Ari Shapiro

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In 'I, Tonya,' Allison Janney Is An Olympic Mom Who Doesn't Play By The Rules

Friday, December 08, 2017

In the new film, the actress plays Tonya Harding's mother, a complex role written specifically for her. "I had to understand what she wanted for her daughter," Janney says. "And the humanity in that."

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Chris Stapleton Dives Into His Archives For 'From A Room: Volume 2'

Friday, December 01, 2017

The Nashville singer sits down with NPR's Ari Shapiro to talk about his latest album, which includes songs he wrote long ago, re-recorded tracks, and covers of his favorite tunes.

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Armie Hammer Says Filming 'Call Me By Your Name' Was Its Own Summer Romance

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The film tells the story of two young men who fall in love one summer in Northern Italy. Hammer describes it as "just watching two people explore and learn that love is love."

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In 'Our Syria' Cookbook, Women Share Stories, Safeguard A Scattered Cuisine

Monday, November 20, 2017

Syrian cooking blends the most delicious flavors from the East and West. For the cookbook Our Syria, Itab Azzam and Dina Mousawi met with Syrian women in the Middle East and Europe to cook with them.

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Trump Calls Russia Investigation 'A Disgrace'

Friday, November 03, 2017

President Trump criticizes his own Justice Department before traveling to Asia. His attorney general gets new scrutiny from Democrats.

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GOP Tax Bill: Winners And Losers And What's Next

Friday, November 03, 2017

Republican House leaders rolled out a $1.5 trillion tax bill this week, a sweeping rewrite of the nation's tax code. We look at what's next and winners and losers.

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Indonesian Food Blogger: The Unifying Power Of Cuisine And Social Media

Friday, November 03, 2017

The diverse Southeast Asian country has more than 17,000 islands, a median age of 29 and an expansive fare influenced by many cultures. And the tech-savvy population is reaching out to the world.

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Dan Rather, An Unlikely Essayist, On 'What Unites Us'

Friday, November 03, 2017

Equally optimistic and concerned, the longtime television news anchor — now a Facebook phenomenon — has written a book that doesn't hide his love of country.

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The Pigeon Racers Of Indonesia

Friday, November 03, 2017

Racing requires a pair of pigeons. The male is the racer, and he flies back to the female during the race. But some Indonesian men love this sport so much, it's been blamed for a rise in divorce.

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Transgender Women Of Indonesia Have A Champion In A 26-Year-Old Doctor

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Across Indonesia, transgender women known as "waria" create community and look out for one another. Health care is a challenge, but one doctor is making a difference.

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'It's Our Right': Christian Congregation In Indonesia Fights To Worship In Its Church

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A Christian congregation outside Jakarta built a new church legally, but Muslims in the area object to it. In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled to allow worship at the church, but it remains sealed.

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Some Indonesians Fear Country's Religious Intolerance Is Growing

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

People who fear that religious intolerance is growing in Indonesia point to the case of Jakarta's last governor. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known by many as Ahok, was a popular leader until he lost re-election during a campaign that appealed to identity politics. Now he is in prison, charged with blasphemy against Islam.

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PHOTOS: A Tranquil Ferry Between Indonesian Islands

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The public ferry system is a key link for a diverse nation spanning some 17,000 islands. "We serve all the people," says the captain of a ferry linking majority-Hindu Bali with majority-Muslim Lombok.

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PHOTOS: Indonesia At A Crossroads

Monday, October 30, 2017

Indonesia's founding philosophy includes the notions of unity and social justice for all. But there are growing concerns that the country is becoming less tolerant than it once was.

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She Watched Bootleg Episodes Of Seinfeld, Now The Indonesian Comic Performs Stand-Up

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sakdiyah Ma'ruf grew up watching bootleg videos of Roseanne Barr and Jerry Seinfeld. Now she is breaking ground as a stand-up comedian who wears a hijab while openly mocking religious fundamentalists.

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The Best Hostess Gift? A Pound Of Butter, Says Amy Sedaris

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Sedaris says her new, accessibly imperfect hospitality show is inspired by local shows she loved growing up — and everyone from Red Skelton to the Two Fat Ladies. (But not Martha Stewart.)

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In New Cookbook, Acclaimed Indian Restaurant Finally Spills Its Secrets

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Rasika, a top eatery in Washington, D.C., is famous for its crispy spinach and modern twists on classic dishes. Now the owner and chef are sharing some of their prized — and adventurous — recipes.

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In 'Manhattan Beach,' Jennifer Egan Dives Deep Into WWII New York City

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Egan began researching her new novel years before she published A Visit From The Goon Squad. It follows a girl who becomes the Brooklyn Navy Yard's first female deep-sea diver during World War II.

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'World Without Mind': How Tech Companies Pose An Existential Threat

Monday, September 11, 2017

From Facebook's algorithms to our reliance on phones instead of our memories, tech giants are taking us to a future that's either utopian or dystopian, author Franklin Foer says.

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Leaving The Past Behind — Or Trying To — In Rushdie's Latest

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Salman Rushdie's The Golden House explores the idea of reinvention in America, through an Indian family whose shady patriarch may not be able to escape his past, despite fleeing across the Atlantic.

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