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Stories for October 20, 2007

The Vocabulary Police

Oct. 20
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A few choice words landed deejay Don Imus in lots of trouble. But is it realistic to police people’s word choices? Martha and Grant kick around that question, and then kibitz about the word . . . “kibitzing.”

30 Days of Night

Oct. 20
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

"Im a huge vampire fan," Niles said. "And in talking with Ben we wanted to make vampires scary again. I mean weve turned vampires into Count Chocula and teenage girls are dating them. Theyre not scary anymore. One thing Ben and I agreed on was that our vampires had to be feral vampires that look at humans as nothing more than something to feed on. "

Things We Lost in the Fire

Oct. 20
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

moves back and forth in time as it weaves the story of grief, loss and recovery. At the core of the film are three people: Steven (David Duchocney), his wife Audrey (Halle Berry) and his friend since childhood Jerry (Benicio Del Toro). Audrey has always resented her husband's friendship with Jerry, and she's never been able to understand it. Steven is a successful designer/architect and Jerry's a longtime addict. The distance, in terms of lifestyles, between the two men keeps growing, but Steven maintains the friendship, offering support and occasional food and money. Audrey considers Steven's time with Jerry as time he could better spend with her or their two kids.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 20
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 20
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting