Monkey See
9:55 am
Tue September 18, 2012

The Sophistication Problem: James Bond, Gene Kelly, And The Limbs We Live On

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In an excellent piece at the Press Play blog at Indiewire, Matt Zoller Seitz writes of a screening of From Russia With Love, where he found that much of the audience was too busy guffawing at the elements it found dated to engage the film on its own terms. While he writes eloquently and angrily about the phenomenon of ironic distance, the killer line is this one: "It's up to the individual viewer to decide to connect or not connect with a creative work.

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All Songs Considered Blog
9:36 am
Tue September 18, 2012

First Watch: Corin Tucker Band, 'Neskowin'

The Corin Tucker Band, from left: Sarah Lund, Corin Tucker, Seth Lorinczi and Mike Clark — dressed up as X-Ray Spex in the video for "Neskowin."
Alicia J. Rose aliciajrosephotography.com

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 7:17 pm

Kill My Blues, the second album by the Corin Tucker Band, is out today, and to celebrate, we've got the excellent video for the band's song "Neskowin."

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The Two-Way
9:23 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Famed Barcelona Footballers Will Only Fly With Female Flight Attendants

Lionel Messi (second from left) and some of his Barcelona teammates during a match last weekend.
Javier Soriano AFP/Getty Images

For the past few years, Turkish Airlines has been the official airline of soccer's FC Barcelona, home to such famous footballers as Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta. Well, apparently the Barca boys haven't been happy with the service.

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The Two-Way
9:12 am
Tue September 18, 2012

French Magazine Ordered To Hand Over Photos Of Topless Kate, Not Republish Any

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was visiting the Polynesian island of Tuvalu earlier today.
Tony Prcevich AFP/Getty Images

The French magazine Closer must hand over all digital files of photos containing snapshots of a topless Kate Middleton and refrain from republishing any of them or face fines of $13,000 a day.

According to France 24, a French court ruled today that:

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It's All Politics
8:54 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Obama Backers Battle For Dominance On Denver Airwaves

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 11:01 am

Watching the first 20 minutes of Saturday Night Live's season premiere in Denver, I counted at least four ads by the Obama campaign and liberal groups backing the president. Just one ad countering their message was aired in the same span by the Romney campaign.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
8:18 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Can Civilization Be Powered By Wind?

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 8:34 am

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The Two-Way
8:13 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Romney's Wrong And Right About The '47 Percent'

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talking to reporters Monday in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Nicholas Kamm AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 12:12 pm

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told supporters that "there are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what" because they are "dependent upon government ... believe that they are victims ... believe the government has a responsibility to care for them ... these are people who pay no income tax."

Who was he talking about?

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Blogs
8:10 am
Tue September 18, 2012

DVD Picks 9/18/2012

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)
dir. Ice-T


Product Description:
The craft. The history. The power. All these elements of the hip-hop movement are discussed with director Ice-T and the legends he interviews-Afrika Bambaataa, Eminem, Nas, Mos Def, Kanye West, Chuck D, KRS-One, Snoop Dogg, Run-DMC and Ice Cube-in this compelling and gritty feature-length documentary.



The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
dir. Drew Goddard

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Food
7:11 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Golden Arches Adds McNoodles To Austrian Menu

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