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Not My Job: 'Top Gear' Driver Ben Collins Gets Quizzed On Richard Gere

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 11:16am

Collins has written a book called How to Drive so that you, too, can come to a screeching stop right at the edge of a cliff. (Or so we hope.)

Sebastian Junger's Examines Veteran Life After Leaving 'Tribe'

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 7:29am

Sebastian Junger's new book, "Tribe," looks at soldiers returning home from war. He tells NPR's Scott Simon that veterans often don't feel like they belong to the society they fought for.

'32 Yolks' Chronicles Chef's Culinary Journey

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 7:29am

Before Eric Ripert worked in Michelin-starred restaurants, he struggled to make a simple hollandaise sauce. He talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his new memoir, "32 Yolks."

'Girls On Fire' Is Terrifying, Upsetting And Beautiful

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 6:00am

Young adult author Robin Wasserman's new novel is definitely just for grown-ups — it's a tangled, thrilling story of two friends gone very wrong; hard to put down, with a twist you won't see coming.

In Life And In Film, The Past Is Ever Present For Director Terence Davies

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:38pm

Over the course of his 40-year career, Davies has only released six full-length feature films. His latest, Sunset Song, follows a young Scottish woman in the years before World War I.

After Factory Layoffs, The 'Skeleton Crew' Is Left Behind

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 3:28pm

Born and raised in Detroit, Dominique Morisseau has written three plays about her hometown. Her latest explores the lives of auto workers struggling to keep their jobs during the 2008 economic crisis.

An Underground Supper Club Where Music Moves The Menu

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 11:08am

Philip Gelb once toured with top musicians. Now he's a chef who hosts intimate dinner parties where the entertainment, by innovative world musicians, is as experimental as the ever-changing fare.

See You Later Alligator

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 9:23am

Florida is home to about 1.5 million alligators, so we've crafted this game around the expression, "See you later, alligator!" Each answer contains a word that ends in ator. See you later, gladiator!

Fantasy Sports

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 9:23am

We ask contestants to identify sports franchises that share their names with things found in fantasy literature.

Spy Spy Spy

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 9:23am

Orlando is the primordial soup from which many of the most successful boy bands emerged. In recognition, we have rewritten N*SYNC's "Bye Bye Bye" to be about famous fictional spy spy spies.

Meet the Experts: Gioia Massa and Melissa Jones

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 9:23am

Because in space, no one can hear you complain about errors in sci-fi movies, we challenge NASA Scientists to a game about space related movies.

Decode The State

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 9:23am

What vice president "lost" the 2000 election, but won an Oscar for "An Inconvenient Truth"? That's ALABAMA Gore, when you replace the postal code A-L with the full state name.

Mike Rowe: Public Radio Shopping Network

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 9:23am

We talk to Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs and Somebody's Gotta Do It about his own surprising career path. Then he calls upon his experience as a QVC host in a game about hawking unusual items.

How Can We Design For A Better Experience?

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 7:36am

The designer behind the iPod and the Nest thermostat explains why design is in the details, and why designers often get those details wrong.

A Peek Into The CIA Art Gallery Reveals [REDACTED]

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 3:52am

There's a private art gallery at CIA headquarters — who knew? Museum director Toni Hiley says the agency has a young workforce and the collection of art and artifacts helps them learn from the past.

A Political Study With No Diagnosis, But Plenty Of Access

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 6:14pm

Weiner is a documentary about the fall of Anthony Weiner's 2013 campaign for mayor. The access that Weiner and his wife allowed the filmmakers is a little baffling, but it makes for quite a story.

Female Students Flip The Script For 'Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising'

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 4:00pm

The follow-up to the successful film about a couple menaced by a nearby frat house does an interesting gender reversal as girls rebel against a rule that prevents them from holding their own parties.

Hollywood Stars Speak Out In Effort To Combat Gender Pay Gap

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 3:26pm

Actress Robin Wright made a splash when she revealed that it was only by threatening to go public that she was able to negotiate her House of Cards salary to be the same as that of her male co-star. Pay equity in Hollywood isn't a new issue, but getting around it by sharing salary information might be a new way to combat it.

'Little Labors' Is No Small Feat

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:00pm

Rivka Galchen's meditation on motherhood is wry, low-key and non-linear, inspired by the 11th-century Japanese classic The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon — and the sleep-deprived brains of new parents.

This Is What A Feast For 5,000 Made From Food Waste Looks Like

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:57am

A small brigade of volunteers chopped up thousands of pounds of vegetables that might otherwise have landed in the dump. Celebrity chefs helped whip it into a meal tasty enough to get crowds to care.

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