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Posted: 2019-08-20 09:02:00
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An exhibition in Washington, D.C., features some 75 works — paintings, photographs, videos and installations — reflecting on displacement and relocation. Many of the artists are immigrants...
Posted: 2019-08-19 20:22:48
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The preview reopening of the Confitería del Molino, a long-shuttered art nouveau pastry cafe near the Argentine Capitol, prompted lines around the block — and, for some former patrons, good...
Posted: 2019-08-18 17:08:55
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Photographer Ally Schmaling created a portrait series exploring queer and gender nonbinary identities. They say: "If there is not space for you, make space."
Posted: 2019-08-12 20:22:00
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Across Europe, Museums Rethink What To Do With Their African Art Collections
Attitudes toward returning cultural artifacts, often looted during colonization, are changing. In countries like France, Germany and Belgium, the talk has turned to restitution and repatriation.
Posted: 2019-08-07 17:20:30
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'Soul. R&B. Funk.' Features A Decade Of Photos From 'The Best Seat In The House'
Bruce Talamon has photographed Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Barry White, Bob Marley, Patti LaBelle ... the list goes on. A new book shows his work from 1972-1982.
Posted: 2019-08-06 08:59:29
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Crock Of Ages: New Exhibit Reveals Ancient Pottery's Millennia-Long Songs
Sculpture seems like an inherently visual art, but Oliver Beer has made it auditory. He dropped microphones into a mishmash of objects from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art to craft an orchestra.
Posted: 2019-08-02 16:01:17
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Charles And Ray Eames Made Life Better By Design; Their Home Was No Exception
Built in 1949 in the Pacific Palisades, the Eames House is considered among the most important post-war residences in the U.S. Now, the family is working to preserve the home for generations...
Posted: 2019-08-02 15:26:33
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Humonyms
In this audio quiz, contestants identify two different popular songs that sound questionably similar.
Posted: 2019-07-30 20:36:26
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See-Saw Diplomacy Lets People Play Together Along U.S. Border Wall
A playdate recently broke out at the fence that separates the U.S. and Mexico in an event that was "filled with joy, excitement, and togetherness."
Posted: 2019-07-28 11:02:53
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A Photographer's Vision Of The Magical Masks Of Mexico
On festivals that range from Day of the Dead to Easter, Mexicans hide their true identity behind fantastic masks that conjure up both indigenous — and European — traditions.

Posted: 2019-08-21 16:01:23
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The film, about a wealthy clan who play a deadly game of hide-and-seek with a young woman (the fantastic Samara Weaving) marrying into the family, is fast, fun and not for the squeamish.
Posted: 2019-08-21 04:00:45
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It can be hard not to miss lower-profile streaming shows. But This Way Up, a comedy created by Irish actress Aisling Bea and streaming on Hulu, has a sweet and funny story to tell.
Posted: 2019-08-19 09:00:55
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In the HBO comedy created by and starring Danny McBride, a powerful preacher and his adult children are very poor examples to their flock.
Posted: 2019-08-17 00:12:41
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Peter Fonda, Hollywood's 'Easy Rider,' Dies At 79
Fonda was born into Hollywood royalty as the son of Henry Fonda and brother of Jane Fonda. His 1969 classic, Easy Rider, earned him an Oscar nomination.
Posted: 2019-08-16 09:00:26
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True Medical Mysteries Get The TV Treatment On Netflix's 'Diagnosis'
The Netflix series Diagnosis is like true crime with diseases instead of murderers, and it's even better when it pauses to consider the real challenges of health care shortfalls.
Posted: 2019-08-15 21:01:26
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'End Of The Century': When Sex With A Stranger ... Isn't, Quite
Julio Castro's tale of two men who hook up in Barcelona, only to realize they'd shared a similar encounter 20 years before, is full of big ideas bogged down by "mushy drama."
Posted: 2019-08-15 21:00:56
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Mawkish 'Blinded By The Light' Wears Its Too-Hungry Heart On Its Sleeve
Film critic/Springsteen superfan Chris Klimek says Gurinder Chadha's film about a British-Pakistani kid who finds inspiration in The Boss's music is affected and cloying.
