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'Deadspin' Columnist Outlines Hater's Guide To Williams-Sonoma Catalog

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 3:40pm

NPR's Audie Cornish and Ari Shapiro talk with Deadspin columnist Drew Magary about his hater's guide to the Williams-Sonoma catalog.

Showbiz Dreams Collide With Reality In 'La La Land'

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 3:40pm

Damien Chazelle's latest film is a modern take on classic 1930s musicals. It's the story of a musician and a frustrated actress, learning to reconcile their dreams with the reality of Hollywood life.

Fantastically Stylized 'La La Land' Is A Musical Tour-De-Force

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 12:27pm

A jazz keyboardist and an aspiring actress fall in love in Damien Chazelle's new romantic musical. Critic David Edelstein says La La Land features thrilling chemistry and magical music numbers.

Remembering Grant Tinker, 'Mary Tyler Moore' Producer And NBC Chair

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 12:27pm

David Bianculli offers an appreciation of Tinker, who died last month. Also, we listen to a Fresh Air interview with Tinker from 1994, and an interview with Tinker's wife, Mary Tyler Moore, from 1995.

Something Fishy

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:47am

Our finalists get nautical in this final round where every answer contains a form of marine life.


Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:47am

The never-ending struggle with your confused GPS hits an all-time high in this game about national landmarks. Contestants figure out where a virus-afflicted GPS is trying to direct them to.


Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:47am

If Jonathan Coulton sang the Cyndi Lauper song "Time After Time," but the lyrics were about the show Project Runway after Tim Gunn retires, the answer would be "Time After Tim."

Mystery Guest

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:47am

This episode's Mystery Guest, Leslie Scott, calls in all the way from England. Leslie created something you can do with friends.

Dog, Park, Or Monster?

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:47am

This, That, or the Other returns! Our clues fit into one of three categories: is it a dog breed, a national park, or a Japanese kaiju monster?

Tilt The Title

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:47am

In this game, contestants rearrange the titles of famous books to make entirely new books.

Stump Jonathan Coulton

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:47am

In this round of Stump Jonathan Coulton, it's the year 1004 and a relatively new hand-held object has just been derided by clergy as being "sinfully decadent."

Pablo Hidalgo: Red Five Standing By

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:47am


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'This Is Us' And 'Speechless'

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:39am

Two All Things Considered hosts, Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish, join the table for conversations about the new fall family shows This Is Us and Speechless.

First Ladies Often Forge Food Trends, But Melania's Menu Is A Mystery

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 6:00am

Eleanor brought scrambled eggs and culinary austerity. Mamie favored boxes, cans and leftovers. Jackie embraced French food and Michelle redefined the national plate. And Melania? Who knows?

City Evicts Artists From Baltimore Warehouse Over Safety Concerns

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 6:00am

A makeshift artist studio and living space in Baltimore was shut down on Monday, just a few days after a deadly California warehouse fire. The tenants are now left wondering where to go from here.

New York Village Says It's The Model For 'It's A Wonderful Life' Town

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 3:48am

Residents of Seneca Falls, N.Y., are celebrating 70 years of Frank Capra's classic Christmas film. The town claims architectural and geographic similarities, and a scouting trip by the director.

'There's Something About Her': Podcast Explores How Oprah Became Oprah

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 5:29pm

In the new podcast, "Making Oprah," journalist Jenn White follows Oprah Winfrey's rise from Chicago talk show host to media mogul.

Go Home, 'Office Christmas Party,' You're Drunk

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:00pm

This sprawling, chaotic comedy about a sprawling, chaotic holiday party expects its improv-tested cast to make up for its skimpy script. Some performers do; most don't.

A Young Writer Finds A Fan Fiction Community — And Himself — In 'Slash'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:00pm

Writer-director Clay Liford's low-key, lo-fi coming-of-age-in-the-digital-age comedy follows the romantic fumblings of awkward teen Neil (Michael Johnston), both online and off.

An Old-School Hollywood Musical That's In Love With Hollywood: 'La La Land'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:00pm

Director Damien Chazelle follows up Whiplash, his 2014 study in musical masochism, with a romantic musical full of catchy ditties and vibrant colors.




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