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Mel Gibson Pours Fever And Passion Into Every Frame Of 'Hacksaw Ridge'

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 12:22pm

Gibson's new movie tells the story of the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor. Critic David Edelstein says Hacksaw Ridge is the work of a remarkable filmmaker.

'Refugee Coffee' Serves Up Gourmet Drinks — And Community

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 6:00am

Half of the 13,000 residents of Clarkston, Ga., are foreign born – many of them resettled refugees. A nonprofit food truck helps them get job training, work experience and network with neighbors.

Sex, Death And Revolution (A Little Long-Winded) In 'Thus Bad Begins'

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 6:00am

Javier Marias' new novel is, on the surface, a low-stakes spy story about a young man, his older mentor and a dysfunctional marriage. But really, it's about the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath.

Terry MdDonell On Editing: The Way A Doctor Might Treat A Patient

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

Terry McDonell has worked with literary greats Hunter Thompson, Richard Ford, George Plimpton and many more. He reflects on that work in a new book about the art of working with writers.

Editor Terry McDonnell Doctors Stories In 'Accidental Life'

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

Terry McDonell has worked with literary greats Hunter Thompson, Richard Ford, George Plimpton and many more. He reflects on that work in a new book about the art of working with writers.

A Monarch Balances Personal And Royal Demands In 'The Crown'

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

Netflix debuts its newest prestige series, a period drama that, over six seasons, will trace the life of Queen Elizabeth, from her wedding in 1947 to the present.

'Late Show' Host Stephen Colbert Says He's Finally Found His Post-'Report' Voice

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:02pm

The comic initially avoided joking about politics on The Late Show for fear that he would fall into his Colbert Report persona. He says, "Now, I have no qualms about being sharp and satirical."

Coming To Terms With A Bloody Past In 'Pull Me Under'

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 6:00am

In Kelly Luce's new novel, a woman who calls her heart "the black organ" must return to the home she left long ago and the father she no longer speaks to, in order to confront her troubled past.

A Girl Spreads Her Wings In 'Eagle Huntress'

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:03am

A documentary about a teenager who breaks a 2,000-year-old Mongolian tradition is so satisfying it makes you feel good about feeling good. says Morning Edition film critic Kenneth Turan.

In An Israeli Prison, Two Palestinians Found A Future: A Food Truck

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:03am

The food truck craze has reached the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Two Palestinians who met in an Israeli prison are running one. They learned to cook while working in the prison canteen.

Children's Book Author Natalie Babbitt Dies At 84

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 3:40pm

Natalie Babbitt died Monday at her home in Connecticut at age 84. She was a writer who never talked down to the children she wrote for. That included covering big concepts like death.

Donald Glover Challenges Stereotypes About Rappers In 'Atlanta'

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 12:51pm

Glover created, co-writes and stars in the FX series Atlanta, a hybrid of comedy and drama set on the fringes of the city's hip-hop scene. He has also recorded music under the name Childish Gambino.

Volume 3 Of Eleanor Roosevelt Biography Chronicles The Rise Of An Activist

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 12:51pm

Feminist historian Blanche Wiesen Cook published the first volume of her biography of Roosevelt in 1992. Critic Maureen Corrigan says the newly released final volume is exhausting and exhilarating.

Faith, Sex And The South Intersect In 'Virgin'

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 6:00am

April Ayers Lawson's debut story collection features young, often sheltered characters struggling with intimacy in a world where ordinary uncertainties are amplified by a fundamentalist upbringing.

How Does Christoph Niemann Make Art Look Effortless? With A Lot Of Work

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 3:50pm

The artist and illustrator says that behind every fun, whimsical sketch there are "100 very boring, unsexy steps." Niemann describes his creative process in his new book Sunday Sketching.

With GPS And Graph Paper, Farmers Find A-maze-ing Ways To Bring In Cash

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 2:33pm

Using technology and math, farmers are creating elaborate corn maze designs, from replicas of fine art to Internet kitties. Labyrinths help make ends meet — they yield more cash per acre than crops.

Three Romances To Light Up Your Diwali

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 12:31pm

We're celebrating Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, with three books sure to strike a spark of romance in your heart, no matter how long and dark the nights are getting.

Photography Writ Large: The Monumental Art Of Thomas Struth

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 2:33am

Struth is known for massive pictures of architecture and people looking at art in museums. But a few years ago, a commission to photograph the British royals pushed him out of his comfort zone.

Director Werner Herzog: 'You Can Throw Anything At Me'

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 4:00pm

Filmmaker Werner Herzog says the biggest career break he can think of is that his drive to make movies has never been broken, despite many difficulties over the course of his career.

Spooky Sounds To Leave Your Ears Trembling

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 4:00pm

With Halloween around the corner, we asked Peter Brown, sound editor behind the movie Paranormal Activity to share his secret behind scary sound effects.

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