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Come With Me If You Want To Quiz

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:53am

We all know the Terminator's famous catchphrase, "Hasta la vista, baby." But in this game, we're imagining other common foreign language expressions that the Terminator might say.

Wild Energy Flows Free in a Feminist Comics Anthology

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 6:00am

The Complete Wimmen's Comix collects two decades of the groundbreaking all-women series. Critic Etelka Lehoczky calls it a "frenetic, anarchic, occasionally kamikaze production."

'Bullies', A Story Of Friendship, Booze And Brawls In An Oakland Biker Bar

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:17pm

Alex Abramovich was in his 30s when he looked up a guy who had bullied him in grade school. In his new memoir, Abramovich writes about reconnecting with Trevor, now the head of a motorcycle club.

'What Is Not Yours' Is Flawless

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 6:00am

Helen Oyeyemi's new story collection has all the sly humor, gorgeous writing and magical characterization as her novels. Critic Michael Schaub calls it a dreamy, spellbinding masterpiece.

New TV Drama Recounts Heroic Escapes On The Underground Railroad

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 4:08am

The multi-layered thriller follows a group of enslaved people as they escape a Georgia plantation. Co-creator Joe Pokaski says the Underground Railroad may be America's "most heroic story never told."

Meet Alphonse Bertillon, The Man Behind The Modern Mug Shot

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 5:21pm

French criminologist Alphonse Bertillon wasn't the first to introduce mug shots to police, but he standardized how they were taken and added the profile shot to zero in on a suspect's unique features.

James Corden Conquers YouTube With 'Carpool Karaoke'

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:51pm

The British comedian and Late Late Show host hit big with his star-studded carpool singalong videos. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Corden about how it all started — and singing with Justin Bieber.

An Addict, Now Clean, Discusses Needle Exchanges And 'Hope After Heroin'

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 1:39pm

At the height of her addiction to heroin, Tracey Helton Mitchell lived in an alley and sold her body. Now she works as an addiction specialist helping others. Her new memoir is The Big Fix.

Watching A Brown 'Hamilton' With A White Audience

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 12:36pm

The hit musical recasts the Founding Fathers as people of color engaged in rap battles. But on a recent night, ticket buyers largely looked the way Broadway audiences have always looked. What gives?

Cold War, Hot Tea: Nancy Reagan And Raisa Gorbachev's Sipping Summit

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 12:15pm

In 1985, while their husbands discussed nuclear disarmament, the two first ladies — both considered influential advisers — held their own tense tea tête-à-têtes in Geneva.

Unnerving WWII Noir In 'A Man Lies Dreaming'

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 11:41am

Lavie Tidhar's new alternate history imagines a world where Communists took over Germany in 1933, Fascism is on the rise in the U.K. and a down and out German PI in London dreams of world domination.

In Honor Of #InternationalWomensDay, A Playlist Of Ladies Who Rock

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 9:09am

Check out the songs (and back stories) of women musicians from around the world.

A Retirement Community Where Hollywood Takes Care Of Its Own

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 3:59am

The Motion Picture and Television Fund is home to 200-plus residents who once worked on screen, behind cameras and in production rooms and secretarial pools.

'For A Little While' Author On The Art Of The Short Story

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:27pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to petroleum-geologist-turned-writer Rick Bass about the art of the short story, specifically his short stories. A collection of the short stories he's written over the years is called, For A Little While.

In 'The End Of Karma,' Young Indians Work To Overcome Their Past

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:27pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Somini Sengupta, the former New Delhi bureau chief for The New York Times, about her book, The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India's Young.

'Charlie Chan Hock Chye' Offers A Heartfelt Take On Aging, Art And History

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 12:27pm

The new graphic novel by Malaysia-born cartoonist Sonny Liew spans 80 years as it tells the story of a fictional comic-book. Critic John Powers calls the book a "startlingly brilliant tour de force."

The Supreme Court Ruling That Led To 70,000 Forced Sterilizations

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 12:22pm

In the first half of the 20th century, American eugenicists used forced sterilization to "breed out" traits they considered undesirable. Adam Cohen tells the story in his new book, Imbeciles.

'The Witch' Achieves Puritan American Horror Without The Gore

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 6:23am

With his new film, writer/director Robert Eggers wanted to resuscitate a nightmare figure from the consciousness of Puritan America. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to him about "The Witch," and how to really scare an audience.

VICE's Latest Cable Ventures

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 6:23am

VICE TV is a new cable channel. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans and producer Andrew Limbong tell us what they think of three of the new shows from the "hip" news outlet.

Modern Love: What It's Like To Fall, Quite Literally, In Love

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 6:23am

Most people remember the first time they fall in love. In this excerpt from "Modern Love: The Podcast," the author writes about the actual fall that marked her first love.

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