As Marriage Standards Change, A Therapist Recommends 'Rethinking Infidelity'

NPR Arts - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:23

Esther Perel has spent the past six years focusing on couples who are dealing with infidelity. "It's never been easier to cheat — and it's never been more difficult to keep a secret," she says.

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Critic's 'Ghost List' Has Books, Music And A TV Show That Deserve A Second Look

NPR Arts - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:23

Every year, critic John Powers is haunted by the things he wishes he'd reviewed. The themes his 2017 "Ghost List" range in spirit from cosmic surrealism to ripped-from-the-headlines immediacy.

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How A Woman Engineer Built A Public Case Against A Sexual Harasser In Silicon Valley

NPR Arts - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:17

Niniane Wang, an experienced engineer with a startup incubator, says she was harassed by a male investor. She wanted to be certain that when she came forward, she wouldn't be ignored.

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Don't Invite These Guys To Your Holiday Party

NPR Books - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:06

Lest ye be judged.

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Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

NPR Books - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 02:02

Want to take your homemade treats to the next level? We've got three recipes to put warmth, color and a little wow on your holiday table from chef Yotam Ottolenghi.

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Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

NPR Arts - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 02:02

Want to take your homemade treats to the next level? We've got three recipes to put warmth, color and a little wow on your holiday table from chef Yotam Ottolenghi.

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Deathless Prose Added To Our Collective Memories In 2017

NPR Arts - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:33

Fred Shapiro, editor of the Yale Book of Quotations, talks about his top 10 quotes for 2017. The quotes span politics, Hollywood, sports and international affairs.

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Maureen Corrigan Picks Books To Close Out A Chaotic 2017

NPR Books - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:13

Fresh Air's book critic says her 2017 list is chaotic in a good way. "These books zing off in all directions: They're fresh, unruly and dismissive of the canned and contrived."

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Maureen Corrigan Picks Books To Close Out A Chaotic 2017

NPR Arts - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:13

Fresh Air's book critic says her 2017 list is chaotic in a good way. "These books zing off in all directions: They're fresh, unruly and dismissive of the canned and contrived."

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Rollicking 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Introduces Welcome Shades Of (G)Rey

NPR Arts - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:00

Writer/director Rian Johnson joins the Star Wars franchise to deliver a chapter that's fast, fun and freewheeling, even as it introduces surprising nuance to the classic Dark Side vs. Light Side beef.

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For December, Forget Wrapping Presents And Treat Yourself To These 3 Romances

NPR Books - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 04:00

Escape from the holiday whirl with three tasty romances, featuring a duke with an epic library, a young girl finding herself in the big city and a proper lady finding love where she least expects it.

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For December, Forget Wrapping Presents And Treat Yourself To These 3 Romances

NPR Arts - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 04:00

Escape from the holiday whirl with three tasty romances, featuring a duke with an epic library, a young girl finding herself in the big city and a proper lady finding love where she least expects it.

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20th Century Fox Updates 'Ferdinand' The Peacefull Bull

NPR Books - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 02:00

In 1936 the book, The Story of Ferdinand, was published. Two years later, Disney turned it into an Oscar-winning short film. Now, the beloved story has gotten its first major movie adaptation.

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Christopher Plummer Nominated For Golden Globe After Replacing Kevin Spacey

NPR Arts - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:38

The 75th Golden Globe nominations were announced on Monday. Among the nominees is actor Christopher Plummer, for his role replacing Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World, after Spacey faced allegations of sexual misconduct.

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The Worst Accents And Best Props From Movies In 2017

NPR Arts - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:38

It's the time of year when you start hearing superlative lists — best of, worst of, least, most, etc. This week on All Things Considered you'll hear some "Highly Specific Superlatives." First up, a movie roundup including best prop trend, worst accent and best coats.

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'Godless' Creator Says He Wanted To Embrace Every Single Western Cliché

NPR Arts - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:38

Scott Frank packed his Netflix miniseries with train robberies and shootouts, but Godless isn't exactly a typical Western. For one thing, the town at the center of the story is run by women.

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'Shape Of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' Snag Most Golden Globe Nominations

NPR Arts - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:26

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War fantasy The Shape Of Water snagged the most motion picture nominations, followed by The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

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Tina Brown To The Max

NPR Books - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:18

The journalist and editor has a new book that looks back at the early years of her legendary career.

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Examining The Role Self Awareness Plays In Sexual Harassment

NPR Books - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 14:32

Many people accused of sexual harassment say they weren't aware that their behavior was inappropriate. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Tasha Eurich, author of the book Insight, about self-awareness.

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Stories Of Syria's Uprising, And Its Backyard Funerals, In 'Gardens Speak'

NPR Arts - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 14:18

In Miami Beach, visitors were lying down in freshly-dug graves 10 at a time. It was part of Tania El Khoury's interactive artwork, which tells the tales of people killed in Syria's civil war.

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