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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

Sixteen years after collaborating on the Lost Highway soundtrack, David Lynch and Trent Reznor are back together. The always eerie Lynch oversaw the video for Nine Inch Nails' first single in five years, "Came Back Haunted," which was posted early Friday morning.

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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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The Two-Way
7:49 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Reports: Retired General Target Of Leak Investigation

Originally published on Thu June 27, 2013 9:32 pm

Retired four-star Marine Corps Gen. James E. Cartwright is the target of a Justice Department investigation into the leak of information regarding a U.S.-Israeli cyberattack on Iran's nuclear program, according to reports from NBC News and The Washington Post.

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The Two-Way
7:49 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Ireland Slumps Back Into Recession, As Exports Fall

Originally published on Thu June 27, 2013 9:53 pm

Despite hopes of an economic recovery, Ireland has fallen back into a recession, after its gross domestic product was found to have contracted for the third quarter in a row. The country's consumer spending fell prodigiously early this year, and exports are down, as well.

A report issued Thursday by Ireland's Central Statistics Office found that its GDP had fallen by 0.6 percent. The same report also included newly revised figures for recent quarters. As a result, the negative GDP numbers in two or more quarters satisfies the technical definition of a recession.

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The Two-Way
7:48 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Ecuador Backs Off NSA Leaker Snowden, Citing Asylum Rules

Originally published on Mon July 1, 2013 5:25 pm

(This post was updated at 6:17 p.m.)

Fugitive former NSA contractor Edward Snowden said in a letter released Monday that he was "unbowed" and thanked his "new friends" for his continued liberty.

The letter is the first time Snowden has broken his silence since he fled to Moscow eight days ago, and it comes on the same day Russian immigration officials say he applied for political asylum in the country.

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Planet Money
7:47 am
Mon July 1, 2013

U.S. Punishes the Wrong Bangladeshi Export: Golf Clubs

Munir Uz Zaman AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 10:30 am

The White House announced today that it was revoking special trade status for Bangladesh, a move apparently meant to send a message to the Bangladeshi government after April's horrific garment factory collapse. Small problem. The move by the White House in no way affects the garment industry.

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