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Not My Job: Jordan Peele Gets Quizzed On The Teletubbies

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 10:06am

The children's TV show marks its 20th anniversary this month. We'll see how much the creator of Get Out knows about Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po.

(Image credit: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images)

A Green Beret Sits For A Portrait By His Former Commander In Chief

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

After leaving office, President George W. Bush picked up painting — first fruit, then pets, then people. His book Portraits of Courage features paintings of more than 60 American service members.

(Image credit: Grant Miller/George W. Bush Presidential Center)

After 'Green Room' and 'Blue Ruin,' The Brothers Blair Keep Film Music In The Family

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

Composers Brooke and Will Blair got some notice last year for their music for the cult hit Green Room, starring their brother Macon. Now they're scoring his directorial debut.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

Not Your Grandpa's Circus: The Big Top Makes Room For Experimental Companies

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:41am

A nonprofit wants you to know that the circus is more than ringmasters and lion tamers — it's also an avant-garde art form.

(Image credit: Andrew T. Foster/Courtesy of Helene Davis Public Relations)

'In The Name Of The Family' Probes The Lives Of An Infamous Clan

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 6:00am

Sarah Dunant's latest novel follows one of history's most notorious families — the Borgias. But it's the small, domestic details, not the bigger picture, that captivate.

(Image credit: Marian Carrasquero/NPR)

Writing Past The White Gaze As A Black Author

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 5:01am

"I wanted my characters to be respectable. I wanted them to somehow escape the judgement they'd get for just being, the same kind of judgement I've gotten for just being..."

Gustav Metzger, Whose Creations Were Works Of Destruction, Dies At 90

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:42pm

The artist, who lost most of his family to the Holocaust when he was young, founded the auto-destructive art movement. He explored how destruction could become an act of creation and dissent.

(Image credit: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Serpentine Gall)

How Do You Raise A Feminist Daughter? Chimamanda Adichie Has 15 Suggestions

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:49pm

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.

(Image credit: Ariel Zambelich/NPR)

In Shirley MacLaine's New Movie, She Has 'The Last Word'

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:30pm

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.

In 'Logan,' Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Shines His Badge One Last Time

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews the latest and darkest Marvel movie, Logan, which follows an aging X-Men Wolverine and Charles Xavier.

The X-Men Franchise Takes An Intense, Scorched-Earth Turn With 'Logan'

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 12:31pm

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."

Comic Louie Anderson Modeled His 'Baskets' Role After His Own Mom

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 12:21pm

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.

Mystery Guest

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:59am

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.

(Image credit: Nickolai Hammar/NPR)

Magazines Other Than Vogue

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:59am

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."

To Mock A Harper Lee

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:59am

In this game, we describe hypothetical sequels to the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird with much better names.

Tim Daly: Mr. Madam Secretary

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:59am

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.

(Image credit: Nickolai Hammar/NPR)

A Band By Any Other Name

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:59am

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.

TV Guile

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:59am

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.

All The Answers From A To A

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:59am

This final round is inspired by our very own acronym: AMA! The answer to every clue begins and ends with the letter A.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Big Little Lies' And 'Feud'

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 9:00am

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.

(Image credit: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/HBO)

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