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A Classics Professor Explains 'Why Bob Dylan Matters'

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:00am

Harvard professor Richard F. Thomas teaches a popular class on the importance of Bob Dylan, and now he's turned it into a book, full of stories, personal history and the occasional comparison to Ovid.

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On The Hunt For 'Authentic Ethnic Food'? Be Careful Who You Ask

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 5:18am

So, you're in the mood for some good Indian food. Should you just text the first South Asian person on your contact list?

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'Runaways' Finds A Sunny Corner Of The Marvel Universe — And Stays There

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 5:00am

In adapting a wildly entertaining comics series by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, the new Hulu show opts to flesh out the villains, making for a more grounded — but slower — story.

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Your Thanksgiving Meal Prep Questions, Answered

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:03am

Bon Appétit magazine Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport answers your questions about Thanksgiving menu planning, including Tofurky-free dishes for vegetarians and "boozy" bird recipes.

(Image credit: Bobbi Lin/Bon Appétit)

Charlie Rose Is Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Eight Women

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 5:59pm

The star of the highly regarded PBS talk show Charlie Rose and co-host of CBS This Morning issued a statement apologizing for his actions.

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Current And Former Guantanamo Bay Detainees Create 'Ode To The Sea' Art Exhibit

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:27pm

Artwork by current and former detainees of Guantanamo Bay is on display at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. But what does the art represent and why did the college choose to display it?

'Dawn Watch' Explores The Life And Legacy Of Joseph Conrad

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 1:17pm

Maya Jasanoff weaves together biography, history, literature and her own travels in a new book about the globe-trotting author. Reviewer John Powers says Jasanoff's portrait of Conrad is terrific.

It's Not Just Politics. Food Can Stir Holiday Conflict, Too

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:55am

Lots of families fight over politics at the holiday table. But decisions about which foods to put on the table can also whip up stress and squabbles.

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Mexico, Music And Family Take Center Stage In 'Coco'

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:52am

Pixar's newest movie is meant to be a love letter to Mexico. Coco has an all-Latino cast, it's packed with references to Mexican culture, and it went right to No. 1 at the Mexican box office.

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A Missed Connection Success Story

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 7:10am

A young man shared a ride with someone with whom he felt a spark. But he didn't ask for a phone number, so he put up a flyer. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Steven Mion and Robert Dealy.

'The Bad Food Bible' Says Your Eating Might Not Be So Sinful After All

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 6:44am

In his new book, Dr. Aaron Carroll explains that there might be less evidence against some notoriously bad foods than we think. In fact, maybe we should be eating some of them more often.

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In 'Body Music,' Love Is Sweet, Sexy And A Touch Sentimental

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 6:00am

French graphic novelist Julie Maroh — author of Blue is the Warmest Color — is back with an earnestly sweet collection of vignettes about love, kept from being saccharine by her skill with faces.

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In Its Second Season, 'Search Party' Finds New, Even Darker, Life

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 5:01am

Last season, four morally bankrupt friends found the missing Chantal. Now, the TBS series shifts focus, and genre — from blackly comic mystery to acidly funny suspense.

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A New Documentary Calls Into Question The Simpson's 'Apu'

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 5:00am

Comedian Hari Kondabolu's new documentary, The Problem with Apu, unearths an essential truth about Hollywood: "Success justifies everything." Even racism.

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The Tiny, Murderous World Of Frances Glessner Lee

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 4:43pm

Frances Glessner Lee is known to many as the "mother of forensic science" for her work training policemen in crime scene investigation in the 1940s and 50s using uncanny dollhouse crime scenes.

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Joe Biden Remembers His Son In His New Memoir

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 4:43pm

NPR's Michel Martin spoke with Biden this week about his new memoir, his family and the Anita Hill case.

Azzedine Alaia, French Fashion Designer Known As The 'King Of Cling,' Dies

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 4:05pm

The Tunisian-born designer was known for his body-hugging designs that were sculpted to celebrate the female form. In the 1980s, stars such as Madonna and Naomi Campbell popularized his fashions.

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Like A War Movie, But 'On A Planet Of Teenage Girls'

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 7:19am

Sarah DeLappe's play The Wolves, which opens in New York on Monday, follows an elite soccer team of young women as it prepares for its own battles.

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A Lady From 1881 Gets A New Portrait In 'Mrs. Osmond'

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 7:19am

Man Booker Prize winner John Banville has written a sequel to Henry James' The Portrait Of A Lady. 'It was my initial foolhardiness and overweening pride that made me do it,' he says.

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Kachka: The Word That Saved A Family During WWII And Inspired A Chef

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 7:19am

It took until adulthood for Bonnie Morales, the daughter of immigrant Russian Jews, to appreciate the food of her childhood. Now she owns a popular Oregon restaurant and has released a new cookbook.

(Image credit: Leela Cyd/Courtesy of Flatiron Books)

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