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Hundreds Attend Funeral Of WWII Veteran They Didn't Know

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Harold Jellicoe Percival died late last month in an English nursing home. He was 99. With few relatives, it was feared that no mourners would come to his funeral. But word spread on social media. On this Nov. 11 — Remembrance Day in the U.K. — a crowd gathered to bid him farewell.

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Weekend Instagram Project: Capture That Beautiful Fall Foliage #WNYCfallfoliage

Friday, November 08, 2013

In case you're one of those New Yorker who forgets to look up while walking around the city, you're really missing out. The fall foliage in the city is gorgeous right now. Our next heavy rainfall threatens to remove leaves from the trees, so let's take advantage of this weekend to capture all the beauty.

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How To Levitate A Sandwich: 'Modern Cuisine' Spills Photo Secrets

Monday, November 04, 2013

A ham and cheese sandwich floats in midair. A Weber grill is sliced in half to expose a burger sizzling inside. The Photography of Modern Cuisine is both a visual feast and a practical guide to food photography.

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Etsy's New Policy Means Some Items Are 'Handmade In Spirit'

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Online marketplace Etsy is a hive for creative vendors selling handmade goods. But the site recently said it will allow sellers to outsource their manufacturing. Some vendors with growing businesses are delighted at this news; others feel Etsy is abandoning its small enterprises.

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The Antidote: DNA Secrets

Friday, October 25, 2013

At WNYC, we’re experimenting with new ways to tell stories about health. 

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For 'Blue,' The Palme d'Or Was Only The Beginning

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blue Is the Warmest Color won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Now the French drama is arriving in U.S. theaters amid controversy over its explicit sex scenes — and public difficulties between the director and his stars.

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If You're Looking To Read 'Lady Things,' Choose Jezebel Over Jones

Monday, October 21, 2013

Bridget Jones hasn't aged well. At 51, she's the "geriatric mum" of two small children, and finds herself yearning to plunge back into dating. Critic Maureen Corrigan says if you're looking for jolly feminist cultural commentary, you'd be better off reading a witty "encyclopedia of lady things" from the creators of the website Jezebel.

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TLC: A Girl Group's 20 Years Of Ups And Downs

Monday, October 21, 2013

The surviving members of the R&B trio talk with NPR's David Greene about the trials and successes of their careers, which have spanned two decades. The group's journey will be revisited in an upcoming biopic, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.

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Unleashed On Halloween, Monster Cereals Haunt Hoarders

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry first went on sale in the early 1970s, but since 2010, they've only been available during the Halloween season. The scarcity has created a frenzy, with nostalgic parents stocking up on the sweet cereals.

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Alex Karpovsky Talks New Yorker Festival

Saturday, October 05, 2013

The writer and director Alex Karpovsky, who portrays Ray on the HBO series "Girls," is making his first appearance at the festival and he's a little nervous about it.

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Sandra Bullock, Boxed In On The Set Of 'Gravity'

Friday, October 04, 2013

For her new film, the actress submitted to a singularly intense shooting regimen to achieve the movie's weightless visuals. She talked with NPR's Melissa Block about the filming process, which kept her alone inside a box for long stretches, listening to strange music and sounds.

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Clash of the Titans: An Exploration of Verdi & Wagner

Friday, October 04, 2013

Tonight at 9 pm, tune in for a special broadcast of this one-hour program exploring the differences between this year's big anniversary composers: Wagner and his contemporary Verdi.

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No End In Sight As Government Shutdown Begins

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

With lawmakers in Washington at loggerheads over the same issues they've been arguing about for more than five years, about 800,000 federal workers are being told to stay home. Essential services will continue.

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Phantom Phone Vibrations: So Common They've Changed Our Brains?

Monday, September 30, 2013

The feeling that your phone is vibrating when it isn't has been around long enough to warrant scientific research. One psychologist recommends taking regular breaks from our phones to keep anxiety down.

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'Breaking Bad' Lands Its Finale A Little Too Cleanly

Monday, September 30, 2013

The finale of Breaking Bad on Sunday night gave Walter White a great degree of closure and control over the unfolding of events. While that may have been satisfying to those who rooted for him, it causes problems for those who didn't.

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To Get The Benefits of Olive Oil, Fresh May Be Best

Monday, September 30, 2013

Increasingly, high quality oils have a harvest date stamped on the label. Why? Olive oil goes rancid and loses many of the beneficial compounds in just a few months. If the oil stings the back of your throat, the beneficial compounds are there, experts say.

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Latest MacArthur Geniuses Include Sound Savior

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Experimental physicist Carl Haber is among 24 people receiving $625,000 awards for their work. He heard on NPR that historic recordings were in danger of being lost. Using techniques that allow scientists to track atomic particles, he developed a way to preserve those sounds.

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A Sloppy Emmy Telecast Does The Wrong Song And Dance

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Emmy Awards on Sunday night honored some deserving winners, both surprising and not. But more than that, it was a ceremony that was slack, uninspired and sometimes insulting to the talent it was supposedly saluting.

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'Mountain Dew Mouth' Is Destroying Appalachia's Teeth, Critics Say

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The region has an alarmingly high incidence of rotted teeth, and heavy soda consumption is a big reason why, dentists and health advocates say. So they're beginning to target the food stamp program to ban recipients from buying soda with their vouchers.

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Dean Norris, Breaking Out Of That Good-Guy Mold

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The actor plays — played? — DEA Agent Hank Schrader on the soon-to-end drama Breaking Bad, as well as local politician Big Jim Rennie on Under the Dome. He chatted with NPR's Steve Inskeep about Hank's disposition, playing these two very different roles, and singing onstage when he was 5.

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