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High-Priced 'Pill Fashion' Causing Controversy

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 4:04pm

Italian fashion brand Moschino is causing controversy with its pill-themed 2017 collection. Randy Anderson of Eden House Recovery Services is pushing stores not to sell the clothing.

John Slattery Gushes About His Role In Revived Broadway Classic 'Front Page'

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 6:49am

John Slattery, best known for his role in Mad Men, plays Hildy Johnson in the new Broadway production of The Front Page. He tells NPR's Scott Simon "it's a fantastic part in a fantastic play."

A Nobel In Literature For Bob Dylan, Whose Words Transcend Form

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 6:49am

When Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature, many were surprised. But many novelists cheered, and performers of all kinds — from William Shatner to Kesha — have been inspired by Dylan's words.

New 'American Pastoral' Movie Is A '60s Tale Still Relevant Today

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 6:49am

The new film American Pastoral tells the story of a father in 1960s New Jersey whose comfortable, suburban life falls apart after his daughter becomes radicalized, commits a crime and disappears.

The 'Fireside Guide' Has Delightfully Simple Answers To Your Grown-Up Problems

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 6:00am

The new Fireside Grown-Up Guide series is a throwback to the brightly-colored life lessons of your childhood. They're dark and dry and surprisingly funny, a pleasant tonic for your grown-up cares.

In 'Desierto,' A Sniper Hunts Mexican Immigrants Along The U.S. Border

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:37pm

Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal tells NPR's Ari Shapiro what drew him to the role of a border crosser in the new action-horror film, Desierto.

A 'Television First' Becomes A Compelling Character Study In 'Christine'

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:37pm

Christine is a biopic about a TV reporter who committed suicide in a live shot.

I Just Play One On Television

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 1:05pm

In this final round, Puzzle Guru Art Chung asks the final contestants to identify the occupations of famous TV characters. For example, "Tony Soprano, from The Sopranos," would be "mob boss."

David Harbour: 20-Sided Quiz

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 1:05pm

David Harbour from the Netflix series Stranger Things reveals what he brought to the role of police chief Jim Hopper. Then he takes on the nerdiest game we've ever played. It's Shakespeare meets D&D!

To All The Ghouls I've Loved Before

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 1:05pm

Jonathan Coulton parodies game the kinda creepy Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias song "To All the Girls I've Loved Before" to be about famous monsters.

Javier Muñoz: The Secret Life Of Presidential Pets

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 1:05pm

Javier Muñoz, from the musical Hamilton, tells us about performing for Lin Manuel Miranda, President Obama, and Beyonce. Then he leads a game about a president's best friend--their pet.

Steel, Talking Heads, Or Wrestlemania?

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 1:05pm

In this edition of This, That, or the Other, contestants must decide: is it a Danielle Steel novel, a Talking Heads song, or a Wrestlemania tagline?

Knowledge By Nature

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 1:05pm

In honor of the song "O-P-P" by "Naughty By Nature," every answer is three letters that rhyme with O-P-P.

Jacqueline Woodson On Growing Up, Coming Out And Saying Hi To Strangers

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 12:34pm

Woodson won the National Book Award for young people's literature in 2014 for her memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, and is a finalist for another NBA this year. Originally broadcast Dec. 20, 2014.

Documentary Offers A Wrenching Look At America's First Modern Gun Massacre

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 12:34pm

The animated film Tower revisits the day, in 1966, when a gunman began shooting from the clock tower at the University of Texas at Austin. Critic David Edelstein calls the movie "extraordinary."

Ensaïmada, Symbol Of The Balearic Islands (And Summer Vacation)

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 11:15am

The iconic pastry from the islands off the Spanish Mediterranean Coast dates back centuries. For visitors today, it's a necessary indulgence and a souvenir.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Lupita Nyong'o, 'TV: The Book,' 'Take My Wife'

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 10:20am

This week in a special episode, we're featuring three conversations with interesting folks from movies, television, and books (about television).

Pregnancy Is Personal, Not Political, In 'The Mothers'

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:44am

A teenager faces an unplanned pregnancy in this debut novel by Brit Bennett. The 26-year-old author says people don't necessarily ask themselves: What would I do if I were in this situation?

'I Had To Create My Own Lane': How Taraji P. Henson Found Her Place In Hollywood

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:40am

The actress became famous for her role in TV's Empire, but the road to Cookie wasn't easy. In her new memoir, Around the Way Girl, Henson shares stories of pushing her way to the top.

The Man, The Myth, The Ledger: In 'The Accountant,' Affleck Gets His Bourne On

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:00pm

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a math savant who hides dark side-dealings as a freelance accountant for various criminal enterprises.




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