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Posted: 2020-01-10 12:00:53
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In his last years, as he was dying of complications from syphilis, artist Édouard Manet was in agonizing pain — but you'd never know it from his exquisite flower bouquets and vibrant portraits.
Posted: 2020-01-08 21:24:00
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Artist John Baldessari died last Thursday at his home in Venice, Calif. The artist helped shape not just a movement — conceptual art — but the LA art scene itself. He was 88.
Posted: 2020-01-08 14:29:09
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O'Plerou Grebet, a graphic design student from Ivory Coast, created over 360 emojis depicting different facets of African life, from the djembe drum to a henna-dyed hand.
Posted: 2020-01-05 12:59:00
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How Do You Move 100+ Monet Masterpieces? Very, Very Carefully
Some 120 paintings by French Impressionist Claude Monet are on display at the Denver Art Museum. They're on loan from all over the world — and getting them from place to place is a lot of work.
Posted: 2020-01-02 10:10:00
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One Night In An Edward Hopper Hotel Room? It's Less Lonely Than You Might Think
It isn't hard to imagine yourself inside a Hopper painting (say, having a coffee at a late-night diner) and now, for $150 a night, you can sleep in a recreation of his 1957 work, Western Motel.
Posted: 2019-12-31 16:14:24
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Favorite Videos And Interactives Of 2019
This year, NPR's interactives and videos focused on everything from teens' relationships with guns to rapid migration in Mongolia. For some joy, Big Bird and friends performed at the Tiny Desk.
Posted: 2019-12-28 13:21:00
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Betye Saar At MOMA
Celebrated African American artist Betye Saar is now in her 90s and still hard at work. She has two major shows dedicated to her distinctive pieces created largely from found objects.
Posted: 2019-12-26 22:25:00
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Lawsuit Alleges Missouri Bank Mismanaged Painter Thomas Hart Benton's Estate
In Kansas City, a lawsuit by the heirs of renowned painter Thomas Hart Benton alleges that a local bank has mismanaged Benton's estate.
Posted: 2019-12-24 12:00:09
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Why Certain Poor Shepherds In Nativity Scenes Have Huge, Misshapen Throats
In some historical Nativity scenes, the shepherds have grossly enlarged thyroid glands — also known today as goiter. It's an apparent symbol of their poverty and iodine-deficient diet.
Posted: 2019-12-22 22:13:00
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In Chicago, Hanukkah Now Has Its Own Pop-Up Bar Experience
The two creators of the new Hanukkah-themed bar saw a void in the pop-up scene. Neither is Jewish, but they did enough research to be able to serve up matzo ball soup, latkes, and boozy jelly...

Posted: 2020-01-23 02:05:21
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The rapper's unexpected death at Midway International Airport was caused by an overdose of opioids, according to the medical examiner.
Posted: 2020-01-22 18:25:00
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Jones, who died Jan. 21, co-founded the British comedy troupe in 1969, and went on to direct and co-star in the 1979 Python film Life of Brian. Originally broadcast in 1987.
Posted: 2020-01-22 16:36:03
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Comedian, author and filmmaker Terry Jones has died at the age of 77 after suffering from dementia. As part of Monty Python, he was known for his drag characters and for co-writing the "Spam"...
Posted: 2020-01-19 13:02:43
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What's Next For Harry And Meghan
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are getting what they want: a step back from royal life. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with the BBC's Jonny Dymond about the deal they've agreed to.
Posted: 2020-01-19 13:02:00
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Asian Americans In Hollywood
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with YouTube personality Philip Wang about how far Asian media representation has come in the U.S.
Posted: 2020-01-19 10:00:23
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Star Boors: Humanity Is Cruising For A Bruising In Sci-Fi Comedy 'Avenue 5'
It takes HBO's space-cruise comedy (from the creator of Veep and The Thick Of It) a while to find its footing — but that's understandable, given how wonky the ship's gravity turns out to be.
