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With 'Superstore,' America Ferrera Aims To 'Move The Dial' On Representation

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 4:45pm

For the Latina actress, diversity in casting helped her new show broach difficult material. "This diversity gives us the opportunity to approach topics like race from a place of experience," she says.

Years After Its Curfew Killed Theater, Ghana Gets A Second Act

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 3:30pm

Back in the '80s, Ghanaian theater went dark under military curfew. Now, a dapper businessman-turned-playwright is leading an on-stage revival — and doing it with a sense of humor.

'Manners And Mayhem': A Darker, Snarkier Side To Domesticity

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 7:01am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Helen Ellis, author of the book American Housewife. The book of short stories begins with the line - "Inspired by Beyonce, I stallion walk to the toaster."

Memories Of A Long Life Return In 'Alive, Alive Oh!'

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 6:00am

British writer Diana Athill is 98 — by her own account, a very old woman. In this slim but lovely volume, she recounts the moments that have lingered: heartbreak, yes, but also hills of bluebells.

'Geography Of Genius' Explores How Surroundings Influence Ideas

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 4:18am

Author Eric Weiner identifies Renaissance Florence, Classical Athens and Silicon Valley as "genius clusters." And he explains how the right amount of friction and competition can help geniuses thrive.

Why Do Theater? Every Year, International Festival Looks For Answers

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 4:15am

Organizers of Under the Radar regularly search the globe for cutting-edge theater that is urgent and relevant. This year's festival features works from Rwanda, the U.S. and Japan.

Bones And Grooves: The Weird Secret History Of Soviet X-Ray Music

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 4:39pm

In Cold War Russia, getting your hands on an American rock record was close to impossible. But a few bootleggers found a way to hide their contraband in the last place anyone would think to look.




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