If you're planning to become an artist, here's one nice way to do it: be independently wealthy, easily pay your bills without needing to sell your own work, buy up the paintings of your marvelously talented friends, and then give their works to the nation. A little-known 19th-century artist named Gustave Caillebotte did just that, and there's a big show devoted to him at the National Gallery right now.
As part of a series calledMy 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.
Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 10:28 am
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Actress Amanda Syefried caused a stir in Hollywood this past week for telling an interviewer with Britain's Sunday Times she had been paid just 10 percent of what her male co-star received for a movie made a few years ago, but she didn't say which movie.
Juan Gabriel Vásquez is best known for his 2013 blockbuster novel The Sound of Things Falling.But more than a decade before that book vaulted him onto the international literary stage, he published a well-reviewed collection of short stories in Spanish.
Now, that collection, Lovers on All Saints' Day, is getting an English translation.
On-air challenge: Today's puzzle has a bit of wordplay. Change one letter in each word provided to make two new words. The letter you change must be in the same position in each word of the pair. And the letter you change each of them to will be the same letter of the alphabet.
For example, "relief" and "mallet" become "belief" and "ballet."
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: A play on an iconic New Orleans dish to get supreme flavor from shrimp without heads.