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Taut Spy Action Takes Place Over Tea 'At The Table Of Wolves'

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 6:00am

Kay Kenyon's new thriller is set in an alternate-history version of World War II, where the traumas of the previous war caused a bloom of psychic talents — talents the Nazis want to exploit.

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#EbonyOwes: 99 Problems And Money Is One

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 7:17pm

A number of writers, editors, photographers and illustrators are still waiting to be paid by the magazine for work that was published in February. The owners say they will "honor [their] commitment."

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Actor Martin Landau Of 'Mission: Impossible' Dies At 89

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

Martin Landau has died at 89. He was a character actor best known for roles in Crimes and Misdemeanors, North by Northwest and Ed Wood.

George Romero, Creator Of 'Night Of The Living Dead,' Dies At 77

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

George Romero has died at age 77. He was the movie director who created the modern zombie genre with films like 1968's Night of the Living Dead.

New Hampshire's Exeter Brass Band Returns With Summer Concerts

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

Every year since 1847, the Exeter Brass Band has been filling the air with horns and cymbal crashes. This New Hampshire ensemble is one of the oldest continuously performing groups in the country, and this summer, they're back at it.

'Dr. Who' Is A Woman: Jodie Whittaker Chosen To Play Lead In British Sci-Fi Series

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

The 13th actor to play Dr. Who in the long-running British sci-fi series will be Jodie Whittaker. She is the first woman to play the role. The move is long overdue for some and an outrage for others.

How Black Leaders Unwittingly Contributed To The Era Of Mass Incarceration

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 1:20pm

James Forman Jr., son of civil rights activists, says that African-American leaders seeking to combat drugs and crime often supported policies that disproportionately targeted the black community.

Jet-Setting Vacationers Find Trouble In Paradise In 'Beautiful Animals'

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 1:20pm

Two entitled young women vacationing on a chic Greek island get involved with a mysterious stranger in Lawrence Osborne's new novel. Critic John Powers calls it a "seductively menacing new thriller."

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'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Premiere: 'Shall We Begin?'

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 2:00am

'Dragonstone' saw the disparate plot threads of HBO's hit series pulling together as Daenerys Targaryan returned to Westeros to claim the Iron Throne.

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Academy Award-Winning Actor Martin Landau, Known For 'Mission: Impossible' Dies At 89

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 11:18pm

He's known for film roles in North By Northwest and Ed Wood, died Saturday. Rollin Hand's character in the 1960s TV show Mission: Impossible, captured Landau's gift for playing a variety of roles.

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HBO Summer: 'Game Of Thrones' And More Return

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:08pm

Game of Thrones returns to HBO Sunday night. And next Sunday, Ballers and Insecure will also come back for another season of must-watch viewing.

Artist Louie Gong Brings Authentic Native American Art To Mainstream Business

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:08pm

Louie Gong is a Native American visual artist and designer who got his start decorating Vans sneakers. Today he's one of the most successful Native entrepreneurs in the country.

'City Of Ghosts' Shows Everyday Horrors Of Living With ISIS

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:08pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with director Matthew Heineman about his new film City of Ghosts, which follows a group of citizen journalists from Raqqa on life in ISIS-occupied Syria.

'American Fires' Tells A True Story Of Love And Arson In Rural Virginia

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:08pm

In 2012 and 2013, Accomack County, Va., was plagued by arson. The culprits, it turned out, were a local man and his girlfriend. In a new book, journalist Monica Hesse tells their story.

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Not My Job: Aubrey Plaza Gets Quizzed On The Plaza Hotel

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 1:58pm

In Parks and Recreation, Plaza played an intern who hated everybody and everything. In The Little Hours, she plays a nun who hates everybody and everything, so it's nice to see her branching out.

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Doctor Who Is A Woman: Jodie Whittaker Announced As 13th Time Lord In BBC Series

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 11:32am

Actress Jodie Whittaker will succeed Peter Capaldi, becoming the first woman to play the role of the eccentric time-traveler.

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Graceful 'Hollow' Is Solid All The Way Through

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 9:00am

The title of Owen Egerton's new novel refers — mostly — to the old fable that the earth is hollow. But there's nothing hollow about this suspenseful tale of a religion professor's fall and rise.

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Art Studio Helps Adults With Disabilities Turn Their Passion Into A Career

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 6:45am

This art studio works with adults who have a disability of some kind to make their art their employment. But all this takes money. And the new health care bill may impact the studio's funding.

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New Novel Explores 'What We Lose' When We Lose A Parent

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 5:35am

When Zinzi Clemmons was taking care of her dying mother, she only had time to write brief vignettes — and those fragments became the core of her new novel about identity and loss, What We Lose.

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Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe Brings Dance Education To Paris' Underserved Communities

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 4:08pm

When the famed Alvin Ailey dance troupe tours, they do community outreach. This summer they're in Paris, holding classes for disadvantaged, young dancers.




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