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  1. Home Is Where The Art Is: The Unlikely Story Of Folk Artist Maud Lewis

    06.19 / 21:17 npr.org Npr.org - Arts
    Lewis sold paintings to passing tourists for $2. Now, they go for as much as $20,000 and her entire house is on view in a museum. Maudie tells the true story of the untrained artist from Nova…
  2. 'Maudie' Made Such Joyful Art, You'd Never Guess How Tough She Had It

    06.19 / 21:17 npr.org Npr.org - Arts
    The film tells the true story of Maud Lewis, a woman from a small town in Nova Scotia, who, with no formal training, became one of Canada's most celebrated folk…
  3. Be Bigger, Fight Harder: Roxane Gay On A Lifetime Of 'Hunger'

    06.19 / 18:17 npr.org Npr.org - Arts
    Gay has finally written the book that she "wanted to write the least." The moment she realized she "never want to write about fatness" was the same moment she knew this was a memoir she had to…
  4. Julius Caesar Production Closes, But Debate Over Art And Politics Likely to Rage On

    06.19 / 13:23 npr.org Npr.org - Arts
    A production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar has drawn the ire of conservatives for its depiction of President Trump as the ill-fated Roman…
  5. Gallery Gives Movie Star Marlene Dietrich The Big-Picture Treatment

    06.19 / 09:08 npr.org Npr.org - Arts
    A photography exhibition in Washington, D.C., shows Dietrich's journey from Berlin schoolgirl to glamorous…
  6. Actor Ben Falcone And His Dad On The Funny Side Of Fatherhood

    06.18 / 21:20 npr.org Npr.org - Arts
    Ben learned a lot about fatherhood from his own dad, Steve Falcone. In honor of Father's Day, they spoke to NPR about their most memorable father-son moments. Ben's new book is Being a Dad is…
  7. What Does Mistrial In Cosby's Case Mean In Court Of Public Opinion?

    06.18 / 12:48 npr.org Npr.org - Arts
    On this Father's Day, NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans analyzes the impact of the mistrial in the sexual assault case against superstar comic and philanthropist, Bill Cosby — once known as America's D…
  8. Julius Caesar Production Closes, But Debate Over Art And Politics Likely to Rage On

    06.18 / 11:53 npr.org Npr.org - Arts
    A production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar that ends Sunday has drawn the ire of conservatives for its depiction of President Trump as the ill-fated Roman…
  9. 'Democracy In Chains' Traces The Rise Of American Libertarianism

    06.18 / 11:53 npr.org Npr.org - Arts
    Nancy MacLean's book stretches back to 19th century Vice President — and ardent secessionist — John C. Calhoun to find the roots of modern libertarianism, which she calls a threat to dem…
  10. DAAAAAAAD! On Father's Day, An Homage To The Terrible Jokes They Tell

    06.18 / 11:53 npr.org Npr.org - Arts
    "Dad jokes are just a verbal form of play," says behavioral scientist Peter McGraw. "It's just a different way to tickle and roughhouse with your…
  11. 'Sit, Walk, Don't Talk': An Author Finds Comfort At A Silent Meditation Retreat

    06.18 / 08:58 npr.org Npr.org - Arts
    When faced with a problem, not everyone wishes to talk about it. Jennifer Howd writes about this issue in her memoir Sit, Walk, Don't Talk, which chronicles her healing at a silent meditation…