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The Supreme Court Ruling That Led To 70,000 Forced Sterilizations

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 12:22pm

In the first half of the 20th century, American eugenicists used forced sterilization to "breed out" traits they considered undesirable. Adam Cohen tells the story in his new book, Imbeciles.

'The Witch' Achieves Puritan American Horror Without The Gore

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 6:23am

With his new film, writer/director Robert Eggers wanted to resuscitate a nightmare figure from the consciousness of Puritan America. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to him about "The Witch," and how to really scare an audience.

VICE's Latest Cable Ventures

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 6:23am

VICE TV is a new cable channel. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans and producer Andrew Limbong tell us what they think of three of the new shows from the "hip" news outlet.

Modern Love: What It's Like To Fall, Quite Literally, In Love

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 6:23am

Most people remember the first time they fall in love. In this excerpt from "Modern Love: The Podcast," the author writes about the actual fall that marked her first love.

Mississippi Debuts Grammy Museum

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 6:23am

A new Grammy Museum is opening in the Mississippi Delta. It pays tribute to the region considered to be the birthplace of American music. NPR's Debbie Elliott has a preview.

As 'Downton' Draws To A Close, A Look Back On What Made The Show Great

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 6:22am

When Downton Abbey airs its finale in the U.S. on Sunday, it will bring to a close one of TV's most popular soap operas. With the end near, NPR's Eric Deggans takes stock of the show's greatest gifts.

An Audacious Transformation Bogs Down In 'Blackass'

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 6:00am

A. Igoni Barrett's new novel is a long, bizarre riff on Kafka's Metamorphosis, transplanted to Nigeria. Reviewer Michael Schaub says Barrett's strong writing is ultimately mired in a rambling plot.

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