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A Family Drama Unfolds Through Shifting Viewpoints In 'Louder Than Bombs'

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 1:45pm

Point-of-view is passed like a baton among the tortured main characters in Joachim Trier's new film. Critic David Edelstein says Louder than Bombs is intimate, touching and "insistently alive."

Look Under Your Seats

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:12am

We've written clues about things found under seats in boring everyday life but Oprah-fied.

Snack Or Wack?

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:12am

Mint-flavored Lays: are they an international food sensation or something we dreamed up? In this game, we name a food item and ask our contestants, "Snack or wack?"

Grooving Mountains

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:12am

Jonathan Coulton reworks "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" to be about things that aren't high enough. Just kidding, this game is about real and fictional mountains.

M!SSUNDAZTOOD

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:12am

In this game we address women who have very unusual names, and prefer to be addressed as Miss.

Movie Mistakes

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:12am

Some moviegoers demystify movie magic by pointing out plot holes. In this game, we read an actual movie mistake posted on IMDB — that's the Internet Movie DataBase — and you tell us the movie.

Jason Jones: Comfy Bunny Hug

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:12am

Former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones talks about the birds and the bees on his upcoming TBS series The Detour, and helps translate Canadian sayings into American.

OO!! EE!! AA!!

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:12am

In this final round, every answer contains a word that has the same vowel twice in a row. To the clue, "this former Daily Show correspondent hosts her own show on TBS," you'd answer, "Samantha Bee."

AMA Bonus: Jason Jones' Ballsy Piece For 'The Daily Show'

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:12am

The actor and comedian from the new series The Detour and former Daily Show correspondent tells us about how he and then Daily Show host Jon Stewart fought to air a particularly ballsy story.

A Fond (No, Really!) Farewell To 'American Idol'

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:54am

Built on telephone dialing and the sting of a British tongue, American Idol shuffles off this mortal coil on Thursday night, having provided just enough good moments to survive.

Searching For Home, Living For Art In 'All Tomorrow's Parties'

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:00am

Tin House editor Rob Spillman's new memoir chronicles his search for a maybe-nonexistent home across decades and continents. He's a winning writer despite occasional lapses into artsy self-importance.

'Star Wars' Alert: The 'Rogue One' Trailer Is Here

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:18am

The first teaser trailer for this year's Star Wars movie has arrived. The film — set after the end of the prequels, but before the original series — is the first stand-alone movie of the franchise.

'The Red Parts' Offers No Easy Answers

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 6:00am

Author Maggie Nelson's aunt was murdered decades ago; her new book chronicles the trial that ensues when the old, cold case is reopened. It's an uneasy masterpiece that avoids quick catharsis.

A Radiologist And Poet Explains How He Sees The World In Patterns

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 3:47am

Amit Majmudar, Ohio's first Poet Laureate, spends his days looking for abnormalities in X-rays, CT scans and PET scans. He's given his latest poetry collection a provocative name: Dothead.

A Reluctant King: Ta-Nehisi Coates Takes On Marvel's 'Black Panther'

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:56pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to writer Ta-Nehisi Coates about his new series of Black Panther comics that explore the character of an African-prince-turned-superhero.

In 'Neon Bull,' A Strange, Dreamy Road Movie Reveals A Vanishing Way Of Life

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 1:15pm

Set amidst Brazil's version of rodeo, Gabriel Mascaro's new film blends hope, melancholy, humor and poetry. Critic John Powers says Neon Bull is a remarkable feature that is filled with funny moments.

The Agonizing Collision Of Love And Slavery In 'Thomas Jefferson'

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 6:00am

The real, historical Thomas Jefferson never wrote anything about Sally Hemings, his slave and companion for decades. But she comes to life in a complex new novel from author Stephen O'Connor.

Encore: Author Explores The Murder Of Kitty Genovese

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:25pm

Winston Moseley, the man who brutally murdered Catherine "Kitty" Genovese in March 1964, has died in prison at age 81. This story originally aired on March 3, 2014, on All Things Considered.

22 Years After Famous Firing, Kathleen Battle Returns To Metropolitan Opera

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:25pm

The opera singer Kathleen Battle is set to return to the Metropolitan Opera — 22 years after she was famously dismissed for "unprofessional actions."

Meet The 'Rocket Girls,' The Women Who Charted The Course To Space

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:25pm

Before there were digital computers, there were "human computers," women who used pencils and paper to do the math that helped carry the U.S. into space. Nathalia Holt tells their story in a new book.

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