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Teacher Seeks Exoneration From McCarthy-Era Conviction

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Miriam Moskowitz was convicted of conspiracy during the Red Scare. Now the 98-year-old wants to clear her name — and warn others of what happens when fear fuels persecution.

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Chicken Confidential: How This Bird Came To Rule The Cultural Roost

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Andrew Lawler's Why Did the Chicken Cross the World? explores the secret to the domesticated bird's success: "You can turn the chicken into almost anything," he says, from religious symbol to dinner.

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Why The ER Doctor Asks Patients What's Happening At Home

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Some people would argue that the emergency room isn't the right place to deal with patients' personal problems. But the ills that lead people to seek care are often tied to their challenging lives.

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From Humble Salt To Fancy Freezing: How To Up Your Cocktail Game

Friday, November 28, 2014

You don't need to have liquid nitrogen at your next cocktail party — but it's certainly a sure-fire way to impress your guests. Expert mixologist Dave Arnold walks you through it.

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A Boozy Parisian Pineapple That Tastes Like The Holidays

Friday, November 28, 2014

Dorie Greenspan struggled to recreate a friend's sweet dessert, but he just wouldn't divulge his secret. "It's nothing," he said. "It's so simple." Turns out, it is simple — once you have the recipe.

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Killer Mike: 'Rap Has Given Me Voice'

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Atlanta rapper — and one half of rap group Run The Jewels — wants his songs to confront heavy everyday issues with empathy: "I think our regular lives are amazing, beautiful things."

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Once Homeless, Family Feels 'Blessed To Wake Up Another Day'

Friday, November 28, 2014

In 2013, after drowning in past-due bills, Franklin and Sherry Gilliard became homeless. Now they live in transitional housing, and they hold a circle of thanks at dinner to remember what they have.

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Gold-Plated Gowns And 8-inch Pumps: The Stuff That Made Starlets Shimmer

Friday, November 28, 2014

Actress Mae West was petite, but on screen — thanks to a pair of platform shoes — she looked larger than life. A show in Boston examines the fashion and jewelry of Hollywood's golden age.

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Melissa Etheridge Opens Her Heart

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Etheridge talks about being accepted by her conservative hometown, being truthful with the public, getting married and living her monster-ness.

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Stabat Mater: Young Composers Explore An Ancient Text

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

British choral group The Sixteen sings new settings of the Stabat Mater. Director Harry Christophers says the ensemble was looking for "something that was very spiritual, very mystical."

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The Native American Side Of The Thanksgiving Menu

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The first Thanksgiving was something of a joint venture between pilgrims and Native Americans. Chef Richard Hetzler shares a menu that celebrates the first settlers and the country's first tribes.

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Gluten-Free? Vegan? Thanksgiving Recipes For Alternative Diets

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It's like the start of a bad joke: a vegan, a gluten-free and a paleo walk into a bar — except it's your house, and they're gathered around the Thanksgiving table. Don't panic — we've got recipes.

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Box Of Love Letters Reveals Grandfather Didn't Escape WWII With 'Everyone'

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Years after her grandfather's death, Sarah Wildman discovered letters from a young woman he'd left behind in Vienna in the 1930s. So Wildman set out to find her grandfather's true love.

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Gruff Rhys Journeys Into The 'American Interior'

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Super Furry Animals frontman's new multimedia project explores the improbable and fantastic history of his 18th-century ancestor, John Evans. Oh, and there are unicorns.

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'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse DiDi in the HBO comedy series has opened the door to more serious opportunities.

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Racial Disparities In Arrests Are Prevalent, But Cause Isn't Clear

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ferguson, Mo., police statistics show the department arrests blacks at a higher rate than it arrests other racial groups. But that disparity is true for police departments across the country.

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After Injury, Tony Little Told Himself: 'You Can Do It!'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The muscle man with the ponytail was once on track to become Mr. America. But a car accident shattered Tony Little's hopes of competing. Just when he hit rock bottom, he got a life-changing idea.

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'Madagascar' Director Polishes His Penguin Voice

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tom McGrath, an executive producer of Penguins of Madagascar who also co-directed the first three films in the franchise, says he came to voice the part of the penguin Skipper kind of by accident.

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Marshmallows On Sweet Potatoes? Thanksgiving's Traditions Exposed

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving traditions can be a bit inscrutable for people who didn't grow up in the U.S., like NPR producer Olly Dearden. He talked with several experts and got some answers to his questions.

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For The Season, Trio Mediaeval Spans Centuries

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Norwegian group has a age-old salve for those who can't stand "Jingle Bell Rock" — 15th-century English carols.

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