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Third Coast International Audio Festival Crowns 2016 Award Winners

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:35pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Johanna Zorn, executive director of the Third Coast International Audio Festival in Chicago, about this year's winning audio pieces from across the globe.

Anna Kendrick Says Acting Is 'The Way That I Learn About Other People'

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 1:13pm

The Pitch Perfect star started acting when she was 6. Back then, she says, she likely just did it for the attention. "Then it sort of transformed into something that was really meaningful for me."

New Wave Of Chinese Restaurants Challenges 'Cheap' Stereotype

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 12:48pm

Chinese food has long been seen as cheap takeout. Now a new generation of deep-pocketed immigrant restaurateurs aims to offer an updated spin on the Chinese restaurant, with prices to match the decor.

Grapefruit And Salt: The Science Behind This Unlikely Power Couple

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 8:26am

Ad campaigns of the first and second World Wars sold Americans on this surprising pairing. Despite a rocky history of breakups, the chemistry between these two flavors cannot be denied.

One Way To Bridge The Political Divide: Read The Book That's Not For You

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:00am

"We all need to be reading across the lines we've drawn in our lives," says the National Book Foundation's Lisa Lucas. She recommends two books to help readers do just that.

Head Of National Book Foundation Encourages Young People To Read More

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:00am

The National Book Awards are coming up and the foundation that runs them has a new director. Lisa Lucas is young, female and African-American. She's hoping to make reading fun for other young people.

'Prince Of Cats' Melds Comics, Hip-Hop And Shakespeare

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 6:05pm

Ron Wimberly's energetic re-working of Romeo and Juliet focuses on Tybalt, the "Prince of Cats." It mashes up wildly diverse elements into a fresh creation, the visual equivalent of a DJ's mix.

Composing An Otherworldly And Intimate Soundtrack To 'Arrival'

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 4:19pm

Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson talks about how he scored the science fiction movie Arrival with inspiration from the movie's images.

Not My Job: Sportscaster Joe Buck Gets Quizzed On Kittens And Rainbows

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 11:54am

When the Cubs won the World Series (remember that?) Joe Buck was the person who told the world it had happened. This week we could use a break from the news, so we'll quiz him on cute, happy things.

Second-Generation Sportscaster Joe Buck: 'I Hear My Dad More In Me Now'

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

"I will forever be known to some people as Jack Buck's son," the announcer says. "And thank God he and I were best friends or that would drive me nuts." His new book is called Lucky Bastard.

Emmett Till's Father Was Also Hanged: A New Book Tells His Story

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

A decade before his teenage son was lynched in Mississippi, Louis Till was serving overseas in World War II. Writing to Save a Life explores how Till was convicted of rape and murder and put to death.

'You Will Not Have My Hate' Author On Losing His Wife In Paris Terror Attacks

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 3:19pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Antoine Leiris, author of the new book, You Will Not Have My Hate, about the Paris terrorist attacks in November 2015.

'Arrival' Author's Approach To Science Fiction? Slow, Steady And Successful

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 3:19pm

The new film is based on a short story by Ted Chiang — a 49-year-old technical writer based in Seattle. "Fiction writing is very hard for me," he explains — and so Chiang takes his time.

Sci-Fi Saga 'Arrival' Asks: Can Humans Learn To Speak The Language Of Aliens?

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 12:35pm

Amy Adams plays a professor tasked with talking to eight-tentacled aliens in Denis Villeneuve's new film. Critic David Edelstein says Arrival is a strange and tantalizing puzzle.

All My Exes Live In Texas

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:35am

Gear up for a final round where every answer contains the letters "E-X," in that order. For example, "our neighboring country to the south" is "Mexico!"

Brooklyn Decker: Two Truths And A Lie, Lie, Lie

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:35am

We bring some Brooklyn to our Dallas roadshow with VIP Brooklyn Decker. Decker talks about acting in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, then plays a game of two truths and a lie—boy band edition!

I Love The 1880s

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:35am

Ophira and Jonathan dig deep into Dallas history with this trivia game about the rocking 1880s.

Billies Seen

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:35am

In this music game, Jonathan Coulton reworks Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" to be about other people--both real and fictional--named Billie.

Mystery Guest

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:35am

Mary Walker is kiiiind of a big deal — find out why when host Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton become the contestants in this Dallas installment of Mystery Guest!

Texas Towns

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:35am

Texas is the second largest state in the Union, so there's bound to be a unique town name here and there. Guess which town is fake in this Texan trivia game.




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