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Ellen Page On New Film's Heart: 'All We Want Is To Love And Be Loved'

Sunday, October 04, 2015

The new film Freeheld tells the real life story of Laurel Hester, a New Jersey police detective, who is diagnosed with late stage lung cancer.

Hester, played by Julianne Moore, tries to get her pension benefits extended to her domestic partner Stacie Andree, played by Ellen Page. But local officials ...

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Nancy Pelosi On The 'Awesome Power' Of The House Speakership

Sunday, October 04, 2015

The news of John Boehner's resignation as Speaker of the House has many wondering what comes next in such a deeply divided Congress.

NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with House Democratic Leader and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi about the role of the speaker and her take on the ...

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A Hunter On Gun Control: 'We Want Something To Change'

Saturday, October 03, 2015

After the mass shooting in Oregon, President Obama called on gun owners to ask whether the National Rifle Association represents their positions. Hunter Lily Raff says the answer for her is no.

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Mark Bittman Is Stepping Down, But He Still Has More To Say About Food

Saturday, October 03, 2015

One of the most influential food writers in recent years is leaving his job at The New York Times — to join a California food startup. "This is a calling, in a way," he says.

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Amid Societal Shifts, What Will New Mormon Leader Appointments Mean?

Saturday, October 03, 2015

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has lately been confronting questions about ethnic diversity, gender equality and LGBT rights.

Now the church's believers, and its critics, are watching closely to see what a membership shake-up might mean for the church. The senior governing council of the Church of ...

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Swordswoman, Opera Singer, Runaway: 'Goddess' Chronicles A Fabled Life

Saturday, October 03, 2015

You can run out of colorful adjectives trying to describe Julie d'Aubigny. She was, according to history, exquisite in appearance, a graceful and superb fencer, a sublime singer, a swashbuckling duellist, and lover of men and women, famous and cloistered — and that's just the beginning.

Australian young adult author ...

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A Hidden — But Quietly Influential — Life In 'Rosemary'

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Rosemary Kennedy was a beauty, a debutante, and the daughter of one of America's most glamorous families. She was born with a wealth of advantages as the daughter of Rose and Joseph P. Kennedy — but her mental development was flawed at birth, and never got beyond about a fourth-grade ...

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After Solitude, Controversies Bring 'Martian' Matt Damon Back To Earth

Saturday, October 03, 2015

It's a classic story: A man stranded in a remote, forbidding land, left to scrabble a hard existence while he waits for help that might never come. Think of Robinson Crusoe, Tom Hanks and his beloved volleyball Wilson in Castaway -- even Gilligan's Island, for that matter.

Now, add another ...

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Making A Pop Album In The Wake Of A Brush With Death

Saturday, October 03, 2015

In 2012, Greek pop singer Monika — who famous enough back home to be known by one name –- experienced an accident that changed her life. She was on a boat with four friends when things suddenly went wrong.

"Our boat was on fire. There was an explosion because of ...

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What Would Julia Child Do? Jacques Pépin Says: Add More Butter

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Jacques Pépin says his new cookbook, Jacques Pépin: Heart and Soul in the Kitchen, is an invitation to join him for dinner at his house. Of course, you'll have to do all the cooking — but you can use his recipes.

Pépin will turn 80 years old this year. He ...

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'Re-Imagining Sondheim': A Pianist And His Peers Deconstruct The Master

Friday, October 02, 2015

Seated at the piano in NPR's studios, Anthony de Mare explains why he commissioned composers from the classical, jazz and Broadway worlds to interpret some of Sondheim's finest songs.

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Live From New York, It's Lorne Michaels

Friday, October 02, 2015

There are few shows in comedy with the influence of Saturday Night Live, and few producers with the influence of SNL creator Lorne Michaels. The latest season premieres this weekend.

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In The Long Shadow Of A Hijacking, The Children Seek A New Peace

Friday, October 02, 2015

Years ago, Angelia Sheer's mentally ill father hijacked a plane, killing everyone aboard — including Andy Downs' father. But out of the tragedy, they've forged a bond of their own.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Privacy Is A Fundamental Human Right'

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Apple has long touted the power and design of its devices, but recently it's been emphasizing their privacy features. Tim Cook describes how Apple is protecting and using, or not using, customer data.

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A South Korean City Designed For The Future Takes On A Life Of Its Own

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Songdo City was planned as a futuristic international business hub. Instead, it's become popular among Koreans as an attractive residential area. This story is the latest in NPR's Cities Project.

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Ruling Class And Revolution Clash In Sumptuous 'Indian Summers'

Thursday, October 01, 2015

While the British gossip over gin and tonics, the Indian streets are brewing with calls for independence. The new 10-part British TV drama has just had its U.S. debut.

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Bill Withers Can Still Bite

Thursday, October 01, 2015

"I wasn't socialized as a musician. It wasn't the only way I knew how to live," says the celebrated songwriter. Withers came to music late and left early, but his brief career is still making waves.

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Michelle Dorrance: 'I Just Knew I Would Never Stop Tap Dancing'

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Dorrance was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship on Tuesday. For her, tap dance is the ultimate art form. "To be able to be a dancer and a musician at the same time — there's nothing like it," she says.

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With Her Camera, MacArthur 'Genius' Tells An African-American Rust Belt Story

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier is the third generation of her family to grow up in Braddock, Pa. For years, she says, African-American contributions to the town have been "overlooked and ignored."

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Exclusive First Read: Anthony Marra's 'The Tsar Of Love And Techno'

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Anthony Marra's first book, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, painted a portrait of Chechnya so real and compelling, readers might have felt they'd actually visited that war-torn land. His new collection follows a real painting, a mysterious image of a dacha, and all the lives it touches over seven decades ...

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