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Posted: 2019-12-04 21:24:00
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In Kansas City, Mo., a stone wall has been "walking" into the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. A British sculptor started it in a nearby lot. Now, it will enter the museum as a permanent addition.
Posted: 2019-12-04 20:27:45
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The award is typically given to just one visual artist born or based in the U.K. But this year, its four politically committed finalists asked to make a "collective statement" — and got their...
Posted: 2019-11-29 12:01:24
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A new exhibition at the Louvre includes Leonardo's sketches, drawings and 11 paintings. "You can really get into his brain and try to see how he thought," says biographer Serge Bramly.
Posted: 2019-11-29 12:00:54
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'My Iran' — A Show Of Photography And Video By 6 Women — Contrasts Memory And Reality
Photographs and video created by six Iranian women are now on view at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Posted: 2019-11-27 18:49:19
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Iraqi American Artist Hayv Kahraman Is 'Building An Army Of Fierce Women'
Repeating female images, geometric 3D wood cutouts and acts of violence: They're the semi-autobiographical signatures of a refugee, a survivor of war and domestic violence, and a busy artist.
Posted: 2019-11-19 23:14:47
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Baltimore Museum Of Art Will Buy Works By Women Only Next Year
A 2019 study of major U.S. art museums found that 87% of artists in their collections are men. The Baltimore museum's chief curator calls the initiative "re-correcting the canon."
Posted: 2019-11-12 14:00:19
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The Death And Life Of Iran's Lake Urmia
The massive lake has dried out because of water mismanagement. Photographer Maximilian Mann traveled to northwest Iran to document the disappearing body of water and the people who depend on...
Posted: 2019-11-10 13:09:25
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'Like Getting My Father Back': WWII POW's Art Returned To His Family
Howard Weistling dreamed of becoming a great comic strip artist, but he felt compelled to enlist in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He eventually created a comic while a prisoner of war in Germany.
Posted: 2019-11-10 01:42:07
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Hundreds March In Reenactment Of A Historic, But Long Forgotten Slave Rebellion
Artist Dread Scott organized the 26-mile trek to New Orleans as a tribute to the men and women who protested their enslavement in the German Coast Uprising of 1811 by re-imagining a different...
Posted: 2019-11-09 16:27:19
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Not My Job: We Quiz 'Hamilton' Star Leslie Odom Jr. On Ben Franklin
Leslie Odom Jr. originated the role of Aaron Burr in Hamilton and we were curious to find out: How much does he know about founding fathers who weren't in the hit Broadway musical?

Posted: 2019-12-05 22:00:54
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Writer-director Jennifer Reeder's soon-to-be cult hit is "Twin Peaks as recast through the lens of radical feminism, if not nearly as academic as that sounds."
Posted: 2019-12-05 22:00:53
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Two women — a noblewoman and the artist hired to paint her portrait — fall in love in Céline Sciamma's haunting, erotic and evocative period drama.
Posted: 2019-12-05 22:00:53
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A plant scientist (Emily Beechum) breeds a flower that makes people happy in this "effectively creepy indie" that gets its tendrils in you.
Posted: 2019-12-05 22:00:23
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'In Fabric': Darkly Comic Horror About A (Literally) Killer Dress
Poor Sheila (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) just wanted a flattering dress at a good price. The fact that it came in 'Artery Red' should have been a tip-off.
Posted: 2019-12-05 10:07:00
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You'll Have To Wait For Official Baby Yoda Toys
Disney's popular "Baby Yoda" character from The Mandalorian is getting his own official toys, but they're not available until next year. Meanwhile, fans are taking matters into their own hands.
Posted: 2019-11-28 10:00:30
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The Dismal 'Merry Happy Whatever' Is The Downside Of Binge-Watching
You can understand why Netflix thought people might want a holiday-themed family comedy to watch this season. But unfortunately, the one they made is a big miss.
Posted: 2019-11-27 22:00:28
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Once More, Unto The Brits: '63 Up'
Michael Apted's latest installment of his extended documentary/social experiment — revisiting a brace of British children every seven years — finds them ruminating on life, death and Brexit.
