Tornado devastates Joplin, Missouri. Death toll has reached 89 and is expected to rise.
Washington Post: Five myths about America’s schools.
Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life won the Palme d'Or, the top prize at the Cannes film festival. Nicolas Winding Refn won the Best Director prize for the action-packed Drive. Kirsten Dunst won the Best Actress Prize for putting up with Lars Von Trier's shit in Melancholia and French star Jean Dujardin took the best actor prize for his charming turn in silent film The Artist. Click here for the rest of the award winners.
Will the real Terrence Malick please stand up? — This profile on the very reclusive Tree of Life director proves he is a man of contradictions. One of his all time favorite movies is Zoolander.
NPR: Egypt, Uncensored: New TV station tackles injustice.
Planet Money: Gold! The 4,000-year-old bubble.
Donald Krim, president of film distributor Kino International, Dies at 65.
McSweeney's: Post-rapture survival checklist.
The New York Times: Was It Something I Wrote? The dangers and disappointments of life as a Russian journalist.
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