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Reconnecting With Childhood Friends

7 hours 11 min ago

As part of our Missed Connections series, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro reunites Sharony Green and Beth Hegab, former childhood friends who drifted apart, according to Green, in part because of race.

'Love, Simon' Is Your Typical Glossy, Hollywood, Teenage, Gay Rom-Com

8 hours 17 min ago

It's a coming-of-age story that's also a coming-out story — and it's in mainstream theaters around the country. Director Greg Berlanti says that's a big deal.

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Imagining — Yet Again — A New Disney Heroine

9 hours 14 min ago

For decades, Disney has been criticized for its passive, love-struck heroines. Do the women in Black Panther and A Wrinkle In Time finally signal real change?

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Puerto Rican Cooking And The American South Mix In 'Coconuts And Collards'

10 hours 14 min ago

Author Von Diaz' cookbook Coconuts and Collards offers a vegetable-forward take on foods she learned to cook from her Puerto Rican grandmother and on the fly in her family's kitchen near Atlanta, Ga.

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In Daniel Mallory Ortberg's Version, The Little Mermaid Inhales Souls

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 7:13am

His new book The Merry Spinster infuses old stories with psychological horror, tackling issues of gender and property. "The blood was already there," he says. "I was just moving the blood around."

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Not My Job: We Quiz Quarterback Tom Brady On 'The Brady Bunch'

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 6:46am

Three questions about the classic TV sitcom for the five-time Super Bowl winner and New England Patriots passer.

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'The Sparsholt Affair' Finds Truth Somewhere Between Satire And Sentiment

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 6:00am

Novelist Alan Hollinghurst's latest chronicles changing attitudes towards homosexuality in Britain through the stories of a closeted gay man — and later, his son — in the decades after World War II.

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From 'F-Bomb' To 'Photobomb,' How The Dictionary Keeps Up With English

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 1:53pm

New words that enter the dictionary must meet three criteria, says Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper: widespread use, sustained use and meaningful use. Originally broadcast April 19, 2017.

James Levine Sues Met Opera, Accuses It Of 'Cynically Hijacking' #MeToo

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:36am

The conductor has sued New York's storied opera house after being fired earlier this week following the Met's internal investigation into allegations of sexual abusive conduct towards young artists.

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I Smell A Rat

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

It's time to RATchet up the stakes: the answer to each question in this final round game contains the consecutive letters R-A-T.

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Ask Me Another Again Later

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

In a brand-new segment, host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton test their trivia acumen against their toughest competitor yet: a Magic 8-Ball.

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Singing Around The House

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

In this music game, we've rewritten songs with the word "house" in the title to be about famous residences.

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Mary J.K. Blige

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

Every answer in this game is the name of a famous person with initials in their name. We replaced those initials with an initialism beginning with the same letters.

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William Jackson Harper: Getting To The Good Place

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

William Jackson Harper shares where he was (physically and emotionally) when he was cast on 'The Good Place.' Then NYT ethics columnist Kwame Anthony Appiah joins him in a game about everyday ethics.

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Tunes For Tots

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

We'll play a children's song by a well-known musical artist, and contestants ring in to tell us who's singing.

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Memorabilia For Real, Ya?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

Guess which pieces of celebrity memorabilia are real and which are fake.

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Adam Foss: Can Prosecutors Stem The Tide Of Mass Incarceration?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 8:23am

Former prosecutor Adam Foss lays out the damaging effects an arrest, a criminal record, and a prison sentence can have on marginalized individuals. He argues prosecutors can be at the helm of reform.

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Dena Simmons: How Does Imposter Syndrome Affect Students Of Color?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 8:23am

When Bronx-native Dena Simmons received a scholarship to attend a majority white boarding school, she felt like an imposter. Simmons suggests ways students of color can be made to feel more accepted.

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Miriam Zoila Pérez: How Does Racism Affect Pregnant Women And Babies?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 8:23am

Why do pregnant women of color have different health outcomes from their white counterparts? Writer and activist Miriam Zoila Pérez explains the ways racism manifests for these women and their babies.

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Clint Smith: How Should You Raise A Black Son In America?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 8:23am

How do you raise a child in a world taught to fear the color of their skin? Poet and writer Clint Smith explains the difficulty of black parenting, and the implications of being black in America.

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