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A Memoir Of Taking Christianity 'To The Extreme'

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

Comedy writer Maggie Rowe was 19 when she checked herself into an evangelical psychiatric facility. She says she had a fear of sin and eternal damnation. That's the focus of her memoir Sin Bravely.

Psychic Soldiers Populate 'Throwaways' — With Style

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 6:00am

Caitlin Kittredge's comic series about psychic soldiers on the run from government experiments is brisk, colorful fun, complemented by Steve Sanders' stylish character designs and deft illustrations.

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Dinner in Appalachia: Finding Common Ground In Trump Country

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 6:00am

Appalachia is thousands of miles from Nigeria. But at a potluck dinner in rural Kentucky, natives of the two places found points of connection between their cultures.

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Cuban-Americans Take Spotlight In Netflix Reboot Of 'One Day At A Time'

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:36pm

Netflix releases a new take on an old show, Norman Lear's One Day at a Time. This time, the show follows a Cuban-American family.

'Paterson' Paints A Delicate Portrait Of A Bus Driver Who Writes Poetry

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 1:00pm

Jim Jarmusch's new film, Paterson, was loosely inspired by William Carlos Williams' epic poem of the same name. Critic David Edelstein says the film expertly evokes the inner state of an artist.

Manic And Depressed, 'I Didn't Like Who I Was,' Says Comic Chris Gethard

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 1:00pm

Gethard talks of hitting rock bottom in his off-Broadway show, billed as a comedy about "suicide, depression, alcoholism and all the other funniest parts of life." Originally broadcast Oct. 24, 2016.

A Detroit Urban Farm Preserves Black History In Jam Form

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 9:49am

Urban farms have flourished in the city's vacant lots. Two nonprofits are using their harvest for a line of jams honoring the history and old family recipes of the local African-American community.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Sherlock' And The Entertainers We've Lost

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 5:00am

We dive into the hit show starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, then celebrate Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, George Michael and others. And, as always, What's Making Us Happy this week.

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