Fans of the movies "Shakespeare in Love" and "Pulp Fiction" now have a new way to watch those and other Miramax films. As NPR's Nina Gregory reports, the company has just signed a deal with Hulu, the online video service to distribute the Miramax library of movies.
NINA GREGORY: The deal with Hulu is not Miramax's first move into digital distribution. Just two weeks ago, Miramax signed with Netflix to distribute its library, expanding access to Oscar-winners and cult favorites like "Reservoir Dogs."
The Pentagon Papers that were leaked four decades ago by Daniel Ellsberg have been formally declassified. They will be released in their entirety this month — except for 11 words. Mary Louise Kelly speaks with John Prados of the National Security Archive about what is still a secret.
This weekend, the people of Portugal vote in an election to choose a new government to replace the one that collapsed over its unpopular austerity program. Portugal is deeply in debt, and has promised to make unpopular changes in welfare and labor policies in return for a massive bailout by the IMF and the European Union.
Bahrain officially ended a period of martial law this week after mass uprisings nearly shut down the country in February and March. But armored vehicles still patrol the streets, military courts are still in place, and hundreds of people remain in detention. Among the detainees are elected officials, opposition members and even doctors who are accused of treating protesters. NPR's Kelly McEvers reports on how the detention of the upper-middle class is broadening the opposition, not suppressing it.
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Four years is a long time in politics. Just ask Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor first announced a run for president in 2007. Yesterday, Romney had a chance at a do-over, formally declaring, again, that he will seek the Republican nomination. Everyone knew it was coming. But it's a chance for Romney to redefine what he stands for, as NPR's Robert Smith reports.
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is scheduled to be arraigned next week on charges he sexually assaulted a maid in a Manhattan hotel. Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sean Gardiner of "The Wall Street Journal," who's been covering the case.
China has rejected allegations of involvement in a cyber-spying campaign targeting the Google e-mail accounts of top U.S. officials, military personnel and journalists. In an Op Ed in a Party-run newspaper, two strategists from the Chinese military, without mentioning Google's recent claims, wrote that China must make mastering cyber warfare a military priority as the Internet becomes the crucial battleground for opinion and intelligence.
Flood waters around the South Dakota capital of Pierre are rising and they're about to get much higher. The dams along the Missouri River can't hold back a massive surge of water spurred by record rains in Montana.
The Army Corps of Engineers is about to open those dams to record flows. Residents are hoping that temporary levees will keep them from loosing their homes and businesses.
There are advantages to having a mobile home. If your neighborhood is about to flood, just pull up a truck and move the house, unless that is, your trailer gets stuck in the mud.
Impressionist paintings of Paris often depict a city full of sun-dappled socialites: dancing, shopping, boating and schmoozing. But for painter and art patron Gustave Caillebotte, Paris was a darker, lonelier place. His 1877 work, <em>Paris Street; Rainy Day, </em>shows Parisians making their way down a vast street on a dreary day. (Click enlarge to see the full painting.)
Credit The Art Institute of Chicago
In the 1870s, an Emperor and a Baron undertook the remaking of Paris: Napoleon III and Baron Georges-Eugene Haussmann's urban renewal project converted clusters of medieval warrens into the Paris we know today, with its grand boulevards and rows of handsome buildings. Impressionist painters showed that new Paris on their canvases — but one of them had a very different perspective.