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Vital And Tear-Jerking, 'Creed' Is The Best Rocky Movie Since 'Rocky'

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 4:04pm

Terrific chemistry between Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan fuels the fine and stirring story of Apollo Creed's son, who takes after his dad.

The Dry Spells End Their Dry Spell

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:45pm

Spirited and full of stellar harmonies, the new song by the Bay Area band working in the English folk genre takes inspiration from Greek mythology.

Downed Russian Warplane Highlights Regional Divide On Syria

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:37pm

Hugh Pope, director of communications and outreach at the International Crisis Group in Brussels, explains the growing divide between Turkey and Russia on their priorities inside Syria.

Chicago Doctor Treated Syrian Refugees On Greek Island Of Lesbos

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:37pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Dr. Zaher Sahloul, head of the Syrian American Medical Society Foundation, who recently returned from the Greek island of Lesbos where he treated Syrian migrants.

Don't Squander That Squash: Like Fine Wine, It Might Improve With Age

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:29pm

Squash taste best when they achieve the ideal balance of starch and sugar. But how long you should wait depends on whether you're cooking a small delicata or a big, bold butternut.

Plunging Oil Prices Force Producers To Lay Off Skilled Workers

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:15pm

Gasoline prices have been plunging this fall, which is great for consumers. But it has been very hard on oil producers, who have been laying off legions of skilled workers. To hang on to their key employees, some companies are offering unpaid sabbaticals or trimming pay across the board to reduce labor costs without layoffs. But for many employers, times are so hard that they have no choice but to keep cutting employee ranks.

Public Opinion Matches Partisan Divide Over U.S. Ground Troops In Syria

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:15pm

After the Paris attacks, the debate over the use of U.S ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria has deepened. Polls indicate the politicians reflect a similar split in public opinion.

'All My Children' Actor David Canary Dies

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:15pm

David Canary, who played twin brothers Stuart and Adam Chandler on All My Children, has died.

Brussels Reopens For Business Even As Authorities Extend Security Alert

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:15pm

Schools and shops reopen in Brussels even as authorities extend a security alert until Monday. It was imposed following the attacks in Paris waged by extremists with ties to France and Belgium.

New York Police Heighten Security Ahead Of Thanksgiving Day Parade

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:15pm

New York City officials say there could be a record turnout for the Thanksgiving Day parade. In addition to regular staples like The Rockettes, the NYPD will deploy its new critical response team.

A Rational Conversation: How Do You Convince Kids To Listen To Vinyl?

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 2:29pm

The new compilation, This Record Belongs To______, comes packaged with a kids' turntable. Will future generations who are not under the spell of their parents' nostalgia ever learn to use them?

First Watch: Chastity Belt, 'Lydia'

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 2:23pm

A dreamy black and white video for the prettiest and most vulnerable song off the feminist punk band's last album, Time To Go Home.

Pope Arrives In Nairobi On His First-Ever Trip to Africa

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 1:37pm

The pontiff is expected to address issues of religious tolerance, economic inequality and global warming while he travels through Kenya, Uganda and the war-torn Central African Republic.

Some Ancient Farmers Grew Fava Beans Before They Grew Grains

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 1:13pm

The fava bean is a key staple in much of the world. Researchers say they've found fava beans in the Galilee region of Israel dating over 10,000 years ago — before grains had been domesticated there.

Security Analyst: Current U.S. Strategy Won't Beat ISIS

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 12:52pm

John Walcott argues that there is a critical missing piece in the campaign to fight the Islamic State group: human intelligence.

Flying For Thanksgiving? Distract Yourself With Mystery Of Airport Codes

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 12:45pm

Lynn Fisher and Nick Crohn have created a website that connects hundreds of those three-letter codes with a story about the airport.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 12:41pm

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

A Look Behind The Proposed Merger Of Two Seattle Public Radio Stations

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 12:40pm

When KUOW announced that it would purchase KPLU, it was met with shock and anger by members of the KPLU advisory board.

The Lunar Effect: Fact Or Fiction?

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 12:33pm

Tonight is a full moon, and it just might make you crazy. At least that’s what people have believed for millennia.

High Glamour Infuses A Forbidden Love Affair In 'Carol'

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 12:29pm

Todd Haynes' new film chronicles a lesbian affair between a middle-aged married woman and a young store clerk. Critic David Edelstein says Carol captures the thrill of a once-forbidden subculture.




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