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Ava DuVernay's adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's novel assets that a young girl's imagination can change the world. Critic Justin Chang says despite some gaudiness, the film has its own kind of magic.
Netflix's drama about a woman who rebels against conformity and power structures returns for a second season on Thursday. Critic David Bianculli says Jessica Jones "transcends the superhero genre."
Crimmins, who died last week, mentored Bobcat Goldthwait when they were up-and-coming comics in the '80s. The two men spoke to Fresh Air in 2015 about their documentary Call Me Lucky.
On Last Week Tonight, Oliver dives into often obscure stories, like NRA TV and the laws that govern televangelism. He describes the show's style as "the slowest improv you've ever seen."
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New Yorker writer Jane Mayer explains how the infamous Russian dossier on Donald Trump was compiled — and why so little was done about its findings during the presidential campaign.
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Luis Alberto Urrea's The House of Broken Angels borrows from the story of his older brother, who died of cancer. He says the book went through a dramatic rewrite after Trump became president.
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Kroll and Mulaney relive puberty in their animated Netflix series. Kevin Whitehead reviews two new compilations of Nina Simone's early work. Jones talks about playing a fish man in The Shape of Water.
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Heimel, who died on Sunday, was known for the humorous advice she doled out in columns for The Village Voice and Playboy. Originally broadcast in 1991.
Paul Thomas Anderson's film about a renowned fashion designer landed six Oscar nominations, but the director says making sewing look dramatic wasn't easy. Originally broadcast Jan. 23, 2018.
Jennifer Lawrence is unconvincing as the star of the Bolshoi Ballet in the espionage thriller Red Sparrow. Critic David Edelstein says the film features "one bad note after another."
The comic actors channel the indignities of puberty in their animated Netflix comedy series. Looking back on his own adolescence, Mulaney says: "I was always mystified."
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Sarah McBride was the first transgender person to speak at the political convention of a major party. Now she's the spokesperson for the LGBTQ rights organization the Human Rights Campaign.
Donald Glover's Emmy-winning FX series returns for its second season on Thursday. Critic John Powers says Atlanta is simultaneously "strange and angry and hysterically funny."
In April, the singer, songwriter and pianist will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In anticipation, two compilations of Simone's early singles have been released.
When it comes to antidepressants and other psychotropic drugs, author Lauren Slater says, "We don't really know what we're taking into our bodies." Her new book is Blue Dreams.
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In his experimental new memoir, Matt Young conveys the chaos of his three deployments in Iraq. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Young "a frank, funny and mercilessly self-lacerating narrator."
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Tim Kreider says the longest relationship of his adult life was with the stray cat. He writes about that, his fling with a sexual performance artist and much more in a new essay collection.
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Memoirist Tara Westover talks about growing up in a survivalist household. Critic David Bianculli calls Blue Planet II a "dazzling piece of television." Richard Jenkins discusses The Shape of Water.
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Co-writers and co-directors Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina spent six years creating their Oscar-nominated animated film about the Day of the Dead. Originally broadcast Jan. 10, 2018.
Scientists and filmmakers capture images in unprecedented, truly breathtaking ways in the BBC nature documentary series. Critic David Bianculli calls Blue Planet II a "dazzling piece of television."