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Family Life: A Novel by Akhil sharma
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All Things Considered: After a Disaster in ‘Family Life,’ Relief Never Comes
The Diane Rehm Show: Akhil Sharma ‘Family Life’
"Outstanding…Every page is alive and surprising, proof of [Sharma’s] huge, unique talent."—David Sedaris
Heart-wrenching and darkly funny, Family Life is a universal story of a boy torn between duty and his own survival.
Carol Burnett Show: Carols Crack-Up
Morning Edition: Carol Burnett, Still Glad For ‘This Time Together’
Fresh Air: Carol Burnett
This Is NPR: Carol Burnett Loves NPR
Laugh until you cry with the most hilarious and memorable episodes of The Carol Burnett Show now on DVD.
Hand-picked by Carol Burnett just for you, these sketches were so funny that they tested the strength of even the most seasoned cast members.
Enjoy Harvey Korman cracking up during “The Dentist” sketch with Tim Conway. And, see Carol try to hold back the laughs when Vicki Lawrence took the stage as Mama.
In addition to the beloved cast members, enjoy top-name guest stars including The Jackson Five, Steve Martin, Betty White, Dick Van Dyke, Jerry Lewis, Steve Lawrence and many more!
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Here & Now: The Real Philomena
Morning Edition: Dench Makes a Decision in ‘Philomena’ Worth Waiting For
The Leanard Lopate Show: Steve Coogan & Philomena Lee on ‘Philomena’
The Current: Cube Critics on ‘Philomena’ & Others
Airtalk: Steve Coogan on Adapting ‘Philomena’ for the Big Screen
All Things Considered: 'Philomena' And The Power Of A Quiet Film Score
NPR’s Monkey See: Bob And Linda Read Internet Movie Reviews, Part Five: Philomena
All Things Considered: Two Very Different Movies, Two Heroines With Spine
All Things Considered: Steve Coogan, Tacking Toward The Funny Side Of Serious
When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee (Judi Dench) was sent to the convent to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him from her and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising never to attempt to see her child again, she nonetheless spent the next fifty years secretly searching for him, unaware that he was searching for her from across the Atlantic.
The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan
All Things Considered: A Life’s Promise, Tragically Broken
An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world’s attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation.Marina Keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at the New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash.As her family, friends, and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her unforgettable last essay for the Yale Daily News, “The Opposite of Loneliness,” went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. She had struck a chord.
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi
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All Things Considered: In Book’s Trial Of U.S. Justice System, Wealth Gap Is Exhibit A
The Leanard Lopate Show: Injustice & Inequality
WBUR: Matt Taibbi on Inequality
The investigative journalist analyzes the emotionally galvanizing wealth gap in America and how it is transforming the meaning of rights, justice, and basic citizenship.
Game of Thrones: Season 3
Fresh Air: HBO Fills Sunday Night Lineup With Entertaining Power Struggles
All Things Considered: Peter Dinklage: On ‘Thrones,’ And On His Own Terms
Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!: 'Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin Plays Not My Job
All Things Considered: George R.R. Martin, Author And … Movie-Theater Guy?
All Things Considered: Pirates Steal ‘Game Of Thrones’: Why HBO Doesn’t Mind
NPR: Peter Dinklage Loves NPR
Morning Edition: 'Game Of Thrones' Mixtape Drops On Friday
All Things Considered: Path To Television’s Future May Be Paved In Virtual Reality
Morning Edition: Three Ways Pie History Is Like HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’
In the third season of the hit HBO drama series Game of Thrones, the Lannisters are barely holding onto power after a savage naval onslaught from Stannis Baratheon, while stirrings in the North threaten to alter the overall balance of power in Westeros. Robb Stark, King in the North, is facing major calamity in his efforts to build on his victories over the Lannisters while beyond the Wall, Mance Rayder and his huge army of wildlings continue their inexorable march south. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen - reunited with her three fast-maturing dragons - attempts to raise an army to sail with her from Essos, in hopes of eventually claiming the Iron Throne.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
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NPR: Bilbo’s Back, With More Baggage Than Ever
All Things Considered: 'Hobbit 2,' 'Mr. Banks' Are Not Your Parents' Family Films
NPR’s The Two-Way: How Precious: You Can Explore Middle-Earth On Google Chrome
NPR’s The Salt: Elevenses And Then Some: How To Prepare A Feast Fit For A Hobbit
NPR’s Monkey See: Pop Culture Happy Hour: A Smaug Problem And The Holiday Music Blues
The Current: Movie Maven: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’
The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellan) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
3rd by The Baseball Project
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KEXP: The Baseball Project: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Home Run
Weekend Edition: The Baseball Project: Double Play
NPR: Baseball Project: When Perfection Slips Away
All Things Considered: The Baseball Project: For Love Of The Game
2014 album from the super group. The Baseball Project, the critically acclaimed alt-rock supergroup featuring Peter Buck (R.E.M., The Minus 5), Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows, R.E.M.), Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Linda Pitmon and Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate), deliver another batch of songs inspired by the great American past-time. This collection continues their tradition of inspired rock songs that provide passionately funny and sarcastically reverent commentary on the sport of baseball. And those who aren’t fans of the sport can still enjoy the music, while brushing up on their knowledge.
