Scorsese's new film follows a pair of Portuguese Jesuit priests in Japan. He says he's been trying to make it since the late 1980s.
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Jeopardy! champion Cindy Stowell recorded her episodes in August, but she died before the first episode aired.
It has been a perplexing and wonderful year for TV lovers, with more good and great shows than ever, but that overload left viewers drowning in content. We've picked out some of the best for you.
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The director's latest film is inspired by his desire to understand his mother. Set in Santa Barbara in 1979, it stars Annette Bening as a woman struggling to raise her teenage son on her own.
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The screen siren was probably most responsible for the notion of "famous for being famous." NPR's Neda Ulaby looks back at Gabor's contributions to pop culture and to our ideas about celebrity.
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Food writer Mimi Sheraton talks about what she expects to see on people's plates in 2017.
Pastry chef Aggie Chin talks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about sweet treats to prepare for your holiday party. This week, it's pear upside down spice cake.
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What a wonderful world this would be if you knew much about geography.
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NPR's Barrie Hardymon recommends her favorite books for these long winter days. She speaks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about her picks for 2016.
Pastry chef Aggie Chin returns to share a recipe for a family-style holiday meal: a pear upside-down spice cake her family loves because it's cozy, seasonal and not too sweet.
Women's contributions to scientific progress are often ignored — but two new books, Dava Sobel's The Glass Universe and Margot Lee Shetterly's Hidden Figures are out to remedy that oversight.
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The term "celebrity chef" term doesn't quite fit for Bourdain — after all, most of the restaurants where he's worked have closed. His new cookbook is called Appetites.
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Is comedy timeless? Comedian Jim Gaffigan explores that question by delivering ancient jokes to an unsuspecting audience.
Have you heard of Chocolate Charlie, Black Cake or Cherry Mash? These traditional holiday candies and sweets are only made in certain parts of the country.
For author Jeanette Winterson, Christmas is as much about food as it is about storytelling. So her new book Christmas Days combines stories with favorite recipes from her friends and family.
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Weekend Edition has been collecting holiday recipes from NPR staffers. This morning, we feature German Christmas Stollen, a favorite of NPR's Kim Bryant.
Fantagraphics is the publisher that brought literary respectability to comics. Their mammoth 40th anniversary volume, We Told You So, tends towards self-congratulation — but deservedly so.
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The show imagines what it would be like if the axis countries had won World War II, and America was divided between Germany and Japan. The show's heroes struggle against totalitarianism.
A charity cookbook featuring soup recipes from Alice Waters, Anthony Bourdain and others, famous and not, has raised $300,000 so far for displaced Syrians. Why soup? It's a universal comfort food.
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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Max Linsky, editor of the podcast and website, "Longform," about three of the best magazine articles of 2016 and why they're worth a read.