Arts http://ktep.org en In Aftermath Of Brazil's World Cup Defeat, A Poem To Numb The Pain http://ktep.org/post/after-brazils-world-cup-defeat-poem-numb-pain Any time you're facing big failure is a good time to revisit the 1888 poem "<a href="http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174665">Casey at the Bat</a>." It's the classic story of dashed optimism, of an entire city putting its hopes on the result of one single, heartbreaking at-bat. Here are the last stanzas. It's down to the wire. The Mudville team has two outs, two strikes, and they're hoping Casey will save them.<p><blockquote><p>The sneer is gone from Casey's lip, his teeth are clinched in hate;<br />He pounds with cruel violence his bat upon the plate. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:54:00 +0000 editor 44513 at http://ktep.org After Decades In Storage, Damaged Rothko Murals Get High-Tech Restoration http://ktep.org/post/after-decades-storage-damaged-rothko-murals-get-high-tech-restoration Paintings by postwar abstract artist Mark Rothko are highly coveted — in May one of his works sold at auction in London for $50 million. But oddly enough, Harvard University has had a handful of Rothkos — faded by sunlight and splattered with food and drink — in storage. Now, new technology has led to a potentially controversial restoration.<p>Retired Harvard curator and conservator Marjorie Cohn was an apprentice at the Harvard Art Museums around the time Rothko was commissioned to create wall-sized paintings for a new space at the university's Holyoke Center. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:54:00 +0000 Andrea Shea 44514 at http://ktep.org After Decades In Storage, Damaged Rothko Murals Get High-Tech Restoration Oh, 'Boyhood!' Linklater's Cinematic Stunt Pays Off http://ktep.org/post/oh-boyhood-linklaters-cinematic-stunt-pays Filmmaker Richard Linklater breezed through plenty of genres in his career, establishing that he's comfortable making loose comedies like <em>Slacker,</em> animated sci-fi thrillers like <em>A Scanner Darkly,</em> and even messing with longer-form studies in time with his <em>Before</em> trilogy, <em>Before Sunset</em>, <em>Before Sunrise</em> and <em>Before Midnight</em>.<p>Still, it's safe to say that he's never done anything even remotely like <em>Boyhood,</em> his latest film, because neither has anyone else.<p>It sounds like the most ordinary of stories: just a boy growing up. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:54:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 44501 at http://ktep.org Oh, 'Boyhood!' Linklater's Cinematic Stunt Pays Off In A Remarkable Feat, 'Boyhood' Makes Time Visible http://ktep.org/post/remarkable-feat-boyhood-makes-time-visible Boyhood is about a boy in Texas whose parents have separated. Filmed over 12 years, audiences watch him grow up — and his worldview evolve. The cumulative power of the movie is tremendous. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:28:00 +0000 David Edelstein 44502 at http://ktep.org It's 'Etsy,' Kenyan Style: Making Art Out Of Flip-Flops And Bottle Tops http://ktep.org/post/its-etsy-kenyan-style-making-art-out-flip-flops-and-bottle-tops Sure, it's tough to earn a living as an artist. But it helps if your materials don't cost a lot. At the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, several of the Kenyan craftspeople work wonders with discarded beer bottles and flip-flops.<p><strong>Jonathan Lento: He Fashions Flip-Flops Into Funky Fauna Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:52:00 +0000 NPR Staff 44492 at http://ktep.org It's 'Etsy,' Kenyan Style: Making Art Out Of Flip-Flops And Bottle Tops Avoiding The Border: Is This Obama's Hurricane Katrina? http://ktep.org/post/avoiding-border-obamas-hurricane-katrina The president says he's working on addressing the surge of unauthorized border crossings into the U.S. But is his decision to not visit the border an epic mistake? The Barbershop guys weigh in. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 editor 44487 at http://ktep.org Expat Producer Finds A Sense Of 'Home' In Music http://ktep.org/post/expat-producer-finds-sense-home-music As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, producer Frederica Boswell shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 editor 44488 at http://ktep.org In Troubled Times, Find Freedom Through Faith And Forgiveness http://ktep.org/post/troubled-times-find-freedom-through-faith-and-forgiveness T.D. Jakes was once called "America's Best Preacher" by Time magazine. In this encore broadcast, host Michel Martin speaks with him about how he found his calling to become a pastor. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 editor 44489 at http://ktep.org Fly Like An Eagle: Site Picks The Best Aerial Drone Photos http://ktep.org/post/fly-eagle-site-picks-best-aerial-drone-photos An eagle soars above a national park in Bali, Indonesia. A waterfall in Mexico is seen from above its shelf of cascading water. Those are the top two finishers in a contest held to find the best images captured by cameras mounted on aerial drones. The winners were recently unveiled by the site <a href="http://www.dronestagr.am/">Dronestagram</a>.