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'Madaya Mom' Tells The Story Of A Mother Of 5 Living In A Syrian Town Under Seige

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 7:29am

Scott Simon speaks with ABC News producer Rym Momtaz and comic book artist Dalibor Talajic about Marvel's new comic, "Madaya Mom." It's the story of a woman in a Syrian town that has been held by rebels since July 2015.

A Guilt-Ridden Winner Takes Center Stage In Peter Brook's 'Battlefield'

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 7:29am

The theater director's latest production was inspired by the civil war in Syria. It tells the story of Yudishtira, a prince who is overwhelmed by guilt after he wins a bloody war.

'Madaya Mom' Tells The Story Of A Mother Of 5 Living In A Syrian Town Under Siege

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 7:29am

Scott Simon speaks with ABC News producer Rym Momtaz and comic book artist Dalibor Talajic about Marvel's "Madaya Mom." It's the story of a woman in a Syrian town held by rebels since July 2015.

Not My Job: Chef Marcus Samuelsson Gets Quizzed On Muppets

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 7:00am

Samuelsson was raised in Sweden so we suspect he's no doubt tired of hearing about the beloved Muppet character, The Swedish Chef. So we'll ask him three questions about other Muppets.

'Angel Of History' Is A Heartfelt Cry

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 6:00am

Rabih Alameddine's new novel begins with Satan and Death arguing, in the mind of a poet on the verge of a breakdown. Satan wants him to remember those lost to AIDS; Death preaches forgetfulness.

Experts Puzzled Over Significant Drop In NFL TV Ratings

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 3:32pm

The NFL's TV ratings dominance was once bulletproof. But this year, they are down 10 percent across the board. And experts are struggling to find a reason why. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to reporter Joe Flint, who wrote about this for the Wall Street Journal.

A Man And An Amendment Are Re-Examined In 'The Birth Of A Nation' And '13th'

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 3:32pm

Nate Parker's rebellion film The Birth of A Nation and Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th tackle America's racial history, but intersect in complicated ways.

'Divorce' Finds The Comedy In Calling It Quits

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 3:32pm

Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church are a middle aged couple in a crumbling marriage. Show creator Sharon Horgan says she thought it would make "funny and sad and terrifying viewing."

'Birth Of A Nation' Conforms To Hollywood's Standard Revenge Template

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 12:40pm

The new movie, which tells the story of Nat Turner's 1831 slave revolt, is a righteous-vigilante tale — and an answer to D.W. Griffith's 1915 film of the same name.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Fall Movie And TV Preview

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 12:17pm

Bob Mondello joins us for a look at the fall films from the Toronto International Film Festival, and we jump into our annual fall television pool.

Double, Double

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 11:54am

In this final round, every answer contains multiple sets of double letters, just like the state Tennessee.

Connie Britton: TV Mothers' Day

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 11:54am

Connie Britton talks about her work as a UN Development Program Goodwill Ambassador. In honor of the various awesome moms she is known for playing, her VIP game is all about iconic fictional TV moms.

Just Saying

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 11:54am

In this game, we quiz contestants on the supposed origin story of commonly-used phrases.

Martina McBride: Happy Girls

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 11:54am

Country music icon Martina McBride shares insight into her writing process. Then she sings a rewritten version of her song "Happy Girl" in a game about famous women from Tennessee.

Band-ing Together

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 11:54am

NPR music critic Ann Powers lends her expertise by leading an extra difficult music game. We made a word game out of artist names hidden in other musical act names.

You're The Only Ten I See

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 11:54am

In honor of the classic pick-up line involving "Tennessee," the answer to every clue in this game is either more than ten or fewer than ten.

Issa Rae Turns Basic Into Revolutionary With 'Insecure'

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 4:04am

Rae's new HBO show is the first premium cable scripted series created by and starring a black woman. She plays an ordinary, sometimes-awkward character, not a high-powered lawyer or music executive.

In 'Under The Shadow,' The Horror Is Housebound

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:00pm

Iranian-born director Babak Anvari's tale of motherhood and madness one-ups 2014's thematically similar The Babadook by bringing a larger sociopolitical context to the creepy goings-on.

High School Sweethearts Reconnect, And Reopen Old Wounds, In 'Blue Jay'

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:00pm

Sarah Paulson brings old-fashioned movie star charisma to this intimate two-character film that comes alive when the camera captures the emotions that flicker across her face from scene to scene.

Poignant Pangs In The Pyrenees: 2 Boys Come Of Age In 'Being 17'

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:00pm

Director André Téchiné returns to a subject he famously explored in 1994's Wild Reeds: sexual awakening between teenage boys. This time, a stripped-down approach imbues his film with raw emotion.




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