Arts & Life

11:31am

Sat June 9, 2012
Movies I've Seen A Million Times

The Movie Jared Harris Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Originally published on Sun June 24, 2012 11:28 am

Dustin Hoffman in Sydney Pollack's 1982 film, Tootsie.
Columbia / The Kobal Collection Columbia

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.

For actor Jared Harris, whose credits include The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and AMC's TV drama Mad Men, the movie he can't get enough of is Sydney Pollack's Tootsie. "It's just so brilliant," says Harris.

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8:13am

Sat June 9, 2012
The Salt

To Grow A Craft Beer Business, The Secret's In The Water

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 7:47 pm

Craft brewers are reaching markets far from their home breweries. In a Washington, D.C., store, beers from California, Colorado, Louisiana, Vermont, and elsewhere are for sale.
Bill Chappell NPR

It's a good time to be a craft brewer, as Americans are thirsty for full-flavored and local beers. But when small breweries grow, they can also risk losing some of the "craftiness" their fans love. And when they expand, many brewers have to rewrite their recipes — starting with the water.

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6:00am

Sat June 9, 2012
Garden Report

Need Ideas for Your Garden? Steal Them! (Ideas, Not Plants...)

A stop on the Greeley garden tour
Ruth Quade greeleygardentour.org
  • Tom Throgmorton speaking on plant plagiarism...

Is the design for your garden or landscaping stuck in a rut? Garden tours are a great way to spark some fresh ideas – and as KUNC gardener Tom Throgmorton assures us, plant plagiarism is perfectly okay…

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5:36am

Sat June 9, 2012
NPR Story

What's That Sound? Preserving The Noise Of Old Gadgets

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 8:58 am

Transcript

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Technology is making a lot of things quieter. A dozen years ago, we recorded a lot of our interviews on magnetic tape.

LIANE HANSEN: This is WEEKEND EDITION. I'm Liane Hansen.

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4:10am

Sat June 9, 2012
Author Interviews

'Mission': Secrecy And Stardom On The Edge Of War

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 8:58 am

Mission to Paris book cover

Fredric Stahl is "the sympathetic lawyer, the kind aristocrat, the saintly husband, the comforting doctor, or the good lover." At least onscreen.

He's an American movie star, born in Vienna, and says "my dear" with a kind of dreamy, trans-European cosmopolitan allure that makes him seem "a warm man in a cold world." He's also the hero of Alan Furst's new novel, Mission to Paris, set in Furst's favorite locale: Europe on the brink of war.

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