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  • Last Minute Dollar Store Costumes

    A foil pan and an underwire bra go a long way, and you don't have to deal with pricey pop-up costume stores. Our spooky canine Cola models some alternative, wallet-friendly looks.

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  • I Am A Teenage Witch

    For some people, being a witch isn't just for Halloween. From Youth Radio, Akemi Weaver sent us this report to explain why.

  • What Listeners Loved This Week

    Michael Ian Black started beef with Michelle Obama. Gov. Christie told a protestor to sit down and shut up. Writers can't quit New York. Here are some of the week's most popular stories.



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  • Where in the World is Chris Christie?

    Chris Christie is crossing the country campaigning for Republican governors in the days before the Nov. 4 election. Follow along!

  • Learning to Love the Entirely Inadequate but Completely Indispensable Disaster Industry

    Huge storms like Katrina and Sandy are here to stay; the firms that manage recoveries should be, too. But if this is going to work, five big things need to change.

  • Cranes Over Buffalo

    The upstate city, which voted against Gov. Cuomo four years ago, is on the cusp of a comeback with a promised $1 billion state investment. But not everyone is feeling the glow.

  • 26.2 Miles and a Night At a Stranger’s House

    Airbnb hopes sponsoring this year’s New York marathon will turn runners into loyal guests. What it won’t do: get the New York Attorney General off its back.

  • Search Our Election Guide and Know What's on Your Ballot

    Before you vote on November 4, search your address in our mobile-friendly guide to get everything you need to know about who's running in your district and what they stand for.

Arts and Culture

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  • Map: The Best Places to Watch the NYC Marathon

    Under the Queensboro Bridge? At the Brooklyn Academy of Music? The finish line? Tell us where you’re watching the marathon this Sunday, and why.

  • 'Nightcrawler' Is a Thriller Set in LA's Seedy Underbelly

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Director Dan Gilroy and his brother, producer Tony Gilroy, talk about their new film, which follows a crime reporter chasing stories in LA's nocturnal underbelly.

  • Five Things You Had To See Online This Week

    The Takeaway

    T-Pain serenaded some NPR employees in his normal voice and he sounds incredible. R.L. Stine put out a spooky story. Taylor Swift got twitchy. Here's the best of what the web gave us.

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  • Book News: J.K. Rowling Exposes Origin Of Harry Potter's 'Twee' Nemesis

    Dolores Umbridge, enemy of the boy wizard, gets profiled in a new story from Rowling on Halloween. Also: Goodnight Moon goes bilingual, and a campaign for diverse books turns to crowd-funding.

Media and Technology

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  • The Risk Is Small, But Warnings About Cell Phones At Gas Pumps Persist

    There has never been a credible case of a cell phone sparking a fire at a gas pump. So why do we still see the warnings?

  • Doppelnamers: When Your Digital Identity Is Also Someone Else's

    Morning Edition

    Finding your email double or Twitter twin is easier than ever, with Web searches and social media reminding us how un-special our names really are. So how do you stand out when others share your name?

  • Why Tim Cook's Coming Out Matters

    The Apple CEO's announcement that he's "proud to be gay" makes him the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to publicly come out.

Music for your day

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  • Primus In Concert, And In Costume


    Soundcheck celebrates Halloween with one of the most inventive and darkly comedic bands of all time: Primus. 

  • That Was A Hit?!?: Little Stevie Wonder, 'Fingertips'


    As part of the ongoing series, That Was A Hit?!?, Soundcheck looks at how Stevie Wonder's early hit "Fintertips" set him on the trajectory to become the influential artist he is today.

  • Interview: George Clinton On A Lifetime Aboard The Mothership


    George Clinton, driving force behind the Parliament-Funkadelic collective, tells all in his memoir Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You? 

  • Adult Jazz: Exploring Intricate Long-Form Pop


    The young Leeds quartet performs songs from its album, Gist Is, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Rock 'N' Roll Gives The Devil His Due In 'Season Of The Witch'


    In Season Of The Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock And Roll, Peter Bebergal says that the occult's influence on rock is more complex than biting a head off a bat.

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