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Neorealism Goes Hollywood

A new video essay compares two 1952 films that resulted from the collaboration of two renowned filmmakers, Vittorio De Sica, a master of Italian neorealism, and David O. Selznick, a Hollywood producer most famous for Gone With The Wind. Weekend Edition Saturday host Linda Wertheimer talks with filmmaker Ernie Park, who uses a pseudonym, Kogonada.
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Comedian Tig Notaro Plays Not My Job

In 2012, comedian Louis C.K. tweeted: "In 27 years doing this, I've seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night at Largo." That set was the night Notaro performed after getting diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer.
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European Films In Russia's Heartland

For the past few years in July, a sleepy Russian provincial town has rolled out the red carpet to host the best in European film.
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From Ramen To Rotini: Following The Noodles Of The Silk Road

Is it possible that pasta originated in China and traveled west to Italy? Author Jen Lin-Liu travels the historic Silk Road from Beijing to Rome tracing the evolution of pasta and sampling the offerings along the way.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "Americanah"

"Americanah" is a novel that unfolds across three continents, raising questions about identity everywhere it goes. We talk with author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about her latest work, her popular TED talks and her place in the world of literature.

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Listeners Hoping For Change To Come

Listeners react to Tell Me More's coverage of the Zimmerman trial, and the emotions are heated. Editor Ammad Omar and host Michel Martin dig into the inbox.
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Getting Real On Race After Zimmerman Verdict

At the end of a week dominated by news of George Zimmerman's verdict, the Barbershop guys share what strikes them about the case.
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From A Story of Evil, A Lesson In Forgiveness

Beverly Donofrio is known for her popular memoir Riding in Cars with Boys, where she wrote about her experience as a teen mom. Now she's out with a new memoir about a life-changing incident in her mid-fifties — she woke up one night to a rapist in her bed. The book is titled Astonished: A Story of Evil, Blessings, Grace and Solace. Beverly Donofrio joins host Michel Martin for a Behind Closed Doors conversation.
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Federal Panel Approves Eisenhower Memorial Design

The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts gave approval to the proposed—and controversial—design of the Eisenhower Memorial on Thursday morning.

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Smithsonian Collections Could Be At Risk In Substandard Storage Facility

A Smithsonian officials says valuable art and science collections may be at risk of damage due to storage in a substandard facility.

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