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Oscars 2017: Follow Our Live List As The Winners Are Announced

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 8:02pm

The 89th Academy Awards airs Sunday. Check back here as we update the our post with the complete list of winners.

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Seven Fun Facts About 'Arab Idol'

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 6:50pm

The finalists are a Palestinian, a Yemeni and a Palestinian Israeli citizen. The show highlights and erases the region's borders. The Israeli citizen was given an honorary permit to travel to Beirut.

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2017 Oscars: Nominations For Documentary Category Upends Genre

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 4:19pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Nina Gilden Seavey, director of the Documentary Center at George Washington University, about what this year's documentary lineup mean for the art and industry.

Indonesia Wakes And Up And Smells Its Own Coffee — Then Drinks It

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 12:18pm

Indonesia is the world's fourth-largest coffee producer, exporting more than it consumes. But that's changing, as demand from a rising middle class fuels entrepreneurship and connoisseurship.

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Bill Paxton, Prolific Actor And Star Of 'Titanic' And 'Apollo 13,' Dies At 61

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 10:44am

Paxton was perhaps best known for his roles in Hollywood blockbusters, but he also took starring turns in TV series like Big Love and Training Day.

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Oscars 2017: Follow Our Live Coverage With Pop Culture Happy Hour

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 9:09am

NPR's team of pop-culture commentators is live-blogging tonight's Academy Awards. Watch along.

Hollywood Speaks Out About Politics

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 7:12am

Actors and agents were involved in teach-ins and rallies in the past week to oppose President Trump. Award shows and other events have been peppered with political opposition as well.

'The Americans' Showrunners On Writing Cold War-Era Drama Amid New Russian Relations

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, co-showrunners of the acclaimed series "The Americans," about Russian spies in the Washington, D.C., area, look ahead a season amid newly tense times with Russia.

Tattoo Artist Covers Up Racist Insignia For Free: 'Enough Hate In This World'

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:20pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with tattoo shop owner, Dave Cutlip of Brooklyn Park, Md., who has offered to cover up any racist or gang affiliated tattoos at no cost. Cutlip says sometimes people change.

'Take The Cannoli': 45 Years Spent Quoting 'The Godfather'

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 7:28am

The Godfather was released 45 years ago this spring. NPR's Scott Simon takes the anniversary as an opportunity to revisit some of his favorite lines from the classic film.

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'Dear Friend' Is An Fraught And Unusual Memoir

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 6:00am

Yiyun Li's first book of nonfiction is an unusual memoir — one that examines her depression and suicidal thoughts by drifting through her memories and thoughts on literature.

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'The Poky Little Puppy' And His Fellow Little Golden Books Are Turning 75

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:48am

Sold in supermarkets for just 25 cents, these inexpensive picture books — with cheerful illustrations and golden spines — were designed to democratize the children's book market.

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How The Long-Lash Look Went From The Red Carpet To Everyday Life

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:03am

False eyelashes used to be mostly seen on people in movies and were hard to put on and take off. But these days, you can see that red carpet false-eyelash look on people almost anywhere.

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David Oyelowo On The Real 'United Kingdom' Marriage And Its Diplomatic Fallout

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:48pm

The film tells the story of Ruth Williams, a London typist, and Seretse Khama, heir to the throne of modern-day Botswana. In 1948, their interracial marriage sparked a political firestorm.

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Oscar Nominee Lin Manuel-Miranda Aims For EGOT

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:34pm

If Lin Manuel-Miranda wins an Academy Award in the Best Original Song category, he will become only the 13th person in history to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. We hear from past EGOT winners.

'Get Out' Mixes Satire, Race And Horror, And The Result Is A Scream

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:38pm

A young white woman brings her black boyfriend home to meet her parents in director Jordan Peele's first feature film. Critic David Edelstein says Get Out is a comic thriller worth seeing.

Mike Mills Grapples With His Mother's 'Tricky Ghost' In '20th Century Women'

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:38pm

The director has been nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay about a woman figuring out how to raise her teenage son on her own. Originally broadcast Dec. 19, 2016.

For Film's Creators, 'Moonlight' Provided Space To Explore A Painful Past

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:38pm

Playwright Tarell McCraney and filmmaker Barry Jenkins drew on their childhood experiences in making Moonlight, which has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. Originally broadcast Oct. 19, 2016.

This Week In Race: Immigration Headaches, Oscar Glow and POTUS At The Blacksonian

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:05am

If the human rights aspect of (deportation) doesn't interest you, the prospect of $8 avocados and double-digit fast food might.

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Spread The Word: Butter Has An Epic Backstory

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:00am

From happy Neolithic-era accident to inspiration for student protests to tabletop staple, butter has had quite the ride over the past 10,000 years. A new book tells the story.

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