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Cults, Foam Heads And Other Weird Things Thrive In 'Body Like Mine'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 1:48pm

Alexandra Kleeman's novel, populated by TV-obsessed characters on a steady diet of Popsicles and oranges, is a controlled exercise in what critic Jason Sheehan calls "terrifying banality."

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Larry David's First Time On Broadway: 'It's Not So Easy!'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:43pm

The comedian wrote and stars in Fish in the Dark, a play about rivalries and dysfunction when a family patriarch dies. Originally broadcast March 5, 2015.

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Chris Offutt Reveals A Family Secret In 'My Father, The Pornographer'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:43pm

Offutt's late father went from running a small insurance agency to writing more than 400 books, mostly pornography. Originally broadcast March 2, 2015.

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Television 2015: Five Shows They Will Never Stop Making

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:16am

Sure, the landscape of television has changed a lot in recent years. But some shows just recur over and over again, and it seems they always will.

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'George' Wants You To Know: She's Really Melissa

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:06am

One of this fall's most anticipated books is about a transgender fourth-grader. Publisher Scholastic is employing some of the same marketing techniques it used for megahits like The Hunger Games.

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The Girl Who Outlived Her Creator: Salander Returns In 'Spider's Web'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:04am

The fourth book in Stieg Larsson's bestselling Millennium series comes out internationally today — but Larsson died in 2004, so his father and brother hired a new writer to continue the series.

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Philly Preps Blessed Beer And Other Edible Swag To Greet Pope Francis

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:02am

Enterprising businesses will mark the pope's visit to Philadelphia next month with irreverent tchotchkes — including beers brewed with holy water and toasters that etch the pontiff's face on bread.

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Sister Versus Sister

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:45pm

Uzo Aduba and her sister Chioma revisit their childhoods with a game about '80s TV show theme songs. The winner gets to watch TV after dinner!

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On The Double

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:45pm

We double dare you to try your hand at this final round-- every answer contains the word "double."

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Cooking The Books

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:45pm

Not all cookbooks are actually about food. Play along and mash up the titles of famous books with various delicacies. Who could forget Truman Capote's classic novel, In Cold Blood Sausage?

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Take Me To This River

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:45pm

In this game, Jonathan Coulton sings Al Green's classic Take Me to the River to be about, you guessed it, various rivers of the world. Somehow, we made a geography game fun and exciting!

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Random Questions With: Uzo Aduba

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:45pm

Uzo Aduba admits she quit acting the same day she was offered the part of Crazy Eyes on Orange is the New Black.

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Top Of The Morning

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:45pm

A toponym is a word derived from a geographical place name, like "champagne" or "sandwich" — play along as we ask them to identify other (lesser-known) toponyms.

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Hello Little Friend

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:45pm

In the classic scene from Scarface, Al Pacino's little friend is a grenade launcher. In this game, it might be any number of things that rhyme with "fren'" (if we're being accent-picky).

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Former Marine Adam Driver On What Acting And The Military Have In Common

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:33pm

"You have a group of people trying to accomplish a mission that's greater than themselves," the actor says. Driver stars in the film comedy While We're Young. Originally broadcast April 9, 2015.

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Television 2015: How TV Is Embracing And Nervously Sweating On YouTube

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:51am

Traditional television providers love YouTube. They also have to be nervous about it, given how popular it is.

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Vigilante Computer Geeks Reign In The Addictive 'Mr. Robot'

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:46am

The USA Network show centers on a brilliant computer wizard who gets involved with a mysterious cell of fellow-hackers. Critic John Powers calls Mr. Robot an "addictive new psychological thriller."

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How The Sad Puppies Won — By Losing

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:03am

A group of conservative sci-fi fans and writers took over the Hugo Award nominations this year, then lost big when the actual awards were given out. But they still dominated the conversation.

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Exclusive First Read: 'The Shepherd's Crown,' By Terry Pratchett

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 6:03am

Return to the Discworld one more time in Terry Pratchett's last novel, about young witch Tiffany Aching. Tiffany faced down the Queen of the Elves in her first adventure — but now the queen is back.

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'Latest Readings' Offers Buoyant Musings On A Lifetime Of Literature

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 6:03am

Literary critic Clive James revisits the work of great writers such as Joseph Conrad, Ernest Hemingway, Shakespeare and others, subjecting each to the "finicky test of delight."

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