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Scrambling To Ring In The New Year

On-air challenge: This week’s puzzle celebrates ringing in the new year. Take the letters Y-E-A-R. Add one letter and scramble […]

A Different Detroit, As A Native Tells It

Author Mark Binelli grew up in a Detroit in decline during the 1970s. The city used to embody the American […]

The Movie Alan Cumming Has ‘Seen A Million Times’

The weekends on All Things Considered series Movies I’ve Seen A Million Times features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking […]

A Very, Very, Very Delicate Balance

His name, ironically, is Michael Grab. It should be Michael B. Careful. He is an artist, a balancer of rocks. […]

‘Death Of Bees’ Captures A Grim, Gory Coming-Of-Age

The Death of Bees is a story about two young girls living in a Glasgow, Scotland, housing project. And if […]

Giving Horror A Bad Name: 5 Bloody Good Alternatives To ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’

It gets harder every year to identify as a horror movie fan and still hold your head up in polite […]

Frank Calabrese Jr. On Opening His ‘Family Secrets’

This interview was originally broadcast on March 14, 2011. Frank Calabrese’s father, the Chicago mobster Frank Calabrese Sr., died on […]

Pop Culture Happy Hour: In Which We Make New Resolutions And Face Old Ones

This week’s podcast is a bit more contemplative than most, as we go back to the New Year’s resolutions we […]

In NFL Football, As In Hollywood, Does Anybody Know Anything?

Baseball: The San Francisco Giants, in winning the 2012 World Series, participated in 16 playoff games — and they’d have […]

The ‘Life And Liberation’ Of A Black Female Metal Fan

Music writer Laina Dawes is a die-hard Judas Priest fan. She’s all about the band’s loud and fast guitars, the […]

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