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At The Purple Pie Place, Where The Crusts Are Just Sweet Enough

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D. From chicken pot pie to strawberry rhubarb, Trevor Yehlie and his family have been baking and serving pies at the local favorite since 2009.

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An Immigrant's Experience, Recast As Noir, In 'Dragonfish'

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Author Vu Tran's debut novel reflects his own experiences escaping Vietnam as a child. He tells NPR he was drawn to crime fiction as a way to dig into the sometimes-untold stories of immigrants.

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Black Lives Matter: Coming To A Museum Near You?

Saturday, August 01, 2015

How do you curate a museum exhibit about the protests in Ferguson, Mo.? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the director National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open next fall.

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With 'Faded Gloryville,' Lindi Ortega Explores The Rougher Edges Of Fame

Saturday, August 01, 2015

It's hard to believe a sound so country and Americana is coming out of Ontario — NPR's Scott Simon speaks with singer Lindi Ortega about her new album, Faded Gloryville.

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Blueprints Before High Tide: An Architect Explains The Perfect Sandcastle

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Famed architect Renzo Piano is best known for his massive skyscrapers and innovative designs. But the sandcastle enthusiast also has thoughts on how to plan a building that's a bit more ephemeral.

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Maj. Bambi: Meet The Marine Who Was Disney's Famous Fawn

Friday, July 31, 2015

A gritty Marine, Donnie Dunagan fought in Vietnam, earned decorations for his service and retired as a major. But all his life, there was one thing he could never escape: He was the voice of Bambi.

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Jason Isbell Has Conquered Fear, But He's Still Learning About Himself

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The country artist's chart-topping new album, Something More Than Free, comes at a turning point in his life.

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#TheEmptyChair Amplifies Conversation About Sexual Assault

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A provocative New York magazine cover featuring a photo of 35 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault is the latest in a growing movement of survivors publicly sharing their stories.

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Through Doubt And Dark Times, Joss Stone Lets Her Voice Light The Way

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The British soul singer, whose new album Water for Your Soul is out July 31, is known for her big voice. But since she began performing at age 14, she's also learned a thing or two about perseverance.

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100 Swoon-Worthy Romances: The Printable List

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Here's a convenient, printable version of our Summer of Love swoon-worthy romance list.

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Happy Ever After: 100 Swoon-Worthy Romances

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It's the NPR Books Summer of Love, so to celebrate, we asked our readers to nominate their favorite romances. And the results are in: 100 love stories to help every reader find a happy ever after.

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Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Cecil, Zimbabwe's Best Known Lion

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The killing of the beloved lion, hunted for sport, has been condemned by wildlife conservationists. A conservationist in Zimbabwe says a ban should be imposed on the hunting of endangered animals.

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Oceans Called A 'Wild West' Where Lawlessness And Impunity Rule

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish spoke with Ian Urbina, investigative reporter for The New York Times, about his four-part series, The Outlaw Ocean. He says the lack of rules contributes to the ocean's dire state.

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Narcissistic, Maybe. But Is There More To The Art Of The Selfie?

Monday, July 27, 2015

Some say selfies are a mark of our narcissistic culture. But what about a little photoshopping? Is this further evidence of our vanity — or a platform for our personal brand and self-expression?

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A Day Of Triumph In A Time Of Change: Cuba's High Holiday Explained

Sunday, July 26, 2015

It's been 62 years since Fidel Castro launched the attack that began the Cuban revolution, and the country still marks the date. As tensions cool with the U.S., what does July 26 mean to Cubans today?

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Transgender Women Face Inadequate Health Care, 'Shocking' HIV Rates

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A new World Health Organization study finds alarmingly high rates of HIV infection among transgender women. One of the researchers notes that the numbers are rooted in rampant discrimination.

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On Its New Album, Bomba Estereo Is 'Watching The World' From Colombia

Sunday, July 26, 2015

After a decade of music, the electro-cumbia band from Bogotá is expanding its vision. Simón Mejía discusses the group's major-label debut, Amanecer.

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In This Twist On Tricky Dick's History, A President's Secrets Can Save Us

Sunday, July 26, 2015

In Crooked, novelist Austin Grossman excuses Richard Nixon's rocky political career in the weirdest ways possible — by reimagining the former president as a warrior against supernatural forces.

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Back To Walley World: The Griswolds Go On 'Vacation' Again

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The movie's co-director says the goal wasn't to remake the National Lampoon film, but rather "to bring it to the next generation." Rusty, the son from the '80s classic, is now in the driver's seat.

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50 Years Ago, Bob Dylan Electrified A Decade With One Concert

Saturday, July 25, 2015

It's been 50 years since Bob Dylan strolled on stage at the Newport Folk Festival, plugged in an electric guitar, and infuriated his flock. Historian Elijah Wald says there's much more to the story.

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