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3 Teenage Outsiders Navigate Friendship And Desire In 'As You Are'

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 4:00pm

An intimate portrait of high school friends caught up in the aftermath of a violent incident places us inside their heads with sensitivity and restraint.

(Image credit: Votiv Films)

Amiable But Generic 'Rock Dog' Chases Its Own Tail

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 4:00pm

This Chinese-U.S. co-production, based on a graphic novel by Chinese rock star Zheng Jun, pads its way through a familiar story about a mastiff who wants to make it big in the music industry.

(Image credit: Lionsgate Premiere )

'Get Out': A Terrifically Topical — And Terrifying — Satire

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 4:00pm

Comedian Jordan Peele's debut feature as writer/director is a blisteringly smart horror film buoyed by the "shimmering, righteous anger" of its take on race, says critic Chris Klimek.

(Image credit: Justin Lubin/Universal Pictures)

Oscar-Nominated Animated Film 'My Life As A Zucchini' Makes For A Satisfying Meal

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 4:00pm

Up for best animated feature, this French-Swiss stop-motion tale of a young boy's life in a group home offers a small, meticulously detailed story that leavens melancholy with humor.

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World Cafe Nashville: Little Bandit

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:49pm

Alex Caress' band makes classic country music with a sassy and subtly political twist.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

Russian Defense Minister Praises Military Achievements In Syria

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

Russia's defense minister says his country has been able to test more than 160 new weapons in Syria, while human rights activists accuse the Kremlin of war crimes.

Immigration Judge Considers Consequences Of New Enforcement Rules

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Dana Leigh Marks, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, about the new immigration enforcement guidelines from the Department of Homeland Security.

Trump Sends Top Aides To Mexico Amid Tensions With U.S.

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits Mexico to discuss issues including border security, trade and fractious relations between the two neighboring countries.

When Argentina Elected A Populist President, Some Companies Left The Country

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

A charismatic populist president in Argentina wanted to boost manufacturing and create jobs. So she told companies that if they wanted to sell their products in Argentina, they had to build them there, too.

Transgender Student In Virginia Bathroom Case Reacts To Trump's Order

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Gavin Grimm, a trans high school senior, and his lawyer, Joshua Block of the American Civil Liberties Union, about Trump's lifting of transgender bathroom guidelines.

CPAC Attendees Weigh In On Trump's Lifting Of Transgender Bathroom Rule

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

Attendees of CPAC voice their opinions about President Trump's decision to roll back Obama's guidance to schools regarding transgender students and bathroom use.

After Being Deported Under Travel Ban, Jordanian Man Awaits U.S. Court Ruling

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

A Jordanian man was one of scores who lawyers say was coerced into giving up his legal visa to the U.S. in order to get out of detention at a U.S. airport during the first hours of travel restrictions. He's back in Amman, while his case is heard in U.S. courts.

Trump Advisers Steve Bannon And Reince Priebus Appear At CPAC

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon appeared together at the nation's biggest gathering of conservatives Thursday, as they try to defy reports of infighting in the administration.

In Wisconsin, Trump Democrats Consider Future Of Their Party

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

President Trump won over Democrats in rural Wisconsin in the 2016 election. Voters weigh in on how Trump was able to break the blue wall by flipping so many states in the Rust Belt.

Trump Directs Agencies To Identify How Much Aid The U.S. Gives Mexico

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

President Trump has directed the heads of all executive departments and agencies to identify all funds given to Mexico. NPR takes a look at the exact amount of those funds and how that figure compares to the cost of building a wall on the southern U.S. border.

'Get Out' Offers Sharp Satire Along With The Scares

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

Get Out is an impressively accomplished directorial debut says NPR film critic Bob Mondello.

(Image credit: Justin Lubin/Courtesy of Universal Pictures)

These Oscar-Nominated Documentaries Tell Intimate Stories Of Syria's Civil War

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

Three of the five films in the documentary short category show Syrians affected by the years-long conflict, including a group of civilian rescue volunteers, fleeing refugees and a resettled family.

(Image credit: Alina Emrich/Courtesy of Dish Communications)

New Orleans And The Hard Work Of Pushing Down The Murder Rate

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

President Trump is promising to crack down on crime. But police crackdowns have already been tried in cities such as New Orleans, which is now enduring a resurgence in homicide.

(Image credit: Martin Kaste/NPR)

Amid U.S.-Mexico Strains, Tillerson And Kelly Take On 'Tough Trip'

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:13pm

Talks between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security chief John Kelly with their Mexican counterparts were intended to smooth out growing tensions between the two countries.

(Image credit: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Beyonce Cancels On Coachella, Planning To Return In 2018

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:09pm

One of the world's biggest stars pulls out from one of the world's largest festivals — on doctor's orders.

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