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Amid Violence In Baghdad, A Musician Creates A One-Man Vigil

Monday, June 08, 2015

Karim Wasfi, conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, has been playing his cello at the sites of deadly attacks across the capital.

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In Debut Novel, Air Force Officer Questions How We Honor Our Veterans

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Jesse Goolsby, author of I'd Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them, says it's not only a question of appreciation. "We just want a conversation about what our country asks of us," Goolsby says.

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What Makes Algorithms Go Awry?

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Every time you "Like" a Facebook post, among other things, you help provide data to an algorithm. But algorithms, like the humans who design them, aren't foolproof — and can reflect bias.

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Dante Guides A Husband Through Grief 'In A Dark Wood'

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Joseph Luzzi used Dante's epic poem "The Divine Comedy" to get him through the grief of his wife's sudden death. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Luzzi.

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Deep Connections Link The Stories In 'Louisa Meets Bear'

Sunday, June 07, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Lisa Gornick about her new collection of short stories, Louisa Meets Bear. The stories chart the way small decisions can ripple through seemingly unconnected lives.

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As 'Orange' Season 3 Begins, We Still Don't Know Why Poussey's In Prison

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Samira Wiley has spent most of her career onstage and is used to filling in blanks about her characters. But she's reluctant to do so for her role on the hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.

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Kate Tempest: 'When You're Writing, It's Not About You'

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Everybody Down, the new album by the English rapper and poet, is a series of glimpses into the lives of everyday Londoners. "You need to take yourself away ... so your characters can speak," she says.

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'Balm' Looks At Civil War After The Battles, Outside The South

Saturday, June 06, 2015

In her new novel, Dolen Perkins-Valdez wanted to look beyond the traditional frame for Civil War stories. Her book is set in Chicago, and opens as the nation is struggling to heal.

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The Beat-Man Behind 'Birdman'

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Jazz heads have known him for years, but Antonio Sanchez got a boost in 2014 for his drums-only film score. The bandleader has two new albums of his own: Three Times Three and The Meridian Suite.

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Biker Bars And Holy Rollers Smolder In 'Freedom's Child'

Saturday, June 06, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Jax Miller about her debut thriller, Freedom's Child. Miller found inspiration for the title character in her own battle with drug addiction.

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A New Judy Blume Novel For Adults Is Always An 'Event'

Saturday, June 06, 2015

In the Unlikely Event is beloved YA author Judy Blume's first novel for adults in 17 years — it's centered around a series of plane crashes that really happened in her home town in the early 1950s.

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For Benedictine Monks, The Joy Of Making Albums And Beer

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The Benedictine monks of Norcia, Italy spend their days in quiet prayer and chanting the divine office. But recently the order has taken up recording albums and brewing beer.

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Behind The Camera: How Vanity Fair Got Its 'Call Me Caitlyn' Cover

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The issue of Vanity Fair with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover has many people talking and it hasn't even hit newsstands yet. Editor-in-Chief Graydon Carter says the story took months of secret planning.

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Former Baltimore Mayor: City Must Confront The 'Rot Beneath The Glitter'

Friday, June 05, 2015

As the city struggles with a surge in violence and the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death, Kurt Schmoke says that the roots of the problems run deep.

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A Life Spent 'Working Toward The Perfect Slice'

Friday, June 05, 2015

Len Berk loves lox, the salt-cured salmon that goes so well with bagels. The 85-year-old New Yorker is a veteran salmon slicer at a gourmet food shop in Manhattan. But it wasn't always that way.

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Telling Brian Wilson's Fractured Life Story On Film

Thursday, June 04, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Bill Pohlad, director of the film Love & Mercy, about creating an intimate portrait of Wilson — in both The Beach Boys' heyday and the troubled years that followed.

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Mumford & Sons On Plugging In And Turning Up

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The electrified new album Wilder Mind turns the band's "arena folk" sound on a dime. "It's almost like being a teenager again," says singer Marcus Mumford.

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Gen. Martin Dempsey On Iraq: A Fight That Will Take 'Multiple Years'

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The Joint Chiefs chairman has been deeply involved in Iraq for more than a decade. In an NPR interview, he says he's not surprised by the slow going against ISIS, calling it a "long campaign."

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Debate: Is Obama's Iran Deal Good for America?

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Critics fear that a recent deal between the U.S. and Iran on nuclear weapons would strengthen Iran's hand in the Middle East. Experts face off over this in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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A Tome For Peruvian Food, By Its Most Acclaimed Ambassador

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Gaston Acurio is the world's premiere cheerleader for Peruvian cuisine, and he's just written a cookbook. It features 500 recipes from around the country — including more than 20 kinds of ceviche.

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