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'The Seventh Bride' Faces Horror — And Still Gets The Biscuits Made

5 hours 43 min ago

Ursula Vernon (writing as T. Kingfisher) delivers a fleet, stripped-down fairy tale with echoes of Bluebeard and Peter Beagle. Critic Tasha Robinson praises Vernon's tough-minded, distinctive women

'We All Have To Do Something': Nina Jacobson On Diversifying Hollywood

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 4:26pm

No one knows the struggles and successes of women in Hollywood better than Nina Jacobson, the producer of the Hunger Games movies. NPR catches up with one of the most powerful women in the business.

A Lively 'Victor Frankenstein' Gives Igor The Spotlight

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 4:04pm

It doesn't have much of an ending, but Victor Frankenstein is a livelier updating of a British classic than, say, the latest from James Bond.

A Great-Looking If Underpowered Adventure With A 'Good Dinosaur'

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 4:04pm

Pixar's second film of 2015 is no Inside Out story-wise, but its visuals and wonderful score make the time spent in its dino-packed alternate universe a pleasure.

'Janis: Little Girl Blue' Goes Beyond Cliches Of A Sad Childhood

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 4:04pm

Amy Berg's new documentary talks to friends and lovers of the iconic singer to say more about her complicated life than you get from many rock-star docs.

Vital And Tear-Jerking, 'Creed' Is The Best Rocky Movie Since 'Rocky'

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 4:04pm

Terrific chemistry between Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan fuels the fine and stirring story of Apollo Creed's son, who takes after his dad.

Don't Squander That Squash: Like Fine Wine, It Might Improve With Age

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:29pm

Squash taste best when they achieve the ideal balance of starch and sugar. But how long you should wait depends on whether you're cooking a small delicata or a big, bold butternut.

'All My Children' Actor David Canary Dies

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:15pm

David Canary, who played twin brothers Stuart and Adam Chandler on All My Children, has died.

The Music Of 'Creed' Puts A Modern Character Into Rocky Balboa's World

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:15pm

When filmmaker Ryan Coogler and composer Ludwig Goransson went to work on Creed, they wanted to create an ambient, urban score like the one Goransson composed for Fruitvale Station. But they found they couldn't get away from the iconic theme Bill Conti composed for the original Rocky.

High Glamour Infuses A Forbidden Love Affair In 'Carol'

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 12:29pm

Todd Haynes' new film chronicles a lesbian affair between a middle-aged married woman and a young store clerk. Critic David Edelstein says Carol captures the thrill of a once-forbidden subculture.

'Tales From The Loop' Doesn't Forget The Robots (Or The Dinosaurs)

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 6:03am

Illustrator Simon Stålenhag has put together a compilation of short stories to accompany his haunting, gorgeous paintings of an alternate Sweden full of aliens and strange technology. And dinosaurs.

Breaking The Cranberry Mold: New Ways To Savor This Seasonal Berry

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:27am

Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving tradition. But if you're ready for a fresh take on this staple, why not try cranberries in chutney or cake? America's Test Kitchen founder Chris Kimball offers ideas.

Rapid Learners: How Pixar Animators Created A Very Scary River

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 3:24pm

What would a small dinosaur look like in Class V rapids? That's the question Pixar filmmakers had to answer for their film The Good Dinosaur. So they piled into a raft to figure it out for themselves.

Kentucky Boy Solves Rubik's Cube In Record Time

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 3:20pm

A 14-year-old boy from Lexington, Ky., has solved a Rubik's Cube in less than five seconds. As Guinness World Records declares this a record-breaker, we hear how NPR covered a Rubik's Cube competition in 1981.

Green Bean Casserole: The Thanksgiving Staple We Love — Or Loathe

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 2:25pm

The classic Midwestern casserole, which turns 60 this year, has come to mean more than just a mashup of processed food. Even those who grew up with it but can't abide it admit: It tastes like home.

Philosopher At Play: The Twisty Epiphanies Of 'Memory Theater'

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 6:03am

Simon Critchley, a British philosopher, has penned an offbeat essay — or is it an autobiographical novel? A memoir thick with fictions? Whatever it is, Memory Theater makes for a delightful read.

Dorothy Dress From 'The Wizard Of Oz' Sells For More Than $1.5M

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 6:11pm

The price for the blue-and-white gingham pinafore that Judy Garland wore exceeded expectations at auction.

Here Are The 2015 Medal Of Freedom Winners, In Their Own Voices

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 4:12pm

Athletes, artists and activists crowd the list of winners of the nation's highest civilian honor. Before they get their medals Tuesday, get to know them — in sight and sound.

'Mustang' Takes On Women's Rights In Fairy Tale Form

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:59pm

Five beautiful Turkish sisters are locked up together and forced, one by one, into marriage in the new film from director Deniz Gamze Ergüven. The movie has gotten rave reviews all over the world.

Writer Domingo Martinez Says 'Crybabies' Podcast 'Makes Me Choke Up'

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:25pm

In Martinez's favorite podcast, the hosts ask guests what makes them cry.




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