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'13 Men,' No Clear Answers: Digging Into An Indian Gang Rape Case

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Last year, a woman in rural India said that she'd been gang-raped on the orders of her tribal council. Journalist Sonia Faleiro traveled to her village and found competing narratives and few facts.

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It's Not a Junk Drawer. It's An Archive Of An Interesting Life

Sunday, March 22, 2015

When spring emerges, it's time to clean, but one place might get a pass: the junk drawer. Consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow says maybe that's OK.

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Twin Shadow Meets His Muse At The Cemetery Gates

Sunday, March 22, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with frontman George Lewis Jr. about his new album, Eclipse.

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Thanks To Chance (And Craigslist), A Writer Becomes A Carpenter

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Writer Nina MacLaughlin hit her low point producing a listicle of the world's 100 Unsexiest Men. Six years and a lucky Craigslist ad later, she's a carpenter and author of the new memoir Hammer Head.

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After Students Went To Wage Jihad, Teacher Highlights Youth Radicalization

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A German-Syrian religious studies teacher was shocked when she heard that five of her former students had left Germany to join jihadist groups in Syria. "It felt like a personal defeat," she says.

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'We Wanted To Entertain': Jon Spencer On 25 Years In New York

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spencer is equal parts Little Richard and Iggy Pop, the funky, yelping frontman for the Blues Explosion. The band's new album is called Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015.

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'I'm Perd Hapley, And I Just Realized I'm Played By An Actual Newscaster'

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Jay Jackson plays the hilariously odd newscaster on NBC's Parks and Recreation. But before he was a fake anchor, Jackson spent 22 years as a real TV reporter — and he became an actor by accident.

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The Definitive Road Trip? It's Data-Driven

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Planning your next road trip? A Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University has an algorithm that will plot the best route to take to see any number of sites. But it won't plan your bathroom breaks.

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One Man, New TV Show: James Corden Takes Over At 'Late Late Night'

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Come Monday night, CBS's The Late Late Show will have a new host: James Corden. The British actor told NPR's Scott Simon he's hoping to breathe some fresh air into late night TV.

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'Lost Child' Author Caryl Phillips: 'I Needed To Know Where I Came From'

Saturday, March 21, 2015

"A part of me was beneath the surface and I had to discover it if I wanted to write with any clarity about myself," says Phillips. His novel The Lost Child brings Wuthering Heights into modern times.

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'Wear Your Imperfections On Your Sleeve': A Moment With Shamir

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Shamir Bailey's dance music has gospel, country, and disco influences, but it's his androgynous voice that surprises most people. Bailey talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his voice and his music.

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A Year Of Ebola: Memorable Moments From Our Reporters' Notebooks

Saturday, March 21, 2015

They remember an early survivor, the crying baby, the teenager who wouldn't give up, the woman who had only bananas to eat, people shaking hands again despite the risks.

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'Still The King': A Tribute To An Icon Of Western Swing

Friday, March 20, 2015

Don Gonyea talks to Ray Benson, leader of the Austin-based band Asleep at the Wheel, about a new tribute to the late Bob Wills that features contributions by the musicians Wills helped inspire.

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Seinabo Sey Touches Down In Austin

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Swedish singer says a conflicted relationship to her home country informs the sound of her music: "I don't feel free there, and that makes you write in a certain way."

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No Pain, No Scientific Gain: One Man's Quest To Quantify Bug Stings

Friday, March 20, 2015

How much does a bee sting hurt, exactly? How about a bullet ant bite? An entomologist has built an index ranking insect stings — after getting stung more than 1,000 times.

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Pretty Yende: An Opera Star Whose Rise Began With A Fall

Friday, March 20, 2015

A mishap in the South African soprano's Metropolitan Opera debut still makes her laugh, but that night ended with a standing ovation. Now she's in Los Angeles for The Marriage of Figaro.

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'A Proud Walk': 3 Voices On The March From Selma To Montgomery

Friday, March 20, 2015

Following the Bloody Sunday crackdown in Selma, Ala., Martin Luther King Jr. called for support across the U.S. People of different races and religions flocked to the state. Three of them look back.

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How A 1970s Fashion Faceoff Put American Designers In The Spotlight

Thursday, March 19, 2015

In The Battle of Versailles, fashion critic Robin Givhan tells the story of the groundbreaking runway show that pitched French couture designers against American up-and-comers.

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As Women Try Out For Armor Units, 'If You Can Hack It, You Can Hack It'

Thursday, March 19, 2015

As part of an experiment, the men and women of a Marine armor unit are being assessed on difficult physical tasks, such as hooking up heavy towing gear. The women are keeping up, but it's a struggle.

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Debate: Should The U.S. Adopt The 'Right To Be Forgotten' Online?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

People don't always like what they see when they Google themselves. EU residents have a right to request that unflattering material be removed from online search results. Should the U.S. follow suit?

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