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In Indonesia, A Genocide Restaged For The Camera

NPR's Bob Mondello reviews a documentary that raised hackles and inspired hosannahs when it played at the Telluride Film Festival. The Act of Killing includes images of an Indonesian genocide — re-enacted by the perpetrators — that add up to a singularly arresting act of cinema. (Recommended)
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John Oliver Steps Into 'Adult Clown Shoes' On 'The Daily Show'

Comedian John Oliver is guest-hosting The Daily Show this summer while Jon Stewart is away directing a movie. He says filling in for Stewart is "a pretty weird experience."
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'Snacks On A Plane' And Other #dullermovies

Twitter users are coming up with some must-not-see film titles like Ferris Bueller Goes to School and I Speculate On What You Did Last Summer. We share a handful of our favorites and invite you to share your own.
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If It Crawls, It's Canned: Eating In The Alaskan Wilderness

On Alaska's Prince of Wales Island, where a latte costs $6 and a fresh watermelon runs $15, canning is a survival skill. Locals aren't shy about preserving the fat of the land — from salmon to seals to bears and some vegetarian treats, too — in a jar.
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Can Race, Immigration Status Help Predict Child Well-being?

The well-being of kids in America may be tied to their race and the immigrant status of their parents. Donald Hernandez talks about the Foundation for Child Development's new report with guest host Celeste Headlee.
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Have New Yorkers Seen Too Much Of Anthony Weiner?

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has apologized for 'sexting' again, and he vows to move forward. The Barbershop guys ask whether he should step back from politics, and they weigh in on other news of the week.
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'Blue' Rhapsodies: Woody Allen, In Need Of New Tricks

Blue Jasmine finds the filmmaker stuck in old ruts; though his technique is as sound as ever, his worldview seems to have congealed decades ago. Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins and Alec Baldwin star in a story inspired by Bernie Madoff and Blanche DuBois.
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Book News: Amazon Posts Loss As It Focuses On Long Game

Also: A literary magazine's dating service; Neil Gaiman makes a video game; the virtues of Barnes & Noble.
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Republicans Propose Spending Cuts To Popular D.C. Attractions

A proposal by congressional Republicans would see spending slashed at popular institutions like the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, Smithsonian and Kennedy Center.

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'In A World ...' Is A Comedy About, You Guessed It, Voice-Over Artists

Actress Lake Bell wrote and directed the film, which mixes laughs with an inspiring story about a female vocal coach who wants to break into the world of movie trailers.

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