Adichie's new book began as a letter to a childhood friend (and new mother) who had asked for some advice. It's called Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions.
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Shirley MacLaine agrees that she's played a lot of sharp-tongued, difficult-to-be-around women, and that's true of her latest role in the movie, The Last Word. In her latest role, she's a woman obsessed with designing her own obituary. MacLaine talks about how she approaches acting and dodges what she wants written in her own obituary.
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews the latest and darkest Marvel movie, Logan, which follows an aging X-Men Wolverine and Charles Xavier.
Major characters go down in showers of blood and gore in the latest stand-alone Wolverine film. Critic David Edelstein says that Logan is an "incredibly bleak ... crackerjack piece of work."
Anderson delivers a standout performance as the mother of an embittered rodeo clown in Baskets, which is now in its second season. Originally published March 2, 2016.
This week's mystery guest is Harvey Burgett. In 2015, Harvey won a national title for something he only started doing four years ago! Ophira and Jonathan ask figure it out what it was for.
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Let your body move to the music as you guess the names of the magazines Jonathan Coulton is singing about, in this parody of Madonna's "Vogue."
In this game, we describe hypothetical sequels to the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird with much better names.
Madam Secretary's Tim Daly shares what it's like being in a show about the American government in our current political climate, and his friendship with Madeleine Albright.
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There was a time when Black Sabbath was known as Polka Tulk Blues Band and Creed was The Naked Toddler. Contestants must guess famous bands based on their original (and slightly odd) names.
We changed one letter in the title of a popular TV show and re-wrote the description based on the new name. Contestants buzz in to guess what it is.
This final round is inspired by our very own acronym: AMA! The answer to every clue begins and ends with the letter A.
Weekend Edition editor Barrie Hardymon joins the panel to talk about the gorgeous and mysterious HBO drama Big Little Lies and the new Ryan Murphy anthology series, FX's Feud.
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The new FX anthology series Feud dramatizes memorable conflicts in history. David Bianculli says the opening miniseries, which focuses on Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, is a "wickedly clever comedy."
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It's 2018 and a mysterious cloud has appeared between Earth and Venus. A Czech astrophysicist is sent to investigate. The only problem? Hanging on to his sense of reality while alone in space.
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The director of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art resigned this week. His departure underscores financial difficulties the museum is facing.
Murphy has compared the process of developing a show to having a dream — and his dreams have quite a track record. They include Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story and now Feud.
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Critic Ella Taylor admires the performances, but says director Bart Freundlich's latest is a "modestly pleasing, unsurprising indie about a family undone by anger issues."
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A bitter retiree hopes a few good deeds will salvage her reputation in this insipid dramedy. MacLaine is Hollywood royalty, but this film is strictly peasant fare.
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Anna Kendrick stars as a wedding guest stuck among the misfits in this labored, low-energy film from director Jeffrey Blitz.
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