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How To Understand The Philosophy Of 'Groundhog Day' And Live Life By Its Message

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:29pm

The director Harold Ramis didn't intend for his movie Groundhog Day to be heralded by religious thinkers as an example of how to live life, but that's exactly what happened after it was released in 1993. Salon reporter Mary Elizabeth Williams tells NPR's Mary Louise Kelly that after fighting cancer, she has come to understand the movie's universal message.

Beguiling And Brutal, 'On Body And Soul' Centers On A Slaughterhouse Romance

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 1:18pm

Two lonely people working at a slaughterhouse connect in Hungarian director Ildikó Enyedi's film. Reviewer Justin Chang says On Body and Soul is a genteel crowd pleaser that could have been edgier.

How Did Salt And Pepper Become The Soulmates Of Western Cuisine?

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:11pm

The two flavors are mainstays on nearly every Western dining table, but their dominance was far from inevitable. In fact, their dual reign resulted from a "weird accident of history."

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