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Remembering War Photographer David Douglas Duncan

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:38pm

Duncan, who died at 102, was a Marine officer and combat photographer during World War II. Later he photographed the wars in Korea and Vietnam. Originally broadcast in 1990.

A Filmmaker's 'Quest' For A Quiet Family Portrait Is Pierced By Unforeseen Trauma

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:38pm

Jonathan Olshefski spent 10 years filming Christopher Rainey and his family, who run a recording studio in North Philadelphia. Then their daughter was shot. Originally broadcast Dec. 20, 2017.

Ed Helms: Tag Me In

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:01am

Actor Ed Helms talks about his new movie Tag and he shares a toothy secret kept from The Office producers.

(Image credit: Mike Katzif/NPR)

Kaustav Dey: How Can Fashion Shape Identity?

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 8:36am

For Kaustav Dey, fashion can embolden us to express our unique identities. He describes how the clothes we wear can give us freedom to choose how we want to look and how we want to live.

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Jackson Bird: How Can We Demystify Trans Identity?

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 8:36am

Jackson Bird was born female, but identified as male and transitioned in his twenties. He says compassion can help us become more comfortable talking about issues that affect transgender people.

(Image credit: Ryan Lash/TED)

Taiye Selasi: How Do The Places We Call Home Inform Our Identities?

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 8:36am

Rather than identify with a country, writer Taiye Selasi chooses to identify with localities — local places and cities where her diverse range of experiences have helped shape her many identities.

(Image credit: James Duncan Davidson/TED)

Roxane Gay: What Does It Mean To Identify As A Feminist?

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 8:36am

Roxane Gay is a writer, a Haitian-American, a bisexual, and a feminist — albeit a self-proclaimed bad one. She says her journey to identify as a feminist has evolved over time.

(Image credit: Marla Aufmuth/TED)

Janine Shepherd: How Can We Redefine Ourselves After A Tragedy?

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 8:36am

Janine "the machine" Shepherd was a cross-country skier bound for Olympic greatness, when an accident left her paralyzed. She describes her struggle to redefine her identity beyond being an athlete.

(Image credit: Courtesy of TED)

In Pixar's First Female-Directed Short, A Dumpling Child Fills An Empty Nest

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 4:02am

Bao was written and directed by Domee Shi, who started working at Pixar as an intern. It tells the story of a woman who discovers joy — and sorrow — when a steamed bun she makes comes to life.

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Wildly Uneven 'Superfly' Strives To Take The Anti- Out Of Its Antihero

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:02pm

The revamp of the classic low-budget 1972 flick Super Fly softens that film's main character and careens between tones "like a Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado that's had its brake lines cut."

(Image credit: Quantrell D. Colbert/Columbia Pictures)

'Tag': The Games Men (Or Man-Boys, Anyway) Play

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:00pm

This "hit-or-miss goof" of an ensemble comedy, about grown men playing a child's game, features a loaded cast, a great soundtrack and impressive action set-pieces.

(Image credit: Kyle Kaplan/Warner Bros )

'Gabriel And The Mountain' Explores How A Young Man Died — And How He Lived

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:00pm

In this clear-eyed docudrama, filmmaker Fellipe Barbosa retraces the final days of his mercurial friend who died of exposure on Malawi's Mount Mulanje in 2009.

(Image credit: Strand Releasing)

'Incredibles 2' Zips Seamlessly Between Domestic Comedy And Death-Defying Action

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 1:37pm

The sequel to the 2004 animated hit continues the superheroic adventures of Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and their three gifted children. Critic Justin Chang calls the film "gorgeous" and "touching."

Remembering Jill Ker Conway, The First Female President Of Smith College

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 1:37pm

The women's history scholar, who died June 1, grew up on a remote Australian sheep farm and later went on to write three memoirs, including True North. Conway spoke to Fresh Air in 1989, '94 and '98.

'Light Of The Stars' Looks To Other Planets To Illuminate Climate Change On Earth

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:00pm

Adam Frank's valuable new book looks at the history of our search for other planets — and uses lessons drawn from outer space to shed light on the effect humans are having on our own planet.

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'A Place For Us' Is A Skillfully-Drawn Family Saga

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 6:00am

Fatima Farheen Mirza's first novel follows an Indian-American Muslim family — at its best, a happy family, but torn by tensions between a father and son who keep missing opportunities to connect.

(Image credit: Samantha Clark/NPR)

A.M. Homes: Short Stories Are 'Food For The Soul And For The Mind'

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 3:26pm

Her first story collection in 15 years is called Days of Awe, and it covers everything from a chat room for bird lovers, to a summit on genocide, to a superstore where someone's abandoned a baby.

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How Taking A Stand For Justice Can Threaten The Careers Of Black Athletes

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 1:07pm

Journalist Howard Bryant discusses the history of social protest among African-American athletes. His new book, The Heritage, traces the tradition back to Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali and others.

'Betty' Casts A Quirky Light On Life After Breast Cancer

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:00am

This graphic novel from creators Julie Rocheleau and Vero Cazot is a light, often zany story of a woman dealing with breast cancer that never loses its grounding in the real pain she's going through.

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Retrofuturistic 'The Incredibles 2' Is More Retro Than Futuristic

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 4:00am

The action of this animated sequel, which picks up where The Incredibles ended 14 years ago, is fresh and inventive; pity the laughs aren't.

(Image credit: Pixar)

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