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‘Hava Nagila: The Movie’ Pays Homage To Unlikely Jewish Touchstone

I grew up on “Hava Nagila,” and I’ll admit it’s not the catchiest of tunes. The ingenuous Hebrew lyrics (“Come! […]

Adolescent Angst Turns Deadly In ‘Stoker’

It’s a mark of a great filmmaker when a movie is felt first and understood later, allowing audiences to intuit […]

A Young Artist Finds Solace In Creatures Of The Sea And Sky

In February, NPR’s Backseat Book Club read a novel about a troubled kid who finds both strength and solace in […]

March Kids’ Book Club Pick: ‘The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz’

Our next book club adventure takes us on a journey that is familiar to people across generations: We will be […]

With Audubon’s Help, Beat-Up Kid Is ‘Okay For Now’

Fourteen-year-old Doug Swieteck seems to be stuck between a rock and a hard place. He has just moved to a […]

A Quvenzhane by Any Other Name… (Storified)

After a weekend that saw journalists on the Oscars red carpet struggling to pronounce the name of 9-year-old Best Actress […]

Dorothea Lange’s ‘Migrant Mother’ Inspires The Story Of ‘Mary Coin’

I shied away from Marisa Silver’s new novel because of its book jacket: a reproduction of Dorothea Lange’s iconic Depression-era […]

‘The Gatekeepers’ Offer Candid Assessment Of Israel’s Security

Six former heads of the Shin Bet — Israel’s security agency — speak to director Dror Moreh in his Oscar-nominated […]

For Modern American Poets, A ‘Likeness’ Could Evolve

Close your eyes. Picture a room full of movie stars. Now picture a room full of U.S. presidents. Now picture […]

Beaming Up Haywire History In ‘Teleportation Accident’

For anyone who’s read Christopher Isherwood or even just spent a few hours in front of the History Channel, a […]

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Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news stories... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. It's all you need to get an edge in your weekend conversations. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi and Sir Richard Branson. Wallpaper magazine calls The Dinner Party one of the Top 40 Reasons To Live In The USA.

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The Splendid Table

Hosted by award-winning Lynne Rossetto Kasper, The Splendid Table is a culinary, culture and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone.

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