Posted: 2019-08-15 21:00:56
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An Unreliable Narrator, A Trail Colder Than Pickled Herring: 'Cold Case Hammarskjöld'
Conspiracy theories abound in this literally incredible documentary, in which an eccentric Danish journalist sets out to prove that Dag Hammarskjöld's 1961 plane crash was no accident.
Posted: 2019-08-15 21:00:26
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In Sweet, Funny 'Good Boys,' Tweens Don't Lose Their Innocence — They Just Misplace It
What could have been a cringeworthy misfire of tweens fumbling toward sex instead turns into a winning comedy that gets the sweetness-to-raunch ratio miraculously right.
Posted: 2019-08-14 17:16:44
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On 'Pose,' Janet Mock Tells The Stories She Craved As A Young Trans Person
As a writer, director and producer of the TV series about the underground ballroom community in 1980s New York, she says the work sometimes makes her tear up.

Posted: 2019-08-21 17:22:40
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The underdog comedy, which centers on a hard-partying woman who signs up for the New York City Marathon, proves that even a predictable plot can be hard to resist if it's well executed.
Posted: 2019-08-21 16:01:23
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The film, about a wealthy clan who play a deadly game of hide-and-seek with a young woman (the fantastic Samara Weaving) marrying into the family, is fast, fun and not for the squeamish.
Posted: 2019-08-18 21:04:00
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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Gurinder Chadha about her new film, Blinded by the Light.
Posted: 2019-08-17 20:44:00
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Documentary Review: 'One Child Nation'
China's most far-reaching social experiment — a multi-decade attempt at population control — is the subject of the documentary One Child Nation.
Posted: 2019-08-17 00:12:41
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Peter Fonda, Hollywood's 'Easy Rider,' Dies At 79
Fonda was born into Hollywood royalty as the son of Henry Fonda and brother of Jane Fonda. His 1969 classic, Easy Rider, earned him an Oscar nomination.
Posted: 2019-08-16 21:59:00
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'Little Women' Fans Did Not Endorse The Release Of Movie's Square Trailer
The release of the Little Women trailer caused a stir on social media. Fans are upset at the version released on Twitter because of its square format, which left out much of the surrounding scenes.
Posted: 2019-08-16 20:46:00
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'Shawshank Redemption' Fans Flock To Mansfield, Ohio, For Movie's 25th Anniversary
As many as 30,000 fans of the movie, The Shawshank Redemption, are flocking to the prison where it was shot in Mansfield, Ohio, for a 25th anniversary celebration of the movie.
Posted: 2019-08-16 16:19:57
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'Bernadette' Is A Stirring Tribute To A Woman Rediscovering Her True Calling
Where'd You Go, Bernadette follows a brilliant architect who, in the midst of a decades-long career slump, disappears to recapture her life's passion in the unlikeliest place imaginable.
Posted: 2019-08-16 11:00:00
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A Lost Album From John Coltrane Is Found, With Thanks To A French-Canadian Director
Coltrane recorded the album in New Jersey, at the admiring behest of a Québécois filmmaker named Gilles Groulx, who used it to score his docufictional film Le chat dans le sac.
Posted: 2019-08-15 21:01:26
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'End Of The Century': When Sex With A Stranger ... Isn't, Quite
Julio Castro's tale of two men who hook up in Barcelona, only to realize they'd shared a similar encounter 20 years before, is full of big ideas bogged down by "mushy drama."

Posted: 2019-08-09 09:08:00
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Broadway attendance is up — yet the $35 million production of King Kong is among the five shows cutting bait in the next two weekends, as musical theater undergoes a market correction.
Posted: 2019-08-03 11:57:14
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NPR's Scott Simon marks the legacy of theatrical producer and director Hal Prince, who died this week at the age of 91.
Posted: 2019-08-01 20:20:00
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The Addams Family was the most popular high school musical production this year, according to the latest rankings from the Educational Theatre Association.
Posted: 2019-08-01 15:05:35
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A Black Lady Radio Interview
Comedian Robin Thede is back with a new sketch series on HBO.
