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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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All Hail The Glow Cloud: 'Night Vale' Welcomes Readers

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 9:03am

The creators of the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale are now telling their tales of a strange desert town in novel form, in a new book reviewer Amal El-Mohtar calls "splendid, weird, moving."

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'The Mark And The Void' Is Good Fun — Until It Isn't

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 6:03am

Paul Murray's absurdist tale of banking, art theft and failed schemes might be the funniest book about the European financial crisis you'll read all year — but it's bloated by too many subplots.

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Cooking With Disabilities: An Exercise In Creative Problem Solving

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 4:45pm

In a perfect world, everyone with a physical disability would have a kitchen fully adapted to their needs. But such remodels can be pricey. In many cases, small DIY-solutions help keep people cooking.

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Grand Theft Vino: Higher Wine Prices Are Attracting More Thieves

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 3:49pm

Wine theft is on the upswing — particularly of very high-end, irreplaceable bottles. Some restaurants and wineries have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of wine in a single heist.

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