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Remembering Bharati Mukherjee, An Indian-Born American Writer

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 1:35pm

Mukherjee, who died Saturday in Manhattan, grew up in India, Switzerland and England. Her work explores the thoughts and experiences of immigrants from many countries. Originally broadcast in 2002.

Super Bowl Thoughts, From 'Overdog' Tom Brady To Sparkly Lady Gaga

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:26am

Super Bowl LI, won by the New England Patriots with a huge fourth-quarter push, also featured a high-flying halftime show from Lady Gaga, who mixed traditional Americana with doing her own thing.

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'Pachinko' Is A Family Saga Of Exile, Discrimination ... And Japanese Pinball

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:40am

The multi-billion dollar pinball industry is dominated by Korean Japanese, an immigrant community that has been ill-treated for generations. Author Min Jin Lee explores that history in a new novel.

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Documentary Focuses On 'Voicelessness And Helplessness' Of Solitary Confinement

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:42pm

Filmmaker Kristi Jacobson talks about her new documentary Solitary, an in depth look at life as a prisoner in solitary confinement at Red Onion State Prison in Virginia.

At New York Fashion Week, Ungendered Clothes Make Appearance On Runway

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:42pm

Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan discusses ungendered fashion and other trends she's seeing at New York Fashion Week.

Did I Get James Baldwin Wrong?

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 5:04pm

The new film I Am Not Your Negro paints a picture of the prophetic writer's racial outlook that challenges the feeling of hope I once found in his words.

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From Post-War Germany To Hollywood, A Soap Star Dishes On His Journey

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 7:10am

Actor Eric Braeden was born in Kiel, Germany, during World War II, and this year marks his 37th anniversary with The Young and the Restless. His new memoir is called I'll Be Damned.

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Three Years After A Car Bomb Damaged It, Cairo's Islamic Art Museum Reopens

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 7:10am

"We cried so much when we first saw it, because ... what you see standing here was all in pieces on the floor," says an Islamic art specialist. Museum staff repaired all but 10 of 179 damaged objects.

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With A Photographer's Eye, A French Cartoonist Interrogates Truth

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 6:00am

In Pretending is Lying, Dominique Goblet takes a scruffy, postmodern approach to autobiography, with photographic images and wildly morphing character depictions that question our ideas of truth.

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30 Years After 'A Different World,' 'The Quad' Brings HBCU Life Back To TV

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 5:00pm

Actress Anika Noni Rose discusses her new show The Quad. The series follows success and scandal on the campus of a fictional historically black university.

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Bollywood Queen Deepika Padukone Sets Her Sights On Hollywood

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 5:00pm

One of India's biggest movie stars, Deepika Padukone, is making her Hollywood debut in xXx: Return of Xander Cage. She's hoping to replicate her massive Bollywood success on American movie screens.

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An Inuit Actor Contemplates A Big Break Gone Small

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 5:00pm

When a local theater director in a tiny town in East Greenland landed a part in a Hollywood blockbuster, he thought it might be the beginning of big things for his acting career.

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Not My Job: Soul Singer Mavis Staples Gets Quizzed On The Shaggs

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 9:56am

The soul singer was once a member of her family band, The Staple Singers. So we'll ask her three questions about another (somewhat odder) family musical group.

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Super Bowl Ads 2017: What Works, What Doesn't and What Gets Political

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 9:10am

While a significant portion of the Super Bowl watching audience are around for the ads, it's not just the TV-watching audience to which those ads are geared. Here's a few notable ads to watch Sunday.

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A Spacefarer's Next Great Adventure Begins At 'Home'

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:00am

Nnedi Okorafor's Binti: Home is the second installment in her series following a young woman with grand interstellar dreams, who now must reconcile her university experiences with her home culture.

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Coming To Terms With Depression In 'This Close To Happy'

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 4:30am

Novelist and critic Daphne Merkin's new memoir This Close to Happy chronicles a life spent struggling with depression, from love-starved childhood to hard-won equilibrium: Not cured, but functional.

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