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'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police

6 hours 38 min ago

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

'Gimme Danger': Finding Cool On The Brink Of Catastrophe

7 hours 28 min ago

In Jim Jarmusch's jagged documentary, Iggy Pop reflects on the necessary recklessness that made The Stooges punk legends.

'Inferno' Stokes The Embers Of A Dying Franchise

7 hours 28 min ago

After three adaptations, including The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, the lively heresies of Dan Brown's bestselling thrillers have sunk into timid incoherence.

'Falsettos' Still Resonates In Changed Social Landscape

7 hours 58 min ago

When Falsettos first premiered in 1981, this frank, funny musical about gay, Jewish life in New York City was covering new territory. Now a revival is in the works, but will it still feel resonant in an age where gay rights have become mainstream?

In 'Appetites,' Bourdain Pleases The Toughest Food Critic (His 9-Year-Old)

8 hours 24 min ago

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.

'Certain Dark Things' Is A Compelling New Take On Vampires

12 hours 50 min ago

Silvia Moreno-Garcia's new novel is set in a realistic, multidimensional Mexico City, where a young human boy meets a mysterious girl and gets caught up in a whirlwind of vampire-gang drug wars.

Porridge, The Food That Built Empires, Stages A Savory Comeback

16 hours 28 min ago

Globally, this humble dish was one of the first ways humans learned to unlock the nutrition in grains. Now, chefs are embracing its sumptuous, delicious possibilities. And no, it's not just oatmeal.

'Good Girls Revolt' Takes On Gender Bias In The Newsroom

19 hours 45 min ago

Amazon's new series Good Girls Revolt, set in 1969, was inspired by a landmark gender bias case at Newsweek. Showrunners also hired women at every level of the cast and crew — a Hollywood rarity.

Making Art Off The Grid: A Month-Long Residency At A Remote National Park

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 4:12pm

Filmmakers Carter McCormick and Paula Sprenger recently wrapped up a month as artists-in-residence at Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles west of Key West. No phone, TV, Internet or other people.

Latino Noir: Private Eyes And Really Bad Vatos

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 11:07am

Good guys, bad guys, cops and intrigue — it's all part of the world of Latino noir fiction. Author Carmen Amato takes us on a tour of the genre.

What The Real Witches Of America Eat

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 7:00am

Nope. It's not eye of Newt and toe of frog. But food – and its connection to dead loved ones – does play a starring role in the major Pagan holiday Samhain, which coincides with Halloween.

I Shall Faint: 'Unmentionable' Unpacks Victorian Womanhood

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 6:00am

Therese Oneill's new Unmentionable is a snarkily informal history of the difficulty of being a woman in the Victorian Era, hemmed in from head to toe with countless rules about dress and manners.

Wayne Gretzky On Hockey History, Dreaming Big And Canadian Pride

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 3:37am

The ice hockey legend marks the 99th anniversary of the NHL with his new book 99: Stories of the Game. Never mind the sport's tough guy reputation; "the game of hockey is an art," Gretzky says.

We've Seen This Election Before, In Classic Movies

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 4:00pm

It's life imitating art — election edition. A look at movies that have covered ground that's been well trod this campaign season, like A Face in the Crowd and The Lion in Winter and Ace in the Hole.

Book Review: 'Garden Time,' W.S. Merwin

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 3:23pm

Our poetry reviewer, Tess Taylor, praises the most recent collection by W.S. Merwin called, Garden Time.

'From Tea Garden To Teapot': How Lipton Became An Empire

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 6:00am

Lipton is ubiquitous these days, just about synonymous with industrial Big Tea. So you might be surprised that once upon a time, Lipton was known as the "farm to table" of the tea world.

Fact, Fiction, History And Heart Converge In 'The Terranauts'

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 6:00am

T.C. Boyle's new novel is ripped from the headlines ... of 1993. It follows the misadventures of a group of scientists conducting experiments in a hermetically sealed, Biosphere 2-like environment.

Christopher Marlowe Credited As Shakespeare's Co-Author On Henry VI Plays

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 3:28pm

True authorship of Shakespeare has been debated for centuries. Now, the New Oxford Shakespeare edition will list Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe as co-author on the three Henry VI plays, part one, two and three. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Florida State University professor Gary Taylor, one of the general editors of the new volume.

'The Walking Dead' Gets Real In Season 7 Premiere

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 3:21pm

They finally did it: The producers of The Walking Dead kicked off season seven by ratcheting up the onscreen gore and brutality until it matches what appears in the original comic.

Remembering Steve Dillon, Co-Creator Of 'Preacher'

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 2:24pm

Comic artist Steve Dillon died this weekend in New York City at the age of 54. He was responsible for some of the most iconic comics of the 1990s, including Hellblazer and Preacher.




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