Posted: 2019-11-27 12:39:00
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99 Bottles Of Beer On The Touch Screen: The Spread Of Self-Serve Taps
Order a drink, but hold the bartender? As it becomes relatively more expensive to run restaurants and bars, some are saving money by replacing human servers with pour-your-own electronic taps.
Posted: 2019-11-27 10:00:42
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A First Date Turns Into A Stylish Nightmare In 'Queen & Slim'
Director Malina Matsoukas' debut feature, about a black couple on the run, is "more interested in myth-making than storytelling," with striking visuals and an increasingly implausible narrative.
Posted: 2019-11-27 10:00:12
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'Knives Out,' A Classic Comic Mystery Of Uncommon Sharpness
Writer-director Rian Johnson has a triumph with Knives Out, a murder mystery featuring a sprawling cast having a brilliant and beautifully designed good time.

Posted: 2019-12-05 22:53:00
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The hot air balloon movie The Aeronauts had NPR critic Bob Mondello clutching his armrests for dear life.
Posted: 2019-12-05 22:00:54
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Writer-director Jennifer Reeder's soon-to-be cult hit is "Twin Peaks as recast through the lens of radical feminism, if not nearly as academic as that sounds."
Posted: 2019-12-05 22:00:53
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Two women — a noblewoman and the artist hired to paint her portrait — fall in love in Céline Sciamma's haunting, erotic and evocative period drama.
Posted: 2019-12-05 22:00:53
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In The Clever 'Little Joe,' Horror Is Horticultural
A plant scientist (Emily Beechum) breeds a flower that makes people happy in this "effectively creepy indie" that gets its tendrils in you.
Posted: 2019-12-05 22:00:23
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'In Fabric': Darkly Comic Horror About A (Literally) Killer Dress
Poor Sheila (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) just wanted a flattering dress at a good price. The fact that it came in 'Artery Red' should have been a tip-off.
Posted: 2019-12-05 18:37:00
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'Portrait Of A Lady On Fire' Paints A Picture Of Forbidden Love
Writer-director Céline Sciamma's gorgeous new costume drama centers on the relationship between a young female artist and the woman she's been commissioned to secretly paint.
Posted: 2019-12-02 10:06:00
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Writer And Producer Damon Lindelof's Pick For Best Of The Decade
As part of Morning Edition's Best of the Decade series — in which artists and writers talk about their favorite books, music and movies of the 2010's — we hear from Damon Lindelof.
Posted: 2019-11-30 22:20:00
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Filmmaking Program Helps Disadvantaged Kids See A Path To Hollywood
Hollywood's film industry can be tough to break in to, and that's especially true if you are a poor kid without resources. Creating Creators is all about changing that — and it's having some...
Posted: 2019-11-30 13:42:00
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Daniel Craig: 'Knives Out' Aims To Be One Of Those 'Grand Pieces Of Entertainment'
As a kid, Craig remembers Agatha Christie "event movies" such as Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile. He says his new whodunit, Knives Out, strives for a similar effect.
Posted: 2019-11-30 13:42:00
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New Nation, New You: 'Synonyms' Crosses Borders In Search Of Self
The movie is about a young Israeli man, not long out of the army, who decides to renounce his national identity. He wants to become French, but finds culture can't be changed like an outfit.

Posted: 2019-11-29 22:45:00
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Encore presentation of a 2018 conversation with comedian Mike Birbiglia, who was staunchly opposed to having a kid. Then he and his wife had one. He talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about what came...
Posted: 2019-11-24 13:04:00
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The 1995 hit album Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette is now a musical on Broadway. We talk with show creators Diablo Cody and Diane Paulus for a sneak preview.
Posted: 2019-11-20 16:06:30
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Which publication gave us our "right to lampoon"? Hustler Magazine.
Posted: 2019-11-18 21:19:00
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'Sorrow Is Not The Same As Pessimism': Comedian Jenny Slate
Now that she's released her first Netflix stand-up special (Stage Fright) and her first book (Little Weirds), Slate says she's finally finding her comedic voice in smallness.
Posted: 2019-11-18 10:01:00
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In Albee's 'Occupant,' A Deceased Sculptor Defends Her Legacy
In what turned out to be playwright Edward Albee's last produced new play, he explored the personality of sculptor Louise Nevelson. Occupant is being performed at Washington, D.C.'s Theater J.
