On The Hunt For The 'Love' In Granola: A Story About Loving Yourself

NPR Arts - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 05:00

The FDA infamously sanctioned a bakery for listing "love" as an ingredient, but our writer wanted that recipe. She found a treasure of another sort, one of value for those with eating disorders.

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A Visit To Houston's Himalaya: Pakistani And Indian Food With Deep Texas Roots

NPR Arts - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 04:46

Chef Kaiser Lashkari's Pakistani restaurant has become a Houston institution. It's also emblematic of the multi-ethnic city itself, with flavors that borrow happily from other culinary traditions.

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Rows Of Hot Pink Paper, All Saying #MeToo

NPR Arts - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 04:00

Mexican artist Monica Mayer brings her "Clothesline Project" to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

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What About Sexual Harassment On Wall Street?

NPR Arts - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 15:03

Many of the recent sexual assault allegations have surfaced in industries dominated by men. NPR's Michel Martin talks to Wall Street executive Sallie Krawcheck about sexual harassment in finance.

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'Desert Bus': Even In Virtual Reality, It's Still 'Boring'

NPR Arts - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 15:03

Desert Bus may be the world's most boring video game. Players drive a bus from Arizona to Nevada in real time, an eight-hour trip. Now the game has a sequel - just as boring, but in virtual reality.

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Reaction To Trump's Appearance At Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

NPR Arts - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 15:03

President Trump appears at the grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum even as the NAACP and civil rights activists say his presence is an insult.

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How To Not Spoil Your Kids This Christmas

NPR Arts - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 15:03

Parents have the conflicting desires to give their kids everything they want but not leave them entitled and spoiled. Two experts gave us some advice about how to manage this balancing act.

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In A New Novel, The 'Lost Prayers' Of A Gay Teen Bullied To Death

NPR Books - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 04:56

James Han Mattson's debut book, inspired by the real-life suicide of an outed young man, treats the Internet as both lifeline and paper trail of a tormented, small-town adolescence.

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A Father's Cruel Mission To Create 'The Only Girl In The World'

NPR Books - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 04:56

Maude Julien's new memoir chronicles her extraordinary — and awful — childhood with fanatical parents determined to turn her into the ultimate survivor through deprivation, violence and endless tests.

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Opening The Hottest Fake Restaurant In Town

NPR Arts - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 04:56

Vice U.K. writer Oobah Butler created a fake restaurant that became the hottest eatery in London on TripAdvisor. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about how he executed his prank.

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In A New Novel, The 'Lost Prayers' Of A Gay Teen Bullied To Death

NPR Arts - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 04:56

James Han Mattson's debut book, inspired by the real-life suicide of an outed young man, treats the Internet as both lifeline and paper trail of a tormented, small-town adolescence.

(Image credit: Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR)

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SpongeBob's Bikini Bottom On Broadway — And In Danger

NPR Arts - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 04:56

The SpongeBob SquarePants musical is directed by Tina Landau. Even in the face of a dangerous volcano, she says SpongeBob "really reminds us to experience each moment with joy."

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A Father's Cruel Mission To Create 'The Only Girl In The World'

NPR Arts - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 04:56

Maude Julien's new memoir chronicles her extraordinary — and awful — childhood with fanatical parents determined to turn her into the ultimate survivor through deprivation, violence and endless tests.

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How A Fake Restaurant Became London's Top Spot On TripAdvisor

NPR Arts - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 04:56

Vice U.K. writer Oobah Butler created a fake restaurant that became the hottest eatery in London on TripAdvisor. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about how he executed his prank.

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Hurricane Harvey Flooded Houston's Theater District, But It Won't Stop The Shows

NPR Arts - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 04:44

Bayou water and sewage flooded the city's opera, ballet, and theater companies, ruining wigs, costumes and props. Losses and costs to rebuild may total more than $60 million.

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Not My Job: Method Man Gets Quizzed On Method Acting

NPR Arts - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 04:18

The TV host and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan answers questions about the dramatic technique of becoming the character one plays.

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'I, Tonya' Offers A Sympathetic Second Act To A Disgraced Figure Skater

NPR Arts - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:13

In January 1994, skater Nancy Kerrigan was struck on the leg with a police-style baton by a man linked to skating rival Tonya Harding. A new dark comedy reconsiders the case against Harding.

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Biopic About Figure Skater Tonya Harding Reviewed

NPR Arts - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:22

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews I, Tonya. The film depicts the life of Tonya Harding who's controversial figure skating career was marked by her rivalry with her chief competitor, Nancy Kerrigan.

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In 'I, Tonya,' Allison Janney Is An Olympic Mom Who Doesn't Play By The Rules

NPR Arts - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:22

In the new film, the actress plays Tonya Harding's mother, a complex role written specifically for her. "I had to understand what she wanted for her daughter," Janney says. "And the humanity in that."

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Radio Replay: Loving the Lie

NPR Arts - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:00

If you believe something is real — if you can fall in love with someone or stand in awe of a painting — is it possible that it doesn't actually matter whether the object of your affection is fake?

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