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What's Life Like For Immigrant Kids? 2 Teen Novels Paint A Sober Picture

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 3:27pm

The Radius of Us is about a young asylum seeker from El Salvador, and Something in Between follows a high schooler who's devastated when learns she and her family are living in the U.S. illegally.

(Image credit: Marian Carrasquero/NPR)

Remembering 'Elephant Man' Actor John Hurt

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 2:13pm

The British actor, who died last week, became famous in the U.S. in the '70s for his starring role in the BBC series I, Claudius, and later appeared in the film Alien. Originally broadcast in 1989.

'The Salesman' Offers A Brilliant Portrayal Of Marriage And Vengeance

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 2:13pm

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's latest film is one of the five nominees for this year's foreign-language Academy Award. Critic David Edelstein says The Salesman is tense and powerful.

Bunny Chow: South Africa's Sweet-Sounding Dish Has A Not-So-Sweet Past

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 10:52am

The country's street-food staple is a fusion meal that has nothing to do with rabbits, and everything to do with the rise of immigrant Indian workers in the 19th century and the era of apartheid.

(Image credit: Alan Greenblatt for NPR)

Four Lives In Parallel Run Through Ambitious '4 3 2 1'

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 6:00am

Paul Auster's new novel is a departure for the author — 880 pages of flowing prose about four versions of one character, living four mostly-parallel lives. It's sometimes confusing, but never boring.

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