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A ‘Breakdown’ Full Of Thrills, Chills And Social Ills

The opening scene of the latest V.I. Warshawski novel confirms the worst fears of any parent whose daughter has been […]

‘Extremely Loud’ And Incredibly Manipulative

Some critics are indignant over Stephen Daldry’s film of Jonathan Safran Foer’s book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. They say […]

Tina Fey On Life, Motherhood, Writing And Comedy

This interview was originally broadcast on April 13, 2011. Bossypants is now available in paperback. Tina Fey grew up in […]

This Weekend, Some New Shows (And Old Favorites)

The New Year brings with it new TV programming, and this Sunday is an especially busy one for television. Two […]

Tinker, Tailor, Actor, ‘Spy’

In author Thomas Caplan’s new novel, The Spy Who Jumped Off The Screen, the president asks movie star Ty Hunter […]

‘Norwegian Wood’: Love And Loss, And Memory Too

“Hey, you’re not a liar, are you?” It’s 1967, and veracity is prized on college campuses. That’s why outgoing Tokyo […]

Brownstein And Armisen’s Comedic Take On Portland

Soon after Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen became friends, they started making sketch-comedy videos. “We would email a link … […]

Irresistible Novelties: The Allure Of The ‘New’

Winifred Gallagher, a science writer, journalist and former psychology editor of American Health, has published, among other things, a unified […]

Growing Up Muslim And Midwestern In ‘Dervish’

In American Dervish, playwright and author Ayad Akhtar draws from his own Midwestern childhood to tell the coming-of-age story of […]

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2PM to 3PM The Dinner Party

The Dinner Party

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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3PM to 4PM The Splendid Table

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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4PM to 5PM Weekend All Things Considered

Weekend All Things Considered

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