Arts

Science
1:55 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Field Trip! Can You Stomach It?

Philadelphia's MΓΌtter Museum has a lot of heart, and other organs too. Items in this collection of medical specimens include a gangrenous hand, a wallet made of human flesh, and a colon the size of a medium suitcase. And that's just the stuff on display, imagine what's in the basement.

The Salt
1:38 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Artist Protests Death Penalty By Painting Prisoners' Final Meals

Louisiana, 7 January 2010: Fried sac-a-lait fish, topped with crawfish etouffee, a peanut butter and apple jelly sandwich and chocolate chip cookies.
Brian Forrest Julie Green

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 3:22 pm

Chefs (and the rest of us) often fantasize about what to pick for our last meal on Earth. But the answers we come up with are often extravagant and largely theoretical.

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Movie Reviews
1:29 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Pixar's Fast And 'Brave' Female Comedy: 'Delightful'

In Brave, Merida goes in search of a spell to get back at her mother, who wants to force her to marry a suitor.
Disney/Pixar

First, I hate the title, and not because it's an adjective. Notorious, Ravenous, Rabid: great titles. Brave? Generic. And with the poster of a girl with flame-red curls pulling back a bow, it looks like yet another female-warrior saga, another you-go-girl action picture suggesting the biggest injustice to women over the last millennium has been the suppression of their essential warlike natures.

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Television
11:13 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Louis C.K. On Comedy, Love, Life And Loss

Louis C.K. has written for The Late Show with David Letterman, The Chris Rock Show and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
FX

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 1:29 pm

This interview was originally broadcast on December 13, 2011. The third season of Louis C.K.'s show Louie starts Thursday, June 28 on the FX network. Season 2 just came out on DVD.

In the FX TV series Louie, comic Louis C.K. plays a divorced father of two struggling to balance his comedy career with being a single dad. The show, which has just been picked up for a third season, is often based on events that have happened to C.K. in his own life.

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Movies
10:58 am
Fri June 22, 2012

For One Man, She Had To Be Pretty And Asian

For a California man named Steven, a perfect woman had to be pretty, submissive β€” and Asian. In the documentary Seeking Asian Female, filmmaker Debbie Lum followed Steven as he sought out, found, and brought over Sandy, a 30-year-old woman from China, on a fiancee visa. Then reality hit. Lum talks about her film with host Michel Martin.

TED Radio Hour
9:55 am
Fri June 22, 2012

How Can Fourth-Graders Solve World Problems?

Educator John Hunter says being a teacher is like reaching through time. "You're making an effect right here, in this room today you're not even aware of, and yet decades later β€” maybe even generations later, the effect can become apparent."
James Duncan Davidson TED

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TED Radio Hour
9:55 am
Fri June 22, 2012

How Can Videos "Flip The Classroom"?

"In order for the teachers to get you through the next hurdle, they have to make it more memorization based. And so what we say is no, let's just to do the opposite." β€” Salman Khan
James Duncan Davidson TED

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TED Radio Hour
9:55 am
Fri June 22, 2012

How Do Schools Suffocate Creativity?

"There's a terrible tendency to confuse raising standards with standardizing." β€” Sir Ken Robinson
Robert Leslie TED

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Building A Better Classroom. Watch Sir Ken Robinson's full Talks β€” Schools Kill Creativity and Bring On The Learning Revolution -- on TED.com

About Sir Ken Robinson's Talks

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Monkey See
8:47 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Silverdocs Catch-Up: Poets, Politics, And George Plimpton As Himself

George Plimpton plays with the Detroit Lions in Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself.
Silverdocs

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Movie Interviews
3:00 am
Fri June 22, 2012

A Timeless Story Takes A 'Brave' Female Twist

Brave's Princess Merida, like any teenager, clashes with her mother, Queen Elinor.
Disney Pixar

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 7:17 am

After movies starring the likes of Buzz Lightyear, a little robot named Wall-E, a fish called Nemo and a car named Lightning McQueen, Pixar is releasing its first film with a female lead.

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