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Mary Karr On Writing Memoirs: 'No Doubt I've Gotten A Million Things Wrong'

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 2:47pm

Karr discusses the faults of memory, the challenges of writing about loved ones and the pain of deleting pages because "there was something untrue about them." Originally broadcast Sept. 15, 2015.

This Freshly Diverse 'Seven' Ups The Firepower

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 1:36pm

The Magnificent Seven is a remake of a movie that's already a remake that's updated in both casting and body count.

Sharing Pairing

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 9:51am

In this final round, every answer is a rhyming pair of words. The second word is created by changing the first letter of the first word.

Natasha Lyonne: Random Houses

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 9:51am

ENTER TEASER

Mr. Mojo Risin'

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 9:51am

The answer we're looking for is an anagram of the last word you hear. It's like we're giving you the answers!

Something, James Something

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 9:51am

We rewrote James Bond movie themes to be about other famous people named James. Score a bonus point by identifying the Bond theme!

Mystery Guest

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 9:51am

Tim League owns a business that he's bringing to New York City. Ophira and Jonathan must figure out what Tim's business is by asking yes-or-no questions.

Herb, My Little Pony, Or Enya Song?

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 9:51am

In this edition of This, That or the Other, contestants must guess: is it a culinary herb, a My Little Pony character, or an Enya song?

A Film Lover's Travel Guide

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 9:51am

We read entries from a travel guide. All you have to do is figure out what city we're describing, except this travel guide was written by someone who only researched the cities by watching movies.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Emmys, Comedy And Your Spooky Grandpa

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 5:00am

An assortment of odds and ends, including an Emmys recap, David Greene's interview with comedian Hari Kondabolu, and Petra Mayer's discussion with English writer Alan Moore.

'Darktown' Imagines What It Was Like For Atlanta's First Black Policemen

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

In 1948, eight African-American men joined Atlanta's police force. Those pioneer officers — who couldn't drive squad cars or even step foot in headquarters — inspired Thomas Mullen's new novel.

'Transparent' Actor Jeffrey Tambor Says He Found His Dream Role In Maura

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:45pm

Tambor plays a transgender woman in Amazon show. "It's a perfect role," he says. "... I thought I was gonna do Lear, but I'm gonna do Maura." Transparent's third season comes out on Friday.

A Feel-Good Chess Movie Keeps Sentimentality In Check: 'Queen Of Katwe'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:00pm

A Disney film about a Ugandan girl who becomes a chess champion hits familiar beats but evinces a nuanced understanding of extreme poverty and the societal forces that reinforce it.

A Korean Celebrity Couple Kidnapped By Kim Jong Il: 'The Lovers And The Despot'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:00pm

The fascinating tale of a South Korean movie star and director kidnapped in the 1970s is dutifully recounted in a documentary that fails to explore several lingering questions.

It Takes An (Empty) Village: 'The Ruins of Lifta'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:00pm

A new documentary focuses on a now-empty town near Jerusalem, the future of which is hotly contested.

'The Magnificent Seven': Because 'The Pretty Good Seven' Didn't Test Well

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:00pm

I Haven't Seen The First Six Yet! Director Antoine Fuqua remakes the classic 1960 Western; our critic calls it a "fun but nonessential" example of "high-grade pulp."

Kate Winslet Wreaks Bespoke Vengeance In 'The Dressmaker'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:00pm

Kate Winslet plays a woman with designs to punish the townsfolk who once wronged her in this tonally confused Australian comedy.

Theater Artist Anne Basting Named MacArthur Fellow

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 3:33pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews Anne Basting, a theater artist and educator at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, about being awarded the MacArthur fellowship this year. She describes her work with people with cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer's and dementia, using improv theater and storytelling techniques to improve their lives.

Obama Awards 2015 National Arts And Humanities Medals

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 3:33pm

President Obama awarded the 2015 National Arts and National Humanities Medals at the White House Thursday. Mel Brooks, Morgan Freeman, Berry Gordy and Philip Glass are among the many honorees.

Fresh Air Remembers 'LA Confidential' Director Curtis Hanson

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 1:43pm

Hanson also directed The River Wild, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, 8 Mile and the TV movie Too Big to Fail. He died Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age of 71. Originally broadcast in 1997.

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