Arts

10:14am

Mon January 13, 2014
Monkey See

The Golden Globes Share The Wealth, Such As It Is

Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were the hands-down highlight of the deeply silly Golden Globes.
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Let us say this first: The Golden Globes are Hollywood culture at its most purely self-perpetuating. Given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a small group of journalists so gleefully obscure that there is usually a joke about how gleefully obscure they are, the Globes lack the gravitas of the Oscars, which is really saying something, given the fact that the Oscars lack the gravitas of the Tonys and the Tonys lack the gravitas of a halfway decent episode of Law & Order: SVU.

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7:24am

Mon January 13, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Adichie, Tartt Are Finalists For National Book Critic's Circle Awards

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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5:06am

Mon January 13, 2014
Author Interviews

Gates 'Immediately' Became Emotionally Attached To Troops

Originally published on Mon January 27, 2014 12:51 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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9:15pm

Sun January 12, 2014
Weekends On All Things Considered Podcast

The Case Against Hugging, Dead Authors, Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones' new album with the Dap-Kings, Give the People What They Want, comes out Jan. 14.
Kyle Dean Reinford Courtesy of the artist
  • The Case Against Hugging, Dead Authors, Sharon Jones

In this week's podcast, we hear a researcher's objections to hugging, comedian Paul F. Tompkins brings authors back from the dead, and Sharon Jones beats cancer and releases a long-awaited album.

4:57pm

Sun January 12, 2014
Author Interviews

Lessons On Blindness, 'For The Benefit Of Those Who See'

Originally published on Sun January 12, 2014 6:50 pm

A blind child studies at the Braille Without Borders school in Lhasa, Tibet, in 2005. The program was the first of its kind in the country.
China Photos Getty Images

In 2005, Rosemary Mahoney was assigned to write a magazine profile of the woman who started Tibet's first school for the blind, Braille Without Borders.

Sabriya Tenberken, who is blind herself, traveled to Tibet as a young woman and found that blind children there had no access to education, which motivated her to set up a program. During college in Germany, where she grew up, Tenberken also developed the first Braille script for the Tibetan language.

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3:08pm

Sun January 12, 2014
Code Switch

Should NAACP Image Awards Only Go To African-Americans?

Robin Thicke, center, performs with Verdine White, left, and T.I. at The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! in Los Angeles in December. Thicke is nominated for Outstanding Male Artist at the NAACP Image Awards this year.
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Who should be eligible to receive an award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People? And if that definition becomes flexible, what does that do to the mission of the award itself?

That's a question worth asking as the NAACP Thursday unveiled a huge roster of nominees for its 45th annual Image Awards — a ceremony long thought to be a way to honor African-American performers who are often ignored by mainstream Hollywood awards contests.

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2:25pm

Sun January 12, 2014
Race

The Globes Will Be Golden, But Hollywood Remains Mostly White

Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 1:57 pm

Sunday's Golden Globes celebrate a diverse group of actors. Even so, very few shows feature minorities in leading roles on screen or off.
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Sunday night is one of the biggest nights in Hollywood, as stars from film and television gather for the Golden Globe Awards.

This year's awards, which celebrate the best writing, acting and production of the year, are being hailed as the most diverse yet, with a significant number of minority actors up for awards.

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9:56am

Sun January 12, 2014
Author Interviews

The 'Lone Survivor' Tells The Story Of A Tragic Navy Mission

Originally published on Sun January 12, 2014 11:41 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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8:02am

Sun January 12, 2014
Sunday Puzzle

A's On Either End

Originally published on Sun January 12, 2014 11:41 am

NPR

On-air challenge: Every answer is a word that begins and ends with the letter A. You'll be given an anagram of the letters between the A's. For example, given "ern," you would say, "arena."

Last week's challenge: Name something in five letters that's generally pleasant, it's a nice thing to have. Add the letters A and Y, and rearrange the result, keeping the A and Y together as a pair. You'll get the seven-letter word that names an unpleasant version of the five-letter thing. What is it?

Answer: Dream; Daymare

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5:26am

Sun January 12, 2014
Author Interviews

Months After Marriage, A Military Wife Becomes An 'Unremarried Widow'

Originally published on Sun January 12, 2014 12:47 pm

This photograph of Artis Henderson and her husband Miles was taken in 2006, on the day he deployed to Iraq. Miles was killed just a few months later in an Apache helicopter crash.
Simon & Schuster

Artis Henderson never imagined she'd end up a military wife. She had dreams of becoming a writer and traveling the world; settling down with a conservative, church-going Army pilot wasn't the life she'd planned for herself.

But she fell in love with Miles Henderson and she followed him to Army bases in small towns where she struggled to fit into military life and culture. Then, in 2006, her new husband deployed to Iraq and was killed just months later in an Apache helicopter crash.

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