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This Hearty Stew Is A One-Pot Lesson In Grenada's History

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 6:00am

Just about every ingredient in oil down reflects Grenada's cultural melting pot: from the callaloo greens cultivated by early Amerindians inhabitants to the turmeric brought by South Asian immigrants.

Margaret Atwood Plays With The Superhero Genre In 'Angel Catbird'

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 4:09am

Atwood may be best known as a novelist, but she's also a creator of comics — her new comic, Angel Catbird, is the gleefully subversive tale of a DNA-altered, superpowered cat-bird-man.

TIFF Diary, Day 2: 'Nocturnal Animals,' 'Arrival,' 'A Monster Calls' And More

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 10:59am

In Linda Holmes' second dispatch from the Toronto International Film Festival, she covers movies that range from alien encounters and tree-shaped monsters to riffs on Shakespeare.

Actress And Broadway Star Kristin Chenoweth Plays Not My Job

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 10:00am

We've invited Chenoweth, who is 4 feet 11 inches, to answer three questions about 6-foot-1 model and actress Brigitte Nielsen.

'Missy Piggle-Wiggle' Brings Magical Cures To The Modern World

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 7:27am

60 years ago, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle cured your parenting problems with Leadership Pills, well-mannered pigs and Ignorance Tonic. Now, her niece Missy takes up the mantle in a new series of books.

Non-Politicians Talking Politics: Author Victor Davis Hanson On 2016 Election

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 7:27am

Victor Davis Hanson, "Carnage and Culture" author and a senior fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, talks politics with Scott Simon. He calls the election cycle a continuation of populist outrage.

Teddy Wayne's 'Loner' Paints A Chilling Study Of The Effects Of 'Toxic Masculinity'

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 7:27am

Teddy Wayne's talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his new novel, a study of a young man who stalks a woman at Harvard University.

'The Fortunes' Is A Resonant Account Of The Chinese Immigrant Experience

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 6:00am

Peter Ho Davies' new novel tells four separate stories, from a 19th-century tycoon and his Chinese valet to the murder of a Chinese American man in 1982. It's a revelatory, deftly structured read.

Thinking Of Leaving Home? Here's A Bit Of Advice From Young Adult Authors

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 5:01am

Starting that next chapter can be difficult in any young person's life. And YA writers know it well. Sandra Cisneros, Jacqueline Woodson, Tamora Pierce and Jason Reynolds offer some words of wisdom.

Justin Tipping's Directorial Debut Follows Young Man's Pursuit Of His 'Kicks'

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to director Justin Tipping, whose debut feature film Kicks is out now. The movie focuses on a young black man living in an inner-city neighborhood in California, and the lengths he goes to retrieve his stolen vintage sneakers.

Savannah Mourns Lady Chablis From 'Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil'

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 3:31pm

The 1994 best selling book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil introduced the world to many of the eccentric characters in Savannah, Ga. Perhaps none was more popular than Lady Chablis, who also played herself in the movie. The transgender performer died this week and her hometown is remembering her.

Margaret Atwood: 'I Finally Got To Do My Cat With Wings'

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 3:31pm

As a child, Atwood loved drawing flying cats. Now, nearly 70 years later, Atwood's dream has been realized in a graphic novel called Angel Catbird. "I'm very fond of him," she says.

'NeuroTribes' Examines The History — And Myths — Of The Autism Spectrum

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 12:27pm

Steve Silberman talks about how Nazi extermination plans and a discredited scientific paper about childhood vaccines shaped our current understanding of autism. Originally broadcast Sept. 2, 2015.

An Unforgettable 208-Second Flight Creates A Bureaucratic Frenzy In 'Sully'

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 12:08pm

A new film stars Tom Hanks as the airline caption who made an emergency landing on the Hudson in 2009. Critic David Edelstein says that Sully's flight sequence is by far the best part of the film.

TIFF Diary, Day 1: 'Loving,' 'Magnificent Seven,' 'Salesman,' 'Jean of the Joneses'

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 11:00am

In Linda Holmes' first dispatch from the Toronto International Film Festival, she reviews films about a civil rights case, gunslinging, a strained marriage and a warm, talky family.

Cameron Esposito: Every Action Movie Has An Equal And Opposite Reaction Movie

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 9:46am

Comedian Cameron Esposito tells us about her new series Take My Wife, inspired by her and her wife Rhea Butcher.

Hail To The Chief

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 9:40am

In this final round, every answer contains the last name of a U.S. President.

Get The H Out Of Here

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 9:40am

Shaver saver, tenth tent, hit it. We'll hint at two word phrases like these. Get the second word by removing the letter "H" from the first. That's it!

Craig Robinson: One For The Ladies

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 9:40am

Comedian Craig Robinson talks about his new movie Morris From America. Then he joins Jonathan Coulton in a rewrite of Styx's "Lady" about famous people or things that start with the word 'lady.'

Ghandi Or Jolie?

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 9:40am

"I kinda wanted to be a vampire." Was that said by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Mahatma Gandhi, or Academy Award winner and star of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Angelina Jolie?

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