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NPR News: A Look At The Man Who Started 21st Century Fox

A Look At The Man Who Started 21st Century Fox
NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to Vanda Krefft, author of The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox about the origins of the studio, 21st Century Fox, that was sold today. Born in Hungary, Wilhelm Fuchs came to the U.S. where officials changed the family name to Fox. As a teenager, Fox was inspired to buy a peepshow theatre and got into the movie business.

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NPR News: A Look At The Man Who Started 21st Century Fox

A Look At The Man Who Started 21st Century Fox
NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to Vanda Krefft, author of The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox about the origins of the studio, 21st Century Fox, that was sold today. Born in Hungary, Wilhelm Fuchs came to the U.S. where officials changed the family name to Fox. As a teenager, Fox was inspired to buy a peepshow theatre and got into the movie business.

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NPR News: Poetry’s Not Dead, And Here Are Books To Help Appreciate It

Poetry’s Not Dead, And Here Are Books To Help Appreciate It
Our poetry reviewer, Tess Taylor, received a stack of books over the course of this year to help encourage reading poetry. She began reading skeptically, but grew to love two of them: Why Poetry by Matthew Zapruder and A Little Book on Form by Robert Hass.

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NPR News: Tiffany Haddish: ‘I Know What I’m Supposed To Do Here On This Earth’

Tiffany Haddish: ‘I Know What I’m Supposed To Do Here On This Earth’
The Girl’s Trip actress has had what seems like a meteoric rise over the last year: a blockbuster movie, a gig hosting Saturday Night Live, and now a new memoir, The Last Black Unicorn.

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NPR News: Tiffany Haddish: ‘I Know What I’m Supposed To Do Here On This Earth’

Tiffany Haddish: ‘I Know What I’m Supposed To Do Here On This Earth’
The Girl’s Trip actress has had what seems like a meteoric rise over the last year: a blockbuster movie, a gig hosting Saturday Night Live, and now a new memoir, The Last Black Unicorn.

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NPR News: As Marriage Standards Change, A Therapist Recommends ‘Rethinking Infidelity’

As Marriage Standards Change, A Therapist Recommends ‘Rethinking Infidelity’
Esther Perel has spent the past six years focusing on couples who are dealing with infidelity. “It’s never been easier to cheat — and it’s never been more difficult to keep a secret,” she says.

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NPR News: Critic’s ‘Ghost List’ Has Books, Music And A TV Show That Deserve A Second Look

Critic’s ‘Ghost List’ Has Books, Music And A TV Show That Deserve A Second Look
Every year, critic John Powers is haunted by the things he wishes he’d reviewed. The themes his 2017 “Ghost List” range in spirit from cosmic surrealism to ripped-from-the-headlines immediacy.

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