Key & Peele: Seasons One & Two
Fresh Air: For Key And Peele, Biracial Roots Bestow Special Comedic ‘Power’
All Things Considered: Comedians Parody Two Sides Of President Obama
Morning Edition: For ‘Black Nerds Everywhere,’ Two Comedy Heroes
All Things Considered: Why Chaucer Said ‘Ax’ Instead Of ‘Ask,’ And Why Some Still Do
Wits: Keegan-Michael Key
Wits: More from Largo with Keegan-Michael Key
KEY & PEELE SEASONS 1 & 2 give viewers no choice but to laugh again at their hilarious way of examining life in a provocative and irreverent way, through a combination of filmed sketches and live stage segments. From gangsters sharing a passion for TWILIGHT, to Ice-T as a naughty puppy, or racist super heroes, KEY & PEELE showcases their chemistry, camaraderie and unique point of view, born from their shared background and experiences growing up biracial in a not quite post-racial world.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
All Things Considered: The ‘Anchorman’ Legend Continues, And It’s Everywhere
Fresh Air: A ‘Kind Of A Big Deal’ Gets Even Bigger In ‘Anchorman 2’
NPR: Ron Burgundy, Still A Legend In His Own Tiny Mind
Classical MPR: Interview: “Anchorman 2” composers John Nau and Andrew Feltenstein
With the 70’s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.’ Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) - All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy… while taking the nation’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.
The Punk Singer
NPR: Silent For Years, A Riot Grrrl Steps Back To The Mic
Day to Day: Kathleen Hanna: A Riot Grrrl’s New Act
All Things Considered: Bikini Kill Rises Again, No Less Relevant
NPR’s The Record: Revolution Girl Style, 20 Years Later
Fresh Air: Kathleen Hanna and Johanna Fateman of the Band, Le Tigre
Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. In so doing she became both one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons and a cultural lightning rod. While her critics wished she would just shut up, her fans hoped she never would. So when in 2005 Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna and those who were part of the scene, including music legends Joan Jett and Adam Horowitz, THE PUNK SINGER takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.
The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger
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All Things Considered: All Sides of a Divorce, Told in Fresh, Lively ‘Papers’
Witty and wonderful, sparkling and sophisticated, this debut romantic comedy brilliantly tells the story of one very messy, very high-profile divorce, and the endearingly cynical young lawyer dragooned into handling it.
Sisyphus by Sisyphus
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The Current: Sufjan Stevens project, Sisyphus, to play Jim Hodges opening at Walker Art Center
All Songs Considered: New Mix: Sisyphus, Avey Tare, Nothing, More
Sisyphus is the new name for the collaboration between Serengeti, Son Lux, and Sufjan Stevens (formally s/s/s), whose new project under this moniker is a self-titled album partly inspired by the art of Jim Hodges, and commissioned by the Walker Art Center and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music series in Minneapolis/Saint Paul.
Saving Mr. Banks
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Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me: Tom Hanks Plays Not My Job
Morning Edition: Tom Hanks & Emma Thompson on the Magic of Disney
All Things Considered: "Mr. Banks’ Not Your Typical Family Film
The Take Two: Tom Hanks on Becoming Walt Disney
NPR Review: Making ‘Mary Poppins’
Cube Critics: Saving Mr. Banks & Other Holiday Films
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson bring to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time. John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) directs this acclaimed film that reveals the surprising backstory behind the making of Mary Poppins. Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney (Hanks) tries for 20 years to obtain the rights to author P. L. Travers’ (Thompson) beloved book. Armed with his iconic creative vision, Walt pulls out all the stops, but the uncompromising Travers won’t budge. Only when he reaches into his own complicated childhood does Walt discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt Travers, and together, they set “Mary Poppins” free.
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Fresh Air: A ‘Hustle’ With a Flow
All Things Considered: David O Russell Building Movies from the Character Up
Morning Edition: 'American Hustle' Hot Streak Continues for David O Russel
Cube Critics: December Movie Roundup
SCPR: Film Week - American Hustle & Others
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock America, AMERICAN HUSTLE tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell’s previous films (THE FIGHTER, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK ), American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.