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A Middle-Aged Coming Of Age In 'All Grown Up'

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 7:03am

Novelist Jami Attenberg tells the story of Andrea Bern — a failed artist who, as she turns 40, is seeking a path to personal and professional happiness.

(Image credit: Marian Carrasquero/NPR)

'The Wrong Dead Guy' Lives And Dies By Its Comedic Timing

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 6:00am

Charlie "Coop" Cooper is back for another action packed, kooky adventure — complete with dirty jokes, an octopus robot, and an overuse of dialogue — in Richard Kadrey's newest novel.

(Image credit: Marian Carrasquero/NPR)

'Time: The Kalief Browder Story' Depicts Issues With Solitary Confinement

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 5:54pm

Director Jenner Furst talks about his new documentary miniseries, Time: The Kalief Browder Story, on Spike TV. Browder served three years in Riker's Island jail after being accused of stealing.

Gary Lucas Uses Film Music 'To Shed Light On Obscure Corners Of Culture'

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 4:00pm

Gary Lucas, known for playing with the late Captain Beefheart and as the late Jeff Buckley's songwriting partner, built reputation with film music. His latest is for an early Orson Welles comedy.

Míriam Colón, Puerto Rican Actress And Theater Pioneer, Dies At 80

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 10:36am

Since coming to the U.S., Colón acted in over 90 films, imbuing her often secondary roles with soul. Behind the scenes, as a theater producer, she also blazed a path for other Latino actors to follow.

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Not My Job: Jordan Peele Gets Quizzed On The Teletubbies

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 10:06am

The children's TV show marks its 20th anniversary this month. We'll see how much the creator of Get Out knows about Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po.

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A Green Beret Sits For A Portrait By His Former Commander In Chief

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

After leaving office, President George W. Bush picked up painting — first fruit, then pets, then people. His book Portraits of Courage features paintings of more than 60 American service members.

(Image credit: Grant Miller/George W. Bush Presidential Center)

After 'Green Room' and 'Blue Ruin,' The Brothers Blair Keep Film Music In The Family

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

Composers Brooke and Will Blair got some notice last year for their music for the cult hit Green Room, starring their brother Macon. Now they're scoring his directorial debut.

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Not Your Grandpa's Circus: The Big Top Makes Room For Experimental Companies

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

A nonprofit wants you to know that the circus is more than ringmasters and lion tamers — it's also an avant-garde art form.

(Image credit: Andrew T. Foster/Courtesy of Helene Davis Public Relations)

'In The Name Of The Family' Probes The Lives Of An Infamous Clan

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:00am

Sarah Dunant's latest novel follows one of history's most notorious families — the Borgias. But it's the small, domestic details, not the bigger picture, that captivate.

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Writing Past The White Gaze As A Black Author

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 5:01am

"I wanted my characters to be respectable. I wanted them to somehow escape the judgement they'd get for just being, the same kind of judgement I've gotten for just being..."

Gustav Metzger, Whose Creations Were Works Of Destruction, Dies At 90

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:42pm

The artist, who lost most of his family to the Holocaust when he was young, founded the auto-destructive art movement. He explored how destruction could become an act of creation and dissent.

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