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The Salt
1:46 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

The Great Charcoal Debate: Briquettes Or Lumps?

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 3:30 pm

A lot of things about grilling can ignite a fight, including the meaning of "barbecue." And with the proliferation of fancy equipment — from gas grills to pellet smokers to ceramic charcoal cookers — amateur cooks are growing more knowledgeable, and opinionated, about how to best cook food outdoors.

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The Two-Way
1:12 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

News Corp. Board Approves Company Split

The head of News Corp., Rupert Murdoch, arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in February.
Pascal Le Segretain Getty Images

Media empire News Corp., parent of Fox and The Wall Street Journal, will be cleaved into two businesses starting June 28: a publishing arm and one for entertainment.

The plan was first announced a year ago. As we reported at the time:

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The Two-Way
12:28 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

New Jersey Shore Is Ready For Visitors, Gov. Christie Says

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie earlier this month.
Jeff Zelevansky Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 12:40 pm

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From Scratch
12:10 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Mick Mountz, Founder Of Kiva Systems

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 10:53 am

Host Jessica Harris speaks with Mick Mountz, founder of Kiva Systems, a mobile robotics company that automates the warehouse fulfillment process. Kiva robots deliver inventory shelves to stationary human operators who then pick and pack the product.

Harris also speaks with Peter Thiel, co-founder and former CEO of PayPal.

Deceptive Cadence
12:10 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Sidney Insists On Stokowski's Stravinsky

Pablo Helguera

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 10:56 am

Got an idea for a classical cartoon or a reaction to this one? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.

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 atArtworld Salon and on his own site.

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Monkey See
12:07 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Star Trek, SNL, And Boldly Going To New Places

NPR

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 10:10 am

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On this week's show, we take advantage of the new Star Trek movie to chat about — well, to chat about Star Trek, yes, but also more generally to cover the whole problem of coming in fresh to a franchise other people know well. We approach this particular film from every level of knowledge from almost none to basically all, and we manage to link it not only to Star Wars (obviously), but also to Arrested Development and Before Sunrise.

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Monkey See
12:03 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Dear Tiny Desk: Miss You

The Lone Bellow performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Feb. 20, 2013.
Lizzie Chen NPR

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 9:16 am

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'It's All Politics': NPR's Weekly News Roundup
11:58 am
Fri May 24, 2013

It's All Politics, May 23, 2013

Jason DeCrow AP

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 7:52 am

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Seriously, with E.W. Jackson in Virginia and Anthony Weiner in New York, what more do NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin need for their podcast? OK, maybe throw in the ongoing IRS controversy, Lois Lerner pleading the Fifth Amendment, an immigration deal coming out of Senate Judiciary and a new mayor in Los Angeles.

Krulwich Wonders...
11:54 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Who's The Best Drinker? Dogs? Cats? Or Pigeons?

Newspix/Rex/Rex USA

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 10:56 am

Take a look at this.

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Movie Reviews
11:54 am
Fri May 24, 2013

'Fast 6': Silly, Speedy And Certain To Cash In

Hot Pursuits: Agents Hobbs and Riley (Dwayne Johnson and Gina Carano) enlist Dom and his gear head crew to combat a something something terrorist something skidding explosions muscles.
Giles Keyte Universal Pictures

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 9:34 am

For gearhead purists, the Fast and the Furious franchise is an ongoing heresy, the sins adding up with each new sequel. The appeal of the genre has always been its simplicity: Greasers racing for pink slips, their muscle cars grinding and screeching and speeding into the horizon.

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