Posted: 2020-01-18 22:24:00
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Beyoncé Teams Up With Adidas For Brand Relaunch
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with fashion writer Marjon Carlos about Beyoncé's athletic clothing collaboration, Adidas x IVY PARK.
Posted: 2020-01-18 12:55:10
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No Women Nominated For Best Director Oscar
No women were included in the Oscar's Best Director category, yet there were many notable movies directed by women last year.
Posted: 2020-01-16 22:01:05
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Who'll Stop The Rain? She Will: 'Weathering With You'
Makoto Shinkai's latest animated feature doesn't live up to his hit Your Name, with which it shares many plot similarities. But it speaks to anxieties about climate change in a captivating way.
Posted: 2020-01-16 22:00:35
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'Dolittle' Does A Lot, All Of It Terribly
Robert Downey Jr.'s first post-Marvel-Universe foray "is a not a film. Dolittle is a crime scene in need of forensic analysis. Something happened here. Something terrible. Something inexplicable."

Posted: 2020-01-22 21:28:31
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Opening statements began Wednesday in the sex crimes trial of former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. The prosecution and defense outlined their cases.
Posted: 2020-01-22 18:25:00
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Jones, who died Jan. 21, co-founded the British comedy troupe in 1969, and went on to direct and co-star in the 1979 Python film Life of Brian. Originally broadcast in 1987.
Posted: 2020-01-22 18:06:38
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For years, dark rumors swirled around the movie producer. So how did those whispered allegations result in a full-fledged criminal trial? Here's an abridged history.
Posted: 2020-01-22 10:06:00
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A Profile Of Donna Rotunno, Harvey Weinstein's Attorney
Chicago attorney Donna Rotunno is defending movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in what is expected to be a knock-down-drag-out trial. Rotunno has publicly disparaged the #MeToo movement.
Posted: 2020-01-21 18:35:35
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Tim Roth On Working With Tarantino And Getting His Start In London Pub Theater
The British actor has over 100 acting credits, including the new film The Song of Names and the streaming TV series Tin Star. Roth also appeared in Reservoir Dogs, The Hateful Eight and Pulp...
Posted: 2020-01-21 15:06:30
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From Memoir To Movie: 'Just Mercy' And Capital Punishment
Bryan Stevenson's memoir has changed the way we talk about capital punishment. Now, it's being turned into a movie.
Posted: 2020-01-19 13:02:00
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Asian Americans In Hollywood
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with YouTube personality Philip Wang about how far Asian media representation has come in the U.S.
Posted: 2020-01-18 12:55:10
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No Women Nominated For Best Director Oscar
No women were included in the Oscar's Best Director category, yet there were many notable movies directed by women last year.
Posted: 2020-01-16 22:01:05
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Who'll Stop The Rain? She Will: 'Weathering With You'
Makoto Shinkai's latest animated feature doesn't live up to his hit Your Name, with which it shares many plot similarities. But it speaks to anxieties about climate change in a captivating way.
Posted: 2020-01-16 22:00:35
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'Dolittle' Does A Lot, All Of It Terribly
Robert Downey Jr.'s first post-Marvel-Universe foray "is a not a film. Dolittle is a crime scene in need of forensic analysis. Something happened here. Something terrible. Something inexplicable."

Posted: 2020-01-15 21:18:00
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Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher is known for adding surprising twists to classic American musicals and dramas. He says when reviving productions you have to ask: "Why are you doing it right...
Posted: 2020-01-01 22:45:54
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When a teacher suggested Gina Yashere become an actor, her mom said: "Actor? No, no, no. You can act like a doctor when you become a doctor." Yashere is now a co-creator of Bob Hearts Abishola.
Posted: 2019-12-31 21:13:00
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The movement coach has taught at Juilliard for 50 years. Stars of stage and screen credit him with helping them create physically demanding roles by manipulating their bodies.
Posted: 2019-12-31 18:32:34
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'Fresh Air' Favorites: Joan Rivers
This week, we're listening back to some favorite Fresh Air interviews from the past decade. Rivers, who died in 2014, spoke to Terry Gross in 2010 about the sacrifices she made as a female comedian.
