Arts & Life

2:43pm

Mon November 5, 2012
Movies

Lincoln's Screen Legacy, Decidedly Larger Than Life

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 3:49 pm

Lincoln's life has been adapted for the screen so often that there's room for the artistic liberties of films like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Twentieth Century Fox

He's a statue in many a monument, a profile on the penny, a face on the $5 bill, and an animatronic robot at Disneyland. He's even carved into a mountain in South Dakota. So, of course, Abe Lincoln has been a character in the movies — more than 300 of them, in fact.

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1:17pm

Mon November 5, 2012
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The Angry Whopper

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 1:26 pm

Angry Whopper, Angry Peter.
NPR

Burger King's Angry Whopper is a burger with bacon, jalapenos and something called Angry Onions, topped with something called Angry Sauce. It's got the best name of the three new items on the BK menu now appearing "for a limited time" to celebrate the Whopper's 55th Anniversary.

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4:13pm

Sun November 4, 2012
Three-Minute Fiction

Three-Minute Fiction: The Round 9 Winner Is...

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We made it. After six weeks and nearly 4,000 stories, we've reached the end of Round 9 of our Three-Minute Fiction contest, where we ask listeners to come up with an original short story that can be read in about three minutes.

Graduate students from around the country helped read all the submissions. The winning story was chosen by this round's judge, novelist Brad Meltzer. Meltzer wrote the best-selling books The Inner Circle and The Book of Lies. His new book, due out in January, is called The Fifth Assassin.

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6:00am

Sun November 4, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Oatmeal's Matthew Inman: Web-comic, Philanthropic Powerhouse, Or Both?

Matthew Inman
Koa Metter

Matthew Inman, creator of the web-comic "The Oatmeal," has gained notoriety recently for raising over a million dollars through 'crowd funding.'

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3:08am

Sun November 4, 2012
Movies

'SEAL Team' Film Adds Drama To Bin Laden Raid

Originally published on Sun November 4, 2012 10:08 am

A still image from a clip of the National Geographic Channel's SEAL Team Six. The film, which depicts the events leading up to the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, premieres Sunday night.
The National Geographic Channel

The story of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden has captured the imagination of authors and film directors.

Just this year, the mission carried out by Navy SEAL Team Six has already been re-told in three books, including one written by a former Navy SEAL. Acclaimed film director Katherine Bigelow, who directed the film The Hurt Locker, is getting ready to release her treatment of the bin Laden raid in December.

On Sunday night, the National Geographic Channel will air its film about the raid, SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden.

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