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These 'Zombies' Make An Austen Update Even The Undead Can't Revive

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:00pm

Despite the success of the book Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, the adapted film does little to successfully marry the Jane Austen classic with anything interestingly scary.

In Baby's 'First Bite,' A Chance To Shape A Child's Taste

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:56am

Bee Wilson's new book, First Bite, examines how genetics, culture, memory and early feeding patterns influence the palate. She says babies are most open to new flavors between ages 4 and 7 months.

Got A Second For 'Haikus With Hotties'? Now, You Can Enjoy Them All Year

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 6:00am

"Haikus with Hotties" is more than just a cheeky calendar — it's challenging the way Asian-American men are portrayed in the media.

Scouring Brazil For A Celebrated Novelist

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 6:00am

When a renowned Brazilian writer mysteriously vanishes in Idra Novey's novel Ways to Disappear, her children and an American translator work to uncover the reason behind the writer's disappearance.

Offering A 'Flawless Experience' Puts Chefs In A Pressure Cooker

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:01am

Chef Eric Ziebold discusses the high-stakes world of luxe cuisine in the wake of the death of Benoit Violier, a French Swiss chef who many said was the best in the world.

'Food Surgeon' Dissects Candy And Fruit With Weirdly Hypnotic Flair

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:09pm

The Food Surgeon, a channel on YouTube, turns a camera and a doctor's operating tools on familiar foods. It's just art, says the guy behind the videos, a food-loving engineer in Seattle.

Louis C.K. Drops Surprise New Drama 'Horace And Pete' Online

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:44pm

Comedian Louis C.K. is experimenting again with how he distributes programs. He has begun selling a comedy/drama series with a stellar cast online for $5 per episode. NPR explores the show and its business model.

'I Do Like To Stare': Catherine Opie On Her Portraits Of Modern America

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:30pm

The photographer has spent her career documenting all kinds of American identities. Her work tackles everything from parenthood and aging, to Elizabeth Taylor and San Francisco's S&M community.

In The Conversation About Diversity In Hollywood, Where Does Sundance Fit In?

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 9:22am

Sundance may be just one part of a much bigger puzzle, but filmmakers of color say it has an important role to play.

Adnan Syed Of 'Serial' Fame Appears In Court To Seek New Trial

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 9:22am

At Wednesday's hearing, lawyers for the convicted murderer are set to present an alibi witness and inconsistencies in cellphone data — issues with his case that were revealed by the popular podcast.

A Writer Straddles Jerusalem's Two Worlds In 'Native'

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 6:00am

With wit and subtle anecdote, Sayed Kashua explores the meaning of identity, prejudice and everyday life as an Arab-Israeli newspaper writer living in Jerusalem.

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