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Be More Awesome — With Help From Kid President

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Kid President (aka 11-year-old Robby Novak) is an Internet sensation whose sunny, personality-driven YouTube videos have garnered over 75 million views. Now, he's written a book on how to be awesome.

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Impressions From The Ice: A Poet Returns From Antarctica

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Jynne Dilling Martin spent six weeks living on the bottom of the world and watching scientists work. The experience inspired many of the poems in her new collection, We Mammals in Hospitable Times.

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Diana Krall: Liner Notes From A 'Wallflower'

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Krall's new album is a collection of songs she first heard on vinyl, from The Mamas & the Papas to the Eagles. She discusses getting know the originals and sharing music with her twin sons.

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A Former Child Soldier Finds Escape, Heaven Through His Music

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Starved, brainwashed and beaten, Emmanual Jal was a child soldier who escaped Sudan's war. Now he's an actor, musician and activist. But he says he still gets nightmares.

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African-American NASCAR Driver Raced Like 'A Great Artist'

Friday, January 30, 2015

Wendell Scott becomes the first African-American NASCAR driver to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday. Although Scott faced racism during his career, his son says he would never stop racing.

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Should Ray Rice Get A Second Chance? 'Maybe,' Parcells Says

Friday, January 30, 2015

In part two of David Greene's conversation with Bill Parcells, the legendary football coach discusses how he dealt with players' drug use, and redemption for the former Baltimore Raven running back.

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From Laundering To Profiteering, A Multitude Of Sins At The Vatican Bank

Friday, January 30, 2015

In God's Bankers Gerald Posner explores the history of money, power and the church. During World War II, he says, the Vatican made money off of the life insurance policies of Jews sent to death camps.

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The Gift Of Eternal Shelf Life: 'Tuck Everlasting' Turns 40

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In Natalie Babbitt's celebrated classic, a young girl stumbles upon a secret spring and the family the spring has given eternal life to. Babbitt says she wrote the book to help kids understand death.

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'Little House,' Big Demand: Never Underestimate Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wilder's memoir reveals that she witnessed more violence than you'd ever know from her children's books. The South Dakota State Historical Society can barely keep up with demand for the autobiography.

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Buzz Bin: A Proper Look At Where Kazoos Come From

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

They're the instrument anyone can play — but only two places in the U.S. make them, and only one makes the colorful plastic kind most people know. Karen Michel pays a visit to the latter.

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After Father's Death, A Writer Learns How 'The Japanese Say Goodbye'

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lost in a deep depression, Marie Mutsuki Mockett visited a temple owned by her mother's family near Fukushima. There, she found traditions and ways of thought that helped her work through her grief.

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'Stronger Than Ever' Sundance Docs Tackle Scientology, Campus Rape

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Critic Kenneth Turan says Going Clear and The Hunting Ground are among the films that "blew people away" at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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Black Doll Show Inspires With Wakandan Heroes And Jazz Superstars

Sunday, January 25, 2015

For 34 years, the William Grant Still Arts Center in Los Angeles has showcased diverse dolls for children. This year's theme, Jazz Superheroes, incorporates Marvel characters and musical giants.

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In 'Fatherland,' A Daughter Outlines Her Dad's Radicalization

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Falling in love with your handsome pen pal, moving overseas to marry him, then finding out he's part of a terrorist organization: That's the Bunjevac family story, told in a new graphic memoir.

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How'd A Cartoonist Sell His First Drawing? It Only Took 610 Tries

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tom Toro was a directionless 20-something film school dropout. Then, after an inspired moment at a used book sale, he started submitting drawings to The New Yorker -- and collecting rejection slips.

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Hip