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Something From Nothing: 20 Years On, The Enduring Yada Yada Of 'Seinfeld'

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 2:45pm

The series finale of Seinfeld aired 20 years ago on May 14, 1998. Since then, a new generation of fans continues to follow the antics of Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer on cable and online.

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'I'm Just So Invested': Krysten Ritter On Becoming 'Jessica Jones'

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 1:49pm

Ritter loves the complex role of the atypical superhero. "I am doing the most work when I'm not saying lines," she says. The second season was released on Netflix in March.

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Before His Death, Robin Williams Felt He Couldn't 'Be Funny Anymore'

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 1:18pm

Reporter Dave Itzkoff's new biography examines the life and death of the comedian. After Williams took his life in 2014, an autopsy revealed he had Lewy body dementia, which causes memory problems.

Actress Margot Kidder, Who Played Lois Lane, Dies At 69

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:39pm

Margot Kidder's acting career spanned decades, from TV series in the late 1960s to seven films in the past five years.

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'Little Women': A Burned Manuscript And A Great Love That Never Arrives

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:00am

The BBC adaptation now coming to PBS is effective if expected, and features Angela Lansbury as Aunt March.

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NPR's Summer Movie Guide: 27 Films Coming Your Way

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:00am

As ever, the Summer Movie Season is dominated by sequels and special effects. But if you're prepared to look for them, you'll find some smaller, quirkier films flying beneath the radar.

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Filmmaker Jean Renoir Inherited An Artist's Eye For Images

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:59am

A new exhibition at the Barnes Foundation examines the relationship and the artistic link between 19th-century Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and his 20th-century filmmaker son.

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Brides Everywhere Are Saying Yes To The Low-Cut Dress

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:59am

Shop for a wedding dress these days and you'll see tons of gowns with plunging necklines and illusion fabric. From red carpet to reality TV, the trend is now spreading to a wedding chapel near you.

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'Filmworker' Documents The Price Of Being Stanley Kubrick's Right-Hand Man

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 4:53pm

A new documentary called Filmworker explores the life of Leon Vitali. Vitali tells NPR's Lakshmi Singh about the privilege and cost of being the right-hand man to legendary director Stanley Kubrick.

'Dictionary Stories' Fictionalizes Dictionary Example Sentences

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 4:53pm

Look up any word in the dictionary, and there will be an example of that word in a sentence. Author Jez Burrows's book Dictionary Stories expands those sentences into works of fiction.

82 Women Walk Cannes Red Carpet In Protest

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 4:53pm

Women gathered on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival to bring attention to gender inequality in the film industry. NPR's Lakshmi Singh speaks with one of the demonstrators Melissa Silverstein.

You Were Right, Mom

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 6:54am

Looking back this Mother's Day, it seems that the advice our mothers gave us was exactly spot on, as listeners tell us.

Challenging Family Conversations On Mother's Day

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 6:54am

We all struggle with how to talk with our family about race and identity. We have advice for parents about these challenging conversations.

Parenting Myths And Facts

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 6:54am

What can other cultures tell us about raising kids? Non-Western societies have a lot to teach us, from reducing the stress of parenting to raising more independent kids.

Rita Moreno To 'My Gente': Be Proud Of Who You Are, And Don't Give Up

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 6:54am

Moreno is being honored by the Ellis Honor Society for her work with immigrant communities. She talks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about her career, her advocacy, and progress in the Latino community.

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'Heroic, But He's No Hero': Revisiting Football Great Jim Brown

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 6:54am

Dave Zirin's new biography portrays a black liberation activist with a conservative streak, a man with an alleged history of violence against women and maybe the greatest running back in NFL history.

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April Showers Bring These 3 May Romances

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 6:00am

Love is in the air, and romance is blossoming like May flowers — so we've gathered a bouquet of the month's best, from a Bollywood-esque confection set in New Jersey to a transatlantic royal romp.

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An Artist's Alternative Universe And His Warehouse Full Of Dolls

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 5:01pm

Trenton Doyle Hancock wasn't allowed to have certain toys as a child. Now he collects them. His new exhibition uses dolls of different skin colors to reflect on race in America.

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Bloody-Scepter'd 'Tyrant' Explores Shakespeare's Take On Politics

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 7:07am

Scholar Stephen Greenblatt says Shakespeare wrote his histories as a commentary on the era he lived in — and those plays still have important things to say about our current political climate.

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Sorry, Kermit — In New TV Reboots, The Future Of Friendship Is Female

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 7:07am

In The Muppet Show reboot, Miss Piggy has dropped the "Miss" and is BFFs with Summer, a laid back penguin. To freshen up familiar characters, producers are re-imagining relationships between girls.

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