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Small Batch Edition: 'Wolf Hall' On PBS

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:51pm

PCHH pal and book enthusiast Barrie Hardymon joins us to talk Tudors, historical fiction, and expressive eyebrow acting.

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Cultural Revolution-Meets-Aliens: Chinese Writer Takes On Sci-Fi

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:50pm

Chinese novels have dwelt mainly on the past and present. Liu Cixin is starting to change that. His science-packed, futuristic best-sellers explore the cosmos, and offers commentary on current events.

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Former Marine Adam Driver On What Acting And The Military Have In Common

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:26pm

"You have a group of people trying to accomplish a mission that's greater than themselves," the actor says. "It's not about one person." Driver stars in the new film comedy While We're Young.

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Historical Figure, Sci-Fi Villain, or Tech Start-up?

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 8:46am

This, That or the Other

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'The Only Words' Remembers Love And Science After The Apocalypse

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 6:03am

Jeffrey Rotter's new novel follows a young man searching for connection in a post-apocalyptic America. Critic Jason Heller calls it a "humbling monument to the sorrow, and the power, of loneliness."

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Renata Adler, Taking A Buzzsaw To The 'Tall Timber'

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 6:03am

This new volume collects some of the uncompromising writer's greatest hits, from her coverage of the march on Selma to Monica Lewinsky, and of course her famous takedown of film critic Pauline Kael.

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'The Only Words' Remembers Love And Science After The Apocalypse

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 6:00am

Jeffrey Rotter's new novel follows a young man searching for connection in a post-apocalyptic America. Critic Jason Heller calls it a "humbling monument to the sorrow, and the power, of loneliness."

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Renata Adler, Taking A Buzzsaw To The 'Tall Timber'

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 6:00am

This new volume collects some of the uncompromising writer's greatest hits, from her coverage of the march on Selma to Monica Lewinsky, and of course her famous takedown of film critic Pauline Kael.

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China's 'Barefoot Lawyer' And His Great Escape

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:28am

In his new book, exiled Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng tells the story of growing up blind, being beaten under house arrest and finding refuge in the American Embassy in Beijing in 2012.

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These Vintner Monks Turn Wilderness Into The Divine Gift Of Wine

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:26am

In a part of Northern California better known for cattle ranches than grapes, the monks of New Clairvaux abbey are cultivating the art of winemaking. The hard work feeds the spirit and the coffers.

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Grandparent Movie Database

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:20pm

If grandparents ran IMDB, descriptions would sound like this: "He's that one in the Grabbed movies? He has a particular set of skills." Can you guess the actors by their slightly confused bios?

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Family Guy's Alex Borstein On Her Voice, Fans And New Gig On HBO

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:19pm

The Family Guy star explains the origins of Lois Griffin's voice, and discusses her new HBO show Getting On.

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Sex Advice Columnist Dan Savage Still Fresh After 20 Years

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:22pm

The gay activist, journalist, and sex advice columnist talks about the evolution of readers' questions, and dispels the notion of "normalcy" when it comes to dating.

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GGG

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:22pm

What do George Washington, egg nog and Ginger Rogers have in common? They're all part of the "3G" network. Contestants giggle, gaggle and Google their way to victory in this final round.

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Grandparent Movie Database

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:22pm

If grandparents ran IMDB, descriptions would sound like this: "He's that one in the Grabbed movies? He has a particular set of skills." Can you guess the actors by their slightly confused bios?

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Family Guy's Alex Borstein On Her Voice, Fans, And New Gig On HBO

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:22pm

The Family Guy star explains the origins of Lois Griffin's voice, and discusses her new HBO show Getting On.

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This That or The Other

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:22pm

Is Bluetooth a historical figure, a sci-fi villain or a tech startup? There's something for every kind of nerd in our Silicon Valley-themed "This, That or the Other."

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Pixar's Brad Bird Talks French Food, Animated Rats And New Film 'Tomorrowland'

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:22pm

The Ratatouille creator describes the culinary process of planning for the film, and his early days as a writer for The Simpsons.

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Malady Melody

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:22pm

Sick of certain songs? This game features songs about being sick — we've rewritten their lyrics to be about the common illness in their titles. You give me fever!

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Father Of Modern Iranian Sculpture Gets First US Show In Nearly 40 Years

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 4:28pm

Parviz Tanavoli's calligraphy-inspired figures helped revive sculpture as an art form in Iran. Now, Wellesley College's Davis Museum is giving American viewers a chance to see his work.

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