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A New Generation Of Saudi Artists Pushes The Boundaries

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

Daring visual artists, whose edgy work challenges religious and political taboos, have become a critical voice in the conservative kingdom — where open calls for reform are a criminal offense.

Weekend Edition's Scott Simon Will Take A Leave Of Absence

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

Scott Simon announces a leave of absence to collaborate on a book with Tony Bennett.

Man Booker Prize Awardee Recasts Complex 'Merchant of Venice' Character

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

In "Shylock Is My Name," Howard Jacobson re-imagines one of Shakespeare's most thought-provoking characters. Scott Simon asks Jacobson about it.

Profane And Pornographic, Irvine Welsh's Latest Plumbs A New Kind Of Emptiness

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 6:00am

A Decent Ride brings back many of Welsh's beloved characters with their ribald humor and Scottish vernacular, but now they must address a new challenge: aging.

'Theeb' Looks At Middle East History Through The Eyes Of A Bedouin Boy

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:31pm

The Oscar-nominated film is set in 1916 Saudi Arabia, a pivotal time in the region. Director Naji Abu Nowar says he wanted to explore "how strange and surreal it must have been" for the Bedouins.

In 'Rams,' Two Icelandic Brothers Tend Troubles Of Flock And Family

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:47pm

Gummi and Kiddi are two sheep-herding brothers who've spent a lifetime butting heads near the top of the world. When a disease threatens their flocks, they must overcome decades of estrangement.

As Presidential Primaries Begin, Late Night TV Boosts Political Satire

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

Larry David will host Saturday Night Live this weekend, and viewers can expect his impression of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. NPR looks at late night's take on the campaign.

Small Batch: How To Eat The Super Bowl

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:05pm

Dan Pashman from The Sporkful podcast joins us for a talk about the eternal question: If you're watching the Super Bowl, what are you eating while you do?

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