Posted: 2019-11-17 12:52:00
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Ghosts Haunt 'The Inheritance,' From E.M. Forster, To The Generation Lost To AIDS
The next big thing on Broadway might live up to the hype. The Inheritance takes E.M. Forster's Howards End into modern day Manhattan — the seven-hour play has been compared to Angels In America.
Posted: 2019-11-16 13:02:00
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'I'm A Purist': Mary-Louise Parker Returns To Broadway For A New Challenge
The actor discusses her "arduous" role as a 53-year-old Yale professor in the dark play, The Sound Inside. "It requires a lot of technique," she said. "Because I don't want you to see the technique."
Posted: 2019-11-15 21:24:00
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These Circus Cats Will Jump Through Hoops — Thanks To Training (And Treats)
In addition to the usual assortment of death-defying acts, The Savitsky Cats — a Ukranian mother-and-daughter team and their nine trained fluffballs — are now performing for New York crowds.
Posted: 2019-11-09 16:27:19
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Not My Job: We Quiz 'Hamilton' Star Leslie Odom Jr. On Ben Franklin
Leslie Odom Jr. originated the role of Aaron Burr in Hamilton and we were curious to find out: How much does he know about founding fathers who weren't in the hit Broadway musical?
Posted: 2019-11-08 10:02:41
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David Hasselhoff Is Still Big In Germany 30 Years After His Berlin Wall Show
The Hoff recently sat down with NPR in Berlin and told the story of how he became a rock star there.

Posted: 2019-12-05 10:07:51
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Disney's popular "Baby Yoda" character from The Mandalorian is getting his own official toys, but they're not available until next year. Meanwhile, fans are taking matters into their own hands.
Posted: 2019-12-03 10:05:00
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Actress Shelley Morrison, who played Rosario, the maid on the TV sitcom Will & Grace, died Sunday. The role was originally a guest spot that eventually grew to become a core part of the sitcom.
Posted: 2019-12-02 18:21:27
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"Acting allowed me to channel this neurosis into a character," Harbour says. He plays the skeptical police chief of a sleepy town besieged by supernatural events in the Netflix series.
Posted: 2019-12-02 10:06:00
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Writer And Producer Damon Lindelof's Pick For Best Of The Decade
As part of Morning Edition's Best of the Decade series — in which artists and writers talk about their favorite books, music and movies of the 2010's — we hear from Damon Lindelof.
Posted: 2019-12-01 13:03:00
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Jimmy Kimmel Writes A Picture Book, Says 'Kids Are Always Ready To Laugh'
The Serious Goose invites kids to try to make a grumpy goose smile. In 2017, Kimmel's newborn son underwent heart surgery; in his honor, proceeds will go to children's hospitals around the country.
Posted: 2019-12-01 13:00:00
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America's Got Questions About Talent Show's Firing Of Gabrielle Union
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Eric Deggans discuss the ouster of the judge from NBC's America's Got Talent, and the alleged incidents of racism and sexism that may have occurred on set.
Posted: 2019-12-01 13:00:00
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HGTV Celebrates A Quarter-Century Of Real Estate Inspiration, Escapism
The channel was launched 25 years ago today. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Ronda Kaysen, contributor to the New York Times, about why the network first caught on and is still going strong.
Posted: 2019-11-30 13:42:00
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Philadelphia, Pa.: The Gang Gives Away The Secrets Of 'Sunny'
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is in its 14th season, outlasting many of its peers. The show's creators and writers say the edgy comedy's success rests on its brutally self-serving characters.
Posted: 2019-11-28 22:42:00
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Clive James, Writer, TV Host And Cultural Critic, Dies At 80
"Fiction is life with the dull bits left out." That is just one of the many clever observations of the writer, TV host and cultural critic Clive James. He died Sunday in Cambridge, England.
Posted: 2019-11-28 10:00:30
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The Dismal 'Merry Happy Whatever' Is The Downside Of Binge-Watching
You can understand why Netflix thought people might want a holiday-themed family comedy to watch this season. But unfortunately, the one they made is a big miss.