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'Steve Jobs': As Ambitious As Its Title Character  |   

Danny Boyle's new biopic, Steve Jobs, is a look at the man who made Apple mean computers, not fruit. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it's an invigorating story told in three acts of crisis.

In 'Gap Of Time,' Shakespeare Is Updated, But Not Upstaged  |   

Jeanette Winterson's retelling of The Winter's Tale includes hedge fund managers and a New Orleans setting. But critic Annalisa Quinn says the book doesn't quite stand on its own.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Martian' And How-To Stories  |   

On this week's show, we chat about The Martian, consider other stories that enlighten us about the work people do, and — as always — offer up what's making us happy this week.

'Secret Chord' Sings A New Song About An Ancient Hero  |   

Geraldine Brooks' retelling of the biblical epic of King David casts him as larger than life — jester, predator, conqueror and poet. Critic Jean Zimmerman says Brooks "gives the whole king his due."

'If They Have It, It's Undeniable': Lorne Michaels On Casting 'SNL'  |   

The Saturday Night Live executive producer says criticism of the show's perceived lack of diversity frustrated him, but that the perception needed to be addressed.