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Not For You, Cindy Lou! These Tasty Holiday Treats Are For Grownups

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 2:13pm

With tantalizing twists like liqueur, coffee and spices, kids may turn up their little red noses at these decadent delights — but that just leaves more for you and your adult friends.

Megyn Kelly On Trump And The Media: 'We're In A Dangerous Phase Right Now'

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:27am

The Fox News host tells Fresh Air that she worries about Trump's "de-legitimization" of the media. "Too many millions of Americans aren't listening at all to what the press tells them," Kelly says.

The Gender Wage Gap In The Arts

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

New social science research shows that women in the arts earn significantly less than men across the board.

Art That Transformed A Miami Neighborhood Now Making Its Schools Cool

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 2:29am

The principal of a Miami middle school that artists adorned with murals two years ago says the art has led to better attendance and enrollment. This year, it's an elementary school's turn for murals.

Are You Of Two Minds? Michael Lewis' New Book Explores How We Make Decisions

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:50pm

The Undoing Project tells the story of two Israeli psychologists who made some surprising discoveries about the way people think. According to the Moneyball author, it's all about framing.

'Monkey See' Highlights Small Bright Spots In Pop Culture This Year

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

Once a day until December 25th, NPR's "Monkey See" blog is highlighting a small, good thing that happened in pop culture this year.

'Today Will Be Different' Tackles Parenting Fatigue And Middle-Aged Marriage

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 12:21pm

Maria Semple's new comic novel is about a stressed-out wife and mother who starts every day with a mantra. She tells Fresh Air's Sam Briger that the book was inspired by her own experiences as a mom.

A Case For Why TV Execs Should Face Critics

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:25am

Press tours with networks and cable companies give TV critics an opportunity to have Q&A sessions with top executives. This year, many executives will skip a big one in LA — and that concerns critics.

NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 6:00am

The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics.

Looking For The Best Books Of 2016? NPR's Concierge Is Here To Help

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 2:25am

NPR's annual, sortable book guide is here. And to mark the occasion, correspondent Lynn Neary talks about the year in fiction and shares a couple of her favorite new titles.

11 Transgender Americans Share Their Stories In HBO's 'The Trans List'

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:42pm

Nicole Maines and Kylar Broadus are both featured in the new HBO documentary. "We all come out publicly," Broadus says. "There is no hidden way to come out as a trans person."

Actress Isabelle Huppert On Navigating The Good And The Bad In 'Elle'

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with French actress Isabelle Huppert about her film, Elle, and the range of characters she's played in over 40 years of acting.

Tech Plays Role As The Weapon Of Choice In Crime Fiction

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Art Silverman reads a lot of crime thrillers. In the last year, he's noticed "The Internet of Things" seems to being playing a big role as the weapon of choice.

90 Years On, Claude Monet's Water Lilies Still Captivate

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

Claude Monet died 90 years ago, but his famous water lilies still have power over viewers. What's the secret to their staying power? It might have to do with their creator's particular attachment to his garden in Giverny, France.

Small Batch: The Violent Delights And Violent Ends Of 'Westworld'

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 2:22pm

Glen Weldon and Audie Cornish discuss the first season of HBO's densely plotted science fiction series.

Why Is Brown Rice Sushi So Awful? Here's The Science

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:00pm

Sure, brown rice is better for you than refined white rice. But if you cringe when you see it on sushi, there's good reason behind that, and it's rooted in flavor science and biochemistry.

TV Executives Plan To Skip Q-and-A Session With Critics

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

It's a regular event for TV critics to gather in Los Angeles for press conferences with networks and cable companies. But this year, top executives won't hold question and answer sessions.

Al Pacino, James Taylor And The Eagles Are Honored At The Kennedy Center

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

Actor Al Pacino, along with singers Mavis Staples and James Taylor, pianist Martha Argerich and The Eagles are recognized at the 39th Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday.

The Surreal Cookbook Of Salvador Dalí

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 4:15pm

In the early 1970s surrealist icon Salvador Dalí published a lavish cookbook called Les Dîners de Gala. Decades later, the book is being republished for a new and much wider audience.

Stepping Into 'Talking As Fast As I Can' Again Is Like Sense Memory For Actor Lauren Graham

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

Lauren Graham is the fast-talking Lorelei Gilmore, on Gilmore Girls, a role she recently reprised on Netflix. She tells NPR's Ailsa Chang about her memoir, Talking As Fast As I Can.

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