<p>The website chose winners by two methods: a juried competition, and the images' popularity among the site's visitors (see the <a href="http://www.dronestagr.am/contest/rewards/">top three images</a> in each category). Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:41:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 44484 at http://ktep.org Fly Like An Eagle: Site Picks The Best Aerial Drone Photos Book News: Singapore Pulls 2 Children's Books With Gay Couples From Libraries http://ktep.org/post/book-news-singapore-pulls-2-childrens-books-gay-couples-libraries <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Authorities in Singapore, where gay sex is illegal, <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28243356">have withdrawn</a> two children's books about gay couples from libraries. In <a href="https://www.facebook.com/nlbsg/posts/10152225024695924">a statement</a>, the National Library Board suggested that gayness and family values are incompatible: "Young children are among our libraries' most frequent visitors. Many of them browse books in our children's sections on their own. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:53:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 44473 at http://ktep.org Book News: Singapore Pulls 2 Children's Books With Gay Couples From Libraries Snubs And Successes: 6 Lessons Learned From This Year's Emmy Nominations http://ktep.org/post/snubs-and-successes-6-lessons-learned-years-emmy-nominations There are things you could quibble about in the array of nominations announced today for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.<p>No best drama series nomination for CBS' <em>The Good Wife</em>, though several stars got acting nods. No acting nomination for <em>Orphan Black</em> star Tatiana Maslany, though she plays about eight different roles on BBC America's clone-focused adventure drama. No best variety show nod for John Oliver's increasingly stellar <em>Last Week Tonight</em> on HBO. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:03:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 44450 at http://ktep.org Snubs And Successes: 6 Lessons Learned From This Year's Emmy Nominations Clerical Error Puts Church On New York's 'George Carlin Way' http://ktep.org/post/clerical-error-puts-church-new-yorks-george-carlin-way The <a href="http://www.corpus-christi-nyc.org/">Corpus Christi Church</a> in Manhattan, where iconoclastic comedian George Carlin once attended school and which he later ridiculed in some of his monologues, has a new street address: George Carlin Way.<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/10/nyregion/an-error-puts-a-church-on-george-carlin-way.html"><em>The New York Times</em></a> calls what's being described as a clerical error "an irony of Carlinesque proportions." The church fought a street named after the comedian since the idea was proposed three years ago.<p>Even so, city officials Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:03:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 44445 at http://ktep.org Clerical Error Puts Church On New York's 'George Carlin Way' 'Land Ho!' Takes An Agreeable Stroll Through Familiar And Unfamiliar Terrain http://ktep.org/post/land-ho-takes-agreeable-stroll-through-familiar-and-unfamiliar-terrain In a more market-driven neighborhood of the movie business, Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz's comedy about two retired gents let loose on Iceland would surely be released under the title <em>Geezers Do Geysers</em>. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 Ella Taylor 44446 at http://ktep.org 'Land Ho!' Takes An Agreeable Stroll Through Familiar And Unfamiliar Terrain 'Apes' For A New Age, With Little Use For Us http://ktep.org/post/apes-new-age-little-use-us It's the end of the world as we know it, and the apes feel fine. As for humanity? Not so much, but <em>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</em> doesn't care so much about their feelings. This dawn is well past mankind's twilight.<p>The excellent 2011 reboot of the <em>Planet of the Apes</em> series ended with a map hinting at the worldwide spread of a man-made contagion. The retrovirus used to make lab apes smart in that film was, it turned out, deadly to humans. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:27:03 +0000 Ian Buckwalter 44440 at http://ktep.org 'Apes' For A New Age, With Little Use For Us In Stories Of Muslim Identity, Playwright Explores Fault Lines Of Faith http://ktep.org/post/explorations-muslim-identity-playwright-finds-fault-lines-faith Ayad Akhtar is a novelist, actor and screenwriter. And when his first play, <em>Disgraced,</em> won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2013, he also became one of the most talked about new voices in American theater.<p>Long before this buzz, though, Akhtar grew up in a Muslim family with roots in Pakistan. He mines this background to bring the inner lives and conflicts of Muslim Americans to the stage. