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Dramatist David Hare Says, Like Many Writers, He's Driven By Doubt

Saturday, October 31, 2015

In the mid-1960s a young David Hare was touring the U.S. in a somewhat unlikely way: He'd gotten a job cleaning and repainting a beach house for a therapist in Los Angeles, and she had arranged for him to stay with a succession of her patients as he traveled around ...

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The Music Of 'The Martian,' Deconstructed

Friday, October 30, 2015

In an conversation from the Song Exploder podcast, score composer Harry Gregson-Williams explains how he matched moments to melodies in the new film, which stars Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut.

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'A Perfect Soldier': Remembering A Warrior In The Battle Against Homophobia

Friday, October 30, 2015

When Leonard Matlovich showed up on Time with the headline "I Am a Homosexual," it shocked many. The decorated Vietnam veteran spent the end of his life advocating against anti-gay discrimination.

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Editor's Note: Ethics Violations Identified In Several NPR Music And WQXR Reports

Thursday, October 29, 2015

NPR Music editors have determined that phrases in 10 stories filed jointly on the NPR Music and WQXR websites were copied from other sources without attribution. They were written for NPR and WQXR by Brian Wise, the online editor at WQXR, a classical radio station owned by New York Public ...

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OK Google: Where Do You Store Recordings Of My Commands?

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Here's something to keep in mind when using the "OK Google" voice command feature on Android phones: Google keeps an audio archive of your requests.

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After 40 Years, Dungeons & Dragons Still Brings Players To The Table

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Michael Witwer, who has written a book about game co-creator Gary Gygax, says D&D does something that online games don't: It brings players physically together to participate in group storytelling.

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'Hemingway In Love' Chronicles Papa's Romantic Regrets

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A.E. Hotchner wrote a memoir of his friend Ernest Hemingway in 1966, though he left out several stories to protect those still living. Now, at 95, he's publishing them.

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Lauren Groff Used 'Fates And Furies' To Bring 'Feminine Rage' Into Light

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Drawing from experiences living in the South and wanting to counter older portrayals, the author of Morning Edition's latest book club pick sought to craft "a strong woman who doesn't self-destruct."

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Things That Go Bump In The Lab: Halloween And The Science Of Fear

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

This week, for Halloween, the Hidden Brain podcast gets spooky.

Producer Maggie Penman visits a haunted house in Pittsburgh called The ScareHouse, curated in part by sociologist Margee Kerr.

Kerr teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of a new book called Scream: Chilling Adventures ...

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Processed And Red Meat Could Cause Cancer? Your Questions Answered

Monday, October 26, 2015

An expert panel's conclusion that hot dogs and yes, even turkey bacon are carcinogenic had many of you wanting more details. Which cancers? How much is safe to eat? We tackle your questions.

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'Natural World': In Which We Make An Expotition To The Hundred Acre Wood

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh is a new book about Ashdown Forest, the place that inspired A.A. Milne to create his classic children's tales. NPR's Ari Shapiro visits with author Kathryn Aalto.

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Remembering A Lifelong Radio Man And His 'Big Broadcast'

Monday, October 26, 2015

Ed Walker died Monday after signing off his long-running show, The Big Broadcast, for the last time. The show, heard out of NPR member station WAMU, reprised programs from the golden age of radio.

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A Witch's Brew Of Fear And Fantasy: America's Tiny Reign Of Terror

Monday, October 26, 2015

Pulitizer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff's last book was a best-seller about Cleopatra. Now, the Massachusetts native is out with a history of a subject closer to home: the 1692 Salem witch trials.

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Who Decides Which Emojis Get The Thumbs Up?

Sunday, October 25, 2015

"The Unicode Consortium" may sound like the dark cabal of villains in a James Bond movie. And though they aren't plotting world domination in a volcano lair, they do hold a lot of power — over your text messages.

The Unicode Consortium's job has always been to make basic symbols ...

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This Weekend, Hoist A Pint With The 'Young Skins'

Sunday, October 25, 2015

In Colin Barrett's collection of short stories Young Skins, the plots teem with characters your parents probably warned you away from. Some are violent, some are addicts and others are just lost — adrift in a gritty world in which they see no chance of escape.

But it's not all ...

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G. Love & Special Sauce: Still Cooking

Sunday, October 25, 2015

In the beginning, there was the blues. A while later, there was hip-hop. And then, in the early 1990s, the musical melting pot of G. Love and Special Sauce served up something called hip-hop blues.

Now, 10 albums in, G. Love and Special Sauce are still cooking with help from ...

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One Way To Handle A 'Gilmore Girls' Revival: 'I Wept Immediately'

Sunday, October 25, 2015

For those who have missed Lorelai and Rory, it looks like the Gilmore girls are coming back.

Twitter lit up on Monday when star Lauren Graham said she couldn't deny that Gilmore Girls would be revived on Netflix. And these days, that's practically — maybe, could be, possibly — a ...

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'After Alice' Gets Lost In Wonderland, Sensible Bestie Comes To Her Rescue

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Lewis Carroll's Wonderland is a singular place. It's a place that symbolizes the beauty and strange, illogical nature of childhood; a place that has captivated children and adults for 150 years. This year, the anniversary of Alice in Wonderland has been celebrated in museums, and it's also being marked in ...

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In 10,000 Snaps Of The Shutter, A 'Photographic Census' Of A City

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Brandon Stanton left a life in finance for an entirely different quest: to snap the portraits of 10,000 people. The project eventually became Humans of New York, a blog and the basis for two books.

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From Coltrane To The Club, A Few Fresh Sounds In Jazz

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Jamie Cullum, musician and BBC Radio 2 host, is constantly searching for the freshest sounds in jazz music. A frequent guest on Weekend Edition, he recently visited the program to share new music from Matthew Halsall & the Gondwana Orchestra, Daymé Arocena and Sons of Kemet. The sounds ...

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