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Netflix And NOT Chill

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:01am

This game is a play on the slang term "Netflix and Chill," but every answer ends with a word rhyming with "Chill."

A Glimpse Of Listeners' #NPRpoetry — From The Punny To The Profound

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 6:06am

It was a simple idea: Would you, our listeners, tweet us poems for National Poetry Month? Your response contained multitudes — haiku, lyrics, even one 8-year-old's ode to her dad's bald spot.

'The Family Fang' Makes Art Together, Falls Apart Together

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:00pm

Jason Bateman directs a cast including himself, Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken in the story of a family where the parents' experimental performances included the kids from an early age.

'Keanu' Finds Key And Peele On The Hunt For A Kitty

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:00pm

The sketch comedy duo Key and Peele pull off the difficult feat of translating their sensibility into a feature film that recalls out-all-night sagas like Adventures In Babysitting.

A Maternal Melodrama Unfolds Around An Unusual Girl In 'Viktoria'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:00pm

A dictator commandeers and pampers a young girl in Maya Vitkova's boldly visceral fairy tale.

'L'Attesa': Two Women Wait, Perhaps In Vain

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:00pm

Juliette Binoche plays another in a string of grieving-survivor roles in the visually powerful story of a mother who meets her son's girlfriend.

Mother And Daughter Come Together At The Card Table In 'The Bridge Ladies'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:22pm

Betsy Lerner writes about joining her 83-year-old mother's weekly bridge club in her new book. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls The Bridge Ladies a "smart and colorful memoir."

If 'Carmichael Show' Topics Feel Uncomfortable, That's Because They're Real

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:07pm

Jerrod Carmichael says that the complicated family debates on his NBC comedy series are inspired by real life. "I grew up in a household that's very argumentative ... in a very healthy way," he says.

Keeping Bees Safe: It's A Ruff Job, But This Doggy Detective Gets It Done

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:34pm

Mack is the newest addition to the Maryland Department of Agriculture's apiary inspection team. He uses his superior sniffer to find hives infected with a contagious disease that kills bee colonies.

Three Generations Of Trauma Haunt 'Ladivine'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 6:00am

Marie NDiaye's unflinching new novel handles heavyweight emotions — guilt, shame, grief, cruelty — with sharp-edged writing and clear-eyed courage. It's an intense read, but an engrossing one.

'I Wish To Say' Project Sends Personal Messages To Presidential Candidates

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

One hundred volunteer typists working on old-fashioned manual typewriters will assemble in New York City to take down messages passersby want to send to presidential candidates. It's part of artist Sheryl Oring's "I Wish To Say" project.

Muslim Artists Struggle To Break Into U.S. Media Under Guise Of Terrorism

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with McClatchy national correspondent Hannah Allam about how Muslim artists are frustrated over how Muslims are portrayed in American media, and how they're pushing for a breakthrough moment that helps them connect with audiences.

Muslim Artists Struggle To Connect With American Audiences

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with McClatchy national correspondent Hannah Allam about how Muslim artists are frustrated over how Muslims are portrayed in American media.

'Nurse, Spy, Cook:' How Harriet Tubman Found Freedom Through Food

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:26pm

Tubman's role as a professional cook has often been overlooked. She self-funded many of her heroic raids to rescue slaves through an activity she enjoyed and excelled at: cooking.

Questlove On Prince, Doo-Wop And The Food Equivalent Of The 'Mona Lisa'

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:12pm

In his new book, somethingtofoodabout, The Roots' drummer discusses the artistry involved in creating a great meal. "I'm more obsessed with the journey ... than the destination," Questlove says.

The Mardi Gras Indian Of 'Lemonade'

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:10pm

In "Lemonade," Beyoncé's much-discussed visual album, a girl resplendent in white plumage appears. It's a nod to the pop star's New Orleans roots and loaded with the region's racial history.

Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Turns A Somali-Brit Poet Into A Global Star

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:20am

Queen Bey reads some of Warsan Shire's writings about love and loss. The young poet also tells stories about refugees and immigrants from Africa, where she was born.

'Plain Houses' Is A Spellbinding Story Of Witchcraft And Disobedience

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 6:00am

Julia Franks' debut novel is set in Depression-era North Carolina, where young farm wife Irenie is sneaking off to the woods for moments away from her husband — who's convinced his wife is a witch.

VIDEO: Chocolate Bars With A Political Bite

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 1:35pm

It's often said that Washington, D.C., is a town obsessed with politics. Apparently, that obsession extends to its chocolatiers. We visit a factory making politically inspired chocolate bars.

Tom Hanks Says Self-Doubt Is 'A High-Wire Act That We All Walk'

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:19pm

"No matter what we've done there comes a point where you think, 'How did I get here?' " Hanks says. He plays an American businessman working in the middle of the Saudi Arabian desert in his new film.

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