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Chapter One

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:17am

Nonfiction books get the blockbuster movie trailer treatment. Then, find the perfect reading snack with a mash-up game featuring book titles reimagined as foods.

Prologue

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:17am

Guess classic novels like Moby Dick from their actual one-star Amazon reviews. Then, see if you can tell the difference between a Choose Your Own Adventure book and a Weekly World News headline.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Gilmore Girls' And 'Moana'

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 9:08am

On this week's show, we return to Stars Hollow and travel to Disney's latest gorgeous world with Daisy Rosario and super-librarian Margaret H. Willison.

Hot-Dog Tiaras And Other '70s Dinner Party' Delicacies

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 6:00am

A food blogger's fascination with retro entertaining pays off in a colorful volume of curious eats.

Jeff Koons Gives France A Giant Bouquet Of Flowers, But It Comes With A Price

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 4:20am

The work of art is meant to honor the victims of the November 2015 terrorist attacks. Construction is already underway on Bouquet of Tulips -- but not all Parisians are pleased with the gift.

Quran Exhibition Shines A Light On The Holy Books' Dedicated Artists

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:49am

The Smithsonian show isn't about the words of the Quran so much as the people who laboriously copied it, letter by letter. When they made a mistake, they fixed it with flourish — and sometimes gold.

Through 'The Eyes of My Mother' We See A Young Woman Grow Into A Vicious Killer

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 4:00pm

This elegant but unsettling horror film implicates the audience by placing us inside the head of the monster at its center, forcing us to see things in ourselves we don't wish to.

A Parisian Woman's Tightly Woven Sense Of Self Begins To Unravel In 'Things To Come'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 4:00pm

In this rigorously observed French drama, Isabelle Huppert delivers a searing performance. "In Huppert," says critic Ella Taylor, "deadpan meets tumult wreaking havoc within."

When Private Grief Meets Public Duty: The Intimate, Hypnotic 'Jackie'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 4:00pm

Director Pablo Larraín narrows the focus of his Jackie Kennedy biopic to a handful of days around the JFK assassination, and keeps his camera trained on Natalie Portman's expressive face.

In The Dark Crime Thriller 'Old Stone,' A Taxi Driver Turns Amateur Detective

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 4:00pm

Writer-director Johnny Ma's mordant tale of a taxi driver forced to cover the health costs of a man he ran over "shifts from docudrama to "black-hearted thriller," says critic Mark Jenkins.

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