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WATCH LIVE: The Royal Wedding Of Prince Harry And Meghan Markle

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 5:00am

The couple tied the knot on Saturday at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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WATCH LIVE: The Royal Wedding Of Prince Harry And Meghan Markle

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 5:00am

The couple is to tie the knot on Saturday at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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HBO's Heavy-Handed 'Fahrenheit 451' Lacks The Poetry Of Ray Bradbury's Original

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 1:21pm

Critic Dave Bianculli says that the new TV movie "dilutes and deflates" the 1953 novel it draws from. Viewers should "skip the movie, and go back and read Bradbury's book."

In Life And Fiction, Edward St. Aubyn Sheds The Weight Of His Past

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 1:21pm

St. Aubyn's semi-autobiographical novels featuring Patrick Melrose, an Englishman from a posh but monstrous family, are now the basis of a Showtime miniseries. Originally broadcast May 20, 2014.

A Royal Wedding With Global Appeal

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:54pm

Interest in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle transcends borders in a way that past royal weddings have not, writes Autumn Brewington, who anchored the Washington Post's royal wedding blog in 2011.

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The Vast And The Violent Rural Northwest, In 'Come West And See'

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:25am

Maxim Loskutoff's collection of short stories picks at the tensions between city and country among everyday Westerners — who find themselves living among heavily-armed separatist militias.

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Diane Guerrero: Most Likely To Be Superlative

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:35am

Actor Diane Guerrero takes us behind the scenes on Orange is the New Black, and plays a game about celebrity superlatives. Plus, she talks about her new memoir about her family's immigration struggle.

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Jochen Menges: What Role Does Charisma Play In Inspiring Followers?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:47am

What are the qualities of charismatic leaders? Professor of leadership Jochen Menges discusses why charismatic leaders have the power to inspire action — sometimes to a fault.

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Halla Tómasdóttir: How Can Leaders Inspire Others To Lead?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:47am

In 1980, Iceland elected the country's first female president. Halla Tómasdóttir grew up with this image of leadership, and then in 2016 ran for president. She says this is why more women need to run.

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Simon Sinek: How Do Great Leaders Inspire Us To Take Action?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:47am

Leadership expert Simon Sinek says lasting movements need inspiring leaders. He argues the best leaders are the best followers — they believe they are following a cause bigger than themselves.

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Naomi Klein: What's The Glue That Makes Some Movements Endure?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:47am

We now face an increasing list of global crises. But why aren't more of us taking action? Naomi Klein compares our circumstances with those of previous generations who took action for lasting change.

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Diane Wolk-Rogers: What My Students Taught Me About Inspiring A Movement

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:47am

As a history teacher who lived through the horrific Parkland school shooting, Diane Wolk-Rogers describes what it takes for movements to inspire change — and how her students are doing that now.

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HBO's 'Fahrenheit 451' Is Halting, Never Catches Fire

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:00am

Director/co-writer Ramin Bahrani makes changes big and small to Ray Bradbury's dystopian tale. They help it resonate with our current moment — but make it even more bluntly polemical.

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New York's Spring Art Auctions Have Seen Some Yawns and Some Records

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 7:36pm

Christie's and Sotheby's auction houses in New York have been holding their spring auctions and such well-known names as Monet have set records. There have also been surprises.

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London Calling (Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft): 'How To Talk To Girls At Parties'

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:00pm

John Cameron Mitchell's "sweet, slight comic fantasy" explores what happens when a young man (Alex Sharp) in 1977 London meet-cutes a young woman (Elle Fanning) who's from ... out of town.

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Here's Everything You Need To Know About 'Book Club': Keaton, Fonda, Bergen and Steenburgen

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:00pm

When the film puts its four leads together, it sparkles. When they're apart, it's simply "a pleasant, low-stakes affair, as numbing as a two-glass buzz."

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In 'Rock Steady,' Ellen Forney Combines Mental Health Advice, Artistry and Wit

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 6:00am

Following up on her instant-classic Marbles — about her experiences with bipolar disorder — cartoonist Forney lays out her coping strategies in warm, deftly-rendered and densely informative style.

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How To Watch The Royal Wedding In The Way That's Right For You

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:00am

It's almost time for another royal wedding, and we've got a plan for you to enjoy it, no matter how you want to watch.

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'Cobra Kai' Looks At What Happened After 'The Karate Kid' Beat The School Bully

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:19pm

Thirty-four years ago, Daniel Larusso bested high school bully Johnny Lawrence at the All Valley Karate Championship in the beloved '80s movie The Karate Kid. What became of the underdog, Larusso, and his bully-boy rival is the subject of yet another reboot: Cobra Kai. Writers Josh Heald and John Hurwitz talk with NPR's Audie Cornish about the series, now available on YouTube Red.

'First Reformed' Asks: 'Will God Forgive Us For Destroying His Creation?'

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 1:41pm

Director Paul Schrader's film tackles war and climate change with a fierce moral anger. Critic Justin Chang says Schrader makes no attempt to conceal the fact that he's written a polemic.

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