Compared to its neighbors, Panama's cuisine is mostly unknown, even to locals. A new generation of Panamanian chefs is forging a national food identity using indigenous ingredients and techniques.
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As the clock strikes midnight, people in Spain gobble 12 grapes in quick succession, with wishes for the new year. Then, they go out to party all night long with cava, a Spanish sparkling white wine.
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The iconic deli in midtown Manhattan is closing its doors after nearly 80 years in business. Its oversized sandwiches defined a certain kind of New York restaurant.
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Hidden Figures is a true story about the African-American women of America's space program, and Fences is based on a play by August Wilson.
The legendary abolitionist hasn't had a big place in popular culture. But with an upcoming movie starring Viola Davis and her appearance in the TV show Underground, that's starting to change.
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The new animated movie Sing features animals competing in a music competition like American Idol. Executive Music Producer Harvey Mason Jr. and actress Jennifer Hudson discuss the making of the movie.
The actors star in a new film adaptation of Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Davis says it's "about a flawed man ... who doesn't understand the extent to which he is destroying [his family]."
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A good golf game will help you with next week's challenge.
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Renuka Sharma is a dutiful wife and a devoted mother. Life is going as planned until she meets a man at the metro station, and begins an affair. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Ratika Kapur about her book.
NPR's Ailsa Chang chats with BuzzFeed's Anne Helen Petersen about actors Nate Parker and Casey Affleck. Both are the subject of allegations of sexual assault, but their reputations have fared differently.
The "Lost Rolls America" program encourages Americans to submit a forgotten roll of film to be developed. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with photographer and program creator Ron Haviv.
Pastry chef Aggie Chin talks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about desserts for your New Year's Eve party. This week, it's citrus pavlova cake.
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Small publishers and big indie powerhouses alike showcased international voices this year — we pick out a few of our favorites, from a bitter marriage drama to the memoirs of a polar bear family.
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Books make great last minute gift ideas. Here are a few tips for book shoppers with voids still to fill, helped by NPR's Book Concierge.
Paul Taylor of the Miracle on 7th Street holiday pop-up bar in Washington, D.C. has some ideas for last-minute, simple and festive cocktails.
Molly Birnbaum and Dan Souza are the editors of Cook's Science magazine. Birnbaum has written an article called "Taste with Your Ears: How Sound Can Change the Way You Eat."
In 1972, NPR asked listeners to write noncommercial commercials: ads for life's little joys. One praised love notes — and suggested they ought to be showed off and shared, not stored away.
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We invite the composer beind the Star Wars and Star Trek soundtracks to play a game called "Just like composing, but it goes the other way."
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For 70 years scholars at the University of Chicago have been debating the age old question: Latkes or Hamantaschen? NPR's Lind Wertheimer discusses the debate with moderator Hal Weitzman.
Weekend Edition has been collecting holiday recipes from NPR staffers. This morning, we feature Lulu Garcia-Navarro's recipe for a dish called monteria.