Posted: 2019-12-31 15:06:30
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Unprecedented: The Right To Offend (Rebroadcast)
Which publication gave us our "right to lampoon"? Hustler Magazine.
Posted: 2019-12-31 10:00:58
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50 Wonderful Things From 2019
From J. Lo to Keanu, baseball GIFs to Phoebe Waller-Bridge's masterpiece, here are 50 great cultural moments — from TV, movies, theater, books, podcasts and more — from the year that was.
Posted: 2019-12-27 18:36:12
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'Fresh Air' Favorites: 'Book Of Mormon' Creators Trey Parker And Matt Stone
This week, we're listening back to some favorite Fresh Air interviews from the past decade. In 2011, Terry Gross spoke to the creators of South Park about their Broadway hit.
Posted: 2019-12-27 18:36:12
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'Fresh Air' Favorites: 'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda
This week, we're listening back to some favorite Fresh Air interviews from the past decade. Terry Gross spoke to Miranda in 2017 about how his "mixed tape" musical came together.
Posted: 2019-12-25 21:17:44
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Highly Specific Superlatives: The Best Bits Of Stand-Up Comedy In 2019
All Things Considered's Best of 2019 lists are going highly specific. Up next: the best bits from stand-up comedy specials, from Best Joke about the Immigrant Experience to Best Bit about Pregnancy.
Posted: 2019-12-25 16:05:35
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Jingle Sells, But Who's Buying? (Rebroadcast)
Holiday music is big business.

Posted: 2020-01-22 16:36:03
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Comedian, author and filmmaker Terry Jones has died at the age of 77 after suffering from dementia. As part of Monty Python, he was known for his drag characters and for co-writing the "Spam"...
Posted: 2020-01-20 21:14:00
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The winter TV Critics Association press tour just wrapped up in Los Angeles, with streamers and networks unveiling a slew of even more programs. How to keep up?
Posted: 2020-01-19 13:02:00
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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with YouTube personality Philip Wang about how far Asian media representation has come in the U.S.
Posted: 2020-01-19 10:00:23
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Star Boors: Humanity Is Cruising For A Bruising In Sci-Fi Comedy 'Avenue 5'
It takes HBO's space-cruise comedy (from the creator of Veep and The Thick Of It) a while to find its footing — but that's understandable, given how wonky the ship's gravity turns out to be.
Posted: 2020-01-18 12:55:09
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Review: 'Little America'
The new AppleTV+ series Little America fictionalizes true stories of immigrants.
Posted: 2020-01-17 10:07:00
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'Veep' Creator Armando Iannucci Is Back On HBO With 'Avenue 5'
Armando Iannucci, the architect of HBO's Veep, returns to the network with a satirical look at the nascent space-travel industry. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to him about Avenue 5.
Posted: 2020-01-17 07:40:00
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Recording Academy CEO Suspended Amid Allegations Of Misconduct
The organization that puts on the annual Grammy Awards says Deborah Dugan has been placed on administrative leave after an allegation of misconduct by a senior female member of the organization.
Posted: 2020-01-16 21:22:58
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It's The Age Of Peak TV, Yet Screenwriters And Their Agents Are Fighting
Over 500 scripted TV shows were produced in the U.S. in 2019. But that record output is happening amid an ongoing battle between screenwriters and Hollywood's biggest talent agencies.
Posted: 2020-01-16 19:01:00
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Filmed Before The Fires, 'Seven Worlds' Shows Off Australia's Amazing Wildlife
BBC America's new docuseries, Seven Worlds, One Planet, uses cutting-edge technology to showcase extraordinary creatures on seven continents. It's narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
Posted: 2020-01-16 12:25:00
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'Jeopardy!' Crowns Its Greatest Champion Of All Time
Ken Jennings is the winner of the "Greatest Of All Time" tournament. He was the the first to win three games against James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter. In 2004, Jennings had a 74-game wining streak.