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How'd A Cartoonist Sell His First Drawing? It Only Took 610 Tries

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tom Toro was a directionless 20-something film school dropout. Then, after an inspired moment at a used book sale, he started submitting drawings to The New Yorker -- and collecting rejection slips.

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Hip-Hop Collective Doomtree On Getting Seven Artists In One Room

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Minneapolis rap crew is back with the album All Hands. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with members Dessa and P.O.S.

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In 'Fatherland,' A Daughter Outlines Her Dad's Radicalization

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Falling in love with your handsome pen pal, moving overseas to marry him, then finding out he's part of a terrorist organization: That's the Bunjevac family story, told in a new graphic memoir.

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At Its Core, Warped Family Drama 'Mommy' Is 'A Story Of Love'

Sunday, January 25, 2015

In his award-winning film, Xavier Dolan, 25, tackles the relationship between a single mom and her troubled son. He says, "I feel like I knew this kid. ... He's just the worst version of who I was."

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Dengue Fever: Retro Pop, Cambodian Style

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Brothers Ethan and Zac Holtzman formed Dengue Fever in the late '90s, inspired by 1960s Cambodian psych-rock. Rachel Martin speaks with them and singer Chhom Nimol about their album, The Deepest Lake.

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Whodunnit? King Tut's Burial Mask Damaged And Glue Didn't Help

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A mystery is unfolding at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, where someone has reportedly broken off the beard of King Tut's burial mask and attempted to glue it back on.

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3 Voices, 1 Threat: Personal Stories Of Cyberhacking

Sunday, January 25, 2015

In President Obama's State of the Union address, he gave fresh emphasis to a problem that has been in the headlines: cybersecurity. Here are three people who have experienced security breaches.

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Losing A Soul Mate And A Pillar Of St. Louis' Trans Community

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Shane Fairchild and his late wife, Blue Bauer, were "the mama and the papa of the trans community," says their friend Sayer Johnson.

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The Lone Bellow, A Trio Built On Harmony And Trust

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Brian Elmquist, Kanene Pipkin and Zach Williams talk with NPR's Rachel Martin about their new album, Then Came the Morning.

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In 'Dear Father,' A Poet Disrupts The 'Cycle Of Pain'

Sunday, January 25, 2015

J. Ivy says his father grew up in pain and passed that pain on to the next generation. In his new book, he says that forgiveness is an ongoing act — and you must constantly remember to forgive again.

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Study Says Creativity Can Flow From Political Correctness

Saturday, January 24, 2015

There is a common belief that requiring the use of "politically correct" language in the workplace stifles creativity. Researchers decided to see if that notion held up to scrutiny.

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Between The Laughs, South African Comedian Hopes To Educate

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Trevor Noah, a new international correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, turns a sharp eye on American policy — while answering the questions about world news that people are afraid to ask.

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Huckabee Serves Up 'God, Guns' And A Dose Of Controversy

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sees America as divided into "Bubble-ville" and "Bubba-ville," a cultural split he describes in his new book, Gods, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.

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Jazz Musician Jamie Cullum Shares Stories And Plays Live

Saturday, January 24, 2015

"I'm more of a communicator than a technician," says the self-taught, hugely successful UK jazz-pop artist. Hear him perform live in NPR's studios.

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As U.S. Reengages With Cuba, Art Museums Make a Trade

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Cuba's National Museum of Fine Arts are exchanging works from their collections. It's the largest art exchange between the two countries in more than 50 years.

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Why A Black Man's Murder Often Goes Unpunished In Los Angeles

Saturday, January 24, 2015

From witnesses to reluctant gang members, Jill Leovy says, "everybody's terrified." Her book, Ghettoside, uses the story of one murder to explore the city's low arrest rate when black men are killed.

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Two Outcasts Form An Artistic Bond In 'Mr. Mac And Me'

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Painter's daughter Esther Freud weaves her own experiences into the story of a lonely little boy in a British seacoast town, who befriends the great Art Nouveau designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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When Pop Broke Up With Jazz

Friday, January 23, 2015

For the first half of the 20th century, Tin Pan Alley songwriters like Irving Berlin and the Gershwins dominated pop music. By the the 1950s, tastes had changed, and the music changed with them.

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Who Are The Houthis Of Yemen?

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Houthis have burst onto the scene in recent months and effectively taken control of the capital, Sanaa. Members espouse an offshoot of Shiite Islam and are now a major force in a volatile country.

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'Red Army' Explores How The Cold War Played Out On Ice

Thursday, January 22, 2015

When the U.S. hockey team beat the USSR during the 1980 Olympics, it was dubbed the "miracle on ice." Red Army profiles the Russian athletes and their place in the Soviet Union's propaganda machine.

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