Arts & Life


Mon March 4, 2013
The Salt

Selling Kids On Veggies When Rules Like 'Clean Your Plate' Fail

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 3:14 pm

Good advice, but strict rules at mealtime may backfire.

If you're a parent, you've probably heard remarks like this during dinner: "I don't like milk! My toast is burnt! I hate vegetables! I took a bite already! What's for dessert?" It can be daunting trying to ensure a healthy diet for our children. So it's no wonder parents often resort to dinner time rules.

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Sun March 3, 2013
Author Interviews

Time Rules In Jamaica Kincaid's New Novel, 'See Now Then'

Originally published on Sun March 3, 2013 6:44 pm

Jamaica Kincaid, author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, lives in Vermont.
Kenneth Noland Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Author Jamaica Kincaid is out with a new novel, her first in 10 years.

Kincaid is perhaps best known for her books At the Bottom of the River and The Autobiography of My Mother. Her new book, See Now Then, tackles some difficult themes.

The novel opens with a scene of a seemingly idyllic home life in small-town New England. But it is soon clear the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Sweet is anything but sweet.

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Sun March 3, 2013
Movies I've Seen A Million Times

The Movie Alex Karpovsky Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Originally published on Sun March 3, 2013 2:35 pm

Luis Guzman and Adam Sandler in Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch Drunk Love.
Anonymous AP

The weekends on All Things Considered series Movies I've Seen A Million Times features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking about the movies that they never get tired of watching.

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Sun March 3, 2013
Three-Minute Fiction

The Escape

Originally published on Sun March 3, 2013 4:26 am

Hey, Julia ......... it's me ....... Kind of glad you're not picking up — this'll be easier. Maybe.

So. Here goes. I'm going to ask you to do something for me. It's not an ordinary best friend kind of favor — God, I wish it was. I wish I just needed you to pick up my dry cleaning or something ...... Anyway. Here it is. It's big ..... I need you to somehow explain to David (and I guess everyone else ...... damn) that I won't be there on Saturday. I just can't do it. This won't make any sense, I know. You'll think I'm insane. Everyone will .......

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Sun March 3, 2013
Author Interviews

Secretly Working To Win The War In 'Atomic City'

Originally published on Sun March 3, 2013 6:48 am

Before the fight to win women equal footing in the workplace, there was the fight against Hitler and Hirohito. In the depths of World War II, everyone in America had to pitch in, men and women alike. And in 1943 the government offered war jobs, lots of them, in a town called Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Where is it on a map? What do they do there? What will I do there? The government didn't give any answers to those questions — and still the recruits, many of them young women, streamed in.

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