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:23:00 +0000 editor 44437 at http://ktep.org In Stories Of Muslim Identity, Playwright Explores Fault Lines Of Faith A 'Closed Curtain' Conceals A Director's Real Confinement http://ktep.org/post/closed-curtain-conceals-directors-real-confinement Banned Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi could hardly have found a more engaging surrogate than the four-legged co-star of <em>Closed Curtain</em>, the second movie Panahi has directed since he was officially forbidden from doing so. Making his entrance by hopping from the duffel bag that's hidden him, the dog called Boy embodies Iranian outcasts at their friskiest.<p>Bushy-tailed Boy, it seems, is the reason the principal human character, played by co-director Kamboziya Partovi, has traveled to this resort home on the Caspian Sea. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Mark Jenkins 44438 at http://ktep.org A 'Closed Curtain' Conceals A Director's Real Confinement 'Empty Hours' Pass, But Little Is Said http://ktep.org/post/empty-hours-pass-little-said There's a beautifully revealed detail early in Aarón Fernández's <em>The Empty Hours</em>. It comes soon after the film's protagonist, 17-year-old Sebastián (Kristyan Ferrer), arrives in Veracruz, Mexico, to look after his uncle Gerry's motel for a few weeks. Gerry (Fermín Martínez), who has to leave town for a series of medical tests, gives Sebastián a tour of the premises, shows him where he keeps the cleaning supplies, takes him into one of the rooms, and explains an essential part of the cleaning process: There must always be a box of paper tissues next to the bed. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Tomas Hachard 44439 at http://ktep.org 'Empty Hours' Pass, But Little Is Said Eileen Ford, Creator Of The Supermodel, Dies At 92 http://ktep.org/post/eileen-ford-creator-supermodel-dies-92 Eileen Ford, who is credited with inventing the modern modeling business and in the process launching the careers of supermodels such as Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley and Naomi Campbell, has died at 92.<p>A spokeswoman who handles public relations for Ford Models confirmed Wednesday's death, which follows a fall Ford took last week at her New York apartment.<p><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-10/eileen-ford-agent-who-promoted-world-s-supermodels-dies-at-92.html">Bloomberg says</a>: "For more than six decades, Ford represented the world's most prominent models and raised the pr Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:15:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 44414 at http://ktep.org Eileen Ford, Creator Of The Supermodel, Dies At 92 Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age http://ktep.org/post/filmed-over-12-years-boyhood-follows-kids-coming-age Usually when characters age in movies, they're covered with makeup and outfitted with prosthetics — or directors use different actors as the characters grow older. But in the new film <em>Boyhood</em>, none of that is necessary.<p>The film takes place over the course of 12 years, and it was shot over the course of 12 years. So we watch the actors getting older for real, which gives their characters a sense of authenticity.<p>At the beginning of the movie, the main character, Mason, is 6 years old. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:03:00 +0000 editor 44415 at http://ktep.org Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age 10 Years Later, Mystery Heroine 'Maisie Dobbs' Gains New Life http://ktep.org/post/10-years-later-mystery-heroine-maisie-dobbs-gains-new-life If you asked mystery fans to name the most important novel of the past decade, most would say <em>The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo</em> — and they'd be right. In fact, Stieg Larsson's complete Millennium series, flanked by hordes of Nordic noirs by the likes of Henning Mankell, Camilla Lackberg and Jo Nesbo, have overrun the ranks of hard-boiled detective fiction, imbuing it with their distinctive strain of brittle dialogue and chill fatalism. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:02:00 +0000 Maureen Corrigan 44416 at http://ktep.org 10 Years Later, Mystery Heroine 'Maisie Dobbs' Gains New Life He's Back http://ktep.org/post/hes-back Throw on your shades and leather jacket to honor the iconic <em>Terminator</em> quote, "I'll be back," by using other words that rhyme with "back." Are you a large mammal related to an ox? "I"ll be yak."<p><em>Heard in <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/330185780/live-puzzle-repeat" target="_blank">Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000 editor 44394 at http://ktep.org The Soundgarden Of Music http://ktep.org/post/soundgarden-music We mashed up popular musicians with the names of Broadway shows to create a can't-miss theatre lineup. Look out for the show about a rap artist who meets a girl named Maria: <em><em>Kanye West Side Story</em>.