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She Calls Her Movies 'Afro Bubble Gum Art'

NPR | April 29, 2017 4 a.m.

Wanuri Kahiu doesn't want to make films about suffering Africans. Her movies celebrate happiness — with a sci-fi twist.

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In 'The Circle', What We Give Up When We Share Ourselves

NPR | April 28, 2017 11:12 a.m.

The film, based on the book by Dave Eggers, presents a dystopian view of where Silicon Valley is taking the world and captures the tech industry's failure to acknowledge the downside of its creations.

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19th Century Princess And Cookbook Author Was Also Georgia's First Feminist

NPR | April 28, 2017 10:38 a.m.

Princess Barbare Jorjadze is renowned for her cookbook. But she spent most of her life writing letters, poems and essays, to fight for a greater public role for Georgian women.

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What Did Ancient Romans Eat? New Novel Serves Up Meals And Intrigue

NPR | April 28, 2017 7:10 a.m.

In ancient Rome, food was a bargaining chip for position for slaves and nobles alike. At the center of Feast Of Sorrow is real-life nobleman Apicius, who inspired the oldest surviving cookbook.

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This Time, 'Dear White People' Is Not So Much About Them

NPR | April 28, 2017 6:20 a.m.

Season two of Netflix's hit show, with its incessant and incisive look at race at a fictional Ivy League college, doesn't really focus much on white people at all.

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'The Radium Girls' Is Haunted By Glowing Ghosts

NPR | April 27, 2017 8:55 a.m.

Kate Moore's account of the sufferings and struggles of the Radium Girls — factory workers who were poisoned by the glowing radium paint they worked with — reads like a true crime narrative.

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Eugene Symphony Picks Francesco Lecce-Chong As New Music Director, Conductor

KLCC | April 26, 2017 3:11 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

After more than a year of searching, the Eugene Symphony has announced Francesco Lecce-Chong as its new music director and conductor.

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The High Price Of Fake Authenticity: $425 'Muddy' Jeans Inspire Mockery

NPR | April 26, 2017 2:21 p.m.

This week, the Internet discovered that Nordstrom sells premium denim with a "crackled, caked-on muddy coating" — that is, fake dirt. Former Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe had some thoughts about that.

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A Watergate Villain Walks Into A Berkeley Restaurant. What Could Go Wrong?

NPR | April 25, 2017 1:29 p.m.

A new film profiles influential chef Jeremiah Tower. When one of the most hated men in U.S. politics walked in for dinner at Berkeley's famed Chez Panisse, where Tower worked, a colorful scene ensued.

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5 Films Look At The Los Angeles Riots From (Almost) Every Angle

NPR | April 25, 2017 1:22 p.m.

Five documentary films attempt to complete the picture on what transpired in Los Angeles after the Rodney King beating by police.