Ta-Nehisi Coates continues his tangled, philosophical (and big-selling) superhero tale with Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet. Coates' storytelling resonates, but his character can often ramble.
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Sri Lanka's most popular sweetener is disappearing, due to the destruction of rainforests, inconsistent yields, intensive labor and a fading workforce. And turning the tide isn't going to be easy.
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Actress Mary Tyler Moore helped redefine women's roles on TV. She starred in one of the first hit shows to feature a single career woman — The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Moore died Wednesday at age 80.
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Mary Tyler Moore died Wednesday at 80 years old. Host Linda Holmes talks to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star and co-creator Rachel Bloom about how one very funny woman of television influenced many others.
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NPR's Robert Siegel talks with screenwriter Robert Siegel about writing the screenplay for The Founder, which follows McDonald's chain founder Ray Kroc.
George Orwell's 1949 novel, 1984, was a hit when it came out, slipped into obscurity, and then was reborn after the BBC adapted it. It's remained popular ever since, but the Trump administration's "alternative facts" have pushed it to the top of the Amazon bestseller list.
The comedic actress was loved for her roles on The Dick Van Dyke Show and, later, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. To this day, however, it's her comedy that endures.
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What price love? In Lara, Anna Pasternak chronicles her famous great-uncle Boris's relationship with his mistress, Olga Ivinskaya — whose connection with the author landed her in the gulags.
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Academy Awards nominations were announced Tuesday with the musical, La La Land, receiving 14 nominations, tying a record.
A new TV series recounts the life of the late strongman — and suggests his rule laid the groundwork for the food shortages, hyperinflation and political polarization plaguing Venezuela today.
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Ayelet Waldman's new memoir describes her experiences with a variant of bipolar disorder, and her attempts to self-medicate with LSD. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a "gutsy ... really good story."
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Among the nine nominees for Oscar's best picture include La La Land, Moonlight, Arrival, Fences and Lion. The 89th Academy Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning.
A Berlin-based Israeli satirist tweaks selfies taken at the memorial to elicit discomfort — and reflection. The memorial, he says, is "not just another backdrop for goofy selfies."
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Simon Tolkien's new novel was inspired by his grandfather J.R.R.'s time on the Somme — but in theme, tone and style, it owes more to Charles Dickens than to The Lord of the Rings.
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NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Alan Burdick about his book, Why Time Flies. It's an investigation of the sometimes contradictory ways we experience time.
Authorities say they recovered about 3,500 pieces of stolen art, most of it from countries at war. Spanish police announced the suspects were arrested across Europe.
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In the '60s, the CIA began a secret program that aimed to curb Communism by arming and training local fighters in Laos. Author Joshua Kurlantzick calls it "the largest covert operation in US history."
Our occasional series on storytelling in video games continues with the epic Western Red Dead Redemption. It's the tale of a reformed gunslinger tasked with hunting down the members of his old gang.
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Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy once said, "Everything in the White House must have a reason for being there." So we looked behind the scenes to learn how art is chosen for 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Dolores Huerta was one of the co-founders of the group that became the United Farm Workers. She's continuing her activism of more than 60 years and her life is the focus of a new documentary, Dolores.