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'Little House,' Big Demand: Never Underestimate Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wilder's memoir reveals that she witnessed more violence than you'd ever know from her children's books. The South Dakota State Historical Society can barely keep up with demand for the autobiography.

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Buzz Bin: A Proper Look At Where Kazoos Come From

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

They're the instrument anyone can play — but only two places in the U.S. make them, and only one makes the colorful plastic kind most people know. Karen Michel pays a visit to the latter.

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After Father's Death, A Writer Learns How 'The Japanese Say Goodbye'

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lost in a deep depression, Marie Mutsuki Mockett visited a temple owned by her mother's family near Fukushima. There, she found traditions and ways of thought that helped her work through her grief.

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'Stronger Than Ever' Sundance Docs Tackle Scientology, Campus Rape

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Critic Kenneth Turan says Going Clear and The Hunting Ground are among the films that "blew people away" at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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Black Doll Show Inspires With Wakandan Heroes And Jazz Superstars

Sunday, January 25, 2015

For 34 years, the William Grant Still Arts Center in Los Angeles has showcased diverse dolls for children. This year's theme, Jazz Superheroes, incorporates Marvel characters and musical giants.

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How'd A Cartoonist Sell His First Drawing? It Only Took 610 Tries

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tom Toro was a directionless 20-something film school dropout. Then, after an inspired moment at a used book sale, he started submitting drawings to The New Yorker -- and collecting rejection slips.

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Hip-Hop Collective Doomtree On Getting Seven Artists In One Room

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Minneapolis rap crew is back with the album All Hands. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with members Dessa and P.O.S.

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In 'Fatherland,' A Daughter Outlines Her Dad's Radicalization

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Falling in love with your handsome pen pal, moving overseas to marry him, then finding out he's part of a terrorist organization: That's the Bunjevac family story, told in a new graphic memoir.

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At Its Core, Warped Family Drama 'Mommy' Is 'A Story Of Love'

Sunday, January 25, 2015

In his award-winning film, Xavier Dolan, 25, tackles the relationship between a single mom and her troubled son. He says, "I feel like I knew this kid. ... He's just the worst version of who I was."

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Losing A Soul Mate And A Pillar Of St. Louis' Trans Community

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Shane Fairchild and his late wife, Blue Bauer, were "the mama and the papa of the trans community," says their friend Sayer Johnson.

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The Lone Bellow, A Trio Built On Harmony And Trust

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Brian Elmquist, Kanene Pipkin and Zach Williams talk with NPR's Rachel Martin about their new album, Then Came the Morning.

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Dengue Fever: Retro Pop, Cambodian Style

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Brothers Ethan and Zac Holtzman formed Dengue Fever in the late '90s, inspired by 1960s Cambodian psych-rock. Rachel Martin speaks with them and singer Chhom Nimol about their album, The Deepest Lake.

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Whodunnit? King Tut's Burial Mask Damaged And Glue Didn't Help

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A mystery is unfolding at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, where someone has reportedly broken off the beard of King Tut's burial mask and attempted to glue it back on.

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3 Voices, 1 Threat: Personal Stories Of Cyberhacking

Sunday, January 25, 2015

In President Obama's State of the Union address, he gave fresh emphasis to a problem that has been in the headlines: cybersecurity. Here are three people who have experienced security breaches.

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In 'Dear Father,' A Poet Disrupts The 'Cycle Of Pain'

Sunday, January 25, 2015

J. Ivy says his father grew up in pain and passed that pain on to the next generation. In his new book, he says that forgiveness is an ongoing act — and you must constantly remember to forgive again.

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Study Says Creativity Can Flow From Political Correctness

Saturday, January 24, 2015

There is a common belief that requiring the use of "politically correct" language in the workplace stifles creativity. Researchers decided to see if that notion held up to scrutiny.

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Between The Laughs, South African Comedian Hopes To Educate

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Trevor Noah, a new international correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, turns a sharp eye on American policy — while answering the questions about world news that people are afraid to ask.

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Huckabee Serves Up 'God, Guns' And A Dose Of Controversy

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sees America as divided into "Bubble-ville" and "Bubba-ville," a cultural split he describes in his new book, Gods, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.

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Jazz Musician Jamie Cullum Shares Stories And Plays Live

Saturday, January 24, 2015

"I'm more of a communicator than a technician," says the self-taught, hugely successful UK jazz-pop artist. Hear him perform live in NPR's studios.

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Why A Black Man's Murder Often Goes Unpunished In Los Angeles

Saturday, January 24, 2015

From witnesses to reluctant gang members, Jill Leovy says, "everybody's terrified." Her book, Ghettoside, uses the story of one murder to explore the city's low arrest rate when black men are killed.

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