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Small Batch: The Super Bowl, From Peyton vs. Cam To Twitter vs. Coldplay

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:45pm

We talk about the game, the quarterbacks, the halftime show in which Coldplay was hopelessly outshined, and lots more.

'We're Mostly Republicans': New Hampshire Voters Explained By 'Our Town'

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

After NPR's Bob Mondello used The Music Man to help explain the Iowa caucuses, he wished there was a musical of Our Town so he could do the same for New Hampshire. It turns out there is one.

Jhumpa Lahiri Finds Freedom In Italian Memoir: 'No One Expected Me To Do It'

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

The Interpreter of Maladies author is a successful, Pulitzer Prize-winning English-language writer. But she found writing in Italian gave her true freedom; "Language is a very messy thing," she says.

Sorry, Sushi Burrito: Japanese Program Certifies Authentic Cuisine

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:50pm

In a world of Big Mac sushi and Cajun rolls, Japan is launching a new program to certify the 89,000 Japanese restaurants outside the country that uphold traditional washoku cuisine values.

'Mad Max' Director George Miller: The Audience Tells You 'What Your Film Is'

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:39pm

Miller, who directed the first Mad Max film in 1979, says it will be a few years before he has any idea as to whether Mad Max: Fury Road "endures in some way."

Hold Your Nose And Take A Bite: The Odd Appeal Of A South Korean Fish Dish

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 9:41am

Hongeo is skate fermented in its own urine and served sashimi-style. Despite its powerful ammonia smell, it's a beloved delicacy in parts of South Korea, and a vital part of the local fishing economy.

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