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Comedian Jenny Slate And Her Father Share Family Stories In 'About The House'

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 7:10am

About the House is a collection of stories, essays and poems by Ron Slate and his daughter, comedian Jenny Slate. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to the Slates about their collaboration.

Director Martin Scorsese Gets A New York Museum Exhibit

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 7:10am

The first major U.S. exhibition about the director opens in New York at the Museum of the Moving Image, with costumes, props and storyboards from Taxi Driver, Gangs of New York and other films.

Reading The Game: No Man's Sky

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 5:32am

Some of the best, wildest, most moving storytelling right now isn't on TV or in movies — it's in video games. So we're taking a literary look at one of this year's hottest games, No Man's Sky.

After A Year On The Job, Stephen Colbert Finds His Voice On 'The Late Show'

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 4:06pm

At a taping of the show this week, during a visit by Vice President Joe Biden, Late Show writers and producers explain how they managed to turn the program around after a rough start.

Not My Job: We Quiz Sen. Bernie Sanders On KFC's Colonel Sanders

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 10:00am

This week, we welcome the world's foremost Larry David impersonator (and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate) onto the show.

Retired Stars Find Assisted Living At The Lillian Booth Home

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 7:27am

The Lillian Booth Home in Englewood, N.J., is run by the Actors Fund as both a nursing facility and assisted living. Like the residents, many of the staff come from the entertainment industry.

Taking A Crack At A New 'Nutcracker': This One's Set At The World's Fair

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 7:27am

Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon has a fresh take on the classic Christmas tale. The $4 million Joffrey Ballet production premieres Saturday, and doesn't center around a wealthy Victorian family.

Actor Kirk Douglas Turns 100

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 7:27am

The actor — who played a boxer, a hard-bitten detective, a cynical reporter, Doc Holliday, Vincent Van Gogh and a French colonel — turned 100. NPR's Scott Simon looks back on Kirk Douglas' career.

'Iraq + 100' Is Painful, But Don't Look Away

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 6:00am

This new anthology of science fiction and fantasy, edited by Hassan Blasim, imagines Iraq 100 years after the invasion of 2003. Harrowing, necessary, often beautiful, it resists comfort and catharsis.

'Land Of Mine': Explosively Understated

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:00pm

Denmark's Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film is Land of Mine, a movie about German boys disarming landmines left behind after World War II.

Trump To Retain Credit As Executive Producer Of 'Celebrity Apprentice'

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

President-elect Donald Trump will retain a credit as executive producer of the reality TV show Celebrity Apprentice. The new season, with new "boss" Arnold Schwarzenegger, premieres January 2. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says no one but Trump knows how involved he will be, but the news seems to contradict NBC's past assertion that it has severed business ties with Trump.

'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?




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