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April 26, 2015 | NPR · “By hour three,” Kroll says, “I’m either on my phone or taking a nap.” He tells NPR how being a youngest sibling and uncle of 12 informed his new film, Adult Beginners.
 

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April 24, 2015 | KRTS · The documentary Children of Giant tells the story of some of the people in the 1956 film — not James Dean or Rock Hudson, but rather the Mexican community that appeared in it.
 

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April 22, 2015 | NPR · Before the Khmer Rouge regime, a thriving pop and rock scene adapted Western music heard on U.S. military radio stations. The documentary Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten took 10 years to make.
 

Fox
April 22, 2015 | NPR · Forte tells Fresh Air about landing a job on Saturday Night Live and learning on the set of Nebraska that acting is “all about commitment.”
 

Disney
April 19, 2015 | NPR · Macaque monkeys born at the top of society live like royalty. The new film from Disneynature follows a monkey born at the bottom of the pile who struggles to makes a better life for her family.
 

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April 14, 2015 | NPR · “The anxiety in this film is much more directed at the humans,” director Alex Garland tells NPR’s Audie Cornish. “It was more in defense of artificial intelligence.”
 

Plymptoons
April 11, 2015 | NPR · Indie animation king Bill Plympton’s latest feature, Cheatin’, tells the loopy love story of Jake and Ella, and how their perfect romance fractured. Reporter Jon Kalish visited Plympton in his studio.
 

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April 11, 2015 | NPR · Super Troopers is one of the silliest movies in the pantheon of cult comedies and the film’s creators have raised more than $3.5 million for a sequel through crowdfunding.
 

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April 9, 2015 | NPR · “You have a group of people trying to accomplish a mission that’s greater than themselves,” the actor says. “It’s not about one person.” Driver stars in the new film comedy While We’re Young.
 

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March 8, 2015 | NPR · Scott Budnick hit it big in Hollywood as an executive producer of the Hangover movies. Then, in 2013, he decided to leave it all behind and focus full time on helping young people in prison.
 

 

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April 26, 2015 | NPR · It’s no accident that Peruvian cuisine has become popular in recent years. It’s government policy – one that a number of middle-income nations are adopting to flex their muscles on the global stage.
 

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April 26, 2015 | KWGS · For decades, first-year medical students have had to cram the details of the cellular metabolism cycle into their heads. Some med schools say it’s time to quit cramming and focus on patients’ lives.
 

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April 26, 2015 | NPR · A magnitude 6.7 aftershock rumbled the Nepalese capital and sent people running for open ground Sunday morning. The
 

Arts & Life

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April 26, 2015 | NPR · It’s no accident that Peruvian cuisine has become popular in recent years. It’s government policy – one that a number of middle-income nations are adopting to flex their muscles on the global stage.
 

April 26, 2015 | NPR · The second volume of Anne Opotowsky’s lavish trilogy about the Kowloon Walled City is like the city itself — vibrant and contradictory, its skilled atmospherics sometimes marred by sloppy art.
 

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April 26, 2015 | NPR · “By hour three,” Kroll says, “I’m either on my phone or taking a nap.” He tells NPR how being a youngest sibling and uncle of 12 informed his new film, Adult Beginners.
 

Music

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · Chad Clark of the band Beauty Pill walks us through creating “Steven and Tiwonge,” a song about a gay couple in Malawi sentenced to 14 years in prison for their sexuality.
 

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.
 

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · An acoustic quartet from Kiev, Ukraine whose music encompasses rhythms and sounds from around the world, while remaining joyfully unique. Plus, they wear amazing hats.
 

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