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In Paris, Where Food Is King, Refugee Chefs Show What They Have To Offer

In a weeklong festival, refugee chefs teamed up with their French counterparts to serve up feasts that fuse their culinary traditions. It's an effort to recast refugees in a new, culinary light.

'I Write About Awful People,' Says Gay Talese

"I'm a little bit drawn to what is forbidden," Talese adds, and he draws readers along with him in his latest book, The Voyeur's Motel, based on the journals of an innkeeper who spied on his guests.

'He Had Many More Films To Make': Remembering Iranian Director Abbas Kiarostami

Kiarostami began making films in 1970 and continued after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. His work helped make Iranian cinema a major international force. The director died Monday in Paris at age 76.

In Search For Answers, Author George Saunders Covers Trump Campaign

The author, a self-professed liberal, traveled to Trump rallies to try to understand the candidate's appeal. He talks to NPR's Lynn Neary about what he's learned about American politics.

Poet Claudia Rankine On Latest Racial Violence

Claudia Rankine's acclaimed 2014 poetry book "Citizen" was a potent and incisive meditation on race. Rankine speaks with NPR's Lynn Neary about where the national conversation about race stands today.

Comic Jim Gaffigan On Stand-Up, Faith And Raising Five Kids

The Catholic stand-up comic says faith is a central part of his humor. He stars in the TV Land series, The Jim Gaffigan Show. Originally broadcast Sept. 24, 2015.

A Longing For Lentils, Or How I Learned To Find Home Where The Daal Is

Daal, yellow, red, brown, or black, is a staple across India. It is often described, inadequately, as lentil soup. Except it's so much more. For a lifelong expat, it's an anchor in an shifting world.
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LISTEN: At Hirshhorn, An Exhibit For Audio Adventurers

The ninth annual "Sound Scene" turns the Hirshhorn museum into a sonic playground.

Dispelling The Myth Of A Classless Society In 'White Trash'

Is America really a classless society? As part of the All Things Considered series, "The New Middle," NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to author Nancy Isenberg about her new book, White Trash which argues the notion of a classless society is a myth that hides an ugly truth about how we view the poor.

Los Angeles Chef Pushes Boundaries Of Taste In Art Installation

Los Angeles's top cult chef has been pushing the boundaries of taste at the Museum of Contemporary Art with an art installation that combines dining, sculpture and taxidermy. It's also a way for a museum to connect with the city's vibrant food scene.