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'Maps To The Stars': Either The Funniest Horror Movie, Or The Most Horrific Comedy

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:44pm

In the film about a toxic Hollywood, John Cusack plays a self-help guru whose clients include Julianne Moore. It's full of anxious shoptalk and name dropping, druggy kids and druggier grown-ups.

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From Poker Amateur To World Series Competitor In 'The Noble Hustle'

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:44pm

Colson Whitehead's book, now out in paperback, was born of an assignment to write about the World Series of Poker. It's a sharp observational tale of poker: those who play it and how it changed him.

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From Poker Amateur To World Series Competitor In 'The Noble Hustle'

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:44pm

Colson Whitehead's book, now out in paperback, was born of an assignment to write about the World Series of Poker. It's a sharp observational tale of poker: those who play it and how it changed him.

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Small Batch Edition: 'The Sculptor' And Other Grand Graphic Novels

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:09pm

Glen Weldon and Petra Mayer talk about Scott McCloud's The Sculptor and recommend other graphic novels you might enjoy.

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Small Batch Edition: 'The Sculptor' And Other Grand Graphic Novels

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:09pm

Glen Weldon and Petra Mayer talk about Scott McCloud's The Sculptor and recommend other graphic novels you might enjoy.

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Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock On 'Star Trek,' Dies At 83

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:37am

The cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his granddaughter tells NPR.

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Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock On 'Star Trek,' Dies At 83

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:37am

The cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, told The New York Times.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Parks And Rec' And 'Better Call Saul'

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:36am

It's a week of good TV as we say farewell to Pawnee, Indiana and dive into the story of Breaking Bad's grimy defense attorney, who now has his own prequel.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Parks And Rec' And 'Better Call Saul'

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:36am

It's a week of good TV as we say farewell to Pawnee, Indiana and dive into the story of Breaking Bad's grimy defense attorney, who now has his own prequel.

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This Month (And Every Month), Black Sci-Fi Writers Look To The Future

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:03am

For years, black authors stood out in science fiction and fantasy because there were so few. Now, says Alaya Dawn Johnson, though there are still obstacles, black authors are making themselves heard.

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This Month (And Every Month), Black Sci-Fi Writers Look To The Future

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:03am

For years, black authors stood out in science fiction and fantasy because there were so few. Now, says Alaya Dawn Johnson, though there are still obstacles, black authors are making themselves heard.

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This Season On 'House Of Cards,' It's Tough To Be The Boss

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:39am

New episodes of Netflix's House of Cards debut today, and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says this season's challenges may please critics who say the show's vision of Washington, D.C. runs too smoothly.

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This Season On 'House Of Cards,' It's Tough To Be The Boss

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:39am

New episodes of Netflix's House of Cards debut today, and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says this season's challenges may please critics who say the show's vision of Washington, D.C., runs too smoothly.

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This Season On 'House Of Cards,' It's Tough To Be The Boss

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:39am

New episodes of Netflix's House of Cards debut today, and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says this season's challenges may please critics who say the show's vision of Washington, D.C. runs too smoothly.

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Impressionist Hero Édouard Manet Gets The Star Treatment In Los Angeles

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:33am

Manet was not himself an Impressionist, but he mightily influenced the movement. Two of his paintings are now in L.A. The Railway is making its West Coast debut, and Spring just sold for $65 million.

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Impressionist Hero Edouard Manet Gets The Star Treatment In Los Angeles

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:33am

Manet was not himself an impressionist, but he mightily influenced the movement. Two of his paintings are now in LA. The Railway is making its West Coast debut, and Spring just sold for $65 million.

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Impressionist Hero Édouard Manet Gets The Star Treatment In Los Angeles

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:33am

Manet was not himself an Impressionist, but he mightily influenced the movement. Two of his paintings are now in L.A. The Railway is making its West Coast debut, and Spring just sold for $65 million.

» E-Mail This

'Don't Be Afraid Of The Bullets' A Memoir Of Reporting In Yemen

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:52pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to journalist Laura Kasinof about her memoir on her experience reporting in Yemen during the Arab Spring called, Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets.

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'Don't Be Afraid Of The Bullets' A Memoir Of Reporting In Yemen

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:52pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to journalist Laura Kasinof about her memoir on her experience reporting in Yemen during the Arab Spring called, Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets.

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Remembering Bertrice Small, One Of The Original 'Avon Ladies'

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:51pm

Small, who died this week at 77, was one of a group of authors who helped transform romance in the 1970s from a relatively tame, demure genre to the bold, bawdy books that sell by the millions today.

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