The Brief, Tumultuous Reign Of An Erstwhile Best-Seller

NPR Arts - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 17:05

For a while Thursday, Lani Sarem's debut, Handbook for Mortals, stood as the reigning best-seller in young adult literature. Within hours, it had been removed from the list entirely. What happened?

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'Disjointed' Is Like Any Workplace Sitcom — Think 'Cheers,' With More Pot

NPR Arts - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 15:08

Set in a medical marijuana dispensary, the big networks all turned the show down. But Netflix picked it up and co-creator Chuck Lorre says, ultimately, it's about characters who care for one another.

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A Closeted Teen Struggles To Maintain His Double Life In 'Beach Rats'

NPR Arts - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 13:33

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews Beach Rats, which follows a teenager in Brooklyn who is having a lousy summer. The film won the best directing prize at Sundance earlier this year.

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Celebrating 30 Years Of Fresh Air: Oscar-Winning Actress Patty Duke

NPR Arts - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 10:54

Duke grew up in the public eye, playing Helen Keller in the stage and screen versions of The Miracle Worker. Later she starred in her own TV sitcom, The Patty Duke Show. Originally broadcast in 1988.

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Celebrating 30 Years Of Fresh Air: The Carl Reiner Interview

NPR Arts - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 10:54

Reiner spoke to Terry Gross in 1988 about how his experiences working backstage in Hollywood inspired him to create the classic sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show.

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Science 'Gone Wrong' Can Teach Us

NPR Books - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 08:26

Pandora's Lab stresses that for science to work, it needs to base claims on data, studies need to be replicable, and scientists must be more attached to science than to their own ideas, says Alva Noë.

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Science 'Gone Wrong' Can Teach Us

NPR Arts - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 08:26

Pandora's Lab stresses that for science to work, it needs to base claims on data, studies need to be replicable, and scientists must be more attached to science than to their own ideas, says Alva Noë.

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Categories: Literary & Art News

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