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Messing With Perfection: Why The Flaming Lips Took On 'Sgt. Pepper'

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Wayne Coyne says his band was dying to take The Beatles' masterpiece apart and see how it works.

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No Small Feat: The NBA's Shortest Player Never Gave Up

Saturday, October 25, 2014

At 5 foot 3, Muggsy Bogues holds the record as shortest player in NBA history. Criticism of his height started on the basketball courts of the Baltimore projects, and continued well into his career.

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Cartoonist Looks Back On Career Built On Unnerving Visions

Saturday, October 25, 2014

As a young man, Jim Woodring was looking for a sign — and he found it in a huge, green hallucinated amphibian. His new book of old drawings, Jim, includes many works inspired by such "apparitions."

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Novelist Nuruddin Farah: Facing A Blank Page Is 'Bravest Thing' A Writer Does

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Farah's latest is called Hiding in Plain Sight. It's the story of Bella, a Somali photographer living in Rome who gets drawn into the lives of her niece and nephew after her half-brother is killed.

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After Loss, Marine's Parents 'Gained 20-Something Other Sons'

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lance Cpl. Brian Parrello was 19 when he was killed by an IED; he was the only member of his platoon who didn't come home from Iraq. Since then, his fellow Marines have grown close to his parents.

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The Life Of De Niro, From 'Mean Streets' To 'Meet The Parents'

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Shawn Levy's brick-sized new biography of screen legend Robert De Niro was produced without cooperation from the actor — but Levy says that just forced him to do better research.

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Pat Benatar And Neil Giraldo: Tales From A Rock 'N' Roll Marriage

Saturday, October 25, 2014

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Pat Benatar and her husband Neil Giraldo about their 35 years as a music-business power couple.

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40 Years Later, Diane Von Furstenberg's Wrap Dress Still Wears Well

Friday, October 24, 2014

In her memoir, The Woman I Wanted to Be, Diane von Furstenberg says she owes her success to her mother, a strong, strict Holocaust survivor who called Diane her "torch of freedom."

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Honor Student Turned Bank Robber Returns For Forgiveness

Friday, October 24, 2014

A man who robbed a bank when he was a high school honor student sits down with a customer who was in the bank that day.

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Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

Thursday, October 23, 2014

In a candid interview, the ever-innovative pianist traces the lines between Buddhist chants, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, while shedding new light on some hard facts about his past.

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Israel's Defense Minister: Mideast Borders 'Absolutely' Will Change

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The blunt-talking Moshe Ya'alon says that Syria, Iraq and Libya have all been shattered by fighting in recent years and that the future map of the Middle East will look very different.

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No Mere Merry-Go-Round: Ohio Carousel Maker Carves From Scratch

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wooden carousels, with hand-carved and painted horses, seem like a relic of the past. But Carousel Works in Mansfield, Ohio, is one of a few companies still making them to order.

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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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3 American Teens Reportedly Suspected Of Trying To Join ISIS

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Three Denver teens were stopped at a German airport and sent home to the U.S. Their disappearance was originally treated as a standard runaway case.

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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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