villalobos Brothers Match Music With Frida Kahlo

The Villalobos Brothers, with their combination of traditional Mexican music and lyrics inspired by modern themes, are accompanying a Frida Kahlo exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden.
Candiani & Chillopa Fotografia

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 11:15 am

Frida Kahlo became known for works that are bold, colorful, rebellious and emotive. What music might best complement her paintings? The Villalobos Brothers, a trio of singer-violinists from Veracruz, Mexico, now based in Manhattan, were asked to help answer that question.

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Movie Reviews
5:00 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

'Magic Mike XXL' And 'Terminator Genisys' Bring The Testosterone

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 5:22 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Dinosaurs have been rampaging through movie theaters for weeks. And now, just in time for Independence Day, they are joined by robots and male strippers. Critic Bob Mondello says let the block busting go on.

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Monkey See
4:12 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

It's Like It Never Happened: A 'Terminator' Dossier

Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator.
Orion The Kobal Collection

In 1984, a $6.4 million sci-fi chase flick by a skinny 29-year-old whose prior feature directing credit was a T&A horror flick called Piranha II: The Spawning became a surprise hit, launching the career of future King of the World and depths-plumbing oceanographer James Cameron. He'd sold his screenplay and his rights to The Terminator to his future ex-wife, producer Gale Anne Hurd, for $1 and the promise that he would direct the movie.

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Ask Me Another
3:40 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

I Want My Puzzle Back

Even if you've never set foot in a Chili's, you know their classic jingle. In this game, contestants are given clues to three-syllable things that rhyme with "back." Could you go for some Kraft microwavable elbow-shaped noodles in cheese sauce? "I want my Easy Mac, Easy Mac, Easy Mac."

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3:40 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Celebrity Foods

In this punny round, contestants are described famous people who have food as part or all of their last names. For example: "Wesley Crusher had to leave when the Enterprise went gluten-free and no one would stand by this actor." Answer: Wil Wheaton.

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3:40 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Don't Be So Literal

We describe film titles literally, like the 1999 film Richard III, Louis XIV and Tutankhamen, aka Three Kings.

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3:40 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Your Answer Is Some Kind Of Land

Jonathan Coulton revisits the John Mayer song "Your Body is a Wonderland" to be about other things that end in "-land."

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3:40 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Drive My Car

"For sale: classic Delorean with pre-installed Flux Capacitor. Can go from 0 to 88 mph in a flash. Runs on garbage. Perfect for time travel." See if you can identify the fictional rides for sale in this game.

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3:40 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Results May Vary

Actor Kevin Corrigan
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Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 4:04 pm

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Ask Me Another
3:40 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Water World

In this final round, questions are about words or phrases that include the word "water." You might talk about the answers while standing around the device for dispensing refrigerated liquid, usually in an office.

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Monkey See
1:35 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

The Happiest Strippers In Film History Dance Through 'Magic Mike XXL'

Stephen "Twitch" Boss, Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash, Joe Mangianello, Channing Tatum, and Adam Rodriguez.
Claudette Barius Warner Bros.

Pinpointing the most important conversation in Magic Mike XXL is, admittedly, a little like pinpointing the most important zoological computer model in Jurassic World, but let's do it anyway.

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Television
12:18 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

From SCOTUS To The Confederate Flag, Cable Comedians Keep Tabs On The News

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 12:31 pm

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Movie Interviews
12:18 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

'Dope' Director On Geekdom, The N-Word And Confronting Racism With Comedy

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Book Reviews
8:32 am
Wed July 1, 2015

For This Nostalgia Trip, 'We Don't Need Roads'

Christopher Lloyd, and Michael J. Fox pose next to the iconic time-traveling DeLorean in the Back to the Future series
Amblin Entertainment/Universal Pictures/The Kobal Collection

There's no question the Back to the Future trilogy has entrenched itself in the collective pop-culture imagination for even longer than Reagan could have imagined when he adopted the movie's catchphrase about not needing roads to appeal to The Youth. It's been a video game (twice), a theme park ride three times over, and it's common knowledge even for a generation who wasn't born until after the third installment was released.

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