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12:21pm

Fri July 24, 2015
Dance

Rediscovering The Thrill Of George Balanchine's New York City Ballet

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12:21pm

Fri July 24, 2015
Movie Reviews

A Holocaust Survivor Searches For Her Past In Christian Petzold's 'Phoenix'

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12:51pm

Thu July 23, 2015
Book Reviews

Infidelity Is Steeped In Suspense In 'Among The Ten Thousand Things'

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 4:00 pm

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Talk about opening with a bang: at the beginning of Julia Pierpont's debut novel, Among the Ten Thousand Things, an 11-year-old girl named Kay Shanley enters the lobby of her New York City apartment building. We readers have already been clued into the fact that Kay is the kind of awkward, shy, pre-teen other girls ridicule. We just want her to get safely into her family's apartment and back to watching the Harry Potter movies she loves. But, just as the elevator doors are closing, the doorman signals for her to hold up.

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12:51pm

Thu July 23, 2015
Interviews

From Upspeak To Vocal Fry: Are We 'Policing' Young Women's Voices?

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 4:43 pm

Women get policed more often for "vocal fry" and "upspeak" than their male counterparts.
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Journalist Jessica Grose is no stranger to criticism of her voice. When she was co-hosting the Slate podcast, the DoubleX Gabfest, she would receive emails complaining about her "upspeak" — a tendency to raise her voice at the end of sentences. Once an older man she was interviewing for an article in Businessweek told her that she sounded like his granddaughter.

"That was the first moment I felt [my voice] was hurting my career beyond just irritating a couple listeners," Grose tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

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1:09pm

Wed July 22, 2015
Movie Interviews

Jake Gyllenhaal On Throwing (And Taking) Punches: 'It's Very Primal'

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 4:04 pm

Jake Gyllenhaal plays boxer Billy Hope in Southpaw.
Scott Garfield The Weinstein Company

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal knows what it feels like to take a punch. "It doesn't feel great, you know," he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "I don't like getting hit, but it was important for the movie. At least that's how I justify when I would get hit: 'That was good for the movie.' "

The movie in question is Southpaw, in which Gyllenhaal stars as a boxer who grew up in the foster care system and is struggling to be a father to his daughter.

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