Arts

3:45am

Mon December 22, 2014
The Salt

Nuns On The Ranch Give A Heavenly Twist To Beef

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 5:05 am

Sister Elizabeth feeding Yoda, a water buffalo calf at the ranch. The nuns bought the buffalo to make mozzarella.
Sonja Salzburg for Harvest Public Media

Many beer aficionados are familiar with the rare breweries run by Trappist monks. The beer is highly sought after, but it's not the only food or drink made by a religious order. Many abbeys and convents have deep roots in agriculture, combining farm work with prayer.

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7:00pm

Sun December 21, 2014
Author Interviews

Smashing Snow Globes: A Writer On Essays, Novels And Translation

Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 9:09 pm

Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli is the author of the novel Faces in the Crowd and the book of essays Sidewalks. She is currently working on the novel The Story of My Teeth.
Alfredo Pelcastre Coffee House Press

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City, but she'll admit with a laugh that asking where she's from is a complicated question. She lived there for only two years before packing up for, at various times, Costa Rica, South Korea, South Africa, India, Spain and France.

These days, Luiselli lives in Harlem. And that's the neighborhood where her novel Faces In The Crowd is set: both the Harlem of the recent past and the Harlem of the Harlem Renaissance, along with present-day Mexico City.

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5:24pm

Sun December 21, 2014
My Big Break

Desperate To Speak: How Emily Blunt Found Her Voice

As a child, Emily Blunt had a stutter that was so bad, she could hardly say her own name. "The misdiagnosis [was] that I was a tense child," Blunt says. "And I wasn't. I was desperate to speak."
John Phillips AP

As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.

You may know British actress Emily Blunt from The Devil Wears Prada, where she played the senior assistant to Meryl Streep's fashion editor, or The Edge of Tomorrow, where she coaches Tom Cruise in combat skills as he relives a battle over and over again.

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5:03pm

Sun December 21, 2014
Code Switch

The Whiteness Project: Facing Race In A Changing America

Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 5:24 pm

Whiteness Project participants were filmed talking about race. The project doesn't use their names, to encourage frankness.
Feral Films, Inc.

The voices in the Whiteness Project vary by gender, age and income, but they all candidly express what it is like to be white in an increasingly diverse country.

"I don't feel that personally I've benefited from being white. That's because I grew up relatively poor," a participant shared. "My father worked at a factory." These are the kind of unfiltered comments that filmmaker Whitney Dow was hoping to hear when he started recording a group of white people, and hoped to turn their responses into provocative, interactive videos.

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12:13pm

Sun December 21, 2014
Games & Humor

Listen: The Not-So-True Story Of Santa's Naughty-Or-Nice Division

Photo Illustration by NPR

Santa sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake ... but how does he do it? Sure, the elves lend a hand — but, as it turns out, hours of surveillance video make the job a lot easier.

This year, we present an audio Christmas card to share the real* story on how the North Pole decides who's naughty or nice.

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8:20am

Sun December 21, 2014
Movies

In 'Two Days,' A Mother Lobbies Coworkers For Her Job

Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 1:01 pm

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8:20am

Sun December 21, 2014
Movie Interviews

Filmmaker: Sony Hack Will Make Satirists Think Twice About Content

Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 1:01 pm

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8:20am

Sun December 21, 2014
Photography

Look At This: Seeing The Story Inside A Photo

Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 1:01 pm

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4:58am

Sun December 21, 2014
Movie Interviews

Bradley Cooper And 'American Sniper' Widow Team Up To Tell SEAL's Story

Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 1:01 pm

In his book, American Sniper, Chris Kyle detailed his 150 plus kills of Iraqi insurgents during his time as a Navy SEAL. The book was on its way to being adapted into a film when Kyle was shot and killed by a troubled young veteran.

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4:40am

Sun December 21, 2014
Shots - Health News

Why Does It Take A Movie Robot To Show What Nurses Really Do?

Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 5:52 am

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