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'City Of Gold,' Patchwork Of Cultures: A Tour Of LA's Food Scene

Pulitzer Prize-winner Jonathan Gold is as much a culinary anthropologist and cultural philosopher as he is a food critic. A new documentary follows him across Los Angeles.
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'We Couldn't Save Them': Lessons From A Film About Family And Addiction

"Our job was to love them," says actress Krisha Fairchild. She plays a recovering addict in Krisha, a film written and directed by her nephew, and inspired by her family's struggle with addiction.
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Meet 'Marguerite,' A Tone-Deaf Opera Singer Who's Determined To Perform

Socialite Marguerite has no idea how bad she is — servants, friends and even other opera singers are too polite to tell her. Critic Bob Mondello says her story is both hilarious and heartbreaking.
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Do You Sacrifice One For Many? Mirren's Latest Film Has No Easy Answers

In her new film Eye in the Sky, Helen Mirren plays a colonel overseeing a secret drone operation in Kenya. Mirren and director Gavin Hood say the audience is the jury in this courtroom drama of sorts.
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City Of Trees: A Lens On A Local "Green Jobs" Program

A new film explores a local "green jobs" program that trained some of the District's hardest-to-employ residents in urban forestry.

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Another Way Of Living: The Story Of Reston, Va.

Reston, Va. was built to be a special place. A new film takes a look at how time has transformed the community's revolutionary vision.

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'Fantastic Lies' Lays Out 2006 Duke Lacrosse Rape Case

David Greene talks to director Marina Zenovich about her documentary, Fantastic Lies, about the Duke lacrosse rape trial. The story begins 10 years ago when team members held an off-campus party.
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A Retirement Community Where Hollywood Takes Care Of Its Own

The Motion Picture and Television Fund is home to 200-plus residents who once worked on screen, behind cameras and in production rooms and secretarial pools.
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'The Witch' Achieves Puritan American Horror Without The Gore

With his new film, writer/director Robert Eggers wanted to resuscitate a nightmare figure from the consciousness of Puritan America. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to him about "The Witch," and how to really scare an audience.
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Barbershop: Chris Rock, Nina And Kendrick

Ravi Patel, Kara Brown and Alex Gale join the Barbershop to talk about Chris Rock's Oscars performance, a polarizing casting decision for a Nina Simone biopic and the surprise Kendrick Lamar album.

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