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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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Airtalk: Filmweek: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Nymphomaniac: Vol. II, Under the Skin and more
The Takeaway: Movie Date: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ ‘Under the Skin,’ and Special Guest Scarlett Johansson
Studio 360: Where the Ladies at? Superheroes are a Boys’ Club in Hollywood
Monkey See: Captain America On The Potomac
Tell Me More: Anthony Mackie Soars As Captain America’s Falcon
Tell Me More: Anthony Mackie: Marvel Brings Humanity To Its Characters
Monkey See: Pop Culture Happy Hour: ‘Captain America’ And The Pitiless March Of Time
KCRW: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
From the studio that brought you the #1 Super Hero movie of all time, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, comes MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, the global phenomenon that teams Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) with their newest ally, the Falcon (Anthony Mackie), in a must-own, epic blockbuster! Following the battle of New York, Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, is living quietly in Washington, D.C., trying to adjust to modern life. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague is attacked, Steve is caught in a web of intrigue that threatens the entire world. Now Captain America, Black Widow and the Falcon must join forces to overthrow their insidious enemy’s most mysterious and powerful “weapon” yet: The Winter Soldier. Expand your Marvel collection as you relive the ultimate battle for the future of mankind. With compelling characters, both familiar and new, this edge-of-your-seat adventure lets you experience even more pulse-pounding excitement via exclusive bonus features.
The Leonard Lopate Show: The Invention of the Teenager
The Takeaway: Teenage: An Inside Look at The Invention of Youth Culture & Adolescence
Studio 360: 'Teenage,' A Relatively New Invention
Cube Critic: 'Teenage'
NPR’s Monkey See: Tribeca Diary: Documentary Roundup
NPR: Boy Scouts, Bad Girls And The Hitler Youth
The Daily Circuit: Screen Time looks at documentaries
Teenagers didn’t always exist. They were invented. As the cultural landscape around the world was thrown into turmoil during the industrial revolution, and with a chasm erupting between adults and youth, the concept of a new generation took shape. Whether in America, England, or Germany, whether party-crazed Flappers or hip Swing Kids, zealous Nazi Youth or frenzied Sub-Debs, it didn’t matter this was a new idea of how people come of age. They were dubbed Teenagers. A hypnotic rumination on the genesis of youth culture, TEENAGE is a living collage of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and diary entries read by Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw, and others. Set to a shimmering score by Bradford Cox (Deerhunter / Atlas Sound), TEENAGE is a mesmerizing trip into the past and a riveting look at the very idea of “coming-of-age.”
Palo Alto: Stories by James Franco
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NPR: To Be Young, Foolish And Baffled: Coming Of Age In ‘Palo Alto’
The Treatment: Gia Coppola: Palo Alto
Take Two: 'Palo Alto' marks Gia Coppola's directorial debut
The Takeaway: Movie Date: Special Guest Gia Coppola
Shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts) is the class virgin -a popular soccer player and frequent babysitter for her single-dad coach, Mr. B. (James Franco). Teddy (Jack Kilmer) is an introspective artist whose best friend and sidekick Fred (Nat Wolff) is an unpredictable live wire with few filters or boundaries. While April negotiates a dangerous affair with Mr. B., and Teddy performs community service for a DUI - secretly carrying a torch for April, who may or may not share his affection - Fred seduces Emily (Zoe Levin), a promiscuous loner who seeks validation through sexual encounters. One high school party bleeds into another as April and Teddy finally acknowledge their mutual affection, and Fred’s escalating recklessness spirals into chaos.
The Fame Lunches: On Wounded Icons, Money, Sex, the Brontës, and the Importance of Handbags by Daphne Merkin
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NPR: Lip Gloss, Handbags And Margaret Drabble In ‘The Fame Lunches’
A collection of essays by the New Yorker former staff writer and author of Dreaming of Hitler examines celebrity in today’s hyper-connected world to consider the vulnerabilities of the star façade and today’s obsessive culture of sex, money and physical beauty.
Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton
Morning Edition: For ‘Women In Clothes,’ It’s Not What You Wear, It’s Why You Wear It
The Leonard Lopate Show: To Armor, Disguise, or Attract? What We Project When We Get Dressed
This tribute to self expression invites women to think about their personal style, sharing interviews, essays, sketches and photos that explore key aspects of body image and self-esteem.
10:04: A Novel by Ben Lerner
Fresh Air: '10:04': A Strange, Spectacular Novel Connecting Several Plotlines
The Leonard Lopate Show: Grappling with Mortality and the Rising Sea Level in Ben Lerner’s Novel 10:04
Having passed a year marked by unlikely literary success, a potentially fatal medical diagnosis, and a friend’s request to help her conceive a child, a man explores his prospects in a New York that is overwhelmed by frequent superstorms and social unrest.
Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty by Vikram Chandra
NPR: Two New Books Provide A Double Dose Of ‘Sublime’ Geekery
A man who is both a computer programmer and a published fiction author searches for the connections between the worlds of art and technology, by exploring the similarities between coding and creative writing.
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
Weekend Edition: 'What If' There Were An Entire Book Devoted To Absurd Hypotheticals?
The creator of the popular webcomic “xkcd” presents his heavily researched answers to his fans’ oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?”
The Children Act by Ian Mcewan
All Things Considered: Legal Dilemmas Become Human Drama In Ian McEwan’s Latest
Weekend Edition: A Judge Makes Critical Decisions In ‘Children Act’
A highly respected London judge hides her decision to separate from a husband who wants an open marriage, a loss that challenges her beliefs throughout a case involving parents whose faith forbids a life-saving transfusion for their son.
Working On My Novel by Cory Arcangel
All Things Considered: So, Are You Working On Your Novel? Or Tweeting About Your Novel?
"Working on my novel" is a common phrase on Twitter employed by people who may — or may not — in fact be working on a novel. Artist and computer programmer Cory Arcangel noticed these tweets and collected them into a book about the creative process in a distracted world.
Gabriel: A Poem by Edward Hirsch
Morning Edition: A Poet On Losing His Son: ‘Before You Heal, You Have To Mourn’
This poignant volume was inspired by the author’s son’s tragic early death. It reflects on the young man’s boisterous youth, his rebellious early adulthood and the author’s experience of grief.
Horton and the Kwuggerbug and more Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss
Morning Edition: Horton Meets A … Who? Introducing The Kwuggerbug, From Seuss’ ‘Lost Stories’
Unseen for nearly six decades, a follow-up to The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories is comprised of four rare Dr. Seuss tales that feature such characters as Horton the elephant, Marco and a grinch.
I Am China: A Novel by Xiaolu Guo
NPR: 'I Am China' Asks: How Far Should An Artist Go?
A London publisher translates a correspondence between two young lovers, including a Beijing singer from a loving family and a famous punk rocker who weaves his subversive political views into his music. By the award-winning author of Village of Stone.
Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking) by Christian Rudder
All Things Considered: Online Dating Stats Reveal A ‘Dataclysm’ Of Telling Trends
On Point: Psst! Your Data’s Showing
Access Utah: "Dataclysm" And The Ethics Of Clicking On Access Utah
A provocative look at what our online lives reveal about who we really are — and how this deluge of data will transform the science of human behavior. Big Data is used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell us things we don’t need. In Dataclysm, Christian Rudder puts this flood of information to an entirely different use: understanding human nature.
The Moor’s Account: A Novel by Laila Lalami
All Things Considered: Fact Meets Fiction In Tale Of A Slave, Explorer And Survivor
A tale inspired by the experiences of the New World’s first explorer of African descent describes how Moroccan slave Estebanico barely survives his early 16th-century expedition traveling to the Gulf Coast and beyond.