</em><p><em>Heard in <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/330185780/live-puzzle-repeat" target="_blank">Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000 editor 44390 at http://ktep.org Reverse The Irreversible http://ktep.org/post/reverse-irreversible Get ready to roll and rock: in this game, switch the order of paired words that always appear in a certain sequence. We give you the second part; you give us the first: the bees and the...?<p><em>Heard in <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/330185780/live-puzzle-repeat" target="_blank">Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000 editor 44391 at http://ktep.org Nice Outfit http://ktep.org/post/nice-outfit We're not sure if Prince would be into a girl wearing a "Raspberry Foulard." In this game, we've replaced songs featuring articles of clothing and accessories with more hilarious ones.<p><em>Heard in <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/330185780/live-puzzle-repeat" target="_blank">Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Nice+Outfit&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDQ0NzQzMDEzMjA3NjYzMThiMzQ4ZQ004)"/></div><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000 editor 44392 at http://ktep.org Something Special In The Air http://ktep.org/post/something-special-air What does the painting <em>American Gothic</em> and a "continental" breakfast have in common? They both contain names of airlines. Grab your boarding pass and get ready for take-off in this quiz.<p><em>Heard in <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/330185780/live-puzzle-repeat" target="_blank">Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000 editor 44393 at http://ktep.org The Body Eclectic http://ktep.org/post/body-eclectic Make no bones about it, this final round is body-licious! The answer to every clue contains the name of a body part. Who will prove themselves head and shoulders above the rest?<p><em>Heard in <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/330185780/live-puzzle-repeat" target="_blank">Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Body+Eclectic&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODE5MTc5MDEyNjM1ODIwODJiZWQyZA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000 editor 44388 at http://ktep.org Doug Liman: Action Speaks Louder http://ktep.org/post/doug-liman-action-speaks-louder Since his earliest films, director Doug Liman has been a rule breaker. He shot <em>Swingers</em> in increasing order of what scenes were most likely to get him arrested. When he made <em>The Bourne Identity</em> and <em>Mr. & Mrs. Smith</em>, Liman treated the multi-million dollar productions like a film school, figuring out every last detail out on the fly.<p>And in his latest film, <em>Edge of Tomorrow</em>, Liman stays true to that belief, as he cast Tom Cruise in a role he's never taken on before: an inept, cowardly soldier.<p>"[Cruise] loved that. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000 editor 44389 at http://ktep.org Doug Liman: Action Speaks Louder Book News: Co-Author Of Book On How Not To Be Gored By A Bull Gets Gored http://ktep.org/post/book-news-co-author-book-how-not-be-gored-bull-gets-gored <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>A Chicago man who co-authored a book about how not to be gored by bulls in the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/10/world/europe/co-author-of-bull-running-guide-is-gored-in-pamplona.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpHeadline&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0">has been gored by a bull</a>. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:55:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 44384 at http://ktep.org Book News: Co-Author Of Book On How Not To Be Gored By A Bull Gets Gored The Science Of Settling: Calculate Your Mate With Moneyball http://ktep.org/post/science-settling-calculate-your-mate-moneyball In case you missed the buzz on Facebook, scientists recently determined that "beer goggles" <a href="http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/03/06/the-science-behind-beer-goggles/">do in fact exist</a>, though not precisely in the way we thought. Consuming alcohol, it seems, tends to elevate desire and reduce inhibitions more than alter our actual perception of another person's attractiveness.<p>But there's another type of virtual eyewear that many of us spend even more time donning — one that has the opposite effect of beer goggles. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:16:00 +0000 Sean Braswell 44376 at http://ktep.org The Science Of Settling: Calculate Your Mate With Moneyball An 'Unexpected' Treat For Octavia E. Butler Fans http://ktep.org/post/unexpected-treat-octavia-e-butler-fans When a writer passes before her time, readers and fans often mourn not only the loss of her presence in the world, but the loss of the words she may yet have written. Such was the case when, in 2006, speculative fiction writer Octavia E. Butler died unexpectedly at her home in Seattle. Butler is one of the most celebrated authors in the genre, her novels and short stories regularly graced with Hugo and Nebula awards. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:03:00 +0000 K. Tempest Bradford 44377 at http://ktep.org