Actress Eva Mendes Decodes "The Place Beyond the Pines" and Heiroglyphics - Public Radio's The Dinner Party Download by The Dinner Party Download published on 2013/04/05 18:50:09 +0000 Actress Eva Mendes first found her calling - and a mass audience - working opposite Denzel Washington in 2001's "Training Day." Since then, she's starred in the comedies "Hitch" and "The Other Guys," along with the critically-acclaimed art-house hit "Holy Motors." Her new film "The Place Beyond the Pines" (expanding in theaters this month) is similarly dark, and ambitious; it follows a beleaguered stunt man (Ryan Gosling) and the people (like Eva's character) who have to live in the wake of his violence. She tells Rico about the project, her particularly hard-to-describe condition, and how to read like an Egyptian. -- The Dinner Party Download (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "40 Reasons To Live In The USA."