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378: Danny Boyle, RuPaul, Alan Tudyk

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The one and only RuPaul gives some “godly” etiquette advice… filmmaker Danny Boyle reflects back on his cult film “Trainspotting” and why he decided to make a sequel more than 20 years later… Actor Alan Tudyk picks a list of his favorite robots… And sommelier protocol with the New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov. Plus, why Romania changed definitions in its dictionary, the costliest art heist in American history, and a song to kick off the weekend.


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The Biggest Heist in U.S. Art History, Still a Mystery

A History Lesson With Booze ®

Find out about the most costly property theft in US history: the 1990 Isabella Gardner Museum art heist in Boston. Our bartender -- himself a former art guard -- mixes up a drink that's laced with bitterness.


Alan Tudyk Celebrates His 3 Favorite Robots

Guest List

Alan Tudyk is one of the stars of NBC's new superhero sitcom "Powerless." After honing his chops at Julliard, he's spent most of his career in outer space. He starred in the cult TV hit "Firefly" and lent his voice to a slew of films, including "i, Robot" and "Star Wars Rogue One." Check out his list, in which he sings the praises of his robot heroes.


Danny Boyle Reflects on 20 Years of 'Trainspotting'

Guest of Honor

Back in 1994, director Danny Boyle and screenwriter John Hodge made the hit indie thriller "Shallow Grave." Then followed it up with a high-energy adaptation of the Irvine Welsh novel "Trainspotting." His latest film is a "Trainspotting" sequel and the award-winning director talks with Rico about revisiting the characters after two decades, the unanticipated cultural impact of the first film, and more.


RuPaul: 'We're God Playing Dress Up. That's What Drag Is About'

Etiquette

Each week you send in your questions about how to behave and here to answer them this week is RuPaul. The most famous drag queen chats about the new season of "Drag Race" and the importance of mentors in the LGBTQ community, then he puts picky eaters and PDA-obsessed couples on notice.


Is Wine Tasting at Restaurants Losing Its Flavor?

Main Course

The New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov recently wrote about a Manhattan restaurant called Italienne that serves wine in a totally different way. Brendan wanted to learn more about how the ritual started and its intended purpose. So, he lured Eric to the DPD New York studio by promising they could drink Beaujolais while they talked about this.


Blondie - 'Long Time'

One For The Road

Seventies music legend Blondie has a new album coming out May 5th. Here's a track from it written by Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange.


VOTE: Martini Madness

Blog

This March, we're pitting cocktail against cocktail in the most spirited tournament ever. Which classic drink will reign supreme? YOU decide!