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Deceptive Cadence
8:13 am
Mon July 1, 2013

The Wunder Years: Sloppy Johann

Pablo Helguera

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 10:58 am

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Pablo Helguera is a New York-based artist working with sculpture, drawing, photography and performance. His new book is Helguera's Artunes. You can see more of his work at Artworld Salon and on his own site.

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The Protojournalist
8:13 am
Mon July 1, 2013

3 Ways To Revamp The National Threat Strategy

Originally published on Sun June 30, 2013 4:33 am

"We're undergoing a cultural change in this country, brought on by the communications revolution and the capabilities that we now have, and with the coming of the social media," Bob Schieffer of CBS News said recently at a high-powered forum on PRISM, the National Security Agency's program for monitoring telecommunications traffic in the United States.

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Monkey See
8:12 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Typecasting, Tony Soprano, And The Chicken Dance

NPR

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 9:45 am

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First, this week, you will hear the production skills of our pal Nick Fountain, filling in for Jess Gitner, who for some reason thinks she can go on vacation. (Whatever, Jess Gitner.)

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'It's All Politics': NPR's Weekly News Roundup
8:11 am
Mon July 1, 2013

It's All Politics, June 27, 2013

J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 1:27 pm

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NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin discuss the landmark rulings by the Supreme Court on two same-sex marriage cases and another involving the 1965 Voting Rights Act. All those rulings came by way of narrow 5-to-4 margins. Also: Massachusetts Rep. Ed Markey's (D) special election victory. Markey's 36 years in the U.S. House is the longest anyone has served before being elected to the U.S. Senate.

All Songs Considered
8:11 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Watch The David Lynch-Directed Nine Inch Nails Video

David Lynch.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 2:47 pm

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Monkey See
8:10 am
Mon July 1, 2013

'The Heat' Is Absolutely Revolutionary, For Being Mostly Ordinary

Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock in The Heat.
Gemma La Mana Twentieth Century Fox

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 7:52 am

The date: June 14, 2013. The writer: me, in despair, without a single non-art-house movie with a female lead playing anywhere near me. The piece: "At The Movies, The Women Are Gone."

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Krulwich Wonders...
8:10 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Artist Plays Detective: Can I Reconstruct A Face From A Piece Of Hair?

Vimeo

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 7:18 am

Her techniques aren't super-sophisticated. She's not a leader in the field. She's more or less an amateur. This is what you can do with ordinary genetic engineering tools right now. Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg can find a cigarette lying on the sidewalk on Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn, and working from traces of saliva, by pulling DNA out of those saliva cells and using a bunch of simple algorithms available online, she can make some very educated guesses about what the smoker might look like.

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Alt.Latino
8:09 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Bosnian Rainbows: Carving Out A New Place In Latin Rock

Bosnian Rainbows, left to right: Deantoni Parks, Teri Gender Bender, Nicci Kasper, Omar Rodriguez Lopez. The band's self-titled debut comes out Tuesday.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 6:13 am

To understand why Bosnian Rainbows' music stands out, you have to go back to 2007 in Guadalajara, Mexico. A singer named Teresa Suarez has taken the stage name Teri Gender Bender — adopted as a feminist statement while at the head of a band called Le Butcherettes.

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Movie Reviews
7:50 am
Mon July 1, 2013

'The Heat': Broads In Blue, Kicking Buddy-Cop Behind

Sandra Bullock (left) plays an FBI special agent whose usual composure gets ruffled when she's paired with a Boston cop (Melissa McCarthy) with little patience for procedure.
Gemma La Mana Fox

Originally published on Mon July 22, 2013 8:37 am

In a summer movie season that's been light with women in major roles, a Melissa McCarthy-Sandra Bullock buddy-cop comedy sounds like a welcome change of pace. Add in the fact that this movie is Paul Feig's follow-up to Bridesmaids, and you have something especially interesting.

Well, not to overstate things, but every other comedy this summer had better watch out. Because The Heat? Is on.

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Code Switch
7:50 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Can 'Devious Maids' Really Break Stereotypes About Latinas?

Judy Reyes (from left), Roselyn Sanchez, Ana Ortiz and Dania Ramirez all star in Lifetime's new series about Latina housemaids, Devious Maids.
Lifetime

Originally published on Tue July 2, 2013 7:36 am

On Sunday nights this summer, Lifetime is hoping to draw audiences with a campy, soapy drama from Marc Cherry, the creative mind behind Desperate Housewives. It's called Devious Maids, and it looks nothing like anything else on television because it has five Latina stars. It's an unprecedented lineup for a prime-time drama.

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