Episode #1107

Valentine, Gilbert, Ansari

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Friday, February 12, 2010

The Broquet - Sarah Tisdale's bacon Valentine The Broquet - Sarah Tisdale's bacon Valentine (flickr)

This week, Valentine's Day gets a makeover. Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert picks a winner for our Valentine Redesign Challenge.  And Studio 360 hired a husband-and-wife design team to reinvent the holiday, starting with the big red heart. And comic Aziz Ansari wants to be your heartthrob comedian celebrity crush.

Eat, Pray, Love, Marry

When Elizabeth Gilbert wrote Eat, Pray, Love, a witty account of her globe-hopping, soul-searching journey after a divorce, she never imagined that Julia Roberts would be playing her in a movie adaptation. Gilbert followed that book up with a new memoir, Committed: A Skeptic ...

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Elizabeth Gilbert Picks a Winner

Studio 360 challenged listeners to design a valentine that reflects modern romance. Over 100 were submitted, and Elizabeth Gilbert judged the entries. Gilbert's runner-up celebrates the domestic bliss of "taco night," and the winner showcases an inventive use of bacon.

Slideshow: See the winner, runners-up, and all the entries

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Bollywood Romance

For years, Bollywood's sappy, over-the-top, romantic musicals drew audiences with colorful hand-painted murals on the old movie theaters. But digital printing presses have put many of the painters who created these murals out of work. In Delhi, one craftsman found new patrons for his movie-mural artistry: American ex-pats ...

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Redesigning Valentine's Day

The professional graphic designers at the Austin-based firm, Under Consideration, take a stab at rebranding Valentine's Day. The husband-and-wife team, Armin Vit and Bryony Gomez-Palacio, tell Kurt about their ideas: a new valentine icon, better colors, and a transformed Cupid.

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Aziz Ansari

He's the obnoxious comedian Randy in the Adam Sandler movie, "Funny People," and the weaselly civil servant Tom Haverford on the sitcom, "Parks and Recreation." Comic Aziz Ansari tells Kurt about the perils of stand-up comedy and his new DVD, "Intimate Moments ...

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Prelinger Library

After they met and married, Rick and Megan Prelinger decided to merge their extensive book collections and make it public. In downtown San Francisco, the Prelinger Library is literally a labor of love. Produced by Tania Ketenjian.

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