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Chef Erin French, who is self-taught, opened the Lost Kitchen in her hometown of Freedom, Maine. This year, when the restaurant began taking reservations on April 1, it sold out all seatings for the entire year within hours. Courtesy of Nicole Franzen hide caption

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Lost Kitchen Restaurant Made Chef's Small Hometown A Dining Destination

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Three Generations Of Actresses On How Ageism Affects Women In Hollywood

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In 'The Problem With Apu,' Hari Kondabolu Discusses South Asian Representation

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Music In 'Mudbound' Intended To Evoke Earth, Dirt And Mud

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Remembering Syndicated Gossip Columnist Liz Smith

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Mindy Kaling Loves Rom Coms (And Being The Boss)

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Ingrained Prejudices Collide With Wartime Trauma In 'Mudbound'

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Mystery Guest Chloe Swantner plays a game with host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton on Ask Me Another. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Mystery Guest

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Sounds Like Teen Spirit

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Actor Mozhan Marnò talks to host Ophira Eisenberg and plays a game on Ask Me Another. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Mozhan Marnò: Diaries, Screenplays, And Blacklists

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In a monologue on her Hulu show I Love You, America, comedian Sarah Silverman described the sadness and anger she feels about her friend Louis C.K., following his admission of sexual misconduct. Screengrab by NPR/I Love You America on YouTube hide caption

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