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'Call Me By Your Name': Love, Their Way

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 6:00am

Luca Guadagnino's lush adaptation of Andre Aciman's novel about a teenage prodigy's first love affair with a visiting grad student is raw and real and profoundly, indelibly moving.

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'Creatures Of Will And Temper' Is A Slow-Burn Slide Into Deviltry

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 6:00am

Molly Tanzer gives us a seductive, alternate version of Victorian England in her new novel — by turns smoky and smutty, wondrous and louche. And then, embedded carefully in that world, demons.

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In 'Coco,' Pixar Finds Joyous Life — In Death

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 5:49am

A young Mexican boy who longs for music finds himself in the afterlife. Critic Bob Mondello says Coco will inspire joyous tears — and plenty of long-distance calls to grandmothers.

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From 'Inky's Great Escape' To Singing Seahorses: Animal Books For The Holidays

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 5:01am

From real-life, seaweed-carrying dolphins to fictional singing seahorses, animals in these new books can excite the mind, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

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Pixar's John Lasseter Takes Leave Of Absence After Harassment Allegations

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 7:10pm

The Hollywood Reporter published allegations that Lasseter, Pixar's chief creative officer, is known for "grabbing, kissing, and making comments about physical attributes."

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In 'Spineless,' How Jellyfish Have Survived Throughout Time

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:29pm

Jellyfish may seem like simple sea creatures, but their translucent bodies and stinging abilities have allowed them to survive for millions of years. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks about jellyfish with Juli Berwald, author the new book, Spineless.

Journalist Investigating Trump And Russia Says 'Full Picture Is One Of Collusion'

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 1:47pm

"The constellation of Russian connections circling around Planet Trump is quite extraordinary," says Guardian reporter Luke Harding. His new book is Collusion.

A Classics Professor Explains 'Why Bob Dylan Matters'

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:00am

Harvard professor Richard F. Thomas teaches a popular class on the importance of Bob Dylan, and now he's turned it into a book, full of stories, personal history and the occasional comparison to Ovid.

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On The Hunt For 'Authentic Ethnic Food'? Be Careful Who You Ask

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 5:18am

So, you're in the mood for some good Indian food. Should you just text the first South Asian person on your contact list?

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'Runaways' Finds A Sunny Corner Of The Marvel Universe — And Stays There

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 5:00am

In adapting a wildly entertaining comics series by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, the new Hulu show opts to flesh out the villains, making for a more grounded — but slower — story.

(Image credit: Paul Sarkis/Hulu)

Your Thanksgiving Meal Prep Questions, Answered

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:03am

Bon Appétit magazine Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport answers your questions about Thanksgiving menu planning, including Tofurky-free dishes for vegetarians and "boozy" bird recipes.

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Charlie Rose Is Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Eight Women

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 5:59pm

The star of the highly regarded PBS talk show Charlie Rose and co-host of CBS This Morning issued a statement apologizing for his actions.

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Current And Former Guantanamo Bay Detainees Create 'Ode To The Sea' Art Exhibit

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:27pm

Artwork by current and former detainees of Guantanamo Bay is on display at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. But what does the art represent and why did the college choose to display it?

'Dawn Watch' Explores The Life And Legacy Of Joseph Conrad

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 1:17pm

Maya Jasanoff weaves together biography, history, literature and her own travels in a new book about the globe-trotting author. Reviewer John Powers says Jasanoff's portrait of Conrad is terrific.

It's Not Just Politics. Food Can Stir Holiday Conflict, Too

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:55am

Lots of families fight over politics at the holiday table. But decisions about which foods to put on the table can also whip up stress and squabbles.

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Mexico, Music And Family Take Center Stage In 'Coco'

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:52am

Pixar's newest movie is meant to be a love letter to Mexico. Coco has an all-Latino cast, it's packed with references to Mexican culture, and it went right to No. 1 at the Mexican box office.

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A Missed Connection Success Story

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 7:10am

A young man shared a ride with someone with whom he felt a spark. But he didn't ask for a phone number, so he put up a flyer. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Steven Mion and Robert Dealy.

'The Bad Food Bible' Says Your Eating Might Not Be So Sinful After All

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 6:44am

In his new book, Dr. Aaron Carroll explains that there might be less evidence against some notoriously bad foods than we think. In fact, maybe we should be eating some of them more often.

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In 'Body Music,' Love Is Sweet, Sexy And A Touch Sentimental

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 6:00am

French graphic novelist Julie Maroh — author of Blue is the Warmest Color — is back with an earnestly sweet collection of vignettes about love, kept from being saccharine by her skill with faces.

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In Its Second Season, 'Search Party' Finds New, Even Darker, Life

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 5:01am

Last season, four morally bankrupt friends found the missing Chantal. Now, the TBS series shifts focus, and genre — from blackly comic mystery to acidly funny suspense.

(Image credit: TBS)

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