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Beer And Snack Pairings: A Super Bowl Game Everyone Can Win

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 1:50pm

Which beer goes with guacamole? How can a brew complement spicy wings? Two craft beer experts share their favorite pairings and help us take our Super Bowl snack game to the next level.

Roundup: Here's What People Are Saying About Barbie's Diversity Makeover

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 1:25pm

Mattel is rethinking how the Barbie brand could represent women of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Some are buying it. Others, not so much.

Gone Mot: The French Uproar Over Removing Some Circumflex Accents

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 1:04pm

Publishers in France are altering the spellings of around 2,400 words in textbooks and will drop the hat-shaped circumflex accent in some cases. That's causing outrage.

Chris Offutt Reveals A Family Secret In 'My Father, The Pornographer'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:53pm

Offutt's late father went from running a small insurance agency to writing more than 400 books, mostly pornography. Originally broadcast March 2, 2015.

'The Club': A Gathering Of Men In Exile

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 9:00am

Chile's selection for the Oscar for foreign language film is admirable but arduous, following a story of defrocked priests living in a house together.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,' 'Grease,' TV Musicals

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 9:00am

It's a show full of good tunes as we visit with the CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and take a tour of the recent spate of televised live musicals (with more to come).

Confronting Loss While Scaling 'The High Mountains Of Portugal'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 6:00am

Yann Martel, author of The Life of Pi, conjures up three stories grounded in grief and magical realism in his latest novel, The High Mountains of Portugal.

'Hail, Caesar!' Will Make You Miss Movies With Exclamation Points

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 5:00pm

The 17th film from the Coen Brothers stars George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin and lots more in a rollicking tale of old Hollywood.

The Romance Of Writing And The Beauty Of Maine On Full Display

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:00pm

Tumbledown, a romantic drama starring Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis, follows a woman whose fierce efforts to defend her late husband's memory lead to co-writing his biography.

After 40 Long Years, A Cold Winter For Estranged Brothers

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:00pm

Rams, an Icelandic film that follows two feuding brothers through a crisis and a long winter, is an intense and tender tone piece that conveys deep and bitter loneliness.

These 'Zombies' Make An Austen Update Even The Undead Can't Revive

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:00pm

Despite the success of the book Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, the adapted film does little to successfully marry the Jane Austen classic with anything interestingly scary.

In Baby's 'First Bite,' A Chance To Shape A Child's Taste

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:56am

Bee Wilson's new book, First Bite, examines how genetics, culture, memory and early feeding patterns influence the palate. She says babies are most open to new flavors between ages 4 and 7 months.

Got A Second For 'Haikus With Hotties'? Now, You Can Enjoy Them All Year

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 6:00am

"Haikus with Hotties" is more than just a cheeky calendar — it's challenging the way Asian-American men are portrayed in the media.

Scouring Brazil For A Celebrated Novelist

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 6:00am

When a renowned Brazilian writer mysteriously vanishes in Idra Novey's novel Ways to Disappear, her children and an American translator work to uncover the reason behind the writer's disappearance.

Offering A 'Flawless Experience' Puts Chefs In A Pressure Cooker

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:01am

Chef Eric Ziebold discusses the high-stakes world of luxe cuisine in the wake of the death of Benoit Violier, a French Swiss chef who many said was the best in the world.

'Food Surgeon' Dissects Candy And Fruit With Weirdly Hypnotic Flair

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:09pm

The Food Surgeon, a channel on YouTube, turns a camera and a doctor's operating tools on familiar foods. It's just art, says the guy behind the videos, a food-loving engineer in Seattle.

Louis C.K. Drops Surprise New Drama 'Horace And Pete' Online

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:44pm

Comedian Louis C.K. is experimenting again with how he distributes programs. He has begun selling a comedy/drama series with a stellar cast online for $5 per episode. NPR explores the show and its business model.

'I Do Like To Stare': Catherine Opie On Her Portraits Of Modern America

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:30pm

The photographer has spent her career documenting all kinds of American identities. Her work tackles everything from parenthood and aging, to Elizabeth Taylor and San Francisco's S&M community.

In The Conversation About Diversity In Hollywood, Where Does Sundance Fit In?

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 9:22am

Sundance may be just one part of a much bigger puzzle, but filmmakers of color say it has an important role to play.

Adnan Syed Of 'Serial' Fame Appears In Court To Seek New Trial

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 9:22am

At Wednesday's hearing, lawyers for the convicted murderer are set to present an alibi witness and inconsistencies in cellphone data — issues with his case that were revealed by the popular podcast.

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