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Anna Deavere Smith Brings One-Woman Play 'Notes From The Field' To HBO

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 5:35pm

Anna Deavere Smith brings her one-woman play "Notes From the Field" to HBO. She tells NPR's Michel Martin about bringing the stories of mass incarceration and social justice to the stage.

Oscars 2018: The List Of Winners So Far

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 2:01pm

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony starts Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET.

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Chinese Classic 'Condor Heroes' Takes Wing In English

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 9:00am

Jin Yong's wildly popular historical series Legends of the Condor Heroes has been adapted many times for Chinese TV, movies and comics, and now the first volume has been translated into English.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Genius Is 'Unmasked' In New Memoir

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 7:01am

The famed composer of Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and many more tells his story in a new memoir.

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'Heroin(e)': The Women Fighting Addiction In Appalachia

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 7:01am

An Oscar-nominated documentary short explores the country's opioid crisis through the heroism of women in Huntington, W.Va. — women like fire chief Jan Rader and drug court judge Patricia Keller.

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My Night Camping In An 18th Century Church In England

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 6:22am

Many old churches in England have gone into disrepair after losing their congregations. Now an organization is raising money for upkeep by letting people camp — "champ" — overnight inside of them.

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Two Brits Achieve Artistic Balance In 'Valerie's Head'

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 6:00am

Author David Gaffney and illustrator Dan Berry bring just the right amount of nuttiness to their new graphic novel, about a woman who keeps the memories of disappointing exes in a cellar in her mind.

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Oscar-Nominated 'Knife Skills' Showcases Ex-Cons And Odd Ducks In The Kitchen

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 9:00am

The documentary chronicles the opening of Edwins, a fine-dining restaurant in Cleveland that provides education, housing and steady employment for former inmates.

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'A Place Of Darkness' Is An Illuminating History Of Horror

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 9:00am

Kendall R. Phillips' new look at early American horror movies is academic, sure — but its central arguments make for great reading about how shifting cultural currents shape what scares us on screen.

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Would Your Dog Remember You After 10 Years?

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 7:09am

Until recently, Carly Suierveld's dog Abby was lost for 10 years. She thinks the dog remembers her, though. "I'm going to choose that thought," Suierveld says.

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In 'Foxtrot,' A Filmmaker Captures The 'Bleeding Soul Of Israeli Society'

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 7:09am

Samuel Maoz says his latest film was inspired by his experiences as a soldier in the Israeli army. He says Foxtrot deals with the "traumatic circle" his country is trapped in.

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A Sister Shares 'Horrible And Wonderful' Memories Of Her Brother's Life And Death

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 7:09am

Comedy writer and TV producer Harris Wittels died of an overdose in 2015; his sister Stephanie Wittels Wachs's new book came out of her desperate need to talk to him, even yell at him after he died.

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'Shape Of Water' Creature Actor Doug Jones Understands The Monsters

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 7:00am

Jones says he was the "goofy kid" who everyone teased or made fun of. He has used that experience to build a successful career playing all manner of beasts and fiends.

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Not My Job: Cross-Country Skier Jessie Diggins Gets Quizzed On Skee-Ball

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 6:31am

Diggins won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics, so she clearly knows how to ski. But does she know how to skee-ball? She answers three questions about the classic arcade game.

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Deep, Compassionate 'Tess Of The Road' Contains A Whole World

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 6:00am

Rachel Hartman follows up Seraphina and Shadow Scale with the story of Tess, a rebellious young woman who runs away to escape being sent to a nunnery, and finds pain and growth along her road.

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Oscars 2018 FAQ: When It's On, What You Need To Know And How To Watch With Us

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 4:00am

Sunday is the big day for the Oscars, and the biggest race of all — best picture — is still tough to call. But we'll be with you on Oscar night and after to make sure you don't miss a thing.

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What To Expect From The 90th Academy Awards

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 3:19pm

Pop Culture blogger Linda Holmes and film critic Bob Mondello talk about what to expect during Sunday's Oscar Telecast and why there's not a clear winner for Best Picture by now.

Though Stunt Coordinators Won't Be At The Oscars, Here Are The Top Picks

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 3:19pm

The 2018 Oscars airs this weekend, but there's a key player in filmmaking that won't be recognized at the awards — the stunt coordinator. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with stunt coordinator Jack Gill about what it's like to direct action scenes and what his favorite movies of the past year are.

Oscar-Nominated 'Phantom Thread' Focuses On Fashion's 'Most Obsessive'

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 1:14pm

Paul Thomas Anderson's film about a renowned fashion designer landed six Oscar nominations, but the director says making sewing look dramatic wasn't easy. Originally broadcast Jan. 23, 2018.

The Prime Directive

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

Our two finalists go head to head in this math-inspired final round. The catch? Each answer has a prime number in it.

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