A Romanian father descends into a world of bureaucratic corruption as he strives to give his daughter a better life. Critic Andrew Lapin admires the film's chilling, intimate storytelling.
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NPR marks the 25th anniversary of a bouncing, purple T-Rex with oddly regular teeth, and a theme song that delighted toddlers, but to this day puts thousands of parents on edge.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with writer Howard Norman about his new novel, My Darling Detective, which tells the story of a photograph and an auction in Halifax, Novia Scotia.
The famed insult comic and showbiz veteran worked well into his 80s. At his prime, Hollywood elites like his friend Frank Sinatra considered it an honor to be roasted by Rickles.
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Valeria Luiselli's new book is based on her experiences working as an interpreter for Central American child migrants seeking entry to the U.S. Critic John Powers calls it "fair minded and expansive."
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One hundred years ago today, the U.S. entered World War I. American GIs marched into battle armed with one important — and then still-novel — item to give them a jolt of energy and raise morale.
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Leila del Duca and Kit Seaton's new novel follows a young girl in a richly-imagined North Africa-flavored fantasy world, who discovers she has the power to dream herself into different bodies.
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Vermont is the only state that consistently appoints cartoonist laureates as a ceremonial position that promotes the art of cartooning.
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Before the new animated film was a box-office hit, it was a beloved children's book.
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This new sound became "trendy" in Great Britain. The mainstream media lapped it, and Billboard declared "British Asian Scene on Brink of Mainstream," as it tried to normalize the movement.
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James Baker--who served in two Republican White Houses--is writing about causes that don't figure prominently on the modern Republican agenda. He's advocating a global ban on the sale of ivory.
James Baker, who served in two Republican White Houses, is writing about causes that don't figure prominently in the modern Republican agenda. He's advocating a global ban on the sale of ivory.
Gene Demby and guest host Glen Weldon (our play cousin from Pop Culture Happy Hour) explore how comics are used as spaces for mapping race and identity.
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Baldwin tells Fresh Air that his SNL impression of the president is purposefully exaggerated. "There's a kind of volume to it," he says. "It's kind of the Macy's Day Parade [version] of Trump."
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With its streaming TV service launching Wednesday, YouTube joins a crowded field. But it offers several features the others don't.
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Lesley Nneka Arimah's remarkable debut collection is both cohesive and varied at the same time. Grounded both in the U.S. and Nigeria, it's full of sly humor, genuine emotion and occasional horror.
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There are tons of quotes from famous people out there — and a lot of them are just plain wrong. Author Garson O'Toole has dedicated himself to setting the record straight.
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With bone broth mania sweeping parts of the U.S. (we see you, LA), cheap bones are harder to come by. Some broth makers are moving away from the standard beef and chicken to new bones — like alpaca.
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The founder of the band Against Me! felt so conflicted about her gender growing up that she thought she was schizophrenic. Since transitioning, she's become more in touch with herself.
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Fans of the sitcom can get a taste of the golden life at Rue La Rue Cafe, the Golden Girls-themed restaurant in Manhattan. Co-owned by actress Rue McLanahan's son, it serves up pop culture and food.
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