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Director: 'The Interview' Is A Case Of Accidental Irony

1 hour 51 min ago

Sony's movie, The Interview, was meant to be just a silly comedy, but now it's a symbol of free speech. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to its screenwriter, Dan Sterling.

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Jamie Oliver, Up To His Elbows In Mashed Potatoes With 'Comfort Food'

1 hour 51 min ago

For his new cookbook, chef Jamie Oliver compiled soul-soothing, stomach-satisfying recipes from around the world. And this time, he tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer, he worried less about calorie counts.

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'Selma' Tells The Civil Rights Story Through Black Eyes

1 hour 52 min ago

Director Ava DuVernay's film stands out for its focus on black characters. This story originally aired Dec. 27 on All Things Considered. Warning: This audio contains language some may find offensive.

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The Enduring Life Of Lit Mags: We'll Always Have (The) Paris (Review)

2 hours 26 min ago

Magazines of all stripes are struggling to negotiate the digital age — but writer Juan Vidal finds hope for the future of reading in the pages of his favorite new literary magazines.

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Novel Gives Voice To Virginia Woolf's Overshadowed Sister

3 hours 51 min ago

In Vanessa and Her Sister, Priya Parmar imagines what Vanessa Bell wrote in her journal when she and Woolf were helping to form the Bloomsbury Group, a gathering of London artists and intellectuals.

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Novel Gives Voice To Virginia Woolf's Overshadowed Sister

3 hours 51 min ago

In Vanessa and Her Sister, Priya Parmar imagines what Vanessa Bell wrote in her journal when she and Woolf were helping to form the Bloomsbury Group, a gathering of London artists and intellectuals.

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Before The Internet, Librarians Would 'Answer Everything' — And Still Do

3 hours 55 min ago

The New York Public Library recently came upon a box of questions posed to the library from the 1940s to the '80s — an era when humans consulted other humans for answers to their daily questions.

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Before The Internet, Librarians Would 'Answer Everything' — And Still Do

3 hours 55 min ago

The New York Public Library recently came upon a box of questions posed to the library from the 1940s to the '80s — an era when humans consulted other humans for answers to their daily questions.

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Comedian Andrea Martin: 'I Don't Think Age Has Anything To Do With It'

December 27, 2014 - 5:45pm

Now in her late 60s, Martin says she's still "excited and enthusiastic" about her work and doesn't have any intention of retiring. She published a memoir in September called Lady Parts.

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For Hollywood, 'Selma' Is A New Kind Of Civil Rights Story

December 27, 2014 - 5:23pm

The film, about a 1965 voting rights march, stands out for its focus on black characters, including some of the movement's lesser-known organizers, and the way it humanizes Martin Luther King Jr.

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For Hollywood, 'Selma' Is A New Kind Of Civil Rights Story

December 27, 2014 - 5:23pm

The film, about a 1965 voting rights march, stands out for its focus on black characters, including some of the movement's lesser-known organizers, and the way it humanizes Martin Luther King Jr.

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One Man's Trash, Another Man's Fashion Brand

December 27, 2014 - 10:10am

Spanish entrepreneur Javier Goyeneche is looking to transform the world of sustainable fashion, with clothes that are made out of 80 or 90 percent recycled materials — from tires to old fishing nets.

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Author Explores Armenian Genocide 'Obsession' And Turkish Denial

December 27, 2014 - 7:43am

As a child, Armenian-American writer Meline Toumani was taught to see Turks as a bitter enemy. She wrote her new book, There Was and There Was Not, in an effort to understand that conflict.

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All The Writers You Love Probably Love Dorothy Dunnett

December 27, 2014 - 7:03am

Author Alaya Dawn Johnson describes the late historical novelist as the literary equivalent of the Velvet Underground: "Not many people bought the books, but everyone who did wrote a novel."

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'The Bishop's Wife' Tracks A Killer In A Mormon Community

December 27, 2014 - 6:32am

The mystery about the disappearance of a young Mormon woman was inspired by a real-life story. Author Mette Ivie Harrison talks about her own struggles with faith and stereotypes of Mormon mothers.

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For Wintry Weather, An Especially Cold And Snowy Tale

December 26, 2014 - 4:26pm

This week we celebrated not only Christmas, but also the solstice — the shortest day of the year. In honor of this wintry weather, author Edward Carey recommends his favorite winter fairy tale.

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A Short List Of The Best 'Longform' Journalism Of 2014

December 26, 2014 - 4:26pm

Editors at Longform read hundreds of print and online journalism pieces each year. Co-founder Max Linsky talks to Audie Cornish about highlights from 2014, from literary stalwarts and upstarts alike.

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Book News: Egypt Bans Ridley Scott's 'Exodus' For 'Historical Inaccuracies'

December 26, 2014 - 12:55pm

Censors say the film takes liberties with its source material, the Book of Exodus, especially its depiction of the parting of the Red Sea. Also: American Sniper prepares to return to court.

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Hollywood's Acceptance Of White Privilege Revealed By Sony Hack

December 26, 2014 - 9:03am

While some leaked Sony emails seemed racist, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says they hint at a wider issue: an acceptance of practices, habits and perceptions that limit diversity in Hollywood.

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Sony Hack Reveals Hollywood's Acceptance Of White Privilege

December 26, 2014 - 9:03am

While some leaked Sony emails seemed racist, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says they hint at a wider issue: an acceptance of practices, habits and perceptions that limit diversity in Hollywood.

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