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An Inviting Apocalypse: John Luther Adams On 'Become Ocean'

Sunday, September 28, 2014

John Luther Adams' Pulitzer Prize-winning composition, Become Ocean, evokes the end of the world — but it also welcomes us to take a swim.

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Inaugural Poet Recalls A Closeted Childhood Of Cultural Tension

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Richard Blanco, who read "One Today" at Obama's inauguration in 2013, explores the collision of sexual, artistic and cultural identity in his new memoir about his childhood in Miami.

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The Experts The Ebola Response May Need: Anthropologists

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The scientists who study humans and their cultures could help health care professionals treat people who are reasonably, desperately afraid, they argue.

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Moon Hooch's 'Cave Music,' As Funky As It Is Unlikely

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The trio Moon Hooch got its start on the subway platforms of New York City, trying to recreate the sounds and energy of dance club music with two horns and a drum set.

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Meeting Country Music's Superstars: Behind Each Portrait, A Story

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Nashville-based photographer Raeanne Rubenstein recalls working with charismatic stars like Johnny Cash. Jerry Lee Lewis, on the other hand, dodged her (and his audience) by leaping out a window.

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Virtual Reality, Corporeality Collide In Cronenberg's First Novel

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Director David Cronenberg's debut work of fiction is not for the faint of heart. Consumed follows two journalists as they chase stories of cannibalism, backroom surgeries, self-mutilation and murder.

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Writer Paul Theroux: The Short Story Is 'Diabolically Hard To Master'

Saturday, September 27, 2014

"It's only 10 or 15 pages," he says, "but still you got to get it right." Theroux's new collection, Mr. Bones, tells stories of the odd person out.

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Kat Edmonson: 'I Hear Myself As An Instrument'

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The singer, whose voice is often compared to Billie Holiday's, says she can't accept that honor right out — but that she and Holiday do share a similar understanding of the role of the voice.

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'Boy On Ice' Explores The Emotional And Physical Toll Of Dropping The Gloves

Friday, September 26, 2014

In 2011, 28-year-old Derek Boogaard — one of the NHL's most fearsome fighters — was found dead of an accidental overdose of painkillers and alcohol. He also showed signs of serious brain injury.

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'Here In The States, I Don't Even Know How To Talk To People'

Friday, September 26, 2014

After coming back from Afghanistan in 2011, Army veteran Captain Drew Pham had trouble adjusting to civilian life. (This StoryCorps interview first aired March 29, 2014, on Weekend Edition.)

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One Sculptor's Answer To WWI Wounds: Plaster, Copper And Paint

Thursday, September 25, 2014

World War I left many soldiers with disfiguring scars. For those whose faces were no longer recognizable, an American artist, Anna Coleman Ladd, sculpted masks to cover their injuries.

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50 Years Ago, A Fluid Border Made The U.S. 1 Square Mile Smaller

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Since Texas became a state, the Rio Grande has marked the border between the U.S. and Mexico. But, like rivers do, it moved. In 1964, the U.S. finally gave back 437 acres of land.

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Jeff And Spencer Tweedy On Making Songs Together

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Wilco frontman and his drummer son embarked on their first collaboration in a moment of hardship. The resulting album, Sukierae, turned out to be just what they needed.

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When Nature Fights Back

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Cities Project is back with stories about nature reclaiming space in our urban environments. We asked you to submit photos of it happening in your communities.

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Remembering The 'Short And Tragic Life Of Robert Peace'

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Robert Peace, a 30-year-old African-American, was a Yale University graduate and an almost straight-A student in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. He also dealt marijuana.

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Mia Wasikowska On The Sounds Of Camels And The Lure Of Travel

Monday, September 22, 2014

Melissa Block talks with actress Mia Wasikowska about her new film, Tracks, which follows a woman on a long journey with only camels and a dog for company.

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Dr. Daniel Bausch Knows The Ebola Virus All Too Well

Monday, September 22, 2014

Can you catch it from sweat on a cab seat? Will blood transfusions help? Who really wants to go to Africa and pitch in? Is it too late? A leading virologist answers burning questions about Ebola.

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Dr. Daniel Bausch Knows The Ebola Virus All Too Well

Monday, September 22, 2014

Can you catch it from sweat on a cab seat? Will blood transfusions help? Who really wants to go to Africa and pitch in? Is it too late? A leading virologist answers burning questions about Ebola.

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Carl Newman And Neko Case On What Makes a Pop Song Work

Monday, September 22, 2014

NPR's Steve Inskeep met the two musicians at the historic Brill Building to talk about their new album with The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers.

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A Poet Parses The Legacy Of War In 'My Life As A Foreign Country'

Sunday, September 21, 2014

When award-winning poet Brian Turner served in the Army, he was following a long family tradition. His new memoir traces that history — and imagines the perspectives of the people shooting back.

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