Arts & Life

5:05am

Fri July 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

Cosplayers React To Aurora Theater Shootings

Picture from the Denver Comic Con, taken June 15th 2012
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  • KUNC's Nathan Heffel interviews Illya Kowalchuk, Executive Director of Comic Book Classroom about how last week’s events could change the comic book culture.

As the country begins to come to grips with last week’s deadly shooting in an Aurora movie theater, questions are starting to emerge about possible security changes at your local cineplex.

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4:55am

Fri July 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

KUNC Entertainment Report

Great music, art, theater, festivals, and celebrations along Colorado’s Front Range and in the mountains this weekend

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11:13pm

Thu July 26, 2012
Poetry

Honoring The Games, And The Past, With Poetry

Originally published on Sun July 29, 2012 8:34 pm

Ron Tanovitz

In the days of the ancient Greeks, poetry and sport went hand in hand at athletic festivals like the Olympics. Poets sang the praises of athletic champions and, at some festivals, even competed in official events, reciting or playing the lyre. Here at NPR, we're reviving that tradition with our own Poetry Games.

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11:13pm

Thu July 26, 2012
StoryCorps

'I Didn't See The Gun, And I Didn't Hear The Bullet'

Originally published on Fri July 27, 2012 9:59 am

Edith Green and her granddaughter visited a StoryCorps booth in 2005, where Edith shared her story of surviving a shooting.
StoryCorps

In 1980, Edith Green, a divorced school teacher, lived alone in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., just north of New York City.

One night, she struck up a friendship with a young man she had met at a friend's house — a relationship that would change her life forever.

"It was a very platonic relationship," she told her granddaughter. "I just didn't see this coming at all."

Edith, 54 at the time, told the man that she would be attending a play with a friend one evening.

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2:58pm

Thu July 26, 2012
The Salt

Where Did All The Watermelon Seeds Go?

Watermelon with seeds is getting harder to find at the supermarket.
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Many people think of the seedless watermelons popping up at grocery stores and markets everywhere in the last few years as a marvel of modern scientific technology. In fact, more than 60 percent of watermelon shoppers seek this smoother pink flesh, and the numbers are increasing every year, according to a recent survey done for the National Watermelon Promotion Board.

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