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Florence Welch Comes Face-To-Face With Herself On 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful'

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Everything about Florence and the Machine is extreme: The raucous hand claps and stomps, the bellowing choirs of layered vocals, the harps and guitars and brass, the wild costumes and exploding energy. But as she began the band's latest album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, singer Florence ...

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Novel Highlights The Shocks Facing First-Generation College Students

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Jennine Capó Crucet, author of Make Your Home Among Strangers, was inspired by her experiences as the daughter of Cuban immigrants and the first person in her family to attend college.

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Sit For A Dunker, Stay For The Wash At The Donut Shop

Saturday, August 08, 2015

In tiny Tupper Lake, N.Y., a tourist destination in the Adirondacks, the Donut Shop serves up more than just donuts.

The Donut Shop also a laundromat, with a store selling knick knacks and souvenirs on the side. Co-owner Linda Merrihew says it's a winning combination.

"About 25 years ago, we ...

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Songwriter James Bay On Making Music In A World Gone Dark

Saturday, August 08, 2015

James Bay has come a long way in short time. Just a couple years ago he was playing pubs in England; now Bay has been nominated for an MTV Video Music Award and won Critic's Choice at the UK's equivalent of the Grammys, an honor he shares with Adele and ...

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'May Allah Bless France!' Tells The Story Of France's Hip-Hop Gatekeepers

Friday, August 07, 2015

Rapper Abd Al Malik, who grew up in the depressed suburbs of France, has turned his story into a soaring film memoir.

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To Save Him, One Mom Told Her Son, 'Leave, And Do Not Look Back'

Friday, August 07, 2015

Roberto Olivera felt he needed to stay around to protect his mother and sister, but his mother wouldn't let him make that choice. "I know she believed I had a place on the other side," he says.

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A Rush Of 'Blood': Lianne La Havas Turns Up The Volume

Thursday, August 06, 2015

With her first album, the British singer-songwriter gained fans and famous friends. Her second record, Blood, is infused with more intensity.

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LIVE CHAT: Join NPR's Politics Team For The Republican Debates

Thursday, August 06, 2015

The top 10 Republican presidential candidates, as determined by Fox News, took the stage together for the first time Thursday night in Cleveland. The other seven, who ranked lower in Fox News' analysis of recent polls, debated earlier in the evening.

NPR's politics team hosted a live chat ...

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The Bonds Of Friendship Stay Strong In 'Stranger'

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Newbery Medal-winning author Rebecca Stead says her latest, Goodbye Stranger, is about love and how it helps a trio of seventh-grade girls stay friends through the challenges of middle school.

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Author: Tech Firms' Rhetoric Outpaces The Actual Good They Do

Monday, August 03, 2015

Author Kentaro Toyama says despite tech firms' good intentions, using technology to solve social problems falls short. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Toyama about his new book.

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'Kids Love To Be Scared': Louis Sachar On Balancing Fun And Fear

Sunday, August 02, 2015

The award-winning author of Holes has just published a new novel for young readers, called Fuzzy Mud. It mixes middle-school social puzzles with a more sinister mystery: a rogue biotech threat.

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'Who Am I Without My Sport?' Greg Louganis On Life After Olympics

Sunday, August 02, 2015

The documentary Back On Board traces the highs and lows of the star diver's career, the turmoil he faced as a gay, HIV-positive athlete — and the identity crisis that he experienced after retirement.

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Terri Lyne Carrington Makes A Musical 'Mosaic,' With A Focus On Women

Sunday, August 02, 2015

The drummer, composer and bandleader's latest album, The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul, is part of her ongoing effort to showcase women in jazz.

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Mormons Face A Painful Loss If The Church Severs Boy Scout Ties

Sunday, August 02, 2015

The vote by the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on openly gay troop leaders last week was a blow to some religious conservative organizations that have long been connected to scouting, especially the Mormon church, which has deep roots in the Boy Scouts.

The church, also known ...

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Scientists Make The Case For A 6th Taste — But It's Less Than Tasty

Sunday, August 02, 2015

To the ranks of sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami, researchers say they are ready to add a sixth taste — and its name is, well, a mouthful: "oleogustus."

Announced in the journal Chemical Senses last month, oleogustus is Latin for "a taste for fat."

"It is a sensation ...

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Caught In The Act: Joke-Stealing In The Age Of Twitter

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Conan O'Brien got some bad news this past week: The late-night host is getting sued for allegedly stealing jokes. A freelance comedy writer claims that O'Brien lifted four jokes from the writer's personal blog and Twitter.

The dust-up arose after an odd story surfaced about a flight that had just ...

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Luther Campbell Of 2 Live Crew On Fame, Obscenity And Community

Sunday, August 02, 2015

If anything was going to make the case for putting warning labels on music, it was 2 Live Crew at the turn of the 1990s. The hip-hop group's output was so sexually explicit that it eventually became the subject of an obscenity case that made its way through some of ...

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Aviator Beryl Markham Soars Again In 'Paris Wife' Author's New Book

Saturday, August 01, 2015

"It is my fate to illuminate the lives of these one-of-a-kind notable women that have been somehow forgotten by history," says Paula McLain. She shines her spotlight on Markham in Circling the Sun.

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A Lawyer's Advice For Black Men At Traffic Stops: 'Comply Now, Contest Later'

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Attorney Eric Broyles teamed up with a police officer to pen a handbook for African-American men dealing with police encounters. Above all, he recommends clarity, empathy — and getting badge numbers.

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76 Years Later, Lost F. Scott Fitzgerald Story Sees The Light Of Day

Saturday, August 01, 2015

The story, called "Temperature," had never been published and was presumed lost. Long after magazine editor Andrew Gulli began his search for the story, he finally found it — and put it in print.

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