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The Emmys: Past Winners Trump New Shows And 'Breaking Bad' Takes A Bow

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:15pm

The Emmy Awards are always good to past winners, but Monday's round of victories were about as conservative as it gets. Surprising, given the warm sendoff to a show about a drug dealer.

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The List Of Emmy Winners

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:09pm

The list of winners at Monday's 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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Eric Deggans Live Tweets The Emmys

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:02pm

Follow real-time commentary on the Emmy awards with NPR's TV critic.

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Longtime Friends Lithgow And Molina Play Longtime Couple In 'Love Is Strange'

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:22pm

The film about a 40-year relationship is "prosaic and quotidian," says John Lithgow, "... and that's what's so amazing about it." Alfred Molina agrees: "It is the epic quality of the ordinary."

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Director Richard Attenborough Brought Big Ideas To Life On Screen

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:06pm

NPR film critic Bob Mondello offers an appreciation of British actor and director Richard Attenborough, whose films spanned six decades.

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5 Things To Watch For On Monday's Emmy Awards

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:33pm

We preview Monday's Emmys and five races to watch, including the battle for Outstanding Drama Series and an interesting clash of comedy actresses.

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From Carpet-Wetter To Film Icon: How Terry The Terrier Became Toto

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:12pm

Terry starred alongside Judy Garland in a career-defining role: Toto in The Wizard of Oz. But before that, she had to conquer an embarrassingly weak bladder.

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At The VMAs, Beyonce And Nicki Minaj Play With Personas

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:25pm

On this Small Batch Edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, Stephen Thompson and Linda Holmes chat about the MTV Video Music Awards, which culminated in some epic Beyonce.

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Sandwich Monday: The Do-Rite Fried Chicken Doughnut Sandwich

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:12pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we go off menu at a doughnut and fried chicken shop, and get a fried-chicken-on-a-doughnut sandwich.

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Allison Janney On Sex, Sorkin And Being The Tallest Woman In The Room

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:24pm

Allison Janney has been nominated for Emmys for her roles on Masters of Sex and Mom. She says her relationships with her family members helped inform her characters. Originally broadcast Aug. 4.

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Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' Challenge: What To Do With His Hands

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:24pm

Meyers is hosting the Emmys Monday. In April, he told Fresh Air why he left Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update to take over Late Night from Jimmy Fallon in February. Originally broadcast April 23.

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Playlist: Explore The Cosmos

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 9:49am

Transport yourself to a galaxy far, far away with these TED Radio Hour stories.

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California Quake Means Big Damage For Napa Valley Wineries

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 7:19am

It's still too early to tell just how much the magnitude-6.0 quake will cost the region, but it comes after a drought had already made things difficult for wineries.

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Book News: First Superman Comic Soars To $3.2 Million At Auction

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:39am

Also: an excerpt of Lena Dunham's new book; notable books of the week.

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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:29am

Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.

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Mystery Writer Finds Istanbul's Byzantine Past Hiding In Plain Sight

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:26am

In The Sultan of Byzantium, Turkish author Selcuk Altun takes his hero into forgotten corners of the city, where once-majestic monuments go unnoticed amid the bustle of daily life.

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Viewer Beware: Watching Reality TV Can Impact Real-Life Behavior

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 4:24pm

A new study finds that reality television shows like Jersey Shore and Real Housewives can make some viewers more aggressive in real life.

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In A Foster Home, Two Boys Become 'Kinda Like Brothers'

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:59pm

Before Coe Booth was a writer, she was a caseworker, often tasked with placing kids with foster families. Her latest novel for middle-grade readers looks at two young members of a foster family.

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A Growing Backlash Against 'Amish Exploitation' In Pennsylvania

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:41pm

Locals in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — where the Amish community plays a big part in agriculture and tourism — are speaking out against reality TV shows like Breaking Amish and Amish Mafia.

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Louise Penny Builds A Magical Ensemble In 'The Long Way Home'

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 6:54am

Chief Inspector Gamache is back, in Louise Penny's latest novel, The Long Way Home. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Penny about the tenth book in the Gamache mystery series.

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