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Among The Young And Privileged In North Korea

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

American journalist Suki Kim spent six months teaching English at a North Korean University that serves the sons of the elite. She chronicles her experience in a new book, Without You, There Is No Us.

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Model Remembers Oscar De La Renta As An 'Extraordinary Gentleman'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died at the age of 82 on Monday. Audie Cornish talks to one of the women who modeled his clothing, Bethann Hardison.

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You Definitely Need This Condo Pony, And Other Products From 'SkyMaul'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"The Hot Dog Clock" and "The Forever Diaper" are also must-haves. A San Francisco comedy group is once again poking fun at the in-flight catalog SkyMall.

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Six Words: 'Must We Forget Our Confederate Ancestors?'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Confederate flag is a sign of bigotry to some. For others, says reporter Jesse Dukes, it symbolizes family heritage and defiance — but also what he calls a "willful innocence" about U.S. history.

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'You Cannot Go Back': Annie Lennox On 'Nostalgia'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The singer and activist tackles jazz standards, including "Strange Fruit" and others, on her new album. Here, she and NPR's Steve Inskeep discuss how she connects with the present through the past.

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From Sizzling Fajitas To The Super Bowl, How Sounds Help Sell

Monday, October 20, 2014

Joel Beckerman is a composer who specializes in sonic branding. His new book is called The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel, and Buy.

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Jessie Ware On Learning To Trust Herself

Monday, October 20, 2014

The pop singer and songwriter sounds more comfortable and assured on her second album, Tough Love. "This life is quite bizarre sometimes," she tells NPR's Audie Cornish.

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There's Never A Dull Moment On This Trans-Siberian Adventure

Monday, October 20, 2014

Morning Edition's David Greene has taken this 6,000-mile ride twice. He shares his experience in the cramped third-class cars — borscht and all — in his new book, Midnight in Siberia.

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Many Views Of Muhammad, As A Man And As A Prophet

Sunday, October 19, 2014

In her new book, The Lives of Muhammad, Boston University professor Kecia Ali discusses the different ways that Muslim and non-Muslim biographers have depicted the prophet over the centuries.

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Why Did The Mountain Lion Cross The Freeway? To Breed

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The 101 Freeway slices right through the wilderness in and around Los Angeles, separating local mountain lion populations. To mate and avoid inbreeding, the animals must risk the dangerous crossing.

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From Mannequin To Actor: Geena Davis' 'Ridiculous, Ridiculous' Break

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Geena Davis has played unforgettable roles in movies like Beetlejuice and A League of Their Own. But before her acting debut in Tootsie, she worked at a clothing store in window displays.

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As Cattle Prices Climb, Ranchers Watch Out For Bovine Thievery

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Across the U.S., cattle prices are at record highs. So ranchers and special rangers are working to protect herds from cattle rustlers — thieves looking to sell off stolen animals at auction.

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Bucking The Fashion Trend, Converse Kicks Up A Fuss About Knockoffs

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Nike-owned company is suing to protect its Chuck Taylor All Stars from copycats. But NYU law professor Chris Sprigman says it might be an uphill battle, since copying is part of the fashion cycle.

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Chef Ottolenghi Makes The Case For 'Plenty More' Vegetables

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi talks with Rachel Martin about the difference between supermarket hummus and Middle Eastern hummus and why he doesn't like to call his cookbooks "vegetarian."

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One Feminist Critic's Battle With Gaming's Darker Side

Saturday, October 18, 2014

This week, Anita Sarkeesian, known for her series critiquing the portrayal of women in video games, canceled a talk at Utah State University after the school received a threat of a mass shooting.

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A Funny Philosopher Tackles A Tough Query: 'Does Santa Exist?'

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Eric Kaplan's son had a zoo trip canceled because one mom worried about reindeer-induced questions. So Kaplan, a comedy writer and philosophy grad student, started pondering the puzzle of St. Nick.

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The Man Who Coined 'Genocide' Spent His Life Trying To Stop It

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Polish lawyer Raphael Lemkin coined the word in 1943, as part of his lifelong campaign to make the world acknowledge and prosecute the crime. A new documentary, Watchers of the Sky, tells his story.

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424 Steps To Happiness: A Father's Journey Beyond 'The Fall'

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A son with cerebral palsy inspires a new way to think about imperfection, exaltation and love in a new memoir by Brazilian novelist and screenwriter Diogo Mainardi.

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Primus: Music Makers, Dreamer Of Dreams

Saturday, October 18, 2014

"I hope I don't piss off Gene Wilder," Les Claypool says of Primus & The Chocolate Factory, a cover of the soundtrack to the 1971 film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.

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American Soldier, Iraqi Interpreter: From Strangers To 'Brothers'

Saturday, October 18, 2014

When Sgt. Paul Braun was serving in Iraq, his company was assigned an interpreter they called Philip. At first the two men were wary of each other; later, Braun worked to bring Philip to the states.

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