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The Cautionary Tale Of A Big-Time Bracket Bust

Saturday, March 28, 2015

In 2010, police arrested a New Jersey man running an football pool — with a payout totaling nearly $900,000. If you're the one holding money in your office's college basketball pool, take heed.

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'Night At The Fiestas' Spins Stories Of Faith And Family

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Kirstin Valdez Quade's debut book of short fiction is inspired by her family and its long history in the "romanticized" region of northern New Mexico.

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A Young Composer's Evening Prayers For Troubled Times

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Missy Mazzoli and a host of collaborators — including Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche — use a Christian sunset service as a frame for meditation on modern life.

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Hunting Mythical Monsters 'At The Water's Edge'

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sara Gruen is following her bestselling Water for Elephants with a tale of a young American couple who travel to Scotland during the Second World War in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster.

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Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves? AP Uncovers Unsavory Trade

Friday, March 27, 2015

Some of the seafood that winds up in American grocery stores, in restaurants, even in cat food, may have been caught by Burmese slaves, a yearlong investigation by The Associated Press finds.

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Her Instagram Feed Finds The Fun In Long-Suffering Somalia

Friday, March 27, 2015

Ugaaso Abukar Boocow left when she was a toddler to escape a civil war. Now she's back, and Instagram is making her famous as she shares upbeat views of her homeland.

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Critic Faults Alcoholics Anonymous For Lack Of Evidence

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Writer Gabrielle Glaser challenges the usefulness of Alcoholics Anonymous in April's issue of The Atlantic. The program's tenets aren't based in science, she says, and other options may work better.

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Heinz And Kraft: Before They Were Food Giants, They Were Men

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Henry Heinz was big into pickles before ketchup came along. James Kraft gave the world American cheese. (Ironically, he was Canadian.) Now, two companies that revamped how we eat will become one.

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Cuban Music's Most Successful Accident Rises Again

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Producer Nick Gold discusses a new release from the musicians behind 1997's landmark album Buena Vista Social Club, and the extended family of artists they've inspired.

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Lessons In Moving Forward On Race From A 40-Year Mayor

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley is retiring after 10 terms. "I sought this job ... mainly to help build a bridge between the African-American and the white community," he says.

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'Cheated' Out Of An Education: Book Replays UNC's Student-Athlete Scandal

Monday, March 23, 2015

Authors Jay Smith and Mary Willingham explain how the school steered athletes to pass-through courses in order to keep players eligible.

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From Kate Tempest To Torres, Female Artists Shone At SXSW

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A throat singer, a hip-hop preacher, an Irish introvert: NPR Music's Bob Boilen says it was the Year of the Woman at the South By Southwest music festival. He shares some of his favorite performances.

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'13 Men,' No Clear Answers: Digging Into An Indian Gang Rape Case

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Last year, a woman in rural India said that she'd been gang-raped on the orders of her tribal council. Journalist Sonia Faleiro traveled to her village and found competing narratives and few facts.

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Understanding Skid Row's Tensions After A Fatal Police Shooting

Sunday, March 22, 2015

After LA police shot and killed an unarmed man in early March, NPR's Kelly McEvers and producer Tom Dreisbach embedded with Skid Row residents and police to learn more about each side of the story.

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It's Not a Junk Drawer. It's An Archive Of An Interesting Life

Sunday, March 22, 2015

When spring emerges, it's time to clean, but one place might get a pass: the junk drawer. Consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow says maybe that's OK.

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Twin Shadow Meets His Muse At The Cemetery Gates

Sunday, March 22, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with frontman George Lewis Jr. about his new album, Eclipse.

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Thanks To Chance (And Craigslist), A Writer Becomes A Carpenter

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Writer Nina MacLaughlin hit her low point producing a listicle of the world's 100 Unsexiest Men. Six years and a lucky Craigslist ad later, she's a carpenter and author of the new memoir Hammer Head.

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After Students Went To Wage Jihad, Teacher Highlights Youth Radicalization

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A German-Syrian religious studies teacher was shocked when she heard that five of her former students had left Germany to join jihadist groups in Syria. "It felt like a personal defeat," she says.

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'We Wanted To Entertain': Jon Spencer On 25 Years In New York

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spencer is equal parts Little Richard and Iggy Pop, the funky, yelping frontman for the Blues Explosion. The band's new album is called Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015.

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'I'm Perd Hapley, And I Just Realized I'm Played By An Actual Newscaster'

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Jay Jackson plays the hilariously odd newscaster on NBC's Parks and Recreation. But before he was a fake anchor, Jackson spent 22 years as a real TV reporter — and he became an actor by accident.

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