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Knowledge By Nature

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 1:05pm

In honor of the song "O-P-P" by "Naughty By Nature," every answer is three letters that rhyme with O-P-P.

Jacqueline Woodson On Growing Up, Coming Out And Saying Hi To Strangers

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 12:34pm

Woodson won the National Book Award for young people's literature in 2014 for her memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, and is a finalist for another NBA this year. Originally broadcast Dec. 20, 2014.

Documentary Offers A Wrenching Look At America's First Modern Gun Massacre

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 12:34pm

The animated film Tower revisits the day, in 1966, when a gunman began shooting from the clock tower at the University of Texas at Austin. Critic David Edelstein calls the movie "extraordinary."

Ensaïmada, Symbol Of The Balearic Islands (And Summer Vacation)

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 11:15am

The iconic pastry from the islands off the Spanish Mediterranean Coast dates back centuries. For visitors today, it's a necessary indulgence and a souvenir.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Lupita Nyong'o, 'TV: The Book,' 'Take My Wife'

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 10:20am

This week in a special episode, we're featuring three conversations with interesting folks from movies, television, and books (about television).

Pregnancy Is Personal, Not Political, In 'The Mothers'

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:44am

A teenager faces an unplanned pregnancy in this debut novel by Brit Bennett. The 26-year-old author says people don't necessarily ask themselves: What would I do if I were in this situation?

'I Had To Create My Own Lane': How Taraji P. Henson Found Her Place In Hollywood

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:40am

The actress became famous for her role in TV's Empire, but the road to Cookie wasn't easy. In her new memoir, Around the Way Girl, Henson shares stories of pushing her way to the top.

The Man, The Myth, The Ledger: In 'The Accountant,' Affleck Gets His Bourne On

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:00pm

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a math savant who hides dark side-dealings as a freelance accountant for various criminal enterprises.

In 'Miss Hokusai,' The Daughter Of A Master Artist Comes Into Her Own

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:00pm

Set in Edo-era Japan, this gorgeous, impressionistic tale follows the life and work of the artist Katsushika Hokusai and his daughter/protege through a series of exquisitely wrought vignettes.

'Christine': A Shocking Act, Plus Traffic And Weather, After The Break

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:00pm

Director Antonio Campos presents the story of Christine Chubbuck, a young TV reporter in Sarasota, Florida who stunned viewers with her on-air suicide in 1974.

'Certain Women' Confront The Uncertain Future With Quiet Desperation — And Resolve

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:00pm

In this triptych of films inspired by the short stories of Maile Meloy, director Kelly Reichardt (Meek's Cutoff) focuses on women striving to escape their prescribed roles.

Academy Chooses Bob Dylan As Unlikely Choice For Nobel Literature Prize

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 3:34pm

Bob Dylan is the 2016 Nobel Laureate in Literature. He's been on the list for years, but no one really expected him to get it. But, as it often does, the Swedish Academy surprised just about everyone with its choice.

Lucy Loves Lucy In 'Take My Wife'

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 3:34pm

When Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher went to pitch their new show they compared it to I Love Lucy. It's a goofy, sweet show — only this time, with lesbian comedians who are married to each other.

A Cinematic Classic Of Resistance Returns To The Big Screen

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 1:00pm

Bilal Qureshi writes that The Battle Of Algiers, currently in movie theaters for a 50th anniversary rerelease, influenced many films that followed it and has striking relevance to the present.

Vegan Chefs Show How To Make Even A Carrot The Centerpiece Of A Meal

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 12:21pm

V Street, the new cookbook by married chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, features recipes inspired by global street food. Jacoby says the right techniques can coax "amazing flavor" out of vegetables.

Bob Dylan, Titan Of American Music, Wins 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 6:08am

The prolific musician is the first American to win the prize for lifetime literary achievement in 23 years. While Dylan long enjoyed favor as an outside shot for the award, few expected him to win.

Ordinary Black Lives Are What Matter In 'The Mothers'

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 6:00am

Brit Bennett's new novel focuses on two best friends, both motherless, growing up in a black community in Southern California — and their shifting, lifelong negotiation with the idea of motherhood.

The Humor In 'Crosstalk' Gets Lost In The Hubbub

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 6:00am

Connie Willis' near-future tale of oversharing gone wrong follows a woman whose fiance wants to get an empathy-inducing brain operation for couples. The book aims for frothy farce, but falls flat.

Artist David Hockney Says The Drive To Create Pictures 'Is Deep Within Us'

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 3:44am

The nearly 80-year-old artist has written a book called A History of Pictures. It's chock-full of art he's loved looking at, including one painter he credits with inventing Hollywood lighting.

Skeletons In The Closet: What Ghost Stories Reveal About America's Past

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:32pm

Why are so many ghosts unmarried women? And why doesn't Richmond, Va., have ghost stories about slavery? Writer Colin Dickey explores all that and more in a new book called Ghostland.

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