1:03pm

Fri June 14, 2013
Movie Reviews

Whedon's Touch Finds A Match With 'Much Ado'

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 1:31 pm

Fran Kranz stars as Claudio in Joss Whedon's new take on Shakespeare's classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing.
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One word sums up my reaction to Joss Whedon's film of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing: Huzzah!

Here is the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer — and the director of The Avengers — working with American TV actors who have little or no training in verse-speaking. Who could have predicted such a team would produce the best of all filmed Shakespeare comedies?

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12:53pm

Fri June 14, 2013
It's All Politics

Why Partisans Can't Kick The Hypocrisy Habit

Sign of the times: A recent study found that people are more likely to have hostile feelings toward people of another political party than members of another race.
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American politics has become like a big square dance. When the music stops after an election, people switch to the other side on a number of issues, depending on whether their party remains in power.

That was pretty clear this week, when polls revealed more Democrats than Republicans support tracking of phone traffic by the National Security Agency — the exact opposite of where things stood under President George W. Bush.

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12:29pm

Fri June 14, 2013
The Salt

Sorry, Dr. Oz, Green Coffee Can't Even Slim Down Chubby Mice

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 1:54 pm

Raw, green coffee beans. To roast or not?
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The diet world has a new golden child: green coffee extract.

A "miracle fat burner!" "One of the most important discoveries made" in weight loss science, the heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz said about the little pills — which are produced by grinding up raw, unroasted coffee, and then soaking the result in alcohol to pull out the antioxidants.

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11:36am

Fri June 14, 2013
Television

John Oliver: Topical Comedy With A Crisp Accent

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 1:26 pm

This interview was originally broadcast on Jan. 5, 2010.

With Daily Show host Jon Stewart on leave for the summer, comedian John Oliver has stepped in to host the show that's become his television home base.

Oliver relocated from the U.K. in 2006 to become the "Senior British Correspondent" on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. For his work there, he won an Emmy in 2009.

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11:26am

Fri June 14, 2013
The Protojournalist

The Protojournalist: An NPR Project

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 2:19 pm

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Seeing journalism changing. Storytelling, too.

Looking for new ways to tell stories. Like looking for alternative energies.

Stories are found everywhere – in a game, in graffiti, in a list, in a painting, in a sunset. In a face. In a life. On a screen. New tools create new ways to tell stories.

We can break news and break barriers at the same time.

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11:24am

Fri June 14, 2013
Barbershop

Kanye: 'Complete Awesomeness' Or Completely Overrated?

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 8:01 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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11:24am

Fri June 14, 2013
Movie Interviews

Pulitzer Winner's Personal Film About Being Undocumented

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 1:08 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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11:24am

Fri June 14, 2013
Faith Matters

Orthodox Jews Gear Up For First Women Leaders

Breaking the norms of faith isn't always easy — especially for Orthodox Jews. But Ruth Balinsky Friedman wants to take up the traditionally male-dominated role of faith leader. She speaks with host Michel Martin about what a woman can bring to the position.

11:24am

Fri June 14, 2013
Around the Nation

Sanford Under The Spotlight As Trial Begins

Sanford Under The Spotlight As Trial Begins The national media has descended on the town of Sanford, Florida, for the trial of George Zimmerman. He's the man accused of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin. Host Michel Martin speaks with Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett to find out how emotions are running in his town.

11:13am

Fri June 14, 2013
The Protojournalist

Dear NSA: Please Read This Email

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 2:19 pm

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To: The National Security Agency

From: The Protojournalist

Subject: Please feel free to read our email exchange with Wendy Nather, a high-tech analyst who focuses on security issues at 451 Research in Austin, Texas. Not that you need our permission.

Dear Wendy Nather,

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