Unlike food — which gives us sensory cues like crunchy and hot, as well as tasting, say, salty — with wine, it's all about tiny differences in taste and smell. The danger is in getting too poetic.
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Filmmaker Susan Glatzer and swing dance legend Norma Miller discuss the new documentary Alive and Kicking. The film chronicles the birth, decline and renewal of American swing dancing.
Listeners have sent in more poems as part of our month-long poetry series, #NPRpoetry. Today's poems reflect on nature and springtime, from sandhill cranes in Michigan to rainstorms in Hawaii.
Camil plays Jane's telenovela star father, Rogelio De La Vega. He says the show's storylines may be ridiculous, but every character comes from a sincere place.
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Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern, argues that Title IX investigations of sexual misconduct on campus are vastly overexpanded, to the point of chilling intellectual freedom and academic debate.
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It's a simple premise — a guy, a girl, a gun and a debt to repay — but in Bioshock Infinite it becomes a mind-bending story about politics, oppression, change and sacrifice. Set in a flying city.
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Prince on defining his music: "The only thing I could think of, because I really don't like categories, but the only thing I could think of is inspirational."
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Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood are the husband-wife screenwriting duo behind the Fox TV series that imagines the fallout of a flipped script: a black cop shoots an unarmed white man.
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As National Poetry Month continues, we share two listeners' poems about education funding in Oklahoma and another about the importance of activism.
Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from married women who disagree with their husbands about having children.
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Hickenlooper came to Colorado to work for an energy company but opened a brewpub instead. The beer must have been pretty good, because he was elected mayor of Denver and later governor of the state.
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Bachelorette parties aren't the only source of business for bakers who specialize in racy confections. Think divorces, vasectomies, breast implants, military deployments and even funerals.
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Father and son comedy legends Carl and Rob Reiner have their hand and footprints immortalized in front of the Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
Comments about diversity in superhero comics made last week by a Marvel executive unleashed an online firestorm. But heroes who look more like the growing comics readership are here to stay.
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Their Finest is a film within a film about making wartime movies in Britain. Bill Nighy stars as an aging matinee idol. Gemma Arterton plays a young copywriter — the script department's secret weapon.
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Scott Simon talks with author Sarah Dooley about her book Ashes to Asheville. It's about sisters trying to fulfill their mother's dying wish to spread her ashes in the last place the family was happy.
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Carrington's complete short stories have just been published, along with a re-release of her wrenching memoir Down Below. She's one of many mid-20th century female writers now reaching new audiences.
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It embodies the belief that anyone can take the stage and interpret one of the most accessible art forms and "reveal poetry as a living art."
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Your Name. was the most popular film in the world for the first two months of 2017. Now, the deeply resonant body-switching anime comes to the U.S.
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On this week's show, we delve into the latest hit podcast, S-Town, and we breeze through the delightful sitcom Chewing Gum, imported from the UK and available on Netflix.
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