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What The Movies Taught Us About Teaching

As part of the 50 Great Teachers series, NPR Movie Critic Bob Mondello looks at what Hollywood's taught us about teachers.

North Korea's Cyber Skills Get Attention Amid Sony Hacking Mystery

A North Korean official now denies its involvement in one of the worst corporate hacks in history, after a different official played coy. How sophisticated are the Hermit Kingdom's hackers?

Philae Comet Landing Reminscent Of 'Armageddon,' 'Deep Imapct'

Bob Mondello listened to reports about spacecraft Philae landing on comet 67P and it reminded him of certain movies.

After Decades Acting, Josh Brolin Still Wonders If He's 'Good Enough'

Brolin co-stars in an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel Inherent Vice. He says as an actor he's always wondering: "Can I live up to what this person has written? There's always a fear around that."

James Bond Will Be Back Next Year — And He's Battling An Old Enemy

Director Sam Mendes announced today that the 24th film in the franchise will be called Spectre, named for the organization 007 has battled since his first screen outing in Dr. No in 1962.

Missing Painting Found On Set Of 'Stuart Little'

A Hungarian art expert was watching the movie on TV when he noticed a painting hanging on a wall. He knew it as a famous, missing work of art that hadn't been seen by the general public since 1928.

Star Wars Fans Force Sands Back From Darth Vader's Tunisia Birthplace

Sets from George Lucas' films had become buried by sand dunes, but a partnership between Tunisian tourism officials and online donors has helped them emerge again.

Sony Pictures Hack Not The Company's First Time With Security Problems

Melissa Block talks to Los Angeles Times reporter Ryan Faughnder about a recent hack at Sony Pictures.

In 'Imitation Game,' An Outsider Takes Center Stage

Director Morten Tyldum says he wanted the film, about World War II code breaker Alan Turing, to show "how important it is to actually celebrate those who are different than us instead of fear them."

Finding Ferguson And Other News Headlines In 'Mockingjay'

Mockingjay Part 1, the newest installment in the Hunger Games movie franchise will likely top the box office this weekend. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Bloomberg View's Stephen Carter.