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C'mon, 'Glee': Bring It Home

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 2:27pm

They're starting the final run of episodes of Glee, and even though it's not what it once was, it would be great to see it end on a ... high note.

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Son Of A Secret Smuggler Digs Up The Truth About His Dad

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 1:37pm

Tony Dokoupil's father was once busted for distributing enough marijuana "to roll a joint for every college-age person in America." In The Last Pirate, Dokoupil reflects on his dad's time as a dealer.

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Why Pygmies Aren't Scared By The 'Psycho' Theme

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:41pm

Deep in the Congolese rain forest, a group of Pygmies lives in near isolation from Western music. When a team of scientists played them music from Star Wars and Psycho, the results were surprising.

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Vintage Beer? Aficionados Say Some Brews Taste Better With Age

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:15pm

Aging in the bottle isn't just for wine anymore: It can also bring out sweet, caramel tones in some high-alcohol, smoky or sour craft brews. Don't believe us? You, too, can try this at home.

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The 'Selma' Criticism For How It Portrays Lyndon B. Johnson: Is It Fair?

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:14pm

The film about Martin Luther King's marches for voting rights is being accused of alleged historical inaccuracies. Critic David Edelstein says that's "not entirely" fair, and it's still a great movie.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: In One Year And Out The Other 2015

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 8:27am

We sit down with Kat Chow of Code Switch to talk about predictions and resolutions for 2014, and we grade our performance from last year.

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Finding Love ... And Aliens?

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 7:51am

Humorist John Hodgman tells a story about aliens, physics, time, space and the way they all contribute to a sweet, perfect memory of falling in love.

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Can Organic Farming Make Perfect Fish?

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 7:51am

Chef Dan Barber tackles a dilemma facing many chefs today: how to keep fish on the menu. He chronicles his search for a fish that would please both diners and environmentalists.

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A Nun Inspired By Warhol: The Forgotten Pop Art Of Sister Corita Kent

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 5:09pm

Kent's work, which included the U.S. Postal Service's popular "love" stamp, had a lasting influence. But today her story seems to have fallen through the cracks of art history.

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And The Moral Of The Story Is ... Kids Don't Always Understand The Moral

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:30pm

"Research among U.S. populations of kids indicates that this ability to articulate a moral theme develops fairly slowly, emerging only around age 9 or 10," says researcher Seeta Pai.

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On His 80th Birthday, Shake It Like Elvis With A Milkshake

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:28pm

The legendary singer had equally outsized eating habits, including his famous affinity for peanut butter, bananas and bacon. Celebrity chef Sean Brock has created a drink in the King's honor.

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Why I Asked Tina Fey About 'Charlie Hebdo' At The TV Critics Press Tour

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 3:59pm

At the TV Critics Association's press tour, journalists can struggle to connect news on the industry to real life. But NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Tina Fey's words on satire and freedom resonated.

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Out Of the Shadows And Onto Menus: Foie Gras Is Back In California

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 3:56pm

Chefs across California are celebrating a judge's decision to end the state's ban on the sale of foie gras. Many had continued to serve the delicacy, made from fatty duck or goose liver, illegally.

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In 'Partisan Divide,' Former Congressmen Look For Answers

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 3:27pm

Robert Siegel speaks with former Congressmen Martin Frost and Tom Davis, co-authors of the new book The Partisan Divide, about the new Congress and how political differences might be bridged.

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The Sounds, Space And Spirit Of 'Selma': A Director's Take

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 1:03pm

Ava DuVernay's new film dramatizes a turning point in civil rights history. She says she wanted to "elevate [Selma] from a page in your history book and really just get it ... into your DNA."

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Why Bill Gates Is Commissioning Fine Art

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 11:19am

From stylized photography that looks like a fashion shoot to a comic book journey about lockjaw, artwork from around the world illustrates the value of vaccines.

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'Parenthood' And The Strange Case Of The Missing Family Drama

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 9:46am

NBC's Parenthood begins its final run of episodes, and we pause to wonder: why don't they make network family dramas anymore?

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Bad Information

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 9:31am

In this final round, the answers are words, phrases and names that contain the letters "b-a-d" in order. Listen sharply, though, and the outcome will be g-o-o-d for you.

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Comparatively Speaking

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 9:31am

This game is about nouns that only seem like comparative adjectives because they end in the letters i-e-r. A high chest of drawers with a delicate whipped texture might be a "chiffon-ier chiffonier."

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Cookie Monster Vocals

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 9:31am

In this game we focus on Cookie Monster's habit of confusing "I" with "me," and convert pop songs to Cookie's grammatical tendencies--so, a certain Beatles hit becomes "Me Want to Hold Your Hand."

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