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Eva Marie Saint: At 89, 'You Have More To Give'

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 6:47am

On The Waterfront turns 60 this year. It was the film that introduced Eva Marie Saint to the world. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the 89-year-old movie legend, who won an Oscar for her role.

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A Woman Of Action Finds Freedom In The Outback In 'Untold'

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 6:47am

The Untold is a fictionalized account of Jessie Hickman's life, a real-life outlaw on the run in the Australian outback. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Courtney Collins about her debut novel.

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Before She Was 'Girl, Interrupted' She Was A Girl From Cambridge

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 6:03am

Two decades after Girl, Interrupted, Susanna Kaysen is back with Cambridge, an unflinching, elegiac, quasi-autobiographical novel that takes us back to her childhood in the 1950s.

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'Normal Heart' Teaches New Generation About The Early Years Of AIDS

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 4:30am

Ryan Murphy — the producer behind Glee and American Horror Story — has adapted Larry Kramer's 1985 play into a movie for HBO. "So many young people don't know this part of our history," Murphy says.

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Gastrodiplomacy Gives Foreign Chefs A Fresh Take And Taste Of America

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 4:28am

The State Department has a new exchange program for culinary professionals. A delegation from the Middle East and Africa recently discovered there's more to American cuisine than fast food.

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Gastrodiplomacy Gives Foreign Chefs A Fresh Take And Taste Of America

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 4:28am

The State Department has a new exchange program for culinary professionals. A delegation from the Middle East and Africa recently discovered there's more to American cuisine than fast food.

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A Look At India's New Leader, Through The Lens Of Literature

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 6:02pm

Narendra Modi is a Hindu nationalist and political outsider who won India's election in a landslide. To understand India's political history, author Akash Kapur recommends a book by V.S. Naipaul.

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Unbreak My Heart: Toni Braxton Gets Quizzed On Cardiac Surgery

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:46pm

The R&B artist joins Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! to play our Not My Job game — in which we ask important people three unimportant questions.

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How To Stay Afloat In Your Infinite Stream Of Photos

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:01pm

In an age of smartphones, it's easy to take an overwhelming number of photos. NPR's picture editor, Kainaz Amaria, has some tips for creating a bounty of images without driving yourself crazy.

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Kate DiCamillo's Picks For Summer Treehouse Reading

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:19pm

The author of Because of Winn-Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux shares her summer book recommendations for young readers ages 8-13.

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Seeing The New X-Men? Take Along A Teenager To Explain

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 3:35pm

Bob Mondello says X-Men: Days of Future Past is awesomely urgent and utterly forgettable all at once, but it'll leave you bouncing with excitement — if you can keep the multiple mutants straight.

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A #FakeMemory You Have To See To Believe

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 3:18pm

Photos from childhood can often elicit rich memories — even when we can't truly remember the event. We asked you to share your favorite #fakememory on Instagram; this is what you told us.

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Cinematographer Gordon Willis

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 11:38am

Willis shot eight Woody Allen films and the entire Godfather trilogy. He died Sunday at 82. Willis spoke to Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 2002.

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HBO's 'The Normal Heart' Looks At The Early Days Of The AIDS Crisis

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 11:38am

On Sunday night, HBO presents a new TV version of Larry Kramer's 1985 play. Kramer himself wrote the adaptation, which stars Mark Ruffalo and Julia Roberts.

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'The Immigrant': An Ellis Island Period Drama From James Gray

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 11:38am

In the director's latest film, Marion Cotillard plays a Polish woman trying to free her sister from the island's infirmary and Joaquin Phoenix co-stars as a shady businessman.

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A Painful But Critical Reminder From 'The Normal Heart'

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 10:50am

Eric Deggans looks at HBO's The Normal Heart, which, alongside Dallas Buyers Club and the documentary How To Survive A Plague, serves as a reminder of a response that was late to begin.

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The Crisis In The 'Ivory Tower'

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 9:43am

A new documentary takes on the storied past and uncertain future of higher education.

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God, The Devil And 'Hannibal'

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 8:48am

While many expected little from NBC's show about Hannibal Lecter, the show has become something quite surprising: a nuanced exploration of divinity and love.

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Should We Be Afraid Of Death?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 8:10am

Philosopher Stephen Cave delves into the simple question: Why are human beings afraid to die?

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Is It Possible To Be Fearless?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 8:10am

Illusionist and endurance artist David Blaine reveals how he has made a career out of fearlessly performing death-defying feats.

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