Arts & Culture

Monkey See
12:34 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Coffee Break: People Arguing And Counting And Singing And Getting Gassed Edition

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* If you're anywhere near Winston-Salem, please note that Tonya Pinkins, whose chops are so considerable that I don't entirely know where to start with her amazingness, so just Google her, is in cabaret thereabouts, as part of the biennial National Black Theatre Festival. This is a thing that makes me want to go to North Carolina. [Winston-Salem Journal]

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All Tech Considered
12:01 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Weekly Innovation: A Better Travel Neck Pillow

The Nap Anywhere is a new, portable head-support pillow created by a Virginia-based physician.
Courtesy of Nap Anywhere

In our "Weekly Innovation" blog series, we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Previously we've featured the sink-urinal and Smart Bedding.

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Beauty Shop
10:32 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Do Women Have A Responsibility When Men Misbehave?

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Diners Debate Breastfeeding at the Table

A mother breastfeeds her child at a restaurant.
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Few topics seem to galvanize public debate quite as much as breastfeeding in public.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Wed July 31, 2013

The Please Please Me 'Shake a Little Harder' on New Record

The Please Please Me just released "Shake a Little Harder," their first EP. The band is Alissa McClure, Jessie Torrisi, and Agustin Frederic
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Take a last-minute line-up change, a Craigslist ad and three talented musicians, and you have the origin story of the band The Please Please Me.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Laughter Roars for Boulevard Theatre's 'Tigers Be Still'

The Boulevard Theatre premieres its run of Tigers Be Still
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon talks with Artistic Director Mark Bucher.

What do you get when you combine a jobless art therapy graduate, a kleptomaniac teenager with anger management issues, and a tiger on the loose?

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Monkey See
9:58 am
Wed July 31, 2013

10 Awkward, Unexpected, Or Otherwise Curious Press Tour Moments

Actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul speak onstage during the Breaking Bad panel on July 26.
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The Television Critics Association press tour, a two-week event in which press conference after press conference parades through a hotel ballroom, is about half over, so it's time for a few stories.

In a room of 250 or so reporters and a rotating set of actors, producers, and executives, there's likely to be a conversation here and there that perhaps doesn't go as everyone involved was expecting. After all, I've already been to 57 panel discussions or presentations (according to our transcripts list), and we have a week to go.

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The Two-Way
6:09 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Book News: Booksellers Irate Over Obama's Amazon Visit

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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Book Reviews
6:04 am
Wed July 31, 2013

The Scope Of The 20th Century In Sweeping, Sprawling 'Joy'

There's nothing soothing or easygoing about this massive novel, which was first published obscurely in Italy in the late 1990s. Goliarda Sapienza, a novelist and actress who worked with the likes of Pasolini and Visconti, spent more than a decade writing The Art of Joy, and on balance, she must have felt it a massive disappointment, given that no publisher wanted to go near its chaotic, handwritten blend of ambisexuality, religion, feminism, and politics.

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Food
5:45 am
Wed July 31, 2013

'Cronut' Often Imitated, But Can It Be Duplicated?

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 5:59 am

The cronut — a hybrid of a croissant and doughnut — was invented at the Dominique Ansel Bakery in Manhattan. Now, it's inspiring imitators. The doughnut with flaky layers is being made around the world from Japan to Australia and the U.K. Even Dunkin' Donuts is getting into the game. The news site Quartz reports that in South Korea, Dunkin' is offering a version it's calling "New York Pie Donuts."

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