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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Silicon Valley' And 'Bob's Burgers'

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:14am

This week, the roundtable discusses the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and Stephen Thompson sits down with Bob's Burgers creator Loren Bouchard.

That's What I Hate About You

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:01am

Jonathan Coulton plays the bad guy! In this game, we've rewritten The Romantics song "What I Like About You" from the perspective of famous fictional villains, complaining about their arch-enemies.

Celebrity Reboots

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:01am

In this game, we mash-up famous directors and celebrities. For example, "The captain from the TV series Enterprise finds out he's a replicant" is a description of "Ridley Scott Bakula."

Able Was I

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:01am

Buckle up in your racecar and get ready to ride, because this game is all about palindromes! Each answer is a word that can be read the same both forwards and backwards.

Stump Jonathan Coulton

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:01am

In this installment of Stump Jonathan Coulton, we ask him to tell us what color the sun is from space.

50/50 Chance

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:01am

The answer to every clue is either "more than 50," or "fewer than 50." That's all you need to know. May the odds be in your favor.

Netflix And NOT Chill

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:01am

This game is a play on the slang term "Netflix and Chill," but every answer ends with a word rhyming with "Chill."

A Glimpse Of Listeners' #NPRpoetry — From The Punny To The Profound

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 6:06am

It was a simple idea: Would you, our listeners, tweet us poems for National Poetry Month? Your response contained multitudes — haiku, lyrics, even one 8-year-old's ode to her dad's bald spot.

'The Family Fang' Makes Art Together, Falls Apart Together

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:00pm

Jason Bateman directs a cast including himself, Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken in the story of a family where the parents' experimental performances included the kids from an early age.

'Keanu' Finds Key And Peele On The Hunt For A Kitty

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:00pm

The sketch comedy duo Key and Peele pull off the difficult feat of translating their sensibility into a feature film that recalls out-all-night sagas like Adventures In Babysitting.

A Maternal Melodrama Unfolds Around An Unusual Girl In 'Viktoria'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:00pm

A dictator commandeers and pampers a young girl in Maya Vitkova's boldly visceral fairy tale.

'L'Attesa': Two Women Wait, Perhaps In Vain

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:00pm

Juliette Binoche plays another in a string of grieving-survivor roles in the visually powerful story of a mother who meets her son's girlfriend.

Mother And Daughter Come Together At The Card Table In 'The Bridge Ladies'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:22pm

Betsy Lerner writes about joining her 83-year-old mother's weekly bridge club in her new book. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls The Bridge Ladies a "smart and colorful memoir."

If 'Carmichael Show' Topics Feel Uncomfortable, That's Because They're Real

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:07pm

Jerrod Carmichael says that the complicated family debates on his NBC comedy series are inspired by real life. "I grew up in a household that's very argumentative ... in a very healthy way," he says.

Keeping Bees Safe: It's A Ruff Job, But This Doggy Detective Gets It Done

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:34pm

Mack is the newest addition to the Maryland Department of Agriculture's apiary inspection team. He uses his superior sniffer to find hives infected with a contagious disease that kills bee colonies.

Three Generations Of Trauma Haunt 'Ladivine'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 6:00am

Marie NDiaye's unflinching new novel handles heavyweight emotions — guilt, shame, grief, cruelty — with sharp-edged writing and clear-eyed courage. It's an intense read, but an engrossing one.

'I Wish To Say' Project Sends Personal Messages To Presidential Candidates

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

One hundred volunteer typists working on old-fashioned manual typewriters will assemble in New York City to take down messages passersby want to send to presidential candidates. It's part of artist Sheryl Oring's "I Wish To Say" project.

Muslim Artists Struggle To Break Into U.S. Media Under Guise Of Terrorism

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with McClatchy national correspondent Hannah Allam about how Muslim artists are frustrated over how Muslims are portrayed in American media, and how they're pushing for a breakthrough moment that helps them connect with audiences.

Muslim Artists Struggle To Connect With American Audiences

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with McClatchy national correspondent Hannah Allam about how Muslim artists are frustrated over how Muslims are portrayed in American media.

'Nurse, Spy, Cook:' How Harriet Tubman Found Freedom Through Food

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:26pm

Tubman's role as a professional cook has often been overlooked. She self-funded many of her heroic raids to rescue slaves through an activity she enjoyed and excelled at: cooking.




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