Movie Interviews
3:43 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

'Polisse' Shows Child Abuse Cases With Gritty Realism

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 6:16 pm



From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.


And I'm Robert Siegel. As this year's Cannes Film Festival gets under way, the winner of the Jury Prize at last year's festival is opening here in the U.S. It's called "Polisse."


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3:05 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Two Gray Titles, One Sexy Mix Up


Originally published on Fri May 18, 2012 3:46 pm

Ruta Sepetys is the author of Between Shades of Gray.

"You are an erotic phenomenon."

That's what the stranger seated next to me on the plane whispered. We had exchanged the basic bios of airline chitchat, and he had inquired about the title of my recent book.

"Erotic phenomenon, oh no, that's not me," I quickly tried to explain.

"Well, OK, it's not really you. It's your character. That's what you tell people," grinned the stranger.

That's not what I tell people.

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Monkey See
12:13 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Cannes Diary: Of Efrons, Cinephiles And Whale-Taming Cotillards

Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts star in Rust and Bone, a subtle and surprising drama from director Jacques Audiard.
Why Not Productions

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 3:32 pm

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New In Paperback
9:48 am
Thu May 17, 2012

New In Paperback May 14-20

Originally published on Tue May 22, 2012 3:49 pm

Fiction and nonfiction releases from Tayari Jones, David McCullough, Roy Blount, Bill James and Diana Henriques.

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The Salt
2:29 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Betting Better Fake Chicken Meat Will Be As Good As The Real Thing

Those who've tried it say fake chicken salad looks and tastes like the real thing.
Yuki Noguchi NPR

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 8:49 pm

Beyond Meat, a new company based in Maryland, has come up with an alternative to chicken meat that it claims is a dead ringer for the real thing. And unlike other meat alternatives on the market, this one aims to be cheap as well as tasty.

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