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Picking The Locks: Redefining Copyright Law In The Digital Age

Monday, November 03, 2014

In his new book, Cory Doctorow shows creators how to survive in the digital age. He says the problem with copyright law is tech platforms have more control over content than the people who make it.

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New Players In The NBA: Big Data, User-Controlled Jumbotrons

Sunday, November 02, 2014

We're way beyond instant replays. Last year, the NBA began tracking the movements of players in every single game, and this season, new tech gadgetry is popping up on some arena's big screens.

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Amid Hunger And Cold, An Unforgettable Symphony Premiere

Sunday, November 02, 2014

A year into the siege of Leningrad, a haggard group of musicians defiantly — and improbably — performed Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7, which was dedicated to the suffering city.

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Betty White, The Golden Girl From The Golden Days Of Television

Sunday, November 02, 2014

The Hot in Cleveland actress got her start over 60 years ago on a live TV show called Hollywood on Television. Now she's 92 years old, but she says that's no reason to quit show business.

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Reconnecting The Circuit Of Puerto Rican Identity Through Music

Sunday, November 02, 2014

To understand what it means to be Puerto Rican in the U.S., saxophonist Miguel Zenón spoke with friends and fellow musicians who share his split identity — and put their stories into his music.

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Like It Or Not, Architect Le Corbusier's Urban Designs Are Everywhere

Sunday, November 02, 2014

"He's blamed for urban renewal ... urban freeways, even countless suburban office parks," says Anthony Flint, author of the new Le Corbusier biography Modern Man.

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An Ambivalent Double Agent, Torn Between Two Countries

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Ha Jin's new spy novel resembles the story of the real-life Chinese agent Larry Chin — and echoes the expat author's own experiences. But, he notes, a writer's life is less political than a spy's.

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As Epidemic In Liberia Slows, Burying Bodies Remains A Challenge

Saturday, November 01, 2014

The aid group Global Communities, which has been organizing safe burial teams for the bodies of Ebola victims in Liberia, says it has seen the number of deaths flatten off.

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Actor's Calendar: 'Girls,' 'Star Wars,' Taking Theater To The Military

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Adam Driver is famous for his role in HBO's Girls and his major (and mysterious) part in the next Star Wars film. Less famous: The former Marine's nonprofit organization, Arts in the Armed Forces.

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Woman In Street Harassment Video: 'I Do Not Feel Safe Right Now'

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Actress Shoshana Roberts says she has received several violent threats because of her role in a widely-watched anti-street harassment PSA. Still, she says, she doesn't regret raising the issue.

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Diverting Lava Flow May Be Possible, But Some Hawaiians Object

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Slow-moving lava from the Kilauea volcano is stalled near the village of Pahoa in Hawaii. One volcanologist says redirecting the flow might be feasible, but would carry political and cultural risks.

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'Global Village' Goes To Mexico: 4 Songs That Fuse Style And Tradition

Saturday, November 01, 2014

KPFK's Betto Arcos joins NPR's Arun Rath to share a genre-bending mix of songs from Mexico. Dive into a frenetic blend of cumbia, funk, jazz, flamenco, norteño and more.

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'Comedy Is Extraordinarily Difficult': John Cleese On Being Funny

Saturday, November 01, 2014

John Cleese of Monty Python fame has written a memoir, So, Anyway ... , which brings him from boyhood in a quiet British town called Weston to the footlights of London and screens all over the world.

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Reviving A Grand Tradition Of 'Black Prophetic Fire'

Saturday, November 01, 2014

African-American philosopher Cornel West's new book laments the decline of "prophetic" black leadership, lifting up examples of people who were willing to risk their lives in the service of the truth.

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After A Sexual Assault And A Pregnancy, Vet Kept Her Pain Secret

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Trista Matascastillo was in officer training when she was sexually assaulted by someone she served with. Then she discovered she was pregnant. For six years, she didn't tell anybody what had happened.

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'It's A Bit Of A Gift': Yusuf Islam On His Break And Return To Music

Saturday, November 01, 2014

The story is well-known: The former known Cat Stevens became Muslim, changed his name and gave up performing for years. The hiatus gave him a chance to "walk the talk," he tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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'Anything That Connects': A Conversation With Taylor Swift

Friday, October 31, 2014

Just shy of 25, Swift's been in the music industry nearly half her life. In an extended interview with NPR's Melissa Block, she addresses what's changed in music, media, feminism and her own career.

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U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Sees Signs Of Hope In West Africa

Friday, October 31, 2014

After a four-day visit to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, she reports progress — along with the need for continued support.

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Like Olive Kitteridge, Actress Frances McDormand Was Tired Of Supporting Roles

Friday, October 31, 2014

"I've made a career of playing small supporting roles," McDormand says. And in a four-hour HBO miniseries she plays Kitteridge, a supporting character who "should be a leading lady."

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In Conversation With George Clinton

Friday, October 31, 2014

Watch the inimitable funk stalwart sit for not one but two interviews about his work and where it comes from. Along the way, he tells stories about his many decades in the music industry.

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