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Mike Ilitch, Little Caesars Founder, Detroit Tigers And Red Wings Owner, Dies

Friday, February 10, 2017

The lifelong Detroiter opened his first store with his wife, Marian, in the Detroit suburb of Garden City in 1959. Today its parent company says it's the world's largest carryout pizza chain.

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'The Refugees' Author Says We Should All Know What It Is To Be An Outsider

Friday, February 10, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen fled Vietnam with his family when he was 4 years old. His new short story collection explores the refugee experience — and draws from his own.

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To Get His First Oscar Nod, Justin Timberlake Had To Act Like A Troll

Friday, February 10, 2017

Timberlake says he always thought a song needed "misery and self-loathing" to be recognized by the Oscars — until his own theme for the animated movie Trolls was nominated for Best Original Song.

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A Romance That Began With A Mistake

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Dewanes' paths crossed when Claudia, a bank teller, accidentally gave Bill, a customer, too much money. It led to a first date, and an admission that an accident changed Bill for the better.

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Joyce Carol Oates' New Novel Begins With An Abortion Doctor's Murder

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

A Book of American Martyrs is told, in part, from the perspective of the murderer, a man who feels he's been called by God.

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In 'Universal Harvester,' Mountain Goats Lyricist Reaps A Creepy Crop

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

John Darnielle used some tricks of the horror trade to write his latest novel, which is set in 1990s Iowa and involves some cornfields. What's scary about cornfields? Mostly, the unknown.

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Going Crazy From Annoying Sounds Is An Actual Medical Condition

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Ew, noisy chewing! Ack, clickety pens! If those sounds drive you crazy, you're not alone, and it turns out it's an actual medical condition called misophonia.

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From Postwar Germany To Hollywood, A Soap Star Dishes On His Journey

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Actor Eric Braeden was born in Kiel, Germany, during World War II, and this year marks his 37th anniversary with The Young and the Restless. His new memoir is called I'll Be Damned.

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Wyclef Jean Talks Young Thug, Trap Music And The Joy Of Carnival

Sunday, February 05, 2017

While characteristically full of Caribbean themes, Jean's latest release makes room for some of the voices and sounds dominating hip-hop today.

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30 Years After 'A Different World,' 'The Quad' Brings HBCU Life Back To TV

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Actress Anika Noni Rose discusses her new show The Quad. The series follows success and scandal on the campus of a fictional historically black university.

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Reba McEntire's New Album Is A Dedication To Family And Faith

Saturday, February 04, 2017

The country veteran says her music career began not on stage or at church, but in a hotel lobby in Wyoming.

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Coming To Terms With Depression In 'This Close To Happy'

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Novelist and critic Daphne Merkin's new memoir This Close to Happy chronicles a life spent struggling with depression, from love-starved childhood to hard-won equilibrium: Not cured, but functional.

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Kansas City Clergyman Seeks Way To Pastor Across The Political Divide

Friday, February 03, 2017

The Rev. Adam Hamilton of the largest U.S. Methodist church says sermonizing about politics is both a challenge and an obligation. His congregation is split between Trump supporters and critics.

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Beyoncé, Bandcamp And Bob Dylan: The Week In Music News

Friday, February 03, 2017

From the pregnancy announcement that broke the internet to the industry's response to the president's executive action on immigration, this was an eventful week.

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Health Insurers Say They Don't Want To Go Back To Being The Bad Guys

Friday, February 03, 2017

Researchers asked health insurance executives what worries them most about Republican plans to repeal and replace Obamacare. They said incentives to keep healthy people enrolled need to be stronger.

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John Legend On Talking Politics In Public, Even When It's Hard

Friday, February 03, 2017

"If America doesn't want to consume the art of people who are liberal-minded, there's not gonna be a lot of art for them to consume," the singer tells NPR's David Greene.

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'From Being Alone To A Whole Family,' An Iraqi Interpreter's Dream Fulfilled

Friday, February 03, 2017

You may remember a 2014 StoryCorps about an Iraqi interpreter living in Minnesota with the help of a U.S. soldier. Three years later, the interpreter's family has finally joined him in the U.S.

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With Conflict And Drama, Trump Hooks You Like A Reality TV Show

Friday, February 03, 2017

President Trump says and does things in a similar way to what you see on reality TV, says Tom Forman. He would know, because he makes reality TV shows.

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Justina Machado On Her Quinceañera, Rita Moreno's Abs And 'One Day At A Time'

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Machado and Moreno star in Netflix's reboot of the 1970s sitcom. This time, the family is Cuban-American and its single mom (Machado) is a veteran who served in Afghanistan.

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Berkeley Students Debate Cancellation Of Milo Yiannopoulos Speech

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Violent protests erupted at the University of California, Berkeley, on Wednesday over a speech by the Breitbart editor. Two Berkeley students are divided over the school's cancellation of the speech.

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