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'Suffragette' Strikes A Blow For Women's History

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 3:30pm

Screenwriter Abi Morgan's new movie focuses on the working-class women who fought for votes in the U.K. before World War I. She tells NPR she had no intention of making a polite British costume drama.

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Patti Smith Looks Back On Life Before She Became The Godmother Of Punk

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 12:29pm

The singer joins Fresh Air for a conversation about her career and her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Smith's new memoir is M Train. Originally broadcast in 1996 and 2010.

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'Experimenter' Revisits A Decades-Old Trial Of Free Will And Compassion

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 12:29pm

A new film revisits a controversial 1961 social science experiment in which volunteer subjects were asked to administer electrical shocks to other human beings. David Edelstein reviews Experimenter.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Bridge Of Spies' And Lots More Tom Hanks

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 8:05am

On this week's show, Audie Cornish is with us to talk about the latest Steven Spielberg project and about the long career of its star.

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In 'NOPI,' An Ottolenghi Cooking Journey From Middle East To Far East

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:00am

Yotam Ottolengi and his head chef Ramael Scully discuss NOPI, their latest cookbook. It's named for the popular London restaurant that Ottolenghi owns and where Scully is head chef.

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'NOPI', A Restaurant Cookbook That Chronicles Journey From Middle East To Far East

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:00am

Yotam Ottolengi and his head chef Ramael Scully discuss NOPI, their latest cookbook, which is also the name of their popular London restaurant.

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Feeling Sad Without Being Sad In 'Heart Of A Dog'

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:03pm

Performance artist Laurie Anderson creates a feature-length mixed-media collage dedicated to the peculiar qualities of grief.

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There's Goofy Fun To Be Had In 'The Last Witch Hunter'

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:03pm

If you can't appreciate Vin Diesel removing an evil bug from the face of Michael Caine, what do you have left to be happy about?

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Something Is Happening On The Internet, And 'Jem' Is Not Really On It

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:03pm

The live-action adaptation of Christy Marx's '80s cartoon staple wants desperately to appeal to teenagers who live online, but it has neither the energy nor the knowledge of the landscape to do it.

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Bill Murray Can't Bring The Rhythm To 'Rock The Kasbah'

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:03pm

There could be some subversion in a comedy about a music manager trying to get a singer on the American Idol counterpart, Afghan Star, but in the end, there isn't.

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Sesame Street Reveals New Character, A Girl With Autism

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 3:29pm

On Wednesday, Sesame Street unveiled a new character, Julia, who has autism. The online-only narrative is part of a new initiative to help children understand the condition and to be more tolerant of it.

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New Film Follows Talent Agent From L.A. To Kabul

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 3:29pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with director Barry Levinson about making his movie Rock the Kasbah. It's set mostly in Afghanistan, and stars Bill Murray as a hapless music manager who stumbles upon a Pashtun woman with a golden voice.

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'Sesame Street' Introduces A New Muppet Character With Autism

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 2:26pm

Little Julia stars in the digital storybook called "We're Amazing, 1,2,3."

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Sarah Silverman Opens Up About Depression, Comedy And Troublemaking

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 12:46pm

Throughout her life, comedian Sarah Silverman has experienced varying degrees of depression, which she likens to a "chemical change." She plays a profoundly depressed woman in the film I Smile Back.

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