What's the Kennection? #388

For writing 'The God of Small Things,' Arundhati Roy became the first non-expatriate writer of what nationality to win the Booker Prize?

What was the first movie by 'Knives Out' director Rian Johnson, a 2005 high school detective noir in which the title "McGuffin" is a kilogram of heroin?

What metal is used along with nickel to make "NiCad" batteries?

In 1875, John McCloskey, the Archbishop of New York, became the first American named to what office?

What unfaithful woman did Kenny Rogers and the First Edition beg, "Don’t take your love to town"?

What's the "Kennection"?