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Jon Stewart Signs New 4-Year Deal With HBO

"Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly broke me," Stewart says. "I'm pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again."
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 3, 2015

Two local premieres aim for laughs and deeper contemplation.


John Irving Always Knows Where He's Going

Irving's latest novel is Avenue of Mysteries. He tells NPR's Lynn Neary that he thinks about each book for a long time — and he doesn't start writing until he knows what the ending will be.

In 'The Diplomat,' Filmmaker David Holbrooke Recalls Late Father's Career

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with filmmaker David Holbrooke about his new documentary, The Diplomat, exploring the life of his late father, the renowned diplomat Richard Holbrooke.

In Disappointing Month For Studios, October Chock Full Of Box Office Flops

October was grim for movie studios. NPR reports on four weeks of flops.

Actress Illeana Douglas Recounts A Life 'Lived In And Out Of The Movies'

The actress, who appeared in Six Feet Under and Cape Fear, discusses growing up on a commune, working with (and dating) Scorsese and her various acting gigs. Douglas' memoir is I Blame Dennis Hopper.
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Jesse Eisenberg: "Bream Gives Me Hiccups"

The actor, playwright and writer on his new book of short stories.


From 'Book Strap' To 'Burrito': A History Of The School Backpack

Backpacks and textbooks are a match made in heaven. But not too long ago, students walked to school carrying their books in their arms.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 2, 2015

An ancient story is cast in a new light, and an exhibit features illuminated fruit, chairs and other objects that will leave you searching for the sun.