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Sandwich Monday: The 'Shroom Burger From Shake Shack

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 4:54pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a next-level veggie burger: the 'Shroom Burger from Shake Shack. It's a fried mushroom burger stuffed with two types of cheese.

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Yule Have To Try This Gingerbread Buche De Noel

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 3:22pm

In Paris, holiday buche de Noel cakes verge on art. Cookbook author Dorie Greenspan has created her own Franco-American version that's fun to make and "just as good as birthday cake," she says.

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We Ask A Scholar: How Does Ridley Scott's 'Exodus' Compare With The Bible's?

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 2:35pm

Robert Alter, a leading secular scholar of Scripture, says the film was fun to watch, but "it's not exactly Exodus; it's panorama and pageantry, which is what film does." And, he adds, why not?

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In Slovakia, Christmas Dinner Starts In The Bathtub

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 1:19pm

Christmas carp is a holiday mainstay in many central European nations. Traditionally, it swims in the family tub for a day or two, sometimes becoming a sort of pet before it ends up on the plate.

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Book News: George R.R. Martin Rails Against Sony's 'Corporate Cowardice'

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 9:58am

The Game of Thrones author has blasted the studio for canceling its release of The Interview, offering to screen the film himself at his own movie theater.

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Nuns On The Ranch Give A Heavenly Twist To Beef

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 2:45am

At a Colorado ranch run by Benedictine nuns, prayer and farming go hand in hand. "We have kind of a corner on the market" for grass-fed beef, says one sister. "People just kind of believe in it."

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Smashing Snowglobes: A Writer On Essays, Novels And Translation

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 6:00pm

Valeria Luiselli, who was born in Mexico City and lives now in Harlem, released two slim, multinational books this year: the essay collection Sidewalks and her time-jumping novel Faces In The Crowd.

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Desperate To Speak: How Emily Blunt Found Her Voice

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 4:04pm

The actress stars in the new film Into The Woods, in theaters Thursday. On screen she's a natural. But as a kid, she had a stutter so severe she could hardly say her own name.

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The Whiteness Project: Facing Race In A Changing America

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 4:03pm

A filmmaker invited white residents of Buffalo, N.Y., to speak candidly about race. Karen Grigsby Bates finds the results are thought-provoking, often surprising and sometimes disturbing.

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Listen: The Not-So-True Story Of Santa's Naughty-Or-Nice Division

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 11:13am

So how does Santa know when you're awake? Our audio holiday card (fictionally) tells you how the North Pole operates — amid office politics, ethical conundrums and hours of surveillance video.

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Listen: The Not-So-True Story Of Santa's Naughty-Or-Nice Division

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 11:13am

So how does Santa know when you're awake? Our audio holiday card (fictionally) tells you how the North Pole operates — amid office politics, ethical conundrums and hours of surveillance video.

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In 'Two Days,' A Mother Lobbies Coworkers For Her Job

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 7:15am

The latest movie from filmmaking brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne stars Marion Cotillard as a young mother who fights to keep from getting screwed over by her colleagues at work.

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Filmmaker: Sony Hack Will Make Satirists Think Twice About Content

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 7:15am

Sony has canceled its new film, The Interview, which depicts the assassination of North Korea's leader. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with filmmaker Kevin Smith about writing controversial comedies.

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Bradley Cooper And 'American Sniper' Widow Team Up To Tell SEAL's Story

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 3:58am

Cooper worked closely with Taya Kyle to turn her late husband's book, about his time as a Navy SEAL, into a film. "We all felt him the whole time we were shooting the movie," Cooper says.

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Why Does It Take A Movie Robot To Show What Nurses Really Do?

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 3:40am

If TV and movie nurses took care of us when we're sick, we'd be in a heap of trouble. Those images of nutty, slutty and clueless nurses are bad news for the profession, and for patients.

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In Wineries Vs. Weather, Drones To The Rescue?

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 8:17pm

Rising temperatures have hastened harvest dates in Sonoma County — and they're changing grape-growing patterns around the world. Vineyards are responding with everything from sunscreen to sensors.

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How Tinseltown Got Tipsy: A Boozy Taste Of Hollywood History

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 4:16pm

Mark Bailey, who detailed old Hollywood's legendary love affair with liquor in his book Of All the Gin Joints, shares stories from a bygone era over cocktails at a legendary Hollywood bar.

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Hollywood Pros Fear A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 9:53am

Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they'll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony's withdrawal of The Interview.

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Not My Job: Comedian Jenny Slate Gets Quizzed On Jennifer Lopez

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 9:38am

Slate has rocketed to fame with her online film series Marcel the Shell with Shoes On and the movie Obvious Child — but there are some other famous Jennifers out there ...

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'Going There' in 2014

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 8:03am

Michel Martin has spent much of the last few months on the road, and she has been moved by the people she's met and the stories they've shared with her. She remembers her 'Top 5' moments of 2014.

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