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In Times Of Drought, Movies Show Tenacity Of Life

The current nationwide drought won't let up — it's being compared to other drawn-out dry spells in the '30s and '50s. NPR's Bob Mondello looks at how droughts have inspired Hollywood over the decades. The results vary in tone but always highlight people's resilience — the simple stubbornness of life.
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Scandalous Bollywood Film Bores Indian Audiences

Audie Cornish speaks with Aseem Chhabra about the controversial new Bollywood movie, Jism 2, which features a female porn star in a lead role. They discuss the film, and what it does and does not mean for the culture of Indian movies. Chhabra is a freelance writer and popular culture critic.
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Chris Rock On The Funny Business Of Finding Success

The stand-up comedian says it's hard to pull off jokes about being rich, but "just because you're doing well in life doesn't mean you can't complain, too." Rock's latest project is a film called 2 Days in New York, in which he plays half of an interracial, multinational couple hosting relatives from France.
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60 Years Later, Still 'Singin' In The Rain'

The beloved musical celebrates its 60th birthday with a one-night screening of a newly restored print and a new reissue on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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