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TV Executives Plan To Skip Q-and-A Session With Critics

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

It's a regular event for TV critics to gather in Los Angeles for press conferences with networks and cable companies. But this year, top executives won't hold question and answer sessions.

Al Pacino, James Taylor And The Eagles Are Honored At The Kennedy Center

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

Actor Al Pacino, along with singers Mavis Staples and James Taylor, pianist Martha Argerich and The Eagles are recognized at the 39th Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday.

The Surreal Cookbook Of Salvador Dalí

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 4:15pm

In the early 1970s surrealist icon Salvador Dalí published a lavish cookbook called Les Dîners de Gala. Decades later, the book is being republished for a new and much wider audience.

Stepping Into 'Talking As Fast As I Can' Again Is Like Sense Memory For Actor Lauren Graham

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

Lauren Graham is the fast-talking Lorelei Gilmore, on Gilmore Girls, a role she recently reprised on Netflix. She tells NPR's Ailsa Chang about her memoir, Talking As Fast As I Can.

'Red Car' Exposes Unsettling Side To Life's Listlessness

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

The Red Car, the latest novel by Marcy Dermansky, features a protagonist who's haunted by a former boss. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Dermansky about the fantastical and dark novel.

Women Astronomers Shine In 'The Glass Universe'

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 4:47am

Dava Sobel's new book is a history of the unheralded women — called computers, rather than astronomers — who worked at the Harvard College Observatory, studying, cataloging and classifying stars.

Not My Job: 'Good Wife' Star Alan Cumming Gets Quizzed On Bad Wives

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:01am

This week, we invited Alan Cumming, actor, singer, author, director and proud son of Scotland, to play our quiz. He's now on tour performing songs from his new album, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs.

'Out Of The Wreck I Rise' Supports Addiction Recovery With Literary Hero Companions

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:39am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sara Bader and Neil Steinberg about their book, "Out Of The Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery," a new anthology about addiction and sobriety.

Daughter Of African-American Filmmaker Asks, What Happened To Kathleen Collins?

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:39am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Nina Collins about a new book of short stories written by her late mother, Kathleen Collins, one of the first African-American filmmakers. The book is called "Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?"

A Century Later, 'Peter Pan' Still Soars On Kids' Faith In Goodness

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:39am

The play "Peter Pan" has been performed at the Playhouse on the Square in Memphis for decades. One theater-lover finds new meaning in the old play by watching it through the eyes of school children.

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