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Join The 'Morning Edition' Book Club As We Read 'A God In Ruins'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, who selected the book, tells NPR's David Greene that Kate Atkinson is "one of those writers that really can make you weep on one page and laugh on the next."

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Willie Nelson: 'Ain't Many Of Us Left'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Red-Headed Stranger has a new memoir out, titled It's A Long Story. On a tour bus in Thackerville, Okla., Nelson explains to NPR's David Greene why no one can tell him what to do.

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A Landscape Of Abundance Becomes A Landscape Of Scarcity

Monday, May 04, 2015

Photographer Matt Black spends his days capturing images that illustrate the impact of the drought on people living in California's Central Valley.

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The Promise And Potential Pitfalls Of Apple's ResearchKit

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Apple's new mobile software platform is designed to help collect data for medical research, but concerns have been raised about privacy and informed consent.

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From Bond Girl To Medicine Woman: Jane Seymour's Big Break

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The actress is best known for her role as Dr. Quinn, the physician on the American frontier. But her big break came years before, when she played 007's tarot-reading love interest in Live and Let Die.

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With Comedic Touch, 'Zombie Wars' Tackles Impact Of Real Violence

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The main character in Aleksandar Hemon's new book is a hapless screenwriter who's never faced real hardship. But after an affair with a Bosnian refugee, he can no longer avoid the realities of war.

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Nepal's Medical Worries: Crowded Hospitals, Open Wounds

Sunday, May 03, 2015

An estimated 14,000 people survived April's earthquake in Nepal with serious injuries. NPR's Rachel Martin gets a picture of medical conditions there from American E.R. doctor Bianca Grecu-Jacobs.

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Benjamin Clementine Trades 'Sleeping On The Floor' For 'Sleeping In A Palace'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The singer and pianist went from busking on the streets of Paris to eliciting Nina Simone comparisons and headlining sold-out shows, but he says he's just lucky to be able to express himself.

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Demystifying The Art World In 'Playing To The Gallery'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Have you ever stared at a piece of art and thought, I just don't get it? Artist Grayson Perry gives NPR's Rachel Martin the answers to questions about art that some are too embarrassed to ask.

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Kurt Cobain Speaks — Through Art And Audio Diaries — In 'Montage Of Heck'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

"The idea was not to tear him down, nor was it to put him on a pedestal," says director Brett Morgen. Instead, executive producer Frances Bean Cobain told Morgen to "make it honest."

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Author Hopes Holocaust-Themed Picture Book Will Prompt Conversations

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Jane Yolen's latest is a children's book about a family trying to survive the Holocaust in France. "I consider Stone Angel a kind of starting place for parents to talk to their kids," she says.

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John Lydon: The Foul-Mouthed Yob Sets The Record Straight

Saturday, May 02, 2015

"After reading so much rubbish written about me over the years, it became obvious that I had to just tell it like it is," Lydon tells NPR's Arun Rath. Lydon just wrote his memoir, Anger Is An Energy.

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A Veteran Scientist Dreams Boldly Of 'Earth And Sky'

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Famous — and occasionally controversial — physicist Freeman Dyson's new essay collection ranges from scientific history to today's hot-button issues like climate change and genetic engineering.

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'Louie Louie': Indecipherable, Or Indecent? An FBI Investigation

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The Kingsmen's 1963 version of the song was a huge hit — though no one could make out the words. Some fevered imaginations and misheard lines led to an FBI investigation into alleged obscenity.

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At 81, The Man Behind Big Bird Sees 'No Reason To Quit'

Saturday, May 02, 2015

"It's an awfully good job," Caroll Spinney says, of the more than 40 years he has spent on Sesame Street. A new documentary tells the story of the octogenarian man playing a 6-year-old bird.

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Carey Mulligan Returns To Period Drama For A Thomas Hardy Classic

Friday, May 01, 2015

The actress spent years avoiding the genre for fear of getting pigeonholed, but she says she made an exception for Far From the Madding Crowd because of Hardy's modern, forward-thinking heroine.

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Graphic Novel About Holocaust 'Maus' Banned In Russia For Its Cover

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with author Art Spiegelman about how his book Maus — the very antithesis of Nazi propaganda — was purged from Moscow stores because it has a large swastika on the cover.

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'Ashley's War' Details Vital Work Of Female Soldiers In Afghanistan

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A new book looks at the women who served alongside elite special operations units in order to connect with a population that was off-limits to male soldiers: Afghan women.

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Competitive Bartender Pours Father's Wisdom Into Signature Drink

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bartender Ran Duan will represent the U.S. in a Bacardi international cocktail competition. His specialty? "Father's Advice," a stirred-not-shaken cocktail that's a testament to his hardworking dad.

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Canadians Love Poop, Americans Love Pizza: How Emojis Fare Worldwide

Monday, April 27, 2015

A study analyzes more than a billion pieces of emoji data across 16 languages and regions to gauge how different nations communicate. Most emojis sent are happy faces and other positive symbols.

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