Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss some of his early favorites including “The Theory of Everything,” “Nightcrawler,” “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence,” and “The Last Five Years.”
Originally published on Fri September 5, 2014 4:02 pm
What were doing the day before 9/11?
The new National Geographic documentary “9/10: The Final Hours” is compelling, if at times difficult to watch, because even though it’s about the day before the attacks on September 11, 2001, what happened that morning shadows everything the people in the film say.
Move over Brontosaurus. There’s a new — and bigger — dinosaur on the block. Scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have just named the enormous beast Dreadnougtus shrani. It measured 85 feet long and two and a half stories high, and weighed 65 tons.
The Dreadnoughtus skeleton is the most complete ever found for a dinosaur of its size. The 77-million-year-old bones were unearthed in southern Patagonia during excavations that began in 2005.
The Chinese real estate developer Landsea plans to invest $1 billion in the U.S. housing market, according to the company. “The Chinese housing market is slowing down. In the U.S., it’s coming up,” said John Ho, managing director of Landsea’s U.S. subsidiary, yesterday.
Michael Regan of Bloomberg News spoke to Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson about how the developer will start with three projects — one in California’s Simi Valley, another near San Francisco and a third outside of Manhattan.
Originally published on Wed September 3, 2014 3:44 pm
In 2012, writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis took a four-month journey with his lab/golden retriever mix Casey, in a rented RV. He visited veterinarians, dog trainers and dog rescuers, in an effort to find out why Americans love dogs so much and pamper them. He even spoke with pet psychics.
Originally published on Wed September 3, 2014 3:21 pm
Today, CVS Pharmacy plans to stop selling tobacco products at all of its locations nationwide. Experts say the move, which was announced back in February, could prompt other major pharmacy chains to do the same. Jordan Weissmann of Slate joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson with details.