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Conversations Between 2 20th-Century Icons Inspires A New Play

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:45pm

Andy Warhol and Truman Capote meant to turn their taped conversations into a play, but both died before they could finish. Now, "WARHOLCAPOTE," a two-man play based on the tapes, hits the stage.

Elizabeth Moss Has A 'Handmaid's Tale' Warning: 'This Could Happen Here'

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:45pm

Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale won eight Emmys on Sunday, including Best Actress for Elisabeth Moss. NPR's Audie Cornish talked to Moss and co-star Samira Wiley when the show premiered this year.

'School For Good And Evil' Is A Kids' Fantasy Series For The Fake News Era

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:45pm

"Good and evil — they mix in the world," says author Soman Chainani. "Both sides claim to be good, both sides claim to be telling the truth." His latest in the series is called Quests for Glory.

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Hillary Clinton Says She's 'Optimistic About Our Country, But I Am Not Naive'

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:49am

Clinton reflects on the tumultuous 2016 election and the fate of the country under a Trump presidency. "I think we are at a very threatening crossroads," she says. Her new memoir is What Happened.

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At The Emmys, It Was A Big Night For Juggernauts

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:11pm

The Handmaid's Tale, Big Little Lies, Saturday Night Live, Veep and Atlanta all won multiple awards in major categories, on a night that rarely strayed far from current events.

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Emmy Awards 2017: A Running List Of Winners And Nominees

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 6:00pm

We'll keep updating this list of winners throughout the Emmys ceremony.

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'Crown Heights' Seeks To Do Justice To A Saga Of Wrongful Conviction

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 4:54pm

Colin Warner served 20 years for a murder he didn't commit. A childhood friend fought tirelessly to get him exonerated. The story was featured on This American Life and is now the focus of a new film.

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Spies, Betrayal, And Some Really Good Food In 'Dinner At The Center Of The Earth'

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 9:00am

Nathan Englander's latest tells the fraught history of Israel and Palestine with quotidian details that make the story feel not historically accurate, but historically intimate.

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Move Over Millennials, Here Comes iGen ... Or Maybe Not

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 6:01am

A new book worries that growing up with smartphones and the internet has been harmful to a generation of kids. Critic Annalisa Quinn says intergenerational carping is a long, and unhelpful tradition.

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Dolores Huerta: The Civil Rights Icon Who Showed Farmworkers 'Si Se Puede'

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 2:38am

A key architect of the nationwide grape boycott that galvanized the farmworkers' rights movement, her legacy has long been overshadowed. A new film aims to change that. Huerta speaks with NPR.

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'The Taking Of K-129': How The CIA Stole A Sunken Soviet Sub Off The Ocean Floor

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 5:07pm

Author Josh Dean describes how the CIA worked to secretly resurface a sub that the Soviet Union considered lost. Their cover story involved eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes.

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Roald Dahl's Widow Says Charlie From 'The Chocolate Factory' Was Originally Black

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 4:31pm

Dahl's widow revealed the surprising scoop on the BBC earlier this week.

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These 'Far Away Brothers' Remake Themselves In America

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 9:01am

Lauren Markham's careful, empathetic new book follows twin brothers from El Salvador, who flee gang violence to make a new life for themselves in a country that's increasingly harsh to immigrants.

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Not My Job: We Quiz The Founder Of Queens Of The Stone Age On The Flintstones

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 6:36am

Josh Homme founded and fronted Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Eagles of Death Metal and Them Crooked Vultures. We'll ask him three questions about the kings of the Stone Age — The Flintstones.

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In 'Shadowhouse Fall,' Magical Threats Map Real-World Peril

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 6:00am

Daniel José Older's new novel continues the adventures of magician Sierra Santiago and her tight-knit band of friends and family as they battle not just unfriendly sorcery but everyday discrimination.

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'From The Mundane To The Magnificent': Photos From The Chicano Rights Movement

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 5:18am

From 1967 until 1977, photographers from La Raza chronicled Chicanos in and around Los Angeles. This month, the Autry Museum of the American West is sharing some of the most powerful images.

Watch The 2017 Emmy Awards With NPR

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 5:00am

NPR's television critic Eric Deggans and The Pop Culture Happy Hour crew (Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon) will be live-tweeting the ceremony Sunday evening.

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Harry Dean Stanton, A Supporting Actor Who Became A Star, Dies At 91

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 6:18pm

Stanton's weather-beaten face was a fixture on TV and in movies for more than a half-century. He became a cult hero in Repo Man and Paris, Texas — and he had a pretty good singing voice, too.

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Self-Aggrandizing, Interminable 'Mother!' Mixes Fantasy And Reality

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 2:43pm

Writer-director Darren Aronofsky's new film is set in a large country house where a young woman, played by Jennifer Lawrence, finds herself under siege by unwanted guests.

Bruce Springsteen: On Jersey, Masculinity And Wishing To Be His Stage Persona

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 2:43pm

"People see you onstage and, yeah, I'd want to be that guy," Springsteen says. "I want to be that guy myself very often." Originally broadcast Oct. 5, 2016.




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