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RedState Advises Less Meat-Throwing, More Substance In GOP Campaigns

Saturday, May 16, 2015

RedState blogger Erick Erickson has asked Republican candidates at his conservative summit to focus on what they would do to shape the nation, rather than bash President Obama and each other.

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Losing Faith: A Religious Leader On America's Disillusionment With Church

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Very Reverend Gary Hall, dean of the National Cathedral, says a recent Pew poll shows most Americans still consider themselves religious — but that organized religion is losing credibility.

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Yo Aca-Adrian! Elizabeth Banks Says 'Rocky IV' Inspired The New 'Pitch Perfect'

Friday, May 15, 2015

Banks makes her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2; she talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about breaking into directing, the true meaning of a cappella, and how the Barden Bellas are really Rocky.

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Australia's Hiatus Kaiyote Carves Out A Crazy Path

Friday, May 15, 2015

The band just released Choose Your Weapon, a follow-up to Hiatus Kaiyote's Grammy-nominated debut. The Melbourne group makes sweet sounds that ring fresh and progressive.

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Dad Aches For Son Killed By Policeman 20 Years Ago

Friday, May 15, 2015

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Heyward Jr. was playing with a toy gun in the stairwell of the housing complex where he lived in Brooklyn when a police officer shot and killed him in 1994.

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A Fortune In Folios: One Man's Hunt For Shakespeare's First Editions

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Henry Folger once spent nearly a year's salary on a William Shakespeare first folio. In The Millionaire and the Bard, Andrea Mays chronicles his obsession with collecting the playwright's work.

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There's More To Farm-Fresh Prairie Food Than Steak And Soybeans

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

In New Prairie Kitchen, a Nebraska food writer collects recipes and stories from Great Plains chefs and farmers. Their movement utilizes local ingredients like bison, morels and black walnuts.

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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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