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Today On Google’s Home Page: Love Stories from Ira Glass and “This American Life”

posted by Nell Minow

Be sure to check out Google’s home page today — each Valentine’s Day candy heart has a different love story from Ira Glass and “This American Life,” which has a chocolate box of love stories on its own home page […]

This American Life Celebrates Its 500th Episode

posted by Nell Minow

I love “This American Life.”  For 17 years, Ira Glass has been sharing our stories, funny, wrenching, scary, romantic, always engaging and illuminating.  He tells Buzzfeed how he feels 500 episodes later.  Definitely worth a look, especially at the list […]

This American Life: Live “Invisible Made Visible” Show Available Online and on DVD

posted by Nell Minow

Radio you can watch – that’s the idea. On November 15th, 2012, the public radio show This American Life will release a video of a two-hour episode entitled “The Invisible Made Visible.” Fans can download or stream the video for $5.  It […]

This American Life’s New Movie: Ira Glass and Mike Birbiglia

posted by Nell Minow

I’m a huge fan of NPR’s “This American Life” and very pleased that they have produced their first film, “Sleepwalk With Me,” based on comedian Mike Birbiglia’s story about a rare sleep disorder that nearly cost him his life. My interview […]

Dark Shadows: The Soap Opera

posted by Nell Minow

This week’s big release from Tim Burton and Johnny Depp is a tribute and an update to the cult favorite vampire soap opera that ran from 1966-71.  Before I post my review on Thursday night, here’s a quick reminder of […]

This American Life — Live on Screen May 10

posted by Nell Minow

The popular WBEZ Chicago radio show This American Life and host Ira Glass bring radio to the big screen with This American Life – Live!, a special live performance from the Skirball Center at New York University.  This event will […]

People Who Cry At Airplane Movies

posted by Nell Minow

I love This American Life. This week’s episode is called “Tough Room,” and it has four stories about people who have to face and try to somehow persuade or ingratiate themselves with highly critical and skeptical crowds. But the last […]

The (Real) Informant

posted by Nell Minow

If you saw the new Matt Damon movie, The Informant! and would like to know more about the real-life Mark Whitacre, the highest-level and most productive white collar informant in history, listen to the episode of This American Life that […]

What is the Phrase Heard on Every Single Reality Show?

posted by Nell Minow

I’m not here to make friends! Be sure to take a look at this hilarious compilation of “I’m not here to make friends” moments from reality shows compiled by Rich Juzwiak of VH1. Here’s a sample: His terrific and very […]

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Interview: Jon Gries of "Endgame" (and "Get Shorty" and "Napoleon Dynamite")
I'm a big fan of actor Jon Gries, who always brings something very specific and interesting to his roles. In "Endgame," the story of a championship chess team from a school in a poor community from writer/director Carmen Marron, it would have ...

posted 3:27:36pm Oct. 09, 2015 | read full post »

Meryl Streep Calls for More Women Film Critics
The Hollywood Reporter quotes Meryl Streep on the disproportionate number of male film critics on Rotten Tomatoes:  "The word isn’t 'disheartening,' it’s 'infuriating,'” she said. “I submit to you that men and women are not the same. ...

posted 8:00:10am Oct. 09, 2015 | read full post »

Big Stone Gap
Even in small towns, big things can happen. Sometimes the most famous movie star in the world stops by and makes international headlines. And ...

posted 5:51:50pm Oct. 08, 2015 | read full post »

Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), a 23-year veteran of the police force, learns that she has terminal cancer. And then she learns something even ...

posted 5:50:17pm Oct. 08, 2015 | read full post »

Mr. Peabody to Appear on Jeopardy!
Everyone's favorite educated canine appears tonight on Jeopardy to match his matchless historical knowledge against the contestants. He will be the first dog to host an entire category. [iframe width="560" height="315" ...

posted 4:35:58pm Oct. 08, 2015 | read full post »


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