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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.

Documentary Recalls The Talented, Difficult Life Of Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby has long been the voice of the Christmas season, and now he's the subject of a new American Masters documentary. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Kathryn and Mary Crosby about his legacy.

Revisiting The Stories Told In Murrow's 'Harvest of Shame'

Elizabeth Blair visits Belle Glade, Fla., where Edward R. Murrow's film crew recorded migrant farm workers. (This piece was originally broadcast on Weekend Edition Saturday on May 31, 2014.)

Mathematician's Story Is Dramatic Enough For The Big Screen

The new movie The Imitation Game is about British mathematician Alan Turing and his attempts to crack Germany's Enigma Code during World War Two.

Gold-Plated Gowns And 8-inch Pumps: The Stuff That Made Starlets Shimmer

Actress Mae West was petite, but on screen — thanks to a pair of platform shoes — she looked larger than life. A show in Boston examines the fashion and jewelry of Hollywood's golden age.

The Holiday Films Are Coming, From 'Moses' To 'Annie'

Bob Mondello offers a selective preview of what Hollywood has in store for the holidays. There are musicals, there are biopics, and the seas literally will part.