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'To Kill A Mockingbird' Author Harper Lee Dies

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 10:26am

Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for the novel that was published in 1960 and didn't publish another book for more than 50 years afterward. She avoided the spotlight her entire life. She was 89.

Harper Lee, Author Of 'To Kill A Mockingbird,' Dies At Age 89

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 10:00am

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer died in her hometown of Monroeville, Ala. Published in 1960, To Kill A Mockingbird has sold tens of millions of copies and been translated into dozens of languages.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Hail, Caesar!' And Backstage Stories

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 8:11am

On this week's show, the Coen Brothers' 17th feature, the appeal of tales of filmmaking and other creative pursuits, and what's making us happy this week.

Italian Prime Minister Botches His Attempt To Read Borges

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 4:42pm

Matteo Renzi was visiting Argentina and thought he would read a poem by the country's most famous literary icon. He thought wrong: The poem he picked was emphatically not by Jorge Luis Borges.

A Father And Son Among Tumbling Tumbleweeds Of The Familiar

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 4:00pm

Donald and Kiefer Sutherland appear together in a Western with little to offer beyond the usual formulas.

The Strange And Intoxicating 'Embrace Of The Serpent'

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 4:00pm

This Colombian nominee for the Oscar for best foreign-language film is loosely based on the journals of two real explorers and creates a story in which they spend decades seeking a sacred plant.

A Banished Family Fights Its Demons In A Puritanical Age

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 4:00pm

Half a drama about religious hysteria and half a horror film about isolation, The Witch follows a family struggling to identify the source of an evil that seems to plague them.

Family Drama Meets Existential Horror In 'The Humans'

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 3:25pm

On its surface, the play sounds pretty ordinary: A young woman and her boyfriend have her family over for Thanksgiving dinner. Then things start to get weird.

Under Apartheid, Trevor Noah's Mom Taught Him To Face Injustice With Humor

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 1:57pm

The Daily Show host grew up biracial in South Africa; his mother was jailed for having a relationship with his father. But she always turned to humor before anger, Noah says — a trait he's inherited.

Who's The Boss

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 12:46pm

30 Rock's Liz Lemon. Who's her boss? In this final round, we name fictional employees and ask for the boss best associated with that characters.

A Store By Any Other Name

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 12:46pm

We head to the mall with nothing but a debit card and a thesaurus. We read clues in which the name of a popular retailer is replaced with a synonym and asked our contestants for the real store name.

This, In A Bottle

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 12:46pm

Shampoo, Wes Anderson and orange juice-- what do these things all have in common? Jonathan Coulton sings Jim Croce's "Time in a Bottle" with clues about stuff you find in bottles.

Cover Me With Adrian Tomine

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 12:46pm

We attempt to make visual art radio-friendly in our VIP game. VIP Adrian Tomine and special guest Yo La Tengo's James McNew guess classic albums based on Ophira and Jonathan's descriptions.

Release The Catchphrase

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 12:46pm

The 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans wasn't that memorable, save for Liam Neeson's line, "Release the Kraken!" Contestants answer with phrases that start with the "cr" sound as Zeus himself.

Pop Culture Court

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 12:46pm

Order in the court! In this game, we describe fictional Supreme Court cases that are actually the titles of movies, TV shows, and other things with the word "versus" in them.

Haunting Photo Of Migrants Takes World Press Photo's Top Prize

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:49am

The winning image, taken by Australian photographer Warren Richardson, shows a man passing a baby through a razor-wire fence at the Hungarian-Serbian border.

Lies We Tell Ourselves Propel 'The Widow'

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:00am

Veteran reporter Fiona Barton brings a journalist's eye to her fiction debut, the story of a woman thrust into the spotlight after her husband — accused of a terrible crime — dies in an accident.

If You Like Code Switch, You'll Probably Like These 5 Food Blogs

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 6:00am

Here are five food blogs that take the cake on exploring food, culture, and identity.

'How To Be A Tudor:' Not As Stinky As You Think

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 6:00am

Ruth Goodman — advisor to BBC productions like Wolf Hall — digs deep into the everyday life of Tudor England in her new book. Surprisingly, Elizabethan hygiene isn't as bad as you might think.

This House Is A Work Of Art, So The Owner Is Donating It To A Museum

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 4:11am

This dramatic home — which you might recognize from The Big Lebowski — clings to the side of a canyon above Los Angeles. It's being given to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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