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'The Tribe' Says A Lot About Violence, Sex And Love — Without A Single Word

Movie critic Bob Mondello says The Tribe is about big things — love, violence — and made entirely in sign language without any subtitles, voiceovers, or translations of any sort.

HBO's New Sunday Lineup Is Full Of Pleasant Surprises

Ballers feels like the football equivalent of the hip-hop world of Empire, and The Brink is reminiscent of Dr. Strangelove, but has its own modern take on the nonsense of war.

Judd Apatow: A Comedy-Obsessed Kid Becomes 'Champion Of The Goofball'

When Apatow was a teen he landed interviews with an impressive roster of comics for his high school radio show. Sick in the Head is a collection of those conversations, and more recent ones as well.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 17, 2015

You can see dozens of documentaries or watch a classic sci-fi film screened to live music.


In 1846, 'The Jolly Flatboatmen' Did A Different Sort Of River Dance

The painting by George Caleb Bingham became popular for its depiction of the 19th-century American experience. Now, it's the star of a new show at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Amazon's 'Catastrophe' Isn't One — Unlike Some TV Rom-Coms

Amazon on Friday debuts a comedy about an American man and Irish woman united by an unexpected pregnancy. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it's a wonderful, fresh vision of romance on TV.

What Etgar Keret Learned From His Father About Storytelling And Survival

The Seven Good Years spans the time between the birth of his son and the death of his father. Keret says his father, who was a Holocaust survivor, taught him to "look reality straight in the face."

Merry Bloomsday! For Communion With Joyce, Raise A Sacramental Guinness

To honor the day that James Joyce's character Leopold Bloom wandered the streets in Ulysses, fans the world over have found fitting ways to celebrate — boisterously, and often reverent with obscenity.

Why Scream For Gelato Instead Of Ice Cream? Here's The Scoop

Ice cream's velvety Italian cousin is becoming one of America's favorite frozen desserts. It has less fat, but somehow tastes creamier and holds flavors better. So what's gelato's secret?
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 16, 2015

You can see a play about the victims of a 19th-20th century international sex trafficking organization or see a concert perform in recognition of World Refugee Day.