PROGRAMMERS’ NOTEBOOK: ON MEMORY at BAM Rose Cinemas (Aug. 28-Sept. 5). Following a Valentine’s Day series called “On Love,” the programmers at BAM have come up with a selection that demonstrates the varied ways movies have addressed the subject of memory. It opens with Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” (on Wednesday), which depicts childhood in scenes so fragmented and personal that their full meanings could surely only be deciphered by Malick himself, and continues with Sarah Polley’s “Stories We Tell” (on Thursday), in which the filmmaker investigates and learns a great deal more about her mother, who died when Polley was 11.718-636-4100, bam.org What we’re reading: This article in The Los Angeles Times, which our national food correspondent, Kim Severson, calls a revealing meditation on food gentrification. “In L.A.’s Chinatown, people wait for hours to get Nashville-style hot chicken,” she says. “But the people who live there either can’t afford it or can’t spare the time. An enterprising Mandarin-speaking food writer decided to do it for them.”
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Log InBrown says forging a connection between the arts community and the library to promote tech is important. Artists can feel intimidated by tech or wary that it could get between them and their work. And yet, she feels tech is the future of art and design. Among the climbers who have died are four Indians and one each from the United States, Ireland and Britain. Most of the deaths occurred at higher camps on Wednesday and Thursday, when Everest witnessed the worst traffic jam.