British director Ken Loach is both an award-winning filmmaker and a social activist. His latest film combines those impulses
Playwright Tarell McCraney and filmmaker Barry Jenkins drew on their childhood experiences in making Moonlight, about a boy growing up in a Miami housing project. Originally broadcast Oct. 19, 2016.
Joy to the ward! New Orleans' ageless Seventh Ward Santa Claus inspires a Twitter reunion of generations.
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Made with breadcrumbs, milk, onion and spices, bread sauce is a key part of traditional English Christmas dinners. It's a culinary relic of Medieval times when bread soaked sauces were all the rage.
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Two Portuguese priests travel to Japan to find their mentor in Martin Scorsese's fairly conventional historical drama, which our critic calls "the director's most punishing film since Raging Bull."
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Hear holiday stories from authors Lia Pripstein, Elisa Albert, Ellen Orleans and R.L. Maizes.
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After more than three decades and thousands of episodes, Rehm is stepping away from the broadcast microphone. But her successful show, with millions of listeners, almost didn't get off the ground.
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Writer David Sedaris is back as Crumpet the department store elf who finds little joy in the holidays. He first read from his "Santaland Diaries" on Morning Edition in 1992.
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Nancy Wiener was arrested for allegedly possessing and selling stolen artifacts through her New York City gallery. The court complaint describes an elaborate conspiracy carried out around the world.
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Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer star in this drama about the brilliant African-American women whose mathematical skills NASA eagerly exploited ... without publicly acknowledging.
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Our critic adores this small, sharply observed film starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig as boarding-house residents who shape the life of a young man (Lucas Jade Zumann) in 1979.
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Pedro Almodovar brings his lush visual exuberance to this adaptation of three Alice Munro stories marked by spare, interior struggles. The odd fusion results in a surprisingly quiet, somber film.
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The Chris Pratt/Jennifer Lawrence film about two beautiful people alone on a vast spaceship doesn't have the courage of its creepy convictions, and devolves into rote rom-com sentiment.
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Elena Castillo Flores rules the port city of Avalor while learning about life and leadership. Her creators say they want their show to reflect the diversity of Latino cultures and experiences.
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Hollywood insiders mourn the death of 101-year-old Charles Aidikoff, who ran one of the most popular small, private screening rooms in Los Angeles.
"There is no better way to see through somebody else's eyes than by reading fiction," says novelist Jennifer Haigh.
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Fresh Air's TV critic says that mini-series and anthology shows are expanding the types of stories that can be told on the small screen — and the benefits to the viewers "are huge."
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Edelstein estimates that he saw 400 films in 2016 — more than enough to fill "a couple of 10-best lists." He talks about a dozen of them with Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
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One legend has it that marzipan emerged during an epic 13th-century Spanish battle. Today, it is a highlight of the holiday season. And the best stuff comes from convents and small family bakeries.
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Sam Sanders joins the PCHH roundtable for a conversation about some of our favorite writing, television and movies of the year.
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