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Did Ya Ever Notice?

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:41am

We test how well you remember things that you've seen many, many times. How many dots are on a Domino's Pizza box — three or four?

Gotta Catch 'Em All, Or At Least A Few: A Pokemon Neophyte Tries 'Pokemon GO'

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 9:54am

In which a middle-aged guy who doesn't know a Charizard from a Jigglypuff tries out the just-released "augmented reality" game Pokemon GO, and promptly creeps out his neighbors.

A Story Of Sisters And The Pain They Carry

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:00pm

While less emotionally urgent than some of director Hirokazu Kore-eda's previous work, Our Little Sister retains the director's interest in the plight of emotionally neglected children.

A Television Giant Comes Into Focus

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You doesn't address itself to all the current manifestations of the national attitudes at stake in All In The Family, but there's much to be learned from it.

Just Fur Fun, Peeking At 'The Secret Life Of Pets'

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:00pm

An animated animal version of Toy Story sounds like a good idea, but when the animals don't act like animals, the film runs low on inspiration.

Los Angeles Chef Pushes Boundaries Of Taste In Art Installation

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 3:39pm

Los Angeles's top cult chef has been pushing the boundaries of taste at the Museum of Contemporary Art with an art installation that combines dining, sculpture and taxidermy. It's also a way for a museum to connect with the city's vibrant food scene.

Dispelling The Myth Of A Classless Society In 'White Trash'

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 3:39pm

Is America really a classless society? As part of the All Things Considered series, "The New Middle," NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to author Nancy Isenberg about her new book, White Trash which argues the notion of a classless society is a myth that hides an ugly truth about how we view the poor.

'Underground Airlines' Is An Extraordinary Work Of Alternate History

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 3:17pm

In his new novel, Ben H. Winters imagines that the Civil War never happened and that slavery is still legal in some states. Critic Maureen Corrigan says Underground Airlines is "one suspenseful tale."

'Underground Airlines' Presents A Scarily Realistic Alternate History

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 2:00pm

Ben H. Winters' new novel is set in a modern-day America in which almost everything seems normal — except for the fact that the Civil War never happened, and slavery is still legal in four states.

'Unbroken Brain' Explains Why 'Tough' Treatment Doesn't Help Drug Addicts

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 1:21pm

"We have this idea that if we are just cruel enough and mean enough ... to people with addiction, that they will suddenly wake up and stop, and that is not the case," journalist Maia Szalavitz says.

QUIZ: What Does Food Symbolize In Art? Test Your Knowledge

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:33am

Artists have been painting food into their work since ancient times. You know it looks delicious, but how well can you decipher what foods mean in art? Take this quiz to find out.

In Chile, 'Marraqueta' Is The Daily Bread

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 9:24am

This crusty bread likely originated with French immigrants of centuries past, but it's =become deeply entwined with Chilean identity, diet ... even language. Yet most people don't make it at home.

About Face: On Beauty, Characters, And Threading The Needle

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 8:43am

The looks and faces of actresses provide endless fodder for debate and fascination. But some care is called for in where we take these arguments.

In 'Ten Years,' A Dystopian Vision Of Hong Kong's Future Under China

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 8:16am

The Hong Kong movie industry is best known for martial arts and crime thrillers, but this year's hottest film is a dark meditation on what Hong Kong could be like in 2025.

'I Am No One:' Feels Like Somebody's Watching Me

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 6:00am

In Patrick Flanery's new novel, the border between mental illness and justified paranoia grows porous as average guy Jeremy begins to fear he's under surveillance. But is he? It's never quite clear.

'Eleanor Amplified,' An Adventure Podcast For The Whole Family

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 12:45pm

Fresh Air producer John Sheehan discusses The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified, a new comic podcast for kids featuring an intrepid radio reporter who foils plots and outwits crafty villains.




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