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The Broad Museum Is A Contemporary Art Collector's Gift To Los Angeles

Eli and Edythe Broad have been buying works for more than 40 years. They wanted a permanent home for their art — so they've established a museum where anyone can see it for free.

The Ups And Downs Of The Toronto International Film Festival

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with NPR's film critic Bob Mondello and pop culture blogger Linda Holmes about the films they loved — and didn't — at Toronto International Film Festival.

Streamy Awards For Online Video Make Bid For More Respectability

The Streamy Awards are the Oscars of online video. Even though highly produced web videos have major followings — with numbers, in some cases, that exceed television shows — this year, the awards are making a bid for more respectability. NPR spoke with the creators of the Streamies and offers a view of the evolving online video landscape.

On 'The Tonight Show,' A Relaxed Hillary Clinton, Finally

Clinton has struggled to seem at ease on the campaign trail given the controversy surrounding her use of a private email server as secretary of state. She broke through that Wednesday night.

Lutheran Minister Preaches A Gospel Of Love To Junkies, Drag Queens And Outsiders

Nadia Bolz-Weber was a standup comic who opened up a church for people who didn't belong. "My job is to ... remind people that they're absolutely loved," she says. Her new memoir is Accidental Saints.

Lauren Groff, Ta-Nehisi Coates Lead Longlists For National Book Awards

The novelist and journalist are just two of the 40 nominees, across four categories, for the renowned literary prize. The fiction longlist rolled out Thursday morning, capping a week of nominations.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 17, 2015

You can see an exhibit called “Black Artists Matter” or check out two different film festivals.


Comedian's Sept. 11 Lie Revealed

Steve Rannazzisi admits he lied for years about being in the World Trade Center when terrorists attacked it in 2001. A fellow comic, whose firefighter father died that day, accepts the apology.

Neil Patrick Harris Reimagines Variety Show Format In 'Best Time Ever'

Song and dance man Neil Patrick Harris premiered his new show, Best Time Ever, Tuesday night on NBC. It's an attempt to bring back the variety show format.

Author Discusses Francis, A Pope Seeking To Change 'The Tone Of The Church'

On the eve of the Pope's first visit to the U.S., journalist Paul Vallely discuses the reforms Francis is making within the Church as well as the teachings that the pope is unlikely to change.