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'Test Kitchen': How To Make Vegetarian Dishes Pop With A Little Umami

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cooking with plant foods naturally high in compounds called glutamates can stimulate the same taste receptors that meat does. America's Test Kitchen explains in The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook.
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James McMurtry Is More Expressive Than Ever On 'Complicated Game'

Monday, March 09, 2015

Complicated Game demonstrates a new range of style and subject matter for McMurtry.
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'Better Call Saul' Breathes New Life Into 'Breaking Bad' Characters

Monday, March 09, 2015

The new show's co-creator says it became a writers' room joke on Breaking Bad that if something didn't fit it would go on the Saul Goodman show, or what is now AMC's Better Call Saul.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Larry David, 'High Maintenance' Creators And Chris Offutt

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Larry David wrote and stars in the Broadway play Fish in the Dark; Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair discuss their Web series about a pot dealer; Chris Offutt discusses his new memoir.
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Fresh Air Pays Tribute To The 50th Anniversary Of Bloody Sunday

Friday, March 06, 2015

On March 7, 1965, marchers from Selma, Ala., attempted to cross a bridge to demonstrate in support of voting rights. Selma director Ava DuVernay, John Lewis and J.L. Chestnut reflect on that day.
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In The Northern Ireland Period Thriller '71,' No One Dies Well

Friday, March 06, 2015

The film is about an English private who is cut off from his unit in the middle of a riot in Belfast in 1971. It's a conventional and smashingly good chase melodrama, but it's also a tragedy.
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In 'The Buried Giant,' Exhausted Medieval Travelers 'Can't Go On,' But So 'Go On'

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Kazuo Ishiguro's latest recalls the plays and novels of Samuel Beckett. It's a masterful blend of fantasy, Arthurian romance, myth, legend and postmodern absurdity — and it's unforgettable.
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On 'Collective Portrait,' Eddie Henderson Is Still Taking Risks At 74

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Eddie Henderson may never have quite gotten his due, but there's still time to correct that.
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Larry David's First Time On Broadway: 'It's Not So Easy!'

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The comedian wrote and stars in Fish in the Dark, a play about rivalries and dysfunction when a family patriarch dies. David says the idea came to his "twisted mind" when his friend's dad passed away.
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A 'Girl In A Band': Kim Gordon On Life After Sonic Youth

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Gordon co-founded Sonic Youth with Thurston Moore. When their marriage broke up in 2011, so did the band. Gordon talks about rebuilding her life, writing her memoir and her new band Body/Head.
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Nora Jane Struthers Is Wide Awake On New Album

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Given the content of the songs, the title Wake seems, in part, to refer to an awakening Struthers has had about who she is, what she wants to do, and how she wants to sound.
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'American Crime' And 'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Highlight The TV Revolution

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Tina Fey co-created the quirky comedy The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for Netflix; John Ridley made the emotionally raw drama American Crime for ABC. TV critic David Bianculli says they're both good.
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Friends And Favors: 'High Maintenance' Creators Share Their Secret To Success

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Web series centers on a pot dealer who bikes around Brooklyn delivering to clients. Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair say they drew on their experiences and friends' generosity to make the show.
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'Welcome To Braggsville' Isn't Quite 'Invisible Man,' But It's Close

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

T. Geronimo Johnson's latest follows four Berkeley students who take an American history class that leads to disaster. It's an ambitious book about race that wants to say something big about America.
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Prepare For 'The End Of College': Here's What Free Higher Ed Looks Like

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

In his new book, Kevin Carey envisions a future in which online education programs solve two of colleges' biggest problems: costs and admissions.
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Fresh Air Remembers 'Jazz Master' Orrin Keepnews

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Keepnews co-founded two of the most important independent record labels of the 1950s and '60s. The Grammy-winning producer passed away Sunday. He spoke to Terry Gross in 1988.
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'Now Is The Time' For Organist Chris Foreman

Monday, March 02, 2015

Foreman is one of a few Chicago jazz heroes who should be better known outside the city limits.
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Chris Offutt Reveals A Family Secret In 'My Father, The Pornographer'

Monday, March 02, 2015

Offutt's late father went from running a small insurance agency to writing more than 400 books, mostly pornography. The writer tells Fresh Air his dad believed he would be "extremely famous" for it.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Larry Wilmore, The Smart Home And Bill Gifford

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wilmore talks about how he's is still fine-tuning The Nightly Show; Alexis Madrigal explores a home full of appliances with computers; Gifford discusses his new book Spring Chicken about longevity.
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'Maps To The Stars': Either The Funniest Horror Movie, Or The Most Horrific Comedy

Friday, February 27, 2015

In the film about a toxic Hollywood, John Cusack plays a self-help guru whose clients include Julianne Moore. It's full of anxious shoptalk and name dropping, druggy kids and druggier grown-ups.
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