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Tiffany Haddish: 'I Know What I'm Supposed To Do Here On This Earth'

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:07am

The Girl's Trip actress has had what seems like a meteoric rise over the last year: a blockbuster movie, a gig hosting Saturday Night Live, and now a new memoir, The Last Black Unicorn.

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PBS Host Tavis Smiley Suspended After Sexual Misconduct Investigation

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 9:46pm

Variety reports Smiley had sexual relationships with subordinates who were afraid their jobs were on the line. Smiley is the second PBS talk show host suspended in the wake of misconduct allegations.

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'The Last Jedi' Is Not More Of The Same In 'Star Wars' Franchise

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:26pm

A review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the latest in the intergalactic franchise. Fans are especially excited to see what happens to General Leia, played by Carrie Fisher, who died earlier this year.

'I Came, I Saw, I Selfied': How Instagram Transformed The Way We Experience Art

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:07pm

Immersive exhibits, such as "Infinity Mirrors" and Artechouse, are driving people to museums in search of the perfect snapshot. The craze is changing the way we experience art in the Instagram-era.

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Remembering Bruce Brown, Whose Search For The Perfect Break Redefined Surfing

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:34pm

Brown, who died Sunday at the age of 80, revolutionized how the world viewed the sport with The Endless Summer. But first, he had to struggle to get his beloved movie seen.

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As Marriage Standards Change, A Therapist Recommends 'Rethinking Infidelity'

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 1:23pm

Esther Perel has spent the past six years focusing on couples who are dealing with infidelity. "It's never been easier to cheat — and it's never been more difficult to keep a secret," she says.

Critic's 'Ghost List' Has Books, Music And A TV Show That Deserve A Second Look

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 1:23pm

Every year, critic John Powers is haunted by the things he wishes he'd reviewed. The themes his 2017 "Ghost List" range in spirit from cosmic surrealism to ripped-from-the-headlines immediacy.

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How A Woman Engineer Built A Public Case Against A Sexual Harasser In Silicon Valley

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:17pm

Niniane Wang, an experienced engineer with a startup incubator, says she was harassed by a male investor. She wanted to be certain that when she came forward, she wouldn't be ignored.

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Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:02am

Want to take your homemade treats to the next level? We've got three recipes to put warmth, color and a little wow on your holiday table from chef Yotam Ottolenghi.

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Deathless Prose Added To Our Collective Memories In 2017

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:33pm

Fred Shapiro, editor of the Yale Book of Quotations, talks about his top 10 quotes for 2017. The quotes span politics, Hollywood, sports and international affairs.

Maureen Corrigan Picks Books To Close Out A Chaotic 2017

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:13am

Fresh Air's book critic says her 2017 list is chaotic in a good way. "These books zing off in all directions: They're fresh, unruly and dismissive of the canned and contrived."

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Rollicking 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Introduces Welcome Shades Of (G)Rey

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:00am

Writer/director Rian Johnson joins the Star Wars franchise to deliver a chapter that's fast, fun and freewheeling, even as it introduces surprising nuance to the classic Dark Side vs. Light Side beef.

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For December, Forget Wrapping Presents And Treat Yourself To These 3 Romances

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 6:00am

Escape from the holiday whirl with three tasty romances, featuring a duke with an epic library, a young girl finding herself in the big city and a proper lady finding love where she least expects it.

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Christopher Plummer Nominated For Golden Globe After Replacing Kevin Spacey

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 3:38pm

The 75th Golden Globe nominations were announced on Monday. Among the nominees is actor Christopher Plummer, for his role replacing Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World, after Spacey faced allegations of sexual misconduct.

The Worst Accents And Best Props From Movies In 2017

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 3:38pm

It's the time of year when you start hearing superlative lists — best of, worst of, least, most, etc. This week on All Things Considered you'll hear some "Highly Specific Superlatives." First up, a movie roundup including best prop trend, worst accent and best coats.

'Godless' Creator Says He Wanted To Embrace Every Single Western Cliché

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 2:38pm

Scott Frank packed his Netflix mini-series with train robberies and shoot-outs, but Godless isn't exactly a typical Western. For one thing, the town at the center of the story is run by women.

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'Shape Of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' Snag Most Golden Globe Nominations

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:26am

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War fantasy The Shape Of Water snagged the most motion picture nominations, followed by The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

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Stories Of Syria's Uprising, And Its Backyard Funerals, In 'Gardens Speak'

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 4:18pm

In Miami Beach, visitors were lying down in freshly-dug graves 10 at a time. It was part of Tania El Khoury's interactive artwork, which tells the tales of people killed in Syria's civil war.

(Image credit: Tania El Khoury/Courtesy of the artist)

On The Hunt For The 'Love' In Granola: A Story About Loving Yourself

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 7:00am

The FDA infamously sanctioned a bakery for listing "love" as an ingredient, but our writer wanted that recipe. She found a treasure of another sort, one of value for those with eating disorders.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Nashoba Brook Bakery)

A Visit To Houston's Himalaya: Pakistani And Indian Food With Deep Texas Roots

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 6:46am

Chef Kaiser Lashkari's Pakistani restaurant has become a Houston institution. It's also emblematic of the multi-ethnic city itself, with flavors that borrow happily from other culinary traditions.

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