Arts http://news.wsiu.org en Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History http://news.wsiu.org/post/far-infinitesimal-mathematical-paradoxs-role-history Here's a stumper: How many parts can you divide a line into?<p>It seems like a simple question. You can cut it in half. Then you can cut those lines in half, then cut those lines in half again. Just how many parts can you make? A hundred? A billion? Why not more?<p>You can keep on dividing forever, so every line has an infinite amount of parts. But how long are those parts? If they're anything greater than zero, then the line would seem to be infinitely long. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 NPR Staff 59084 at http://news.wsiu.org Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History From 'Field Of Dreams' To 'Draft Day': Who Cares About The Front Office? http://news.wsiu.org/post/field-dreams-draft-day-who-cares-about-front-office Sports movies were powerful once. In the '80s and '90s, there were hits about football, baseball, basketball, hockey, boxing, karate – and they were movies about teams and players and coaches, not scouts and executives.<p>Things seem to have taken a turn. <em>Moneyball</em>, which received a Best Picture nomination, is about the people who have jobs in sports more than the people who play sports. <em>Draft Day</em>, which will not receive a Best Picture nomination, is too. So is the upcoming <em>Million Dollar Arm</em>. So was <em>Trouble With The Curve</em>. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:11:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 59078 at http://news.wsiu.org From 'Field Of Dreams' To 'Draft Day': Who Cares About The Front Office? Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo' Full Of Loneliness And Longing http://news.wsiu.org/post/woody-allens-fading-gigolo-full-loneliness-and-longing Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Actor John Turturro is known for his work in films like "Quiz Show" and "The Big Lebowski." With his long face and hang-dog look, he's probably not what you'd call a matinee idol. But he went ahead and cast himself as the title character in his new movie, "Fading Gigolo." And he cast Woody Allen as his pimp. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:07:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 59063 at http://news.wsiu.org 'Traveling Pants' Author Tries Traveling In Time http://news.wsiu.org/post/traveling-pants-author-tries-traveling-time Author Ann Brashares became a young adult superstar more than a decade ago with the <em>Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants</em>, a feel-good series of books about the adventures of four best friends and a really great pair of jeans. It was eventually made into a couple of movies.<p>Brashares' new book, <em>The Here and Now</em>, ventures into unfamiliar territory for her: a dystopian future of "blood plagues" and time travel. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:07:00 +0000 Petra Mayer 59065 at http://news.wsiu.org 'Traveling Pants' Author Tries Traveling In Time Exploring The Secret History Of The Cubicle http://news.wsiu.org/post/exploring-secret-history-cubicle Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Now to a topic you may be intimately familiar with, the office - the paperwork, the cubicles, the potentially awkward social dynamic. It is an almost universal experience that's been baked into our pop-culture, like in the movie "Office Space."<p>(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "OFFICE SPACE")<p>GARY COLE: (As Bill Lumbergh) Hello, Peter. What's happening? Uh, we have sort of a problem here. Yeah, you apparently didn't put one of the new cover sheets on your TPS reports.<p>RON LIVINGSTON: (As Peter Gibbons) Oh, yeah. I'm sorry about that. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:07:00 +0000 editor 59061 at http://news.wsiu.org