Loudon Wainwright III Opens Up About The 'Exes & Excess' That Inform His Music

NPR Books - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 10:31

Wainwright details his life as a husband, father, son, philanderer and musician in the memoir Liner Notes. Originally broadcast Sept. 6, 2017.

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Loudon Wainwright III Opens Up About The 'Exes & Excess' That Inform His Music

NPR Arts - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 10:31

Wainwright details his life as a husband, father, son, philanderer and musician in the memoir Liner Notes. Originally broadcast Sept. 6, 2017.

Categories: Literary & Art News

Less Waste, More Taste: A Master Chef Reimagines Thanksgiving Leftovers

NPR Books - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 08:07

Over this Thanksgiving week, Americans will toss almost 200 million pounds of turkey alone. Massimo Bottura helps us fight food waste by showing us how to turn leftovers into a world-class new meal.

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Less Waste, More Taste: A Master Chef Reimagines Thanksgiving Leftovers

NPR Arts - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 08:07

Over this Thanksgiving week, Americans will toss almost 200 million pounds of turkey alone. Massimo Bottura helps us fight food waste by showing us how to turn leftovers into a world-class new meal.

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When Making Books Was As Much Of An Art As Writing Them

NPR Books - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:56

The Larkspur Press in Kentucky is two years behind schedule, with no plans to catch up. Printer Gray Zeitz sets each letter of the book by hand and then prints on a press from the early 1900s.

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Categories: Literary & Art News

When Making Books Was As Much Of An Art As Writing Them

NPR Arts - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:56

The Larkspur Press in Kentucky is two years behind schedule, with no plans to catch up. Printer Gray Zeitz sets each letter of the book by hand and then prints on a press from the early 1900s.

(Image credit: Noah Adams/NPR)

Categories: Literary & Art News

J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' Translated To Scots, Marking 80th Language

NPR Books - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:38

Harry Potter and the Socerer's Stone has been translated to 79 languages. Today, it was published in its 80th translation — Scots.

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Jimmy Fallon On The School Of 'SNL' And His Tendency To Smile Too Much

NPR Books - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:34

As a kid, Fallon smiled even when he was in trouble: "There was a report card from kindergarten and the comment from the teacher was, 'Jimmy smiles too much.' " Originally broadcast Oct. 12, 2017.

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'Darkest Hour' Is A Grand, Ham-Fisted Showpiece For Gary Oldman's Churchill

NPR Arts - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:34

Set during the early days of World War II, Darkest Hour chronicles the tense and tumultuous days following Winston Churchill's appointment as prime minister of England.

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Jimmy Fallon On The School Of 'SNL' And His Tendency To Smile Too Much

NPR Arts - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:34

As a kid, Fallon smiled even when he was in trouble: "There was a report card from kindergarten and the comment from the teacher was, 'Jimmy smiles too much.' " Originally broadcast Oct. 12, 2017.

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In Praise Of Difficult Mothers (And Their Difficult Daughters), Onscreen And Off

NPR Arts - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:21

Two films now in theaters — The Tribes of Palos Verdes and Lady Bird — feature contentious mother-daughter relationships that inspired critic Ella Taylor to reflect on her own.

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As The Holiday Season Gets Started, A Look Back At Aprons And Their Stories

NPR Books - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 09:14

For EllynAnne Geisel, aprons are a way to connect to past generations, often women, who once wore them. For years she has collected different designs and shared the joy they bring her with others.

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As The Holiday Season Gets Started, A Look Back At Aprons And Their Stories

NPR Arts - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 09:14

For EllynAnne Geisel, aprons are a way to connect to past generations, often women, who once wore them. For years she has collected different designs and shared the joy they bring her with others.

(Image credit: Courtesy of EllynAnne Geisel)

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'The End We Start From' Chronicles Motherhood In The Midst Of Crisis

NPR Books - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:44

Megan Hunter's new book follows a woman and her newborn who flee an epic flood. "What would it be like if there was an environmental crisis ... in London," she asks, "and where would people go?"

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Armie Hammer Says Filming 'Call Me By Your Name' Was Its Own Summer Romance

NPR Arts - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:44

The film tells the story of two young men who fall in love one summer in Northern Italy. Hammer describes it as "just watching two people explore and learn that love is love."

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'The End We Start From' Chronicles Motherhood In The Midst Of Crisis

NPR Arts - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:44

Megan Hunter's new book follows a woman and her newborn who flee an epic flood. "What would it be like if there was an environmental crisis ... in London," she asks, "and where would people go?"

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A Podcast Playlist For Thanksgiving Road Warriors

NPR Arts - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:25

If you've got hours stuck on an interstate or an airplane in your near future, this list — four hours of entertaining listening — is our gift to you.

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'The Man Who Invented Christmas' Is Half History, Half Humbug

NPR Arts - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 04:00

The film "doesn't reinvent much of anything, but its jumble of biography, fantasy, and backstage melodrama" is at least better than yet another version of A Christmas Carol.

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'Darkest Hour': In A World At War, A War Of Words

NPR Arts - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 04:00

Gary Oldman (and a pair of latex jowls) star as Winston Churchill reckoning with the lonely decisions that imperil thousands of soldiers' lives.

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'Creatures Of Will And Temper' Is A Slow-Burn Slide Into Deviltry

NPR Books - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 04:00

Molly Tanzer gives us a seductive, alternate version of Victorian England in her new novel — by turns smoky and smutty, wondrous and louche. And then, embedded carefully in that world, demons.

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