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'Bizarre Romance' Finds Love, But Misses That Perfect Moment

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 6:00am

Audrey Niffenegger's new book is a collaboration with her husband, comics artist Eddie Campbell — but Campbell's style doesn't jell with Niffenegger's writing, leading to an uneven experience.

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The Weinstein Co. Files For Bankruptcy, Cancels Non-Disclosure Agreements

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:18pm

The deal releases all those who had signed settlement deals that required them to be silent about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, allowing them now to tell their stories.

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Attacked By Alt-Right Trolls, A Jewish Journalist Links Trump To The Rise Of Hate

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:47pm

Trump "has made nationalist policy into the policy of the executive branch," says New York Times editor Jonathan Weisman. His new book, (((Semitism))), is about being Jewish in the Trump era.

What's Up, Pence? Second Family's Rabbit Makes Children's Book Debut

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:16pm

Bunny Marlon Bundo is featured in a book by the vice president's daughter Charlotte and wife, Karen. But even pets in Washington cannot escape controversy.

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Before 'Love, Simon': Coming Out And Coming-Of-Age At The Movies

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:00am

Love, Simon is only the latest in a surprisingly long line of films that have explored what it's like to come out in high school. Here's some of the smaller, quirkier films that paved the way.

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Reconnecting With Childhood Friends

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 7:03am

As part of our Missed Connections series, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro reunites Sharony Green and Beth Hegab, former childhood friends who drifted apart, according to Green, in part because of race.

'Love, Simon' Is Your Typical Glossy, Hollywood, Teenage, Gay Rom-Com

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 5:57am

It's a coming-of-age story that's also a coming-out story — and it's in mainstream theaters around the country. Director Greg Berlanti says that's a big deal.

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Imagining — Yet Again — A New Disney Heroine

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 5:00am

For decades, Disney has been criticized for its passive, love-struck heroines. Do the women in Black Panther and A Wrinkle In Time finally signal real change?

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Puerto Rican Cooking And The American South Mix In 'Coconuts And Collards'

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 4:00am

Author Von Diaz' cookbook Coconuts and Collards offers a vegetable-forward take on foods she learned to cook from her Puerto Rican grandmother and on the fly in her family's kitchen near Atlanta, Ga.

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In Daniel Mallory Ortberg's Version, The Little Mermaid Inhales Souls

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 7:13am

His new book The Merry Spinster infuses old stories with psychological horror, tackling issues of gender and property. "The blood was already there," he says. "I was just moving the blood around."

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Not My Job: We Quiz Quarterback Tom Brady On 'The Brady Bunch'

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 6:46am

Three questions about the classic TV sitcom for the five-time Super Bowl winner and New England Patriots passer.

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'The Sparsholt Affair' Finds Truth Somewhere Between Satire And Sentiment

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 6:00am

Novelist Alan Hollinghurst's latest chronicles changing attitudes towards homosexuality in Britain through the stories of a closeted gay man — and later, his son — in the decades after World War II.

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From 'F-Bomb' To 'Photobomb,' How The Dictionary Keeps Up With English

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 1:53pm

New words that enter the dictionary must meet three criteria, says Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper: widespread use, sustained use and meaningful use. Originally broadcast April 19, 2017.

James Levine Sues Met Opera, Accuses It Of 'Cynically Hijacking' #MeToo

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:36am

The conductor has sued New York's storied opera house after being fired earlier this week following the Met's internal investigation into allegations of sexual abusive conduct towards young artists.

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I Smell A Rat

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

It's time to RATchet up the stakes: the answer to each question in this final round game contains the consecutive letters R-A-T.

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Ask Me Another Again Later

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

In a brand-new segment, host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton test their trivia acumen against their toughest competitor yet: a Magic 8-Ball.

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Singing Around The House

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

In this music game, we've rewritten songs with the word "house" in the title to be about famous residences.

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Mary J.K. Blige

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

Every answer in this game is the name of a famous person with initials in their name. We replaced those initials with an initialism beginning with the same letters.

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William Jackson Harper: Getting To The Good Place

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

William Jackson Harper shares where he was (physically and emotionally) when he was cast on 'The Good Place.' Then NYT ethics columnist Kwame Anthony Appiah joins him in a game about everyday ethics.

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Tunes For Tots

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

We'll play a children's song by a well-known musical artist, and contestants ring in to tell us who's singing.

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