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Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road. Hello, White House. Biden invites Elton John to perform
Eric McDaniel | September 20, 2022
Elton John attends the photocall for the movie "Rocketman" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2019 in Cannes, France. Pascal Le Segretain | Getty Images President Joe Biden will host musician Elton John for a performance on the South Lawn of the White House Friday for ...
Brad Pitt and Nick Cave make a surprise art debut in Finland
The Associated Press | September 20, 2022
Musician Nick Cave (from left), artist Thomas Houseago and with actor Brad Pitt pose prior to the opening of their joint exhibition, in Tampere, Finland, on Saturday. Jussi Koivunen | Sara Hilden Art Museum, Lehtikuva via AP HELSINKI — Hollywood's Brad Pitt and Australian musician Nick Cave have debuted as ...
Foraging helped me discover a world of free fruits and veggies
Daniel Wood | September 20, 2022
Daniel Wood As a child I made yearly sojourns to my grandparents' home in Oakland, Calif. Next door, in the middle of chest-high weeds, sat a lush grapefruit tree. The property was vacant; ivy climbed the walls, the windows gathered dust and grime. But the grapefruit tree sat in the ...
‘Reservation Dogs’ co-creator says the show gives audiences permission to laugh
Terry Gross | September 19, 2022
Series co-creator Sterlin Harjo attends the series premiere of Reservation Dogs in Hollywood, Calif., Aug. 5, 2021. Valerie Macon | AFP via Getty Images Reservations Dogs co-creator and showrunner Sterlin Harjo says he grew up surrounded by the "best storytellers in the world." Harjo remembers sitting in his grandmother's kitchen ...
New report finds a coordinated rise in attempted book bans
Andrew Limbong | September 19, 2022
The Bluest Eye, The Hate U Give and Queer, There and Everywhere are among the books that have faced bans around the country. Meghan Collins Sullivan | NPR Throughout the 2021-22 school year, more than 1,600 book titles were banned, according to a new report by the group PEN America, ...
Jonathan Chavez, su mamá, and all the other characters he wants to take on
Vanessa Romo | September 19, 2022
Social media comedian Jonathan Chavez tells NPR he's ready to reveal move past his Mexican Mom character. He wants to world to know the real him. Grace Widyatmadja | NPR Jonathan Chavez is at a crossroads. The social media comedian just turned 23, he's nursing a broken heart, he's searching ...
These are the new movies and TV shows we can’t wait to watch this fall
Eric Deggans, Aisha Harris, Linda Holmes, Bob Mondello, Glen Weldon | September 19, 2022
(Clockwise from top left) Seth Gilliam in The Walking Dead, Letitia Wright in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Brice Gonzalez and George Lopez in Lopez vs. Lopez, Susan Sarandon in Monarch, Harry Styles and Florence Pugh in Don't Worry Darling and Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam Jace Downs/AMC, Marvel Studios, Casey ...
Spanish ‘Dracula’ finds new blood, more than 90 years after its release
Mandalit del Barco | September 19, 2022
Carlos Villarías and Lupita Tovar starred in the 1931 Spanish language version of Dracula. Mike Gallegos for NPR In 1931, Universal Studios shot its classic horror film Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi as the bloodsucking count from Transylvania. But after production wrapped for the day, an entirely new cast and crew ...
How ‘Splatoon’ carved a welcoming niche in the brutal shooter game genre
Josh Broadwell | September 19, 2022
Splatoon players readying for ink-splatting mayhem. Nintendo When Nintendo launched Splatoon in 2015, it catapulted the ink-splatting game into an environment rife with hostile players and graphic violence. Here was another online shooter, but one seemingly meant for children, with a cartoonish look and what amounts to ink-filled water guns ...