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Maureen Corrigan Picks Books To Close Out A Chaotic 2017

4 hours 25 min ago

Fresh Air's book critic says her 2017 list is chaotic in a good way. "These books zing off in all directions: They're fresh, unruly and dismissive of the canned and contrived."

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Rollicking 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Introduces Welcome Shades Of (G)Rey

4 hours 37 min ago

Writer/director Rian Johnson joins the Star Wars franchise to deliver a chapter that's fast, fun and freewheeling, even as it introduces surprising nuance to the classic Dark Side vs. Light Side beef.

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For December, Forget Wrapping Presents And Treat Yourself To These 3 Romances

9 hours 38 min ago

Escape from the holiday whirl with three tasty romances, featuring a duke with an epic library, a young girl finding herself in the big city and a proper lady finding love where she least expects it.

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Christopher Plummer Nominated For Golden Globe After Replacing Kevin Spacey

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 3:38pm

The 75th Golden Globe nominations were announced on Monday. Among the nominees is actor Christopher Plummer, for his role replacing Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World, after Spacey faced allegations of sexual misconduct.

The Worst Accents And Best Props From Movies In 2017

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 3:38pm

It's the time of year when you start hearing superlative lists — best of, worst of, least, most, etc. This week on All Things Considered you'll hear some "Highly Specific Superlatives." First up, a movie roundup including best prop trend, worst accent and best coats.

'Godless' Creator Says He Wanted To Embrace Every Single Western Cliché

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 2:38pm

Scott Frank packed his Netflix mini-series with train robberies and shoot-outs, but Godless isn't exactly a typical Western. For one thing, the town at the center of the story is run by women.

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'Shape Of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' Snag Most Golden Globe Nominations

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:26am

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War fantasy The Shape Of Water snagged the most motion picture nominations, followed by The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

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Stories Of Syria's Uprising, And Its Backyard Funerals, In 'Gardens Speak'

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 4:18pm

In Miami Beach, visitors were lying down in freshly-dug graves 10 at a time. It was part of Tania El Khoury's interactive artwork, which tells the tales of people killed in Syria's civil war.

(Image credit: Tania El Khoury/Courtesy of the artist)

On The Hunt For The 'Love' In Granola: A Story About Loving Yourself

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 7:00am

The FDA infamously sanctioned a bakery for listing "love" as an ingredient, but our writer wanted that recipe. She found a treasure of another sort, one of value for those with eating disorders.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Nashoba Brook Bakery)

A Visit To Houston's Himalaya: Pakistani And Indian Food With Deep Texas Roots

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 6:46am

Chef Kaiser Lashkari's Pakistani restaurant has become a Houston institution. It's also emblematic of the multi-ethnic city itself, with flavors that borrow happily from other culinary traditions.

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Rows Of Hot Pink Paper, All Saying #MeToo

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 6:00am

Mexican artist Monica Mayer brings her "Clothesline Project" to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

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What About Sexual Harassment On Wall Street?

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 5:03pm

Many of the recent sexual assault allegations have surfaced in industries dominated by men. NPR's Michel Martin talks to Wall Street executive Sallie Krawcheck about sexual harassment in finance.

'Desert Bus': Even In Virtual Reality, It's Still 'Boring'

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 5:03pm

Desert Bus may be the world's most boring video game. Players drive a bus from Arizona to Nevada in real time, an eight-hour trip. Now the game has a sequel - just as boring, but in virtual reality.

Reaction To Trump's Appearance At Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 5:03pm

President Trump appears at the grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum even as the NAACP and civil rights activists say his presence is an insult.

How To Not Spoil Your Kids This Christmas

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 5:03pm

Parents have the conflicting desires to give their kids everything they want but not leave them entitled and spoiled. Two experts gave us some advice about how to manage this balancing act.

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Opening The Hottest Fake Restaurant In Town

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:56am

Vice U.K. writer Oobah Butler created a fake restaurant that became the hottest eatery in London on TripAdvisor. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about how he executed his prank.

In A New Novel, The 'Lost Prayers' Of A Gay Teen Bullied To Death

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:56am

James Han Mattson's debut book, inspired by the real-life suicide of an outed young man, treats the Internet as both lifeline and paper trail of a tormented, small-town adolescence.

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SpongeBob's Bikini Bottom On Broadway — And In Danger

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:56am

The SpongeBob SquarePants musical is directed by Tina Landau. Even in the face of a dangerous volcano, she says SpongeBob "really reminds us to experience each moment with joy."

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A Father's Cruel Mission To Create 'The Only Girl In The World'

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:56am

Maude Julien's new memoir chronicles her extraordinary — and awful — childhood with fanatical parents determined to turn her into the ultimate survivor through deprivation, violence and endless tests.

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How A Fake Restaurant Became London's Top Spot On TripAdvisor

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:56am

Vice U.K. writer Oobah Butler created a fake restaurant that became the hottest eatery in London on TripAdvisor. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about how he executed his prank.

(Image credit: Steven Senne/AP)

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