An orange tabby cat co-stars alongside Oscar Isaac in the Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis. "The whole exercise of shooting a cat is pretty nightmarish because they don't care about anything," Ethan Coen says.
Jeff Bridges (from left), John Goodman and Steve Buscemi starred in the Coen brothers' 1998 film The Big Lebowski. It didn't do particularly well in the theaters, but on the home movie market,"it became some sort of cult thing," says Joel Coen. "How do you explain that? I have no idea."
If you ask the Coen brothers about how they write their films, you might not get a straight answer. "It's mostly napping," Ethan tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
"We go to the office, we're there, we're in a room together," Joel adds. "We take naps, but, you know, the important thing is that we're at the office, should we be inspired to actually write something."
The brothers don't split up writing responsibilities — they "talk through" the dialogue and "work it out together," Joel explains.
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher's body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend and himself so that his brain can be examined for signs of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions.
Saturday, February 1st – 10 am to 12 pm, with Mountain View Market Farm Manager Lori Garton: Want to grow vegetables and herbs at home but don’t think you have the space, soil, or time? Learn the best strategies and techniques to become an urban grower! This workshop will offer skills and tips on how to grow in small places. Instruction will cover all aspects of growing edibles in containers: What, when, and how to plant, as well as how to help your vegetables and herbs thrive.
A realty sign in front of a home in The Lakes neighborhood in Las Vegas. Nevada, which was hit hard by the housing bust five years ago, remains the state with the highest number of homes with negative equity.
Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 1:00 pm
Although most of the housing indicators have been looking up recently, there are still about 6.4 million homes with "underwater" mortgages, in which the homeowner owes the bank more than the house is worth.
According to the CoreLogic Equity Report, "nearly 6.4 million homes, or 13 percent of all residential properties with a mortgage, were still in negative equity at the end of the third quarter."
Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 3:51 pm
President Obama just wrapped up a meeting with high-tech luminaries at the White House, focusing on an agenda of how to clean up HealthCare.gov, and how to stop the snooping by the National Security Agency from continuing to cast a pall over high-tech profits.
The group has a lot to discuss. On Monday, a federal judge ruled that the NSA's collection of millions of telephone records may be unconstitutional.
Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 7:57 am
When I was growing up my mom gave me a multivitamin every day as a defense against unnamed dread diseases.
But it looks like Mom was wasting her money. Evidence continues to mount that vitamin supplements don't help most people and can actually cause diseases that people are taking them to prevent, like cancer.
A screen grab of Nipagesh's chat feature. When a school joins the network, its entire student body, along with parents and teachers, are signed up at once. Children can flag posts that make them uncomfortable.