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Inconsistent Memories Are Revisited In 'The Affair,' A Captivating New Drama

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:06pm

The Showtime show is about two people who betray their spouses and fall into a relationship. It's told from more than one perspective, and the actors are so likable, you forgive them their trespasses.

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'You Can't Be This Furry' And Other Life Lessons From Gary Shteyngart

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:06pm

In Little Failure, the novelist recounts his emigration from the USSR to the U.S. when he was 7. For the first few years, he says, he would sit alone in the cafeteria, talking to himself in Russian.

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AMC's 'The Walking Dead' Is A Hit Show With Two Meanings

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:44am

As The Walking Dead returns for a fifth season Sunday, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says some storylines offer extra meaning for fans who have read the graphic novels which inspired the show.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Gone Girl' And What Pop Culture Can Teach

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:29am

On this week's show, we get around to a discussion (as unspoiled as practical) of the film adaptation of Gone Girl, and we talk about what we've learned from movies, books, and television.

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Book News: Get To Know Patrick Modiano, The Newly Minted Nobel Laureate

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:32am

The French novelist may enjoy a vast audience in his own country, but for most English-only speakers, Modiano is still a mystery. Read a few profiles of the man — and excerpts of his actual writing.

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Where's Thor When You Need Her? Women In Comics Fight An Uphill Battle

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:35am

The new female Thor has picked up her hammer, but the mainstream comics industry is still experiencing some growing pains as it figures out where women fit in as characters, creators, and fans.

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