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In 'Shadowhouse Fall,' Magical Threats Map Real-World Peril

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 6:00am

Daniel José Older's new novel continues the adventures of magician Sierra Santiago and her tight-knit band of friends and family as they battle not just unfriendly sorcery but everyday discrimination.

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'From The Mundane To The Magnificent': Photos From The Chicano Rights Movement

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 5:18am

From 1967 until 1977, photographers from La Raza chronicled Chicanos in and around Los Angeles. This month, the Autry Museum of the American West is sharing some of the most powerful images.

Watch The 2017 Emmy Awards With NPR

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 5:00am

NPR's television critic Eric Deggans and The Pop Culture Happy Hour crew (Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon) will be live-tweeting the ceremony Sunday evening.

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Harry Dean Stanton, A Supporting Actor Who Became A Star, Dies At 91

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 6:18pm

Stanton's weather-beaten face was a fixture on TV and in movies for more than a half-century. He became a cult hero in Repo Man and Paris, Texas — and he had a pretty good singing voice, too.

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Self-Aggrandizing, Interminable 'Mother!' Mixes Fantasy And Reality

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 2:43pm

Writer-director Darren Aronofsky's new film is set in a large country house where a young woman, played by Jennifer Lawrence, finds herself under siege by unwanted guests.

Bruce Springsteen: On Jersey, Masculinity And Wishing To Be His Stage Persona

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 2:43pm

"People see you onstage and, yeah, I'd want to be that guy," Springsteen says. "I want to be that guy myself very often." Originally broadcast Oct. 5, 2016.

Nobody Takes The Bodega Out Of The Corner. Not Even A Startup

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 2:00pm

A new startup wants to make these neighborhood stores "obsolete." But for many people, bodegas aren't just about convenience — they feed the spirit of a community.

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Cray Crayola

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:40am

We pick the brightest crayon in the box with this final round in which every answer is also the color of a Crayola crayon. It's "bittersweet," which also happens to be a very nice shade of orange.

Mystery Guest

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:40am

This episode's mystery guest, Emily Perina, teaches an unusual class for women. Can you solve the mystery before Jonathan and Ophira do?

Talking Heads

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:40am

TV pundits in absurdly large suits star in this music game. We rewrote Talking Heads songs to be about the hosts, pundits, and game show sidekicks who make their living as talking heads.

Shocking Surprise

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:40am

In this game, we collected movies with surprise endings and gave them a twist of our own by adding one letter to their titles.

Julia Stiles: Antihero Of The 'Riviera'

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:40am

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The Sounds Of Failure

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:40am

In this round, our contestants succeed by failing as they're quizzed on the sounds you hear when you lose or die in various games.

The Instagram Of Dorian Gray

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:40am

What would've happened if Dr. Jekyll used Grindr and wondered why Mr. Hyde was always zero feet away? We've solved the core plot issues in classic works of fiction using modern solutions.

40 Nominees Unveiled For The 2017 National Book Awards

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:04am

Of the names announced by the National Book Foundation, four will take home the literary prize in November. Jesmyn Ward, Jennifer Egan and Frank Bidart number among the longlists' familiar faces.

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TV's Property Brothers Share Their Open Plan For Success In 'It Takes Two'

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 9:00am

Drew and Jonathan Scott trade chapters, attempting to capture their on-camera rivalry. NPR's Linda Holmes says, "They're dunking on each other, but with Nerf balls. And a plastic hoop. At eye level."

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Paul Knoepfler: What Are The Unintended Consequences Of Human Gene Editing?

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 8:52am

New gene editing tools hold a great deal of promise, but biologist Paul Knoepfler says we should be cautious. He warns altering DNA can have dire consequences, including a new form of eugenics.

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Juan Enriquez: What Can Happen If Humans Control The Future Of Evolution?

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 8:52am

From genetically modified animals and crops, we can already manipulate DNA. But futurist Juan Enriquez argues soon we can take full control of human evolution to create a better life for all of us.

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Sam Harris: What Happens When Humans Develop Super Intelligent AI?

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 8:52am

Does superhuman artificial intelligence sound like science fiction? Not for Sam Harris. He says it's not a question of if but when — with potentially destructive consequences.

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Anab Jain: Can A Glimpse Of Tomorrow, Change Our Decisions Today?

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 8:52am

It's hard to imagine how the future might look and feel. Anab Jain wants to change that. She designs prototypes of potentially grim futures to raise awareness of our choices in the present.

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