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TED Radio Hour
1:24 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

How Many People Can You Fit In A Star Wars Remake?

"Star Wars Uncut" let hundreds of people try their hand at directing the classic film.
Courtesy of Malcom Sutherland

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 8:04 am

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Power Of Crowds.

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'It's All Politics': NPR's Weekly News Roundup
1:24 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

It's All Politics, May 17, 2012

A GOP superPAC has backed down on its plan to create anti-Obama attack ads featuring the president's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 18, 2012 10:14 am

It's the 300th episode of the It's All Politics podcast, and we hear from not only NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin, but from The Listener, as well.

Plus: one anti-Obama group wavers on hearing more from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Nebraska Republicans decide they've heard enough political mudslinging, and Americans Elect fails to find a candidate it can promote.

TED Radio Hour
1:24 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Can We Open-Source Hardware?

"This is not about creating a set of toys, this is about real, life-sized equipment that a community could use to provide food, housing, energy, on the much more localized scale." — Marcin Jakubowski
James Duncan Davidson TED

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 8:04 am

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Monkey See
1:23 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

What To Expect When You're Expecting In A Movie

Lionsgate

Originally published on Sat May 19, 2012 6:44 am

Babies! Babies babies! Pregnancy and babies! Babies and pregnancy! Strollers full of babies!

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Movie Reviews
1:23 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Coming Soon — To A Theater Nowhere Near You

A scene from Battleship, which opens this weekend in the U.S. Thanks to earlier releases abroad, the film has already grossed $215 million worldwide.
ILM/Universal Pictures

Originally published on Fri May 18, 2012 4:34 pm

The movie Battleship, based on the popular board game, opens today in the U.S. In most respects, it's a typical popcorn picture — the kind of effects-laden action movie that audiences often turn into a summer blockbuster.

And while it may not be any good, it is undeniably ours — American from the water up: a Universal Studios picture about an alien invasion, crammed with special effects from Industrial Light and Magic and set largely on American warships.

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