Books | Arts | Election

'I'm Just Trying To Make Myself Laugh': 'New Yorker' Artist Shares His Cover Stories

NPR | Oct. 20, 2017 6:11 p.m.

Barry Blitt's new book features some of the cartoonist's most memorable and merciless work, including his 2008 drawing of Barack and Michelle Obama fist-bumping in the Oval Office.

Arts | Election

How Steve Bannon's Time In Hollywood Changed Him

NPR | Oct. 20, 2017 12:36 p.m.

Bannon, the man who helped steer and engineer President Trump's recent political success, underwent an evolution during his time in — of all places — Hollywood.

Arts | Nation

LAPD Investigating Accusation Of 2013 Rape By Harvey Weinstein

NPR | Oct. 20, 2017 8:29 a.m.

Weinstein has been dogged by a litany of allegations of sexual misconduct ever since the New York Times reported earlier this month that he has paid off accusers for decades.

Books | Arts | Nation

Amnesty For Little Book Lovers: New York City Libraries Shelve Kids' Late Fees

NPR | Oct. 19, 2017 3:51 p.m.

On Thursday, the city's public library systems are forgiving fines on overdue materials checked out by readers age 17 and under, reopening library doors to young readers once blocked by unpaid fees.

Food | Arts | Nation

Moonshine Makes A Comeback in Virginia. And This Time, It's Legal

NPR | Oct. 19, 2017 10:28 a.m.

While the revival has taken off around the country, it's especially strong in Virginia, where many of the twists, turns and car chases that are a part of moonshine lore took place.

Entertainment | Arts | World | Nation

On Halloween, Insensitivity Goes Beyond Kimonos And Black Face

NPR | Oct. 18, 2017 7:30 a.m.

Halloween is nigh. Does your costume pass the racial sensitivity test? That's our topic this week on Ask Code Switch.

Books | Arts | Science

Astronaut Scott Kelly's Latest Mission: A Book

NPR | Oct. 18, 2017 7:06 a.m.

After a year in space, Kelly says, writing a book was harder than he thought — but still, he adds, "If I write a bad sentence people are only going to get angry with me. They're not going to die."

Food | Arts | World | Nation

Anthony Bourdain Urges Americans To 'Value The Things We Eat'

NPR | Oct. 17, 2017 12:02 p.m.

In interview with NPR's Here & Now about his new documentary, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, the chef drives home the enormity of the problem and the importance of changing our perspective.

Arts | World

'More Than A Political Status': Ai Weiwei Captures Scale Of Global Refugee Crisis

NPR | Oct. 17, 2017 6:41 a.m.

For his new documentary, Human Flow, the Chinese artist-activist traveled around the world to document the scope and human toll of the international refugee crisis.

Entertainment | Arts | Nation

'SNL' Goes After 'Well-Dressed Skin Tag' Weinstein, Stages Pence Walkouts

NPR | Oct. 15, 2017 6:23 a.m.

Slammed for last week's silence on Weinstein, the show ripped into sex abuse allegations against the producer. Elsewhere, Kate McKinnon revived Kellyanne Conway as an eerie Pennywise from It.

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