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Pixar's Brad Bird Talks French Food, Animated Rats And New Film 'Tomorrowland'

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:22pm

The Ratatouille creator describes the culinary process of planning for the film, and his early days as a writer for The Simpsons.

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Malady Melody

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:22pm

Sick of certain songs? This game features songs about being sick — we've rewritten their lyrics to be about the common illness in their titles. You give me fever!

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Father Of Modern Iranian Sculpture Gets First US Show In Nearly 40 Years

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 4:28pm

Parviz Tanavoli's calligraphy-inspired figures helped revive sculpture as an art form in Iran. Now, Wellesley College's Davis Museum is giving American viewers a chance to see his work.

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Maya Angelou's 'Forever' Stamp Forever In Error

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:07pm

A limited-edition stamp intended to honor the late poet bears a quote that was actually written by a different author.

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Ties That Bind Meet Lies That Blind In 'About Elly'

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:04pm

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews a film from Iran, about Iran — which hasn't been shown in Iran. It's called About Elly, and it's by director Asghar Farhadi, who won an Oscar for A Separation.

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Postal Service Slips Up With Special-Edition Stamp For Maya Angelou

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:04pm

The U.S. Postal Service has put the late poet Maya Angelou's face and name, together with a choice quotation, on a special edition stamp. Trouble is, that quotation didn't start with her.

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'Louie' Hits Its Mark While 'The Comedians' Hasn't Yet Fully Succeeded

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:59pm

Louis C.K.'s comedy and the new mockumentary The Comedians start Thursday on the FX cable network. Both are unusual and ambitious, says critic David Bianculli, but only one hits the ground running.

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'Displacement': The Frustrations, Fears And Absurdities Of A Cruise Upended

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:57pm

When Lucy Knisley agreed to go on a Caribbean cruise with her grandparents, she didn't know she'd spend 10 days basically keeping them alive. She writes about it in her new cartoon memoir.

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The Creepy, Crawly World Of Bedbugs And How They Have 'Infested' Homes

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:56pm

Brooke Borel's new book describes the history of bedbugs and how they hide, bite and reproduce. Borel, who has combated them herself, says an infestation "does mess with your mind a little bit."

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