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Remembering Anthony Bourdain, Explorer And Enthusiast

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 9:13am

The chef came to prominence writing about the restaurant kitchens he knew best. He was, particularly on his TV shows, infinitely curious, hungry for everything.

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'It's A Huge Loss': Friend Mourns Anthony Bourdain

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 9:02am

David Greene speaks to food writer Michael Ruhlman, who remembers his friend, Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain's employer, CNN, reports the celebrity chef is dead at 61.

'An Almost Volcanic Life Force': Writer Recalls Anthony Bourdain

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 9:02am

Steve Inskeep speaks with Patrick Radden Keefe of The New Yorker magazine, who wrote a profile of Anthony Bourdain in 2017. Bourdain's employer, CNN, reports the celebrity chef is dead at 61.

Native American Author Tommy Orange Feels A 'Burden To Set The Record Straight'

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:00am

In his debut novel, There There, Orange explores what it means to be an urban Indian. He says, "Native people look like a lot of different things. ... And we just need a new story to build from."

(Image credit: Joana Toro for NPR)

Giacometti's Sculptures Bare The Scars Of Our Daily Struggles

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 3:57am

Alberto Giacometti worked obsessively on super-slim sculptures that stride and slink like shadows. A Guggenheim exhibition and a new film explore the life of this talented, tormented artist.

(Image credit: Cathy Carver/Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden/Smithsonian )

A Teen Fumbles His Way Out Of The Closet In 'Alex Strangelove'

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:16pm

While it's raunchier than Love, Simon - if less self-assured — writer-director Craig Johnson's film about a teen (Daniel Doheny) attempting to figure himself out is just as "deeply conventional."

(Image credit: Walter Thomson/Netflix)

'Hereditary': When Horror Is Dominant, Hope Is Recessive

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:00pm

Toni Collette's breathtaking turn as a grieving mother is this tale of familial terror is "one for the ages, belonging in the same breath as Linda Blair in The Exorcist and Sissy Spacek in Carrie."

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Such A Good Feeling: The Affectionate Documentary 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?'

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:00pm

Beloved children's show host Fred Rogers is the subject of this compassionate — but not blindly worshipful — documentary from the filmmaker behind 20 Feet from Stardom.

(Image credit: Lynn Johnson/Focus Features)

'Hotel Artemis' Aims For B-Movie Thrills, But Earns A C-Plus

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:00pm

Criminals converge on a grubby hotel that doubles as an underground hospital in this pulpy, violent take on Los Angeles noir that's not as assured or as stylish as it needs to be.

(Image credit: Matt Kennedy/Global Road Entertainment)

'I Could Never Fake It': Nick Offerman On Striving For Nonchalance

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 1:29pm

Offerman has made a career out of playing colorful cranks — most notably, Ron Swanson, the boss on NBC's Parks and Recreation. He now stars as a middle-age single dad in Hearts Beat Loud.

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'Marvel's Cloak & Dagger' Shines A Light That Flickers — And Then Glows

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:00am

The latest Marvel adaptation — about two teens with strangely linked super-powers — is so concerned with being a character-based drama it starts out slow and talky, but sticking with it pays off.

(Image credit: Alfonso Bresciani/Freeform)

'Mariam Sharma' Nails The Fun Road-Trip Vibe

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 9:00am

Summer is the season for road-trips, and Mariam Sharma Hits the Road makes for a saucy, yet emotional ride, following three Pakistani-American teens on a journey through the Deep South.

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Worth The Whisk: How The Woman Behind Duke's Mayo Became A Tycoon

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 7:02am

Long a Southern staple, Duke's Mayo is racking up converts among professional chefs across the U.S. But few know the surprising backstory of Eugenia Duke, the woman behind the century-old brand.

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Mannered, Pretty 'Upstate' Is Quiet To A Fault

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 6:00am

Critic and novelist James Wood has often dinged other writers for what he calls "hysterical realism," but his new novel Upstate — while beautifully written — goes too far in the other direction.

(Image credit: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)

Jewelry Heist Movie 'Ocean's 8' Gets Plenty Of Sparkle From A Stellar Cast

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:00am

Ocean's 8 lacks the stylish touches that Steven Soderbergh brought to Ocean's Eleven. But a great cast and some clever commentary about women and Hollywood make it a whole lot of fun.

(Image credit: Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. )

Former FBI Counter-Terrorism Agent Reflects On 'Messing With The Enemy'

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 1:18pm

Clint Watts developed online relationships with terrorists and their sympathizers in order to understand and undermine terror networks. He also researched Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections.

A Family Moves From Tragedy To Terror In 'Hereditary'

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 1:18pm

A new film offers a searing portrait of a family wracked by grief — and by mysterious forces. Reviewer Justin Chang says Hereditary is the most emotionally devastating horror movie he's seen in ages.

In Haunted 'Florida,' The Storms And Panthers Are Always There. How Will You Survive?

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 6:00am

In Lauren Groff's gorgeous, precise new story collection, Florida is a haunted place, full of eyes in the darkness — and angry, restless women, always on the move, always searching for something.

(Image credit: Samantha Clark/NPR)

Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Charming And Disarming 'Paddington' Cinematic Universe

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:00am

At last, we take a deep, overdue dive into the sweet, tangy jars of emotional marmalade that are the Paddington films.

(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

Kennedy Center Unveils Progress On New Extension For Artistic Projects

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:36pm

President Deborah Rutter hopes people will come to The REACH for "the artistic experience," but also to be together on the green roof and walking paths.

(Image credit: Field Condition/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center)

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