Arts

5:23am

Sun August 2, 2015
The Salt

Counterfeit Duck Confit: All Of The Flavor, Without The Labor

Originally published on Sun August 2, 2015 8:28 am

Traditional recipes for duck confit, or confit de canard, can require dozens of steps to prepare. David Lebovitz's fake take cuts the steps down to five.
Ed Anderson Courtesy of Ten Speed Press

This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen.

This week: We learn to make a "counterfeit" version of duck confit, a classic French dish that traditionally can take days to prepare.

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7:21pm

Sat August 1, 2015
Author Interviews

Aviator Beryl Markham Soars Again In 'Paris Wife' Author's New Book

Originally published on Sun August 2, 2015 6:15 pm

Lydia Thompson NPR

Beryl Markham was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic from East to West. The British-born Kenyan woman was also a racehorse trainer, a writer and a fearless adventurer.

Once famous as an aviation pioneer, she's largely dropped out of the public consciousness. But novelist Paula McLain has put her back in the spotlight — as the protagonist of her new novel, Circling the Sun.

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5:15pm

Sat August 1, 2015
My Big Break

Reggie Watts, Man Of Many Voices, Improvised His Way To Success

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 6:55 pm

Reggie Watts calls his form of entertainment "disinformationist." He disorients his audience, sometimes talking non-sense and switching seamlessly between accents — all improvised on the spot.
Kyle Christy

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.

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5:10pm

Sat August 1, 2015
Book News & Features

76 Years Later, Lost F. Scott Fitzgerald Story Sees The Light Of Day

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 6:55 pm

F. Scott Fitzgerald's story "Temperature" — which was found as an unpublished manuscript — appears in the new issue of The Strand Magazine.
AP

Andrew Gulli has an unusual passion: finding unpublished short stories by famous American authors. He searches through libraries and archives, finds works, researches to confirm they've never been published — then publishes them in the literary magazine he edits, The Strand.

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5:10pm

Sat August 1, 2015
Books

A Look Back On 'Middle Passage': The Evolution Of A Literary Classic

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 6:55 pm

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5:10pm

Sat August 1, 2015
Movie Interviews

More Than A Toy: Lego Enthusiasts Have Built A Community

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 6:55 pm

A LEGO Brickumentary explores the enduring global appeal of the little plastic toys.
Courtesy of RADiUS

It's almost impossible to think of a toy that's more ubiquitous than Lego bricks. The popular interlocking building blocks are everywhere — from the big screen to kids' rooms around the country.

So it may be hard to believe that in 2003, the Lego Group almost went bankrupt.

The company's near fall and meteoric rise is chronicled in the new film A LEGO Brickumentary.

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9:17am

Sat August 1, 2015
Performing Arts

For Penn & Teller's Magical Partnership, The Trick Is Telling The Truth

Originally published on Sun August 2, 2015 4:04 pm

Still snapping selfies, 40 years later.
Joan Marcus Courtesy of Courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown

What does a couple do for its 40th anniversary?

If you're Penn and Teller, you play Broadway. Thirty years after they first played New York, the duo are back with a new show. And it's no quiet celebration, either. In the course of a single performance, they make a cellphone ring inside a dead fish, swallow both needles and fire — and make a rare African spotted pygmy elephant disappear.

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8:03am

Sat August 1, 2015
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Not My Job: Chance The Rapper Gets Quizzed On Saran The Wrapper

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 12:08 pm

Christopher Polk Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch

Chicago hip-hop superstar Chance the Rapper got his name because nobody believed a guy named Chancelor Bennett could rap.

We've invited him to our free show in Millennium Park in Chicago to play a game called "Chance the Rapper, meet Saran the Wrapper." Three questions about using Saran wrap on everything other than leftovers.

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7:48am

Sat August 1, 2015
Code Switch

Black Lives Matter: Coming To A Museum Near You?

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 11:31 am

Demonstrators protested the death of Michael Brown on last summer in Ferguson, Mo., even as police sprayed pepper spray, shot smoke, gas and flash grenades.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

As we approach the one-year anniversary of unarmed black youth Michael Brown's death at the hands of Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is set to open next fall in Washington, D.C., has already started collecting banners and posters from the Ferguson protests, as well as gas masks donned by protesters and cell phone videos taken at the various demonstrations.

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7:44am

Sat August 1, 2015
Author Interviews

A Study Of Gods And Human Nature In 'Tiberius'

Originally published on Sun August 2, 2015 4:04 pm

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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