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  • NPR Taps Media Vet Jarl Mohn as CEO

    National Public Radio has named TV and digital biz vet Jarl Mohn as president and CEO. Mohn will fill the role left vacant since last year when Gary Knell exited to take over the helm of the National Geographic Society. He'll be based at NPR headquarters...
  • NPR picks L.A. media veteran Jarl Mohn as its new chief

     NPR picks L.A. media veteran Jarl Mohn as its new chief
    Pasadena public radio station KPCC-FM (89.3) grabbed the national spotlight with Friday's announcement that Jarl Mohn, the media industry veteran who ran E! Entertainment Television through most of the 1990s, will be National Public Radio's next president...
  • Nathan Deuel on 'Friday was the Bomb,' his Middle East memoir

    Nathan Deuel on 'Friday was the Bomb,' his Middle East memoir
    Over the last decade, hundreds of war memoirs have been written by soldiers and journalists who have experienced the war in the Middle East from the front lines. However, in “Friday Was the Bomb: Five Years in the Middle East” (Dzanc, $14.95...
  • Tavis Smiley Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Tavis Smiley has what could be deemed the perfect talkshow host name -- upbeat and amiable -- but growing up, he was often the butt of belittling schoolyard jokes. "When I was a kid, I hated my name," says the Midwesterner whose childhood pipedream was...
  • 'The Other Woman' a dimwitted faux-feminist comedy, reviews say

    In the new revenge comedy "The Other Woman," Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton play a trio of scorned women seeking to give their cheating mutual beau (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) his comeuppance. According to film critics, though, they would have...
  • Sign language is not performance art [Commentary]

    Sign language is not performance art [Commentary]
    In the midst of the misery of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the media fell in love with then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sign language interpreter, Lydia Callis, who captivated audiences with her expressive renderings of Mr. Bloomberg's humdrum press...
  • Box office: 'The Other Woman' on pace to unseat 'Captain America'

    Box office: 'The Other Woman' on pace to unseat 'Captain America'
    The revenge comedy "The Other Woman" is on its way to topping the box-office charts this weekend, the first film to surpass the Marvel sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" since that film's release. Directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring...
  • 'The Other Woman': Progress or predicament for female-driven film?

    [On Monday mornings, Movies Now will be looking at some aspect of the No. 1 movie over the weekend. This week: What "The Other Woman" says about female-driven movies.] Over the weekend, a trio of women finally dethroned a muscular superhero from his...
  • The myth of the wild

     The myth of the wild
    The pristine natural world is gone; get used to it. Nearly all of the earthworms in New England and the upper Midwest were inadvertently imported from Europe. The American earthworms were wiped out by the last Ice Age. That's why when European colonists...
  • The myth of the wild

    The pristine natural world has been gone for a long time; get used to it. Nearly all of the earthworms in New England and the upper Midwest were inadvertently imported from Europe. The American earthworms were wiped out by the last Ice Age. That's why...
  • White House Correspondents Weekend: Stars to Share Spotlight With Silicon Valley

    An eclectic list of stars like Julianna Margulies, Brad Paisley, Jessica Simpson and Lupita Nyong'o and a hefty dose of "Scandal" and "House of Cards" cast members will descend on Washington this weekend for the annual White House Correspondents Assn....