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'Nimona' Shifts Shape And Takes Names — In Sensible Armor, Of Course

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Comics creator Noelle Stevenson has written for Boom! Studios and Marvel's new female Thor. Her webcomic Nimona, about a young shapeshifter with a streak of villainy, has just been released as a book.

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Exclusive First Read: Naomi Novik's 'Uprooted'

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Naomi Novik leaves behind the Napoleonic War setting of her previous books for a new stand-alone tale of a village girl, taken by a mysterious magician, who learns she's more than a match for him.

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Jerry Garcia's Advice To Bill Kreutzmann: 'Don't Rush'

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

"You can learn so much from [Jerry Garcia]. Doesn't matter what instrument you play," the Grateful Dead drummer says. He has a new memoir out called Deal.

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In Palo Alto's High-Pressure Schools, Suicides Lead To Soul-Searching

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The competitive California school district has seen four students take their own lives since October. One junior talks about reactions to the deaths, pressures students face and hopes for the future.

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Danielewski Returns With A Long, Sideways Look At 'The Familiar'

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The author famous for the cult classic House of Leaves is writing a novel about a little girl who finds a kitten. The book is planned to be epic — 27 volumes total. Volume 1 is more than 800 pages.

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Coming Soon To A Highway Near You: A Semitruck With A Brain

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Self-driving cars are hot news, with Google and others showing off their latest innovations. Now expand that concept from four to 18 wheels, and you get the Freightliner Inspiration.

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Gratitude, Disbelief, Optimism: Howard Students On Graduation Day

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Howard Project participants talk about graduating, or not, this weekend — and also describe what it has been like to hear their feelings about their college experience broadcast over the radio.

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In Oklahoma, The Sky Has No 'Mercy'

Sunday, May 10, 2015

In Oklahoma, tornadoes are just a fact of life — but sometimes a truly awful one comes along. In The Mercy of the Sky, Holly Bailey chronicles the deadly tornado that struck Moore, Okla., in 2013.

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At 70, Keith Jarrett Is Learning How To Bottle Inspiration

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The jazz pianist is celebrating his birthday with a pair of new releases, one of which documents how his creative process plays out in front of live audiences.

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Tempted To Eat Your Baby's Table Scraps? You're Not Alone

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Dan Pashman of WNYC's The Sporkful podcast weighs in on the benefits of eating kids' leftovers. "Graham crackers are better after they've been gummed by my younger daughter," he says.

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Lecrae Makes Music Concerned With The Soul

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The hip-hop artist tells NPR's Rachel Martin how his music incorporates his faith, and describes how "the brokenness of humanity" has fueled conflict in Baltimore and Ferguson.

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If Science Could 'Clone A Mammoth,' Could It Save An Elephant?

Saturday, May 09, 2015

De-extinction technology could soon bring back lost species — or preserve endangered ones. In her new book, evolutionary biologist Beth Shapiro explores the scientific and ethical challenges.

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Black Thought Made You A James Brown Mixtape

Saturday, May 09, 2015

"Had it not been for all of the breaks, I wouldn't be here where I am today — nor would The Roots," Black Thought says.

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A Cup's Adventures And Oddities On Ice: 140 Years Of Hockey Trivia

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Do you know what gross item was originally used as a hockey puck, or what hockey tradition was established at the very first game? Test your know-how, with some help from trivia expert A.J. Jacobs.

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For 'New Yorker' Cartoonist, '90 Percent Rejection Is Doing Great'

Saturday, May 09, 2015

It once took Matthew Diffee years of trying — and a push from his mom — to get one beloved cartoon in the magazine. Diffee's new collection is called Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People.

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In 'Rise Of Animals,' Sir David Attenborough Tells Story Of Vertebrates

Friday, May 08, 2015

The 89-year-old British naturalist's two-part special explores fossil evidence on how evolution moved past bugs and worms and trilobites, and how the Chinese are helping fill gaps in that knowledge.

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Meet The Power Couple Behind 'The Good Wife'

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Robert and Michelle King, the real-life husband and wife team who created the CBS show, say that when it came to creating the series' main character, it was a question of art imitating life.

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6 Words: 'My Name Is Jamaal ... I'm White'

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Jamaal Allan is a high school teacher in Des Moines, Iowa. People make assumptions based on his name alone, and that's taken him on a lifelong odyssey of racial encounters.

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Join The 'Morning Edition' Book Club As We Read 'A God In Ruins'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, who selected the book, tells NPR's David Greene that Kate Atkinson is "one of those writers that really can make you weep on one page and laugh on the next."

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Willie Nelson: 'Ain't Many Of Us Left'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Red-Headed Stranger has a new memoir out, titled It's A Long Story. On a tour bus in Thackerville, Okla., Nelson explains to NPR's David Greene why no one can tell him what to do.

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