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Myth-ed Connections: ‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’

Yorgos Lanthimos' deadpan film explores the friendship between a cardiologist (Colin Farrell) and an odd young man (Barry Keoghan) with mysterious intentions.

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How Steve Bannon’s Time In Hollywood Changed Him

Bannon, the man who helped steer and engineer President Trump's recent political success, underwent an evolution during his time in — of all places — Hollywood.

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‘Killing of a Sacred Deer’ Is A Twisted Indictment Of White Male Privilege

A heart surgeon develops a strange relationship with a teenage boy in Yorgos Lanthimos' new film. Reviewer Justin Chang says The Killing of a Sacred Deer is an "unnervingly strange" horror movie.

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Anthony Bourdain On ‘Appetites,’ Washing Dishes And The Food He Still Won’t Eat

The TV host's new documentary is Wasted! The Story of Food Waste. In 2016, Bourdain spoke to Fresh Air about cooking for his young daughter: "If she's not happy, I'm not happy."

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‘I’m Just Trying To Make Myself Laugh’: ‘New Yorker’ Artist Shares His Cover Stories

Barry Blitt's new book features some of the cartoonist's most memorable and merciless work, including his 2008 drawing of Barack and Michelle Obama fist-bumping in the Oval Office.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: ‘Shark Tank’

NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith joins the panel to talk about the oddly successful and often bizarre ABC series that brings entrepreneurs to beg for money from rich people.

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Gabrielle Union Gets Real In ‘We’re Going To Need More Wine’

Union has graced screens big and small since the '90s. Now she's written a frank, funny essay collection that's not just a celebrity tell-all (though she does dish on Heath Ledger's dreaminess).

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LAPD Investigating Accusation Of 2013 Rape By Harvey Weinstein

Weinstein has been dogged by a litany of allegations of sexual misconduct ever since the New York Times reported earlier this month that he has paid off accusers for decades.

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In The Searing ‘BPM (Beats Per Minute)’ ACT UP Acts Up

This French drama about the Paris chapter of ACT UP in the '80s and '90s feels urgent and chillingly relevant — a call to arms against silence and complacency.

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‘Wonderstruck’: A Lifeless Diorama About Lifeless Dioramas

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