Arts http://wdiy.org en Edie Falco On Sobriety, The Sopranos, And Nurse Jackie's Self-Medication http://wdiy.org/post/edie-falco-sobriety-sopranos-and-nurse-jackies-self-medication <em>This interview discusses the plotline of Nurse Jackie through the end of season five and beginning of season six.</em><p>In <em>Nurse Jackie</em>, Edie Falco plays an ER nurse who does a lot of self-medicating. Addicted to pills, she finally got sober last season and started going to 12-step meetings. But she saved <em>one</em> pill, and right before going to the party celebrating one year of sobriety, she took it. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:06:00 +0000 editor 38086 at http://wdiy.org Edie Falco On Sobriety, The Sopranos, And Nurse Jackie's Self-Medication The New Age: Leaving Behind Everything, Or Nothing At All http://wdiy.org/post/new-age-leaving-behind-everything-or-nothing-all Perhaps in your attic or basement there is a box of papers — letters, photographs, cards, maybe even journals — inherited from a grandparent or other relative who's passed on. Authors, archivists and researchers have long considered these treasures. The right box might contain a wealth of information about a key historical period or place or person.<p>But what if that box isn't a box at all? What if it's an ancient laptop? Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:28:00 +0000 NPR Staff 38082 at http://wdiy.org The New Age: Leaving Behind Everything, Or Nothing At All Silence And 'Godzilla' http://wdiy.org/post/silence-and-godzilla <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64c6VLNJQiE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5guMumPFBag</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:14:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 38077 at http://wdiy.org Silence And 'Godzilla' Kima Jones, On Black Bodies And Being A Black Woman Who Writes http://wdiy.org/post/kima-jones-black-bodies-and-being-black-woman-who-writes <em>April is National Poetry Month — and at Code Switch, we like poems. We will be exploring a set of broad issues of race and ethnicity in modern poetry for the duration of the month.</em><p><em>Kima Jones, an emerging poet, has developed a strong presence in the literary world — and on social media. And to kick things off, she'll be guiding us through an audience-based Twitter poetry session this Wednesday. You can join us at 12 p.m. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:20:00 +0000 editor 38072 at http://wdiy.org Kima Jones, On Black Bodies And Being A Black Woman Who Writes Book News: Archie Comics Is Going To Kill Off Archie http://wdiy.org/post/book-news-archie-comics-going-kill-archie <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Archie Andrews, the freckly, lovelorn comic book star since the 1940s, is going to die in an upcoming issue of the <em>Life With Archie </em>series, which shows Archie's life as an adult. "Archie dies as he lived — heroically," Archie Comics CEO <a href="http://nypost.com/2014/04/08/comic-book-icon-archie-to-die-heroically-in-series-finale/">Jon Goldwater told the <em>New York Post</em></a><em>.</em><em> "</em>He dies saving the life of a friend, and does it in his usual selfless way. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:18:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 38064 at http://wdiy.org Book News: Archie Comics Is Going To Kill Off Archie 'Astonish Me' Is An Artful, Elegant Dance http://wdiy.org/post/astonish-me-artful-elegant-dance "Etonnez-moi," Sergei Diaghilev, the founder of the Ballets Russes, used to say to his dancers. Astonish me. Maggie Shipstead's book of the same name does not astonish; rather, it charms. It is full of the kind of prose you want to curl up and nest in like a cat: seamless and full of small elegances.<p>Joan is a ballerina straining for perfection and falling short when she meets the famous Soviet dancer Arslan Rusakov. Seeing his fearless dancing "harrows her." She helps him defect, driving the getaway car and then hiding out from the paparazzi with him in a Manhattan apartment. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 38065 at http://wdiy.org 'Astonish Me' Is An Artful, Elegant Dance Some Appetizing Nibbles For Pre-Seder Snacking http://wdiy.org/post/some-appetizing-nibbles-pre-seder-snacking The Passover Seder is usually described as a ceremonial meal: Participants sit down to a set of ritualized foods and tell the story of the exodus from Egypt. But more than just tell it, Jews are bidden to <em>relive</em> it. We engage in ritual and discussion and debate, until each of us feels that we've made a journey ourselves. It's a singular, time-stopping evening. But it can take a very long time.<p>And while there are a few ceremonial bites along the way — a bit of matzo, some horseradish — the actual "meal" part of the Seder may not happen for hours. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:18:00 +0000 editor 38052 at http://wdiy.org Some Appetizing Nibbles For Pre-Seder Snacking In This 'Almanac,' Fiction Makes The Best Time Machine http://wdiy.org/post/almanac-fiction-makes-best-time-machine From <em>Back to the Future</em> to <em>The Twilight Zone</em> and <em>Doctor Who</em>, the theme of time travel is timeless on the screen and on the page. What is it about time travel that's so darn appealing?<p>"We all have this idea in our heads that, if only I had said this, if only I had done that — we all want to go back and do something," says Ann VanderMeer. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:25:00 +0000 NPR Staff 38038 at http://wdiy.org In This 'Almanac,' Fiction Makes The Best Time Machine Coming Out In Basketball: How Brittney Griner Found 'A Place Of Peace' http://wdiy.org/post/coming-out-basketball-how-brittney-griner-found-place-peace Brittney Griner is 23 years old, 6 feet 8 inches tall and one of the best female basketball players in the world. She was the WNBA top draft pick last year, and in college she set records for the most blocked shots in a season and the most career blocks in history — for male <em>and</em> female players. She's so good that the owner of a men's team — the Dallas Mavericks — has said he'd recruit her.<p>Now, Griner is also an author. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:45:00 +0000 Neda Ulaby 38025 at http://wdiy.org Coming Out In Basketball: How Brittney Griner Found 'A Place Of Peace' 'Parenthood' Is Hard, But NBC Gets This Family Drama Right http://wdiy.org/post/parenthood-hard-nbc-gets-family-drama-right During a <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/03/28/295742261/the-good-wife-delivers-a-game-changing-stunner">recent <em>Fresh Air </em>review</a> of the CBS series <em>The Good Wife, </em>I referred to it as one of my "go-to" shows whenever anyone asks me to name a drama series on broadcast TV that's as good as the ones on cable these days. Ever since, I've wanted to give equal time to my <em>other </em>go-to choice. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:06:00 +0000 David Bianculli 38019 at http://wdiy.org 'Parenthood' Is Hard, But NBC Gets This Family Drama Right