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'The World Goes On,' With Tiny Moments Of Joy Amidst The Uncertainty

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 6:00am

Susan Sontag once called author László Krasznahorkai the "contemporary Hungarian master of apocalypse," but his new book — while disturbing — isn't as hopeless as that might lead you to think.

(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)

Bookseller's Foray Into Hollywood Is A Dickens Of A Tale

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:38pm

Mitch Kaplan runs Books & Books in Miami, and helped start the popular Miami Book Fair. Now, he's making movies based on books, like the new Charles Dickens biopic The Man Who Invented Christmas.

(Image credit: Kerry Brown/Bleecker Street Media)

Patton Oswalt: Falling In Love Again Was Like 'Getting Hit By Lightning Twice'

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:57pm

After the sudden death of his first wife in April 2016, Oswalt felt his life slipping away. But over the past year, things took a turn: He fell in love again and now he has a new Netflix special.

(Image credit: Elizabeth Morris/Netflix)

'The Star' Brings Christianity To Hollywood In Animated, Nativity-Themed Film

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 4:46pm

A new children's film The Star tells the Christmas nativity story through the eyes of the animals involved. NPR's Michel Martin talks to producer DeVon Franklin.




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