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Despite Steep Odds, DeRay Mckesson Draws Lessons From Mayoral Bid

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Maybe the best-known figure to emerge from Black Lives Matter, Mckesson has struggled to turn his online following into electoral success in Baltimore. Still, he says the movement's work isn't done.

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Richard Linklater Goes To College — 22 Years Later — In 'Everybody Wants Some!!'

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The director's new film follows a young baseball player through his first days of college; it's kind of an informal sequel to Linklater's 1993 last-days-of-high-school hit Dazed and Confused.

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This Is The Length Of Alex Trebek's Game Show Tenure — What Is 50 Years?

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The longtime Jeopardy! host got his start in 1966 on a show for Canadian high schoolers called Reach for the Top. Fifty years in, he says spending time with smart people is the best part of his job.

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What If 'Pride And Prejudice' Were Set In Cincinnati?

Sunday, April 17, 2016

In Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld's retelling of the classic, Mr. Bingley is a reality TV star and Jane Bennet is a yoga teacher.

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After Factory Plant Closures, Job Loss, A Small N.Y. Town Struggles To Bounce Back

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Small towns like Massena, N.Y., have been devastated by recent plant closures, and presidential candidates are blaming free trade agreements. Former factory workers admit they had a part to play too.

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Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Researchers Pam Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer found that students remember more via taking notes longhand rather than on a laptop. It has to do with what happens when you're forced to slow down.

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How Math Determines The 'Game Of Thrones' Protagonist

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Network science: it can be used both to stop terrorists and predict television plotlines. Keith Devlin explains how it can be used to figure out the most important character in Game of Thrones.

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On 'Big Bad Good,' My Bubba Finds A Way To Be Quiet In A Loud World

Saturday, April 16, 2016

"We wanted to explore that quality of a newly born song and try to catch it," My Larsdotter says of the new album, which blends the duo's Scandinavian heritage with bluegrass, country and blues.

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The View From Illinois: Voters Frustrated That Government Is Broken

Friday, April 15, 2016

Across the state, some argued to blow up the system, while others cautioned against a wholesale political revolution. But voters in both parties agreed: Government in its current form is not working.

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'It's So, So Complicated': Kerry Washington On Clarence Thomas' 'Confirmation'

Friday, April 15, 2016

Washington stars as Anita Hill in the new HBO film Confirmation. She was 14 during the 1991 hearings, and says it's the first time she remembers her parents having different points of view.

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Now Hiring: Low Pay, Terrible Benefits And An Unmatched View On Life

Friday, April 15, 2016

You may not think of tending a drawbridge as a dream job. But "executives who make hundreds of thousands of dollars do not have my view," says Barb Abelhauser. "And I'm getting paid to stop and look."

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'Farm To Fable'? Tampa Probe Finds Many Restaurants Lie About Sourcing

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Food critic Laura Reiley of the Tampa Bay Times spent two months investigating where her local eateries were really getting their ingredients. Many of their "farm to table" claims proved bogus.

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City, Interrupted: How Gang Killings Brought San Salvador To A Halt

Thursday, April 14, 2016

To exert control, the gangs targeted bus drivers. The ensuing bloodshed stopped the buses, tied the city in knots and vividly demonstrated why El Salvador has one of the world's highest murder rates.

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'Downton' Creator Brings Drama On The Installment Plan In 'Belgravia'

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Julian Fellowes' new novel is a twist on the form Charles Dickens made famous: the serial. Belgravia, the story of an ambitious family in 19th century England, will be released in chapters via an app.

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Who Gives More To The Developing World: Aid Donors Or Migrant Workers?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Remittances — money sent home by migrants working abroad — add up to more than triple the amount of official foreign aid to developing countries. And that makes some people unhappy.

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The Real Story Behind HBO's 'Confirmation' From The NPR Reporter Who Broke The Story

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Nina Totenberg broke Anita Hill's sexual harassment allegations against Supreme Court Justice candidate Clarence Thomas in 1991. She reflects on the climate then and how she was "pilloried" for it.

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'What Song Changed Your Life?': Bob Boilen On How Musicians Become Themselves

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

"I've been fascinated for a long time about what it is that inspires people to become what they are," says the host of NPR's All Songs Considered. His new book, out now, is Your Song Changed My Life.

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Her Search For Her Mother Touches An Entire Chinese City

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Jenna Cook returned to China at age 20 to search for her birth mother. What she found, above all else, was the collective pain of dozens of Chinese families who had given up children.

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To Access Her Big, Boxy Muse, Photographer Set Her Sights On Allen Ginsberg

Sunday, April 10, 2016

From a bland suburban upbringing, Elsa Dorfman emerged into a creative life inspired by her 6-foot Polaroid camera. And the famed Beat poet turned out to be the key to that astounding metamorphosis.

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On 'Junk,' M83's Anthony Gonzalez Reconnects With His Past

Sunday, April 10, 2016

"I'm a very nostalgic person," the French musician says. "I just keep looking backwards all the time." The new album draws on the sounds of his roots in more ways than one.

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