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That Time Wyclef Jean Ran For President Of Haiti

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 4:10pm

Haitian-American musician Pras Michel talks about his new documentary, Sweet Micky for President, which chronicles an unconventional presidential election in post-earthquake Haiti.

Ta-Nehisi Coates On His Work And The Painful Process Of Getting Conscious

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 1:02pm

The writer, whose Between The World And Me was the winner of this year's National Book Award in nonfiction, talks about his process and the classmate and friend to whom he dedicated the award.

Not My Job: Physics Professor Lisa Randall Gets Quizzed On Phys Ed

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 11:11am

Randall is a theoretical physicist and professor at Harvard. In 2007 she was named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME. She's recently written a book called Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs.

How To Dodge Political Squabble This Gobble Day

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 7:06am

When Thanksgiving comes during an election season, dinner table conversations can get contentious. We check in with Miss Manners to learn how we might get through the holiday without a family feud.

The Good Dino-Score: Behind The Music Of Pixar's Latest

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 7:01am

Writing music for The Good Dinosaur was a seven-month journey for brothers Mychael and Jeff Danna, not all of it glamorous.

Mastery And Mystery Mix It Up In 'Prado'

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 6:03am

Javier Sierra's new The Master of the Prado follows a graduate student — also named Javier — who gets caught up in a web of arcane theories about the paintings in the famous Madrid museum.

In 'The Nordic Cookbook,' An In-Depth Take On Region's Diverse Cuisine

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 5:18am

Looking for a recipe for pickled herring or blood pancakes cooked in reindeer fat? Chef Magnus Nilsson's The Nordic Cookbook has these recipes and nearly 700 others.

Carly Simon: 'I'm Constantly Reemerging In My Life'

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 5:16am

The woman behind "Your So Vain" has stories for days about love and music. On the occasion of a new memoir, she joins NPR's Scott Simon to unfold a few of them.

Thanksgiving Trend Watchers Test Recipes So You Don't Have To

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 4:01pm

The creators of The Bitten Word food blog publish an annual survey of Thanksgiving recipes suggested by food magazines. This year, there were lots of ancient grains and citrus-flavored desserts.

'Scandal' Abortion Storyline Marks Bold Move For Network Television

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:21pm

The winter season finale for the hit ABC TV show, Scandal, featured the lead character seemingly getting an abortion. That's highly unusual for network television and an invitation to controversy. NPR recaps the episode and the reaction.

'Jessica Jones' Struggles In Life — But Triumphs On Screen

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 2:03pm

Netflix's latest venture into the Marvel universe follows Jessica Jones, an unlikely superhero who tries to keep her powers hidden while she works to defeat the telepathic villain who abused her.

'Paris Is A Party': Responding To Tragedy, France Turns To Hemingway

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 1:18pm

Ernest Hemingway's memoir A Moveable Feast is being celebrated for what it, in turn, celebrates: Paris as an exciting place of ideas, a nexus of people who love life and the arts.

Let them Eat Sugar Sculpture! The Getty Celebrates Edible Table Art

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 12:57pm

The party animals of Europe made festive, elaborate centerpieces from food from medieval times through the 18th century. Among the most notable of their table art traditions is the sugar monument.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Master Of None' And 'Challenger Deep'

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 8:53am

A newly minted National Book Award winner and a new Netflix series have us fully occupied this week, but we've also got plenty making us happy.

How Did A Mishap Lead To An Artist's Best Work?

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 7:40am

Sculptor Janet Echelman found her voice as an artist when her paints went missing — which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material.

What Is A 'Whitopia' — And What Might It Mean To Live There?

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 7:40am

As America becomes more multicultural, Rich Benjamin has noticed a phenomenon: some communities are actually becoming less diverse. So he out a map, found the whitest towns in the USA and moved in.

How Can You See Without Seeing?

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 7:40am

Daniel Kish has been blind since he was 13 months old, but has learned to "see" using a form of echolocation.

For Ex-Pats In Afghanistan, A Cranberry Dish To Relish Far From Home

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:35am

In 2011, about 100 Americans living and working in Kabul gathered for a Thanksgiving feast a long way from family. But a dish familiar to many NPR listeners helped bring them a taste of home.

Two Tom Hardys Give A Boost To 'Legend'

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 4:03pm

Tom Hardy plays both of the London-gangster Kray brothers and gives both palpable menace that helps boost a sometimes too-Hollywood story.

Women In Love In The Ravishing 'Carol'

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 4:03pm

Director Todd Haynes adapts a 1952 Patricia Highsmith novel about a divorcing woman who meets a young shop assistant.




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