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Frank Gehry Plays House

Star architect Frank Gehry's groundbreaking Santa Monica home serves as the inspiration for the new musical composition, "Frank's House." In advance of the work's premiere, we speak with Mr. Gehry about the interplay between music and architecture... and the middle finger he gave to his critics.


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How Accents Are Like Pork Buns to Comedian Nick Kroll

Comedian Nick Kroll has created his own show on Comedy Central, aptly titled "Kroll Show," which consists largely of parodies of other television shows, in which he portrays dozens of characters from confused Canadian teenagers to idiot gigolos. The show's third and final season began this week.


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Filmmaker J.C. Chandor on Violent Years and Famous Toll Booths

Filmmaker J.C. Chandor was Oscar-nominated for his very first film, "Margin Call." Next came the lauded "All is Lost," and, now, "A Most Violent Year," the gritty tale of an up-by-his-bootstraps immigrant trying to do business ethically, while surrounded by the corruption and violence of 1980s New York City.


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BJ Novak Tells Stories with No Pictures — AKA Radio

Between his appearances on film and television screens, B.J. Novak published two best-selling books in 2014. At our Holiday Frolic live event, he read a poignant piece from his collection "One More Thing" and then joined Rico and Brendan on the couch for a conversation.


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Conflict and Crop Circles with Mike Leigh

Lauded filmmaker Mike Leigh is known for coaxing emotionally rich performances out of actors through unusual technique. His newest, "Mr. Turner," offers more compelling evidence of this skill.


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Michael Cera Sings the Body English

Michael Cera has been acting on film and television since the tender age of 9, but his current turn as Warren in "This is Our Youth" marks his Broadway debut.


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Bryan Ferry Reveals the Source of His Songs and Style

Bryan Ferry is known both for his solo work and his hugely-influential 1970s-era band, Roxy Music. Last year, he had a hit with his jazz orchestra's work for Baz Luhrmann's "Great Gatsby," and now, at age 69, he has out a new record, "Avonmore," which might be 'solo,' but it's the product of extensive (and star-studded) collaborations.


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Ego, Earth, and Anjelica Huston

Actor Anjelica Huston discusses her new memoir, "Watch Me," which focuses on her personal life and Hollywood career, and she reveals her two tips for overcoming airline anxiety.


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Elle Fanning Has Empathy, Luck, Friends

In the gritty-yet-sensuous jazz biopic "Low Down," teen actor Elle Fanning gives her first performance depicting a real-life subject... who was on the set every day to watch. Elle tells Rico about it, and reveals the secret to stardom.