Arts & Life http://www.kunc.org en Book News: German Minister Shows Support For Authors' Amazon Protest http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-german-minister-shows-support-authors-amazon-protest <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Germany's culture and media minister <a href="http://www.thelocal.de/20140821/amazon-should-not-endanger-diversity-grtters">is speaking out in support</a> of a campaign by more than 1,000 German-speaking authors <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/18/business/international/german-authors-join-protest-over-amazons-tactics-in-e-book-dispute-.html">who have accused Amazon</a> of manipulating bestseller lists and delaying deliveries. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:50:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 59692 at http://www.kunc.org Oscar-Winner Steve McQueen On ‘Truth’ In Art http://www.kunc.org/post/oscar-winner-steve-mcqueen-truth-art <p>More than the sum of his film work – most notably the critically acclaimed <em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0986233/">Hunger</a></em>, <em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1723811/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1">Shame</a></em>, and <em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2024544/?ref_=nv_sr_1">12 Years A Slave</a></em> – the British-born Steve McQueen is also a distinguished visual artist. His works include sculpture, photography and video art.</p><p>McQueen’s approach shuns simplicity, challenging people to think deeply about race, ethnicity, and the nature of human conflict.</p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Carrie Saldo 59676 at http://www.kunc.org Oscar-Winner Steve McQueen On ‘Truth’ In Art A Maverick Director, At Home On The Range http://www.kunc.org/post/maverick-director-home-range Robert Rodriguez's newest film, <em>Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For,</em> is about to hit theaters — it's a 3-D crime thriller based on the Frank Miller's graphic novel series, laden with booze, broads and bullets.<p>But Rodriguez has also made comedic spaghetti Westerns, vampire flicks and four <em>Spy Kids</em> movies, about a young brother-sister duo of super sleuths — all from his home base in Austin, Texas. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:34:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 59688 at http://www.kunc.org A Maverick Director, At Home On The Range No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2 http://www.kunc.org/post/no-1-most-expensive-coffee-comes-elephants-no-2 I s#&% you not: The world's most expensive coffee is now being produced in <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123604085">Thailand's Golden Triangle</a>, a region better known for another high-priced, if illegal, export: opium.<p>Canadian entrepreneur Blake Dinkin, 44, is betting his life savings that he can turn his idea into, well, gold. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:58:00 +0000 59684 at http://www.kunc.org No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2 Legendary Vermont Bakers May Stop Selling Beloved Sourdough Bread http://www.kunc.org/post/legendary-vermont-bakers-may-stop-selling-beloved-sourdough-bread When Jules Rabin lost his job teaching anthropology in 1977, he and his wife, Helen, turned to baking to keep their family afloat. For 37 years they've baked sourdough bread that people in central Vermont can't seem to live without.<p>The year before Jules left Goddard College, he and Helen built a replica of a 19th century peasant oven, hauling 70 tons of fieldstone from nearby fields. The stones covered an igloo-shaped brick baking chamber 5 1/2 feet in diameter.<p>The Rabins started selling bread made with sourdough starter; it soon developed a cult following. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:13:00 +0000 59679 at http://www.kunc.org Legendary Vermont Bakers May Stop Selling Beloved Sourdough Bread