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For her first feature film, director Gillian Robespierre says she wanted to cast Jenny Slate in the role as an empowered, funny woman. They tell Fresh Air about what shaped them as women in comedy.
There are many heroes in Kevin Birmingham's new book about the novel that sparked a revolution, but James Joyce isn't one of them. The strength of The Most Dangerous Book lies in its subtle details.
Lana Del Rey continues a time-honored pop tradition of developing a public persona that challenges fans to decide what's real and what's not.
Establishment Republicans and Tea Party conservatives clash over a federal agency that helps finance U.S. firms in foreign trade. The legal authority for the Export-Import Bank expires in September.
Priced at just over $300, the F-150 Power Wheels truck is 4 feet long, seats up to two children and boasts a top speed of 5 miles per hour. It's battery operated.
An Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest outbreak ever recorded. The first cases were confirmed in Guinea in March, but new cases have popped up in neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia.