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Having a character acknowledge that they are, in fact, in a movie is a strict no-no. But these 5 films break that wall. In style. (from OZY)
Most filmmakers want you to forget it’s all a fantasy — these five took a risk and spoke straight to the audience. Did it pay off?
April 01, 2015 at 9:00 pm
In tribute to Pet Rock creator Gary Dahl, PBS NewsHour set up a Pet Rock cam. Check it out: http://to.pbs.org/1G5nUB5 (Not an #AprilFools joke)
The concept for the easy, cheap pet sprung out of bar conversation with friends. But the product was an overnight success, selling 1.5 million rocks over a period of months for $3.95 apiece.
April 01, 2015 at 8:20 pm
This Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche recipe can be prepared in advance for a quick Easter brunch. (via PBS Food)
This broccoli and cheddar quiche recipe has a flakey crust that can be prepared in advance. Get the recipe at PBS Food.
April 01, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson won't sign state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law in its current form (from PBS NewsHour)
Updated: Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has said he will not sign into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, saying it was different than the federal version.
April 01, 2015 at 5:20 pm
Annie Lennox puts a spell on us with her rousing performance of "I Put A Spell On You." Be sure to watch GREAT PERFORMANCES l PBS' Annie Lennox Nostalgia Live in Concert this Friday at 10/9c.
In a concert of her Grammy-nominated Nostalgia album, Annie Lennox performs a sultry and passionate version of “I Put a Spell on You,” a song first written and recorded by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins in 1956. Her stirring performance of “I Put a Spell on You” at the 2015 Grammy Awards was one of the most…
April 01, 2015 at 5:00 pm
From PBS Digital Studios: The Bay Area is gaining a reputation for more than just its booming tech culture. Steve Goldbloom visits one of San Francisco's hottest new spots for…toast?
If you think paying $4 for coffee is outrageous, wait until you see what a San Francisco eatery is charging...for toast.
April 01, 2015 at 4:12 pm
How a gentle electrical jolt can focus a sluggish mind (from PBS NewsHour)
Need a coffee to get going in the morning? A jolt of electrical current could be more stimulating. Lighting up the brain with small amounts of electricity can dramatically improve mental focus, researchers have found. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien gets wired up to explore the potential uses.
April 01, 2015 at 9:26 am
10 Commandments for talking to your kids about religion (from PBS NewsHour)
Wendy Thomas Russell's book, "Relax, It's Just God: How and Why to Talk to Your Kids About Religion When You're Not Religious" comes out today. Image by Da
April 01, 2015 at 1:05 am
We now have biological proof that children born to poor families are at a cognitive disadvantage. #NOVAnext
The size of a child's brain may be determined before he or she is even born. Though the idea has been controversial, some scientists have long suspected a
April 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
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