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New Documentary Paints A Picture Of The Contemporary Art Market Run Amok

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 4:40pm

HBO's The Price of Everything calls into question the current price explosion and commodification of modern art "that's fascinating, but it's also terrifying," says director Nathaniel Kahn.

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Behind The Real Sex And Love Addiction In The Musical Film 'Unlovable'

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 7:00am

The new movie stars Charlene deGuzman as a woman finding her way back from rock bottom. It's somewhat comedic, but also based on her own condition and recovery.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Orion Classics)

A New Biography Of Marie Colvin, Eyewitness To War

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 7:00am

The American journalist reported on the human impact of war from places few Westerners ventured. Her life is the subject of In Extremis, by fellow correspondent Lindsey Hilsum.

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Enter 'Sandman:' Anniversary Edition Celebrates 30 Years Of Dream-Spinning

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 6:00am

Neil Gaiman's most famous creation first appeared in the comics 30 years ago, but the Sandman is still shaping our dreams — and his stories look and feel just as cool now as they did in 1989.

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Renaissance Reminiscent Paintings Celebrate Ferguson, St. Louis Residents

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 4:35pm

Kehinde Wiley paints black men and women in poses once associated with white aristocrats. He says he's claiming space in the art museum for people who have not always felt welcome there.

(Image credit: Saint Louis Art Museum)

The Complex Lives of Nonvoters

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 9:10am

While many Americans are enthusiastic about voting in this year's midterm elections, a majority are unlikely to. Photographer Andrea Bruce traveled the U.S. to find out why people choose to stay home.

(Image credit: Andrea Bruce for NPR)

Not My Job: We Quiz 'Crazy Rich Asians' Writer Kevin Kwan On Crazy Itch Reasons

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 8:29am

Kwan was born into a wealthy family in Singapore, and when he moved to the U.S. at age 11, he thought nobody would believe the world he grew up in — so he wrote a novel about it.

(Image credit: Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros.)

Natasha Trethewey: Poetry Speaks 'Across The Lines That Would Divide Us'

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 7:14am

The Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate has a new collection out, called Monument, that takes on American history, personal history, and the lives that history and poetry often overlook.

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Mystery Thriller 'Homecoming' Delivers A Healthy Dose Of Suspicion And Paranoia

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 1:26pm

Amazon Prime Video's new drama series stars Julia Roberts as a therapist who's working with a soldier returning from Afghanistan. Critic David Bianculli binged all 10 engrossing episodes.

Comic Hasan Minhaj On Roasting Trump And Growing Up A 'Third Culture Kid'

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 1:26pm

"I'm an Indian-American-Muslim kid, but am I more Indian or am I more American?" Minhaj asks. His weekly political comedy series on Neflix is called Patriot Act. Originally broadcast May 18, 2017.

Michael C. Hall: Based On Nothing

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 10:46am

Actor Michael C. Hall talks about his roles on Six Feet Under and Dexter, and his return to the stage. Then, he plays a game inspired by odd jobs he held before becoming an actor.

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Ronny Chieng: 'This Is For The Rich People'

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 10:46am

Comedian Ronny Chieng talks about his role in Crazy Rich Asians and the differences between American and Australian comedy. Then, he plays a game about Nintendo games.

(Image credit: Nickolai Hammer/NPR)

Not His Job: 'Wait Wait' Host Peter Sagal Writes A Book About Running

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 9:54am

He's the voice of NPR's comedy news quiz. He's also run a marathon in under 3:10. And now he's collected his thoughts about his avocation in The Incomplete Book of Running.

(Image credit: Kyle Cassidy)

All Is Not As It Seems As Julia Roberts Leads A 'Homecoming'

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 4:01am

Julia Roberts headlines Amazon's thriller about a mysterious government program offering treatment to veterans. Sam Esmail, fresh off creating Mr. Robot, brings a thoughtful visual style.

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'A Private War': Combat Takes Its Merciless Toll On A Tireless War Correspondent

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:01pm

To play the Sunday Times war reporter Marie Colvin, Rosamund Pike "transform[s] herself into a singular figure, one who goes places few people would and see[s] things that even fewer could handle."

(Image credit: Paul Conroy/Aviron Pictures)

A Guide To Netflix's Orson Welles Mini-Fest: A Long-Unfinished Film And A Documentary About It

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:00pm

Welles' abandoned Hollywood satire The Other Side of the Wind hits Netflix and select theaters alongside the new making-of documentary They'll Love Me When I'm Dead; the two films inform each other.

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Strong Performances Make 'Boy Erased' Indelible

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:00pm

Actor Joel Edgerton adapts for the screen a 2016 memoir about a teenager undergoing "gay conversion therapy;" he also directs and stars in this "intelligent message movie."

(Image credit: Focus Features)

Once More Unto The Beat: A Grad Student Enters The World Of Rap Battles In 'Bodied'

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:00pm

"It's juvenile. It's irritating. Yet it's also fiendishly clever in the way it anticipates and dismantles every argument that could be made against it," says critic Scott Tobias.

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Actor Michael Caine, 85, On His Long Career: 'The Alternative Was A Factory'

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 3:25pm

From the title heartthrob in Alfie to the fatherly butler of the Batman franchise, the actor has been filling movie screens for a half-century. His new memoir is Blowing The Bloody Doors Off.

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Survey Suggests 'Manels' — All-Male Panels — Are Still The Norm

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 2:51pm

Men outnumbered women 2 to 1 as private event speakers over the last five years, a survey by event software company Bizzabo found.

(Image credit: Nils Meilvang/AFP/Getty Images)

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