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10:20 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Art In A Neon Cage: Welcome To The Havana Biennial

For her installation titled Condemned, Lorena Gutierrez used sheets of holographic vinyl and a custom-built cage with neon-light bars.
Nick Miroff NPR

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 5:35 pm

In Cuba's socialist economy, if you want a well-paid career, you probably won't find it as a lawyer or engineer. You may do much better as an artist. Successful Cuban artists travel abroad, benefit from state support and can earn huge sums selling their work to foreign buyers.

And every two years, they get a shot at a breakthrough at the Havana Biennial, which has become one of the most important art events in Latin America.

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Movie Reviews
9:50 am
Fri May 11, 2012

A Teenage 'Hick,' Looking For Trouble On The Road

All The Wrong Places: Bars, pool halls and pickup trucks aren't the sort of place you'd expect to find a 13-year-old like Luli (Chloe Grace Moretz), but that's exactly where Hick writer Andrea Portes sends her.
Phase 4 Films

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 3:03 pm

Funny how history repeats itself. Back in 2007, Hounddog, about an Elvis-obsessed girl who suffers through abuse in the Deep South, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to caustic reviews and immediate stigma as "The Dakota Fanning Rape Movie."

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Krulwich Wonders...
9:50 am
Fri May 11, 2012

120 Giants Found Living With 86-Year-Old Man

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Originally published on Tue May 22, 2012 9:29 am

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Movie Reviews
9:50 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Pregnant And Puzzling Over How The 'Parts' Will Fit

Sarah (Anne Margaret Hollyman), a technologist based in Brooklyn still adjusting to her pregnancy, heads to the Southwest to visit family.
Long Shot Factory

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 3:20 pm

Like the best road movies, Small, Beautifully Moving Parts features a pair of individuals newly thrust together, unsure what to make of one another, yet unable to separate. Of course, that inseparability is usually one forced by the situation; in this film, the bond joining these travelers is umbilical: Sarah Sparks (Anna Margaret Hollyman) is pregnant.

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All Songs Considered Blog
9:50 am
Fri May 11, 2012

The Beach Boys: 2062

The Beach Boys on their 50th Anniversary tour. (L-R) Brian Wilson, David Marks, Mike Love and Al Jardine.
Larry Marano Getty Images

Originally published on Sun May 13, 2012 7:47 am

On Wednesday night in New York, I saw The Beach Boys play a concert. Now, if someone back in 1962 told you that the band would be still making music in 2012, you'd think them crazy. But I'm here now to tell you that you'll be able to see The Beach Boys perform in 2062.

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