Posted: 2019-07-31 16:05:40
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Hal Prince, Transformational Broadway Producer And Director, Has Died
The winner of an unprecedented 21 Tony Awards, Prince left a major impact on American musical theater. Among his shows: Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof and The Phantom of the Opera.
Posted: 2019-07-31 15:06:30
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The Hee Haw Agenda
TV shows set in the rural South have dispelled some stereotypes and bolstered others. We explore the impact of "hillbilly" TV through the years.
Posted: 2019-07-30 18:40:28
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New Faces Emerge At The World's Biggest Comedy Festival
At Just For Laughs in Montreal, a series of events showcase up-and-coming talent — and has a history of giving comics their first big break. Here are 10 top performers from this year.
Posted: 2019-07-27 20:57:00
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New Faces At This Year's 'Just For Laughs' Comedy Festival
Comedians are in Montreal this weekend for the Just for Laughs festival. One of its showcases is "New Faces" — a launching pad for the careers of Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart, Ali Wong and more.
Posted: 2019-07-26 13:00:50
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'Moulin Rouge!' Is An Extravagant, Triumphant Jukebox Musical
With 71 hit songs performed on a decadent nightclub set, the new stage adaptation, based on Baz Luhrmann's 2001 film, is not particularly profound. It is nonetheless a knockout night at the theater.
Posted: 2019-07-25 09:04:00
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'Moulin Rouge!' The Musical Opens Tonight On Broadway
The new Broadway show Moulin Rouge! has more than 70 songs. It is a big, bombastic, jukebox musical about a time and place before jukeboxes.

Posted: 2019-08-21 17:22:40
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After appearing in nearly 800 TV episodes and 100 films, the noted character actor received his first Emmy nomination for his role as a handler to a hitman in the HBO series Barry.
Posted: 2019-08-21 04:00:45
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It can be hard not to miss lower-profile streaming shows. But This Way Up, a comedy created by Irish actress Aisling Bea and streaming on Hulu, has a sweet and funny story to tell.
Posted: 2019-08-20 09:04:00
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The Showtime documentary — Hitsville: The Making of Motown — tells the story of the most successful soul/R&B record label in music history from the viewpoint of Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson.
Posted: 2019-08-20 09:00:07
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Cigarettes Can't Be Advertised On TV. Should Juul Ads Be Permitted?
Though tobacco ads have been banned from TV for about 50 years, the marketing of electronic cigarettes isn't constrained by the law. Public health advocates consider that a loophole that hurts...
Posted: 2019-08-19 09:00:55
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'The Righteous Gemstones' Takes Aim At Megachurch Millionaires
In the HBO comedy created by and starring Danny McBride, a powerful preacher and his adult children are very poor examples to their flock.
Posted: 2019-08-17 12:00:38
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Netflix Curbs Tobacco Use Onscreen, But Not Pot. What's Up With That?
TV networks have standards that minimize tobacco use on shows, and Netflix now does, too. But streaming companies lack public policies about smoking cannabis onscreen, and doctors say that hurts...
Posted: 2019-08-16 17:53:02
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'Mindhunter' Actor Jonathan Groff On His Most Life-Altering Roles
Groff told Fresh Air in 2017 that his work on HBO's Looking changed his life: "It's ... the most personal thing I've worked on." He stars in the Netflix series Mindhunter, now in its second season.
Posted: 2019-08-16 09:00:26
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True Medical Mysteries Get The TV Treatment On Netflix's 'Diagnosis'
The Netflix series Diagnosis is like true crime with diseases instead of murderers, and it's even better when it pauses to consider the real challenges of health care shortfalls.
Posted: 2019-08-15 18:35:20
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Anthology Series 'Why Women Kill' Weaves 3 Mysteries In 3 Decades
The creator of Desperate Housewives is back with a new dark comedy on CBS All Access that shifts between three different storylines. It stars Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste.
Posted: 2019-08-15 10:53:00
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Old-Style Televisions Show Up On Porches In Virginia County
Over the weekend in Henrico County, Va., TVs were left on the porches of more than 50 homes. Security footage shows a guy with a TV over his head making a delivery. The ID of the TV Santa is...