Our critic adores this small, sharply observed film starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig as boarding-house residents who shape the life of a young man (Lucas Jade Zumann) in 1979.
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Pedro Almodovar brings his lush visual exuberance to this adaptation of three Alice Munro stories marked by spare, interior struggles. The odd fusion results in a surprisingly quiet, somber film.
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The Chris Pratt/Jennifer Lawrence film about two beautiful people alone on a vast spaceship doesn't have the courage of its creepy convictions, and devolves into rote rom-com sentiment.
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Elena Castillo Flores rules the port city of Avalor while learning about life and leadership. Her creators say they want their show to reflect the diversity of Latino cultures and experiences.
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Hollywood insiders mourn the death of 101-year-old Charles Aidikoff, who ran one of the most popular small, private screening rooms in Los Angeles.
"There is no better way to see through somebody else's eyes than by reading fiction," says novelist Jennifer Haigh.
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Fresh Air's TV critic says that mini-series and anthology shows are expanding the types of stories that can be told on the small screen — and the benefits to the viewers "are huge."
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Edelstein estimates that he saw 400 films in 2016 — more than enough to fill "a couple of 10-best lists." He talks about a dozen of them with Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
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One legend has it that marzipan emerged during an epic 13th-century Spanish battle. Today, it is a highlight of the holiday season. And the best stuff comes from convents and small family bakeries.
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Sam Sanders joins the PCHH roundtable for a conversation about some of our favorite writing, television and movies of the year.
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Poetry critic Tess Taylor reviews House of Lords and Commons by Ishion Hutchinson.
Silvia Moreno-Garcia took the genre of vampire novels to a different place this fall with the release of her book, Certain Dark Things. Set in modern day Mexico, the story tackles themes of immigration and otherness.
At this national contest in North Carolina, these intricate and gravity-defying works of edible ingenuity might just make Hansel and Gretel think that warring with a witch was worth it.
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The Smithsonian show finds links between a 15th-century Ming dynasty dish and a 20th-century Rothko painting. Curator Jan Stuart says, "You almost weep with beauty of red."
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Victorians used a lot of different color palettes, and even put Santa in blue and green robes. Things got a lot more uniform after 1931.
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The Disney corporation has sold more than $7 billion worth of tickets to its movies so far this year. NPR takes a look at the movies that did so well and how Disney did it.
From an undeliverable prenatal email address to an F2 tornado, every Christmas tree ornament tells a story.
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They sound completely disgusting. But cookie-dough-themed cocktails are a trend this holiday season, including at a D.C. pop-up where they're the most popular drinks.
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In a fashion industry dominated by whiteness, Machado was a Portuguese-Chinese superstar — and a force to be reckoned with. She blazed trails on runways, in photos and on magazine mastheads.
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While monks aren't trying to dominate the fruitcake market, they have made enough money to help support their solitary way of life. And there might be a little competition between monasteries.
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