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This Weekend, Experience The Enduring Power Of 'The Millstone'

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Margaret Drabble's The Millstone, set in the 1960s, tells the story of a young, unmarried woman who finds herself pregnant. Author Tessa Hadley says this 50-year-old novel is a weekend must-read.

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Diversity Sells — But Hollywood Remains Overwhelmingly White, Male

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Women and minorities continue to be under-represented on TV and in film, both behind and in front of the camera, according to a new study — even though diverse films and shows make more money.

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'You Have To Be Bored': Dan Deacon On Creativity

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The electronic artist's new album, Gliss Riffer, is his most accesible yet. In a conversation with Arun Rath, he waxes philosophic on stress, technology and the value of a wandering mind.

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'Whoa, Mama!': A Voice Actress's Road To Fame As A 10-Year-Old Boy

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Back in 1987, Nancy Cartwright made a risky, last-minute decision during an audition: Instead of trying out for the part of mild-mannered Lisa Simpson, she went for the role of rebellious Bart.

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Feet On The Coast, Mind On The Prairie: Tom Brosseau's Rootless Sound

Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Californian by way of North Dakota, with a voice that belies his gender, the singer-songwriter takes pride in being hard to pin down.

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Pakistani Author Mohsin Hamid And His Roving 'Discontent'

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mohsin Hamid combines the personal and political in his new book, Discontent and Its Civilizations. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Pakistani author about his new collection of essays.

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The Persistence — And Impermanence — Of Memory In 'The Buried Giant'

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade follows an old couple on what might be their last journey: Hunting for memories of a son they think they had, in a land covered with memory-shrouding mists.

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Film About Campus Sexual Assault Tells Survivors: 'You Are Not Alone'

Friday, February 27, 2015

Survivors Annie Clark and Andrea Pino brought a Title IX complaint against the University of North Carolina. "This is not about UNC," Clark says. "We're not doing this to vilify our institution."

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Obama To Ambitious Teen: 'You Have This Strength Inside Yourself'

Friday, February 27, 2015

The president interviews 18-year-old, Noah McQueen, who's participating in a White House mentoring program for young men of color. "It's hard to always make the right decision," McQueen tells Obama.

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Go Behind The Scenes With The Producer Who Made 'Life After Death'

Friday, February 27, 2015

An NPR team visited the Liberian village of Barkedu to capture the sights and sounds of life after Ebola. They found sorrow, hunger ... and a sense of hope.

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Don't Be Fooled By The Fishy Ingredients: This Burger Is Delicious

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Chef Marcus Samuelsson has a ritual whenever he travels to a new place — ask the cabdriver, "Where do you eat?" When he did that on a trip to Barbados, he fell in love with a fish sandwich.

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Family Secrets — And Mango Chutney — In 'Don't Let Him Know'

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Longtime Morning Edition commentator Sandip Roy has written a new novel, propelled by family secrets, which crisscrosses back and forth between the two "Cals" in his life: California and Calcutta.

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'After Birth' Author On 'Mommy Wars': 'It Doesn't Have To Be This Way'

Monday, February 23, 2015

"We are pitted against each other and ultimately, then, are pitted against ourselves," says writer Elisa Albert. Her new novel is about the singular and universal experience of having a baby.

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The Woman Behind Marvel's Newest Team Of Heroines

Sunday, February 22, 2015

G. Willow Wilson says it's been a blast creating a team of all-female Avengers for the new Marvel Universe coming in May. "We really got no directives besides 'Pick your team and go nuts,' " she says.

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Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon On Marriage, Music And Moving On

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore were indie rock's power couple — until their marriage, and their band, ended in 2011. Gordon looks back on the experience in a new memoir called Girl in a Band.

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Imagining The Future: 'Howard Project' Students Look Forward

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A high school teacher, a lawyer, a nurse, a minister: Four college seniors at Howard University in Washington, D.C., describe their career ambitions and how they feel as graduation grows closer.

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To Change People's Minds, First Make Them Laugh

Sunday, February 22, 2015

In this week's "For the Record," NPR's Rachel Martin talks with three Muslim comics — Adil Ray, Negin Farsad and Ahmed Ahmed — about the motivations and challenges of using humor to change minds.

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A Sister Act Taps A Ghostly, Afro-Cuban Groove

Sunday, February 22, 2015

As Ibeyi, Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz make soulful, percussive music rooted in their Yoruba heritage.

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'That Blew My Mind': Raiding The Lead Belly Vault

Saturday, February 21, 2015

From his pop covers to his freewheeling radio show, there was more to the late musician than blues.

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Adobe Photoshop: 'Democratizing' Photo Editing For 25 Years

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The photo editing system Adobe Photoshop turned 25 this week. NPR's Arun Rath talks to co-founder Thomas Knoll about how the system has changed and where it's going.

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