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A Band Called The Internet, Preaching 'Ego Death'

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Syd tha Kyd and Matt Martians are the co-founders of the LA neo-soul crew, who developed their latest album while watching many of their peers have their egos checked.

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Farewell To The Legendary League Of The Pink Carnation

Sunday, August 16, 2015

This week, we're setting the NPR Books Time Machine for the Napoleonic Wars, and Lauren Willig's swashbuckling Pink Carnation series, about florally themed spies battling it out across Europe.

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Equal Parts Memoir, Cookbook And Lit-Crit, 'Voracious' Tells Delicious Stories

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Through recipes and biographical vignettes, author Cara Nicoletti's new book brings literature to life. Nicoletti tells NPR's Rachel Martin that food has always been part of her reading.

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Pro Baseball Has Doping. Amateur Softball Has ... Hot Bats

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Recreational slow-pitch softball doesn't bring home big rewards — just a plastic trophy, a T-shirt or postgame beers. But some players engage in an underworld trade: bats modified to help hitters.

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The Transformation Of The LAPD — And The Work That Remains

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Joe Domanick's Blue traces the history of the Los Angeles police and the shift away from a "disastrous policy" of using military-style tactics. The author shares lessons for departments nationwide.

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Dealing With Freedom — And Disaster — In 'Fortune Smiles'

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Author Adam Johnson won the Pulitzer in 2013 for his novel The Orphan Master's Son. Now, he's branching out to places as diverse as Louisiana and East Germany in a new collection of short stories.

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People Love Art Museums — But Has The Art Itself Become Irrelevant?

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Don't be fooled by museums' strong attendance numbers, says professor Michael Lewis. He argues today's art world is a Potemkin village, whose gleaming facades mask an indifference for the art itself.

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20 Years A Musician, Mike Flanigin Reflects On Firsts

Saturday, August 15, 2015

After two decades as a working musician, the Texas organist is releasing his debut album, The Drifter. Its title track takes him back to his first blues record.

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'60s Spies Hit The Big Screen, With Guy Ritchie Flair

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The British director has rebooted The Man from U.N.C.L.E., the much-loved television show from the 1960s. His new film gives American agent Napoleon Solo and Soviet spy Illya Kuryakin new backstories.

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Walter Mosley: Watts Riots 'Paved The Way For A Lot Of Change'

Friday, August 14, 2015

The author, whose "Easy Rawlins" mystery novels are largely set in Watts, looks back 50 years ago to the night when the neighborhood first went up in flames.

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Power Worker's Legacy: Lines Installed, Doubters Defied, Daughter Inspired

Friday, August 14, 2015

Monica Harwell was the first woman to climb utility poles for Con Edison in New York. The men she worked with didn't think she could do it, but Harwell never let them paint her into a corner.

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Obama Hopes To Seize Momentum For Criminal Justice Reform

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"Frankly, we've done a pretty good job on some big pieces of business, which then allows me also to focus on some issues that we might have been working on quietly," Obama told NPR.

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Obama: Iran Will Face Longer 'Breakout Time,' Though Not Indefinitely

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Iran will need at least a year to produce the material needed for a bomb, up from the current two or three months, the president says. But he acknowledges that those limitations will fall away.

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Obama On Iran Deal: 'Attitudes Will Change'

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

In an interview with NPR, President Obama said once people see the nuclear deal in action, they will "recognize that whatever parade of horribles was presented in opposition have not come true."

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The Kindness Of Strangers Connects A Poet To Her Own Grief

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Poet Elizabeth Alexander's new book is a memoir of her life with her husband, who died three years ago. During her book tour, readers began giving her keepsakes that help her work through her grief.

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As Migrants Wash Ashore, Greek Island Residents Come To Their Aid

Monday, August 10, 2015

Greek relatives from the extended family of NPR's Melissa Block have become first responders, caring for migrants from Syria and Afghanistan who've arrived on the island of Chios.

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'Scream' Meets Agatha Christie In 'A Dark, Dark Wood'

Monday, August 10, 2015

Author Ruth Ware's new thriller takes place at a bachelorette party in an isolated English country house. The book blends the creepy voyeurism of a Scream movie with the setting of a Christie novel.

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Gunfire Erupts In Ferguson, Mo., On Anniversary Of Michael Brown Shooting

Monday, August 10, 2015

Ferguson is under a state of emergency after gunfire Sunday night disrupted otherwise peaceful protests. Police exchanged fire with a Ferguson man who is in critical condition.

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New Orleanians See Remarkable Progress A Decade After Hurricane Katrina

Monday, August 10, 2015

Overall, residents say areas ranging from jobs creation and access to public transportation have improved greatly. But a new poll also reveals a widening racial divide in perceptions of the recovery.

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Moment Of Silence Marks A Year Of Mourning, Protest In Ferguson

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Hundreds gathered in the St. Louis suburb one year after Michael Brown was killed there by a police officer. Starsky Wilson, the Ferguson Commission's co-chair, sees reason to hope — and keep working.

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