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With GPS And Graph Paper, Farmers Find A-maze-ing Ways To Bring In Cash

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 2:33pm

Using technology and math, farmers are creating elaborate corn maze designs, from replicas of fine art to Internet kitties. Labyrinths help make ends meet — they yield more cash per acre than crops.

Three Romances To Light Up Your Diwali

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 12:31pm

We're celebrating Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, with three books sure to strike a spark of romance in your heart, no matter how long and dark the nights are getting.

Photography Writ Large: The Monumental Art Of Thomas Struth

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 2:33am

Struth is known for massive pictures of architecture and people looking at art in museums. But a few years ago, a commission to photograph the British royals pushed him out of his comfort zone.

Director Werner Herzog: 'You Can Throw Anything At Me'

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 4:00pm

Filmmaker Werner Herzog says the biggest career break he can think of is that his drive to make movies has never been broken, despite many difficulties over the course of his career.

Spooky Sounds To Leave Your Ears Trembling

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 4:00pm

With Halloween around the corner, we asked Peter Brown, sound editor behind the movie Paranormal Activity to share his secret behind scary sound effects.

Debbie Allen's 'Weapons' To Stop Gun Violence Are Dance And Music

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 4:00pm

Director, actor and choreographer Debbie Allen's multimedia musical Freeze Frame examines the lives of young people living in cities with the backdrop of violence and police shootings.

In 'Thanks For The Money,' Comedian Joel McHale Lampoons Celebrity Memoirs

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 7:29am

McHale says the problem with the genre is a lot of celebrities don't have enough of a story to fill an entire book. ("My life certainly didn't.") So in Thanks for the Money, he makes stuff up.

Action Film Director Park Chan-Wook Transports Erotic 'Handmaiden' To 1930s Korea

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 7:29am

The new lesbian romance thriller is a big change from the novel it's based on — 2002's "Fingersmith" set in Victorian England. It's also a change of pace for the acclaimed South Korean director.

Marvel Recognizes Young Black Women As 'Ironheart' Prepares To Don Tony Stark's Suit

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 7:29am

Rachel Martin speaks with Ariell Johnson, a black women to own a comic book store, about landing a Marvel cover alongside Ironheart — the newest Iron Man suit occupant, 15-year-old Riri Williams.

Professional Halloween 'Haunters' Channel Method Acting To Deliver Real Scares

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 7:29am

Method acting isn't just for Hollywood. Employees at Halloween theme parks are also tapping emotional truths to deliver epic scares.

Film Critic Delves Into 60-Year 'Biography' Of Television

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 7:29am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with David Thomson, author of "Television: A Biography" about TV's vast landscape and key moments in the medium's history.

The Best And Worst Halloween Candy, Ranked

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 4:12pm

What's the best and worst candy on Halloween? Caroline Framke co-wrote an article for Vox detailing her picks.

Not My Job: Quarterback Steve Young Gets Quizzed On Not So Great Grandsons

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 9:34am

We've heard that Young is a great, great, great grandson of LDS church leader Brigham Young. So we'll ask him three questions about grandsons who didn't quite live up to their famous forefathers.

A Harrowing Tale Of Cold War Escape And Suppression In 'The Tunnels'

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 7:47am

A new book explores a time in the early 1960s when two groups of diggers built tunnels under the Berlin Wall that were filmed and financed by U.S. television networks.

In 'Table Manners,' A Rather Mannered Plea For Etiquette

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 6:00am

Renowned chef Jeremiah Tower focuses on the consumption rather than the preparation of food in Table Manners. The book leans fussy and prim, turning a blind eye to hosts and hostesses short on cash.

British Comedian Tracey Ullman Brings Celebrity Impersonations To HBO

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 3:13pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to British comedian Tracey Ullman about her new sketch comedy show on HBO, which includes many spot-on impersonations of famous figures.

New York's Museum Of Modern Art Acquires Original Emoji

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 3:13pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Paola Antonelli, senior curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, about the museum's recent acquisition of the original emoji for its permanent collection.

Lush And Romantic 'Handmaiden' Is The Year's Most Irresistible Love Story

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 12:30pm

Though he's known for making quasi-horror films, director Park Chan-wook's latest movie is a melodrama set in 1930s Korea. Critic David Edelstein says The Handmaiden is fun and full of twists.

Discovering The Science Secrets Of Sourdough (You Can Help)

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 10:25am

Many bakers treat their sourdough starters like a family heirloom. Some starters date back decades, even centuries. Now researchers want to analyze your starters to unlock their flavor secrets.

Cliffhanger Ending

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 9:37am

Enjoy an all-new game with a phone contestant whose knowledge of popular TV characters is put to the test. Then, we hear terrible 80s TV plots, and are reminded Who's The (TV) Boss.

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