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What Did The South Do To 'Arroz Con Pollo'? It's A Cheese-Covered Mystery

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 7:00am

Arroz con pollo, or rice with chicken, is a dish beloved in much of Latin America. But in the South, it's morphed into ACP, a cheese-smothered phenomenon that built Mexican-restaurant empires.

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For Sandra Oh, A Star Turn Tracking A Stylish Assassin On 'Killing Eve'

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 4:05am

On the new female-driven TV series, the American actress (Sideways, Grey's Anatomy) has landed a darkly comic lead role that she says was 30 years in the making.

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Documenting The Offstage Life Of Playwright Arthur Miller (AKA Dad)

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 4:12pm

In a new film, Rebecca Miller paints an intimate portrait of her father, the towering icon of American theater and one-time celebrity, out of decades' worth of home interviews.

(Image credit: Inge Morath/The Inge Morath Foundation/Magnum Photos/Courtesy of HBO)

Pop Up Exhibit Shows Off Childhood Art Of Contemporary Artists

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 6:15am

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with Kyle Dewoody, who is curating the new exhibit of well-known artists' childhood work at the Underground Museum in Los Angeles.

Feminist Health Guide 'Our Bodies, Ourselves' Will Stop Publishing

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 6:15am

The groundbreaking book was first released in the early 1970s. It gave women frank information about then-taboo topics like masturbation, birth control and female sexual anatomy.

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'No One Meant To Be In My Office': A Divorce Lawyer's Tips On Staying Together

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 6:15am

James Sexton has seen the demise of more than a thousand marriages — which inspired him to write a new book on how to keep it together. His advice? Keep communicating, and be painfully honest.

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Birds Open Bottles And Catfish Hunt Pigeons When 'Darwin Comes To Town'

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 6:00am

Evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen's new book is a breezy (sometimes too breezy) account of the ways animals have adapted to city life, and the staggering impact humans have had on evolution.

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#NPRpoetry: Jessica Care Moore Picks Her Favorite Twitter Listener Submissions

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 4:27pm

Weekend All Things Considered marks poetry month with Detroit poet jessica Care moore. She tells Michel Martin which mini poems on #NPRpoetry caught her eye.

'The Last O.G.' Is 'About Second Chances,' Tracy Morgan Says

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 4:27pm

After recovering from a terrible traffic accident in 2014, The Last O.G. is Morgan's first major role since 30 Rock. He plays a man fresh out of prison adapting to a changed Brooklyn.

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Tweet Us Your Best, Whether Dark Or In Jest, Poems Up To 140, And We'll Do The Rest

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 11:24am

April is National Poetry Month and we're asking our readers to help us celebrate. We supply the hashtag — you fill our feeds with your mini works of art.

Barry Levinson's 'Paterno' Examines A Coach's Passion, And His Complicity

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 7:11am

The Penn State coach's fall from grace is depicted in a new HBO movie, Paterno, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Al Pacino.

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'This Guy Had Really Done A Great Job Before I Started': Jo Nesbo's 'Macbeth'

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 7:11am

The Norwegian crime novelist says he tries to avoid other people's ideas. Then he was offered the chance to adapt one of Shakespeare's masterpieces.

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These Octogenarians Are Remarrying — 50 Years After Divorcing Each Other

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 7:10am

Love came full circle for Lillian Barnes and Harold Holland, who divorced in 1968 but are getting remarried this year.

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Not My Job: Gov. John Kasich Get Quizzed On K-Tel

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 6:34am

The governor of Ohio faces three questions about the company which invented the infomercial (and also made those '70s music compilation albums like 25 Polka Greats).

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'The Recovering' Chronicles Addiction In Lush, Caressing Detail

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 6:00am

Author Leslie Jamison's new memoir of her years of alcoholism walks in the paths of drunken icons like Raymond Carver and John Cheever, describing the effects of intoxicants with gorgeous, exact care.

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'Unforgotten' Is The Detective Show You Didn't Know You Needed

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 4:00am

Unforgotten, a new series on PBS that comes from the UK, is a satisfying mystery about secrets. And while it has some things in common with American prestige television, it also stands alone.

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Meg Wolitzer's 'Female Persuasion' Honors The Women Who Helped Her On Her Way

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 3:44pm

Wolitzer's new novel tells the story of two women: an 18-year-old college freshman and the famous feminist who befriends and inspires her.

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Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Isao Takahata Dies At 82

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 3:12pm

Takahata founded Japan's film and animation house Studio Ghibli with Hayao Miyazaki in 1985.

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Netflix Banks On Hip-Hop's Mass Appeal With 'Rapture'

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 10:44am

The streaming giant hooks up with another veteran hip-hop journalist in Sacha Jenkins to add to its expanding roster of rap-related explorations.

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'Paterno' And 'Killing Eve' Bring Complexity And Intrigue To Cable

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 10:39am

Critic David Bianculli highlights two new TV dramas: an HBO film starring Al Pacino as Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, and an eight-part BBC America series about a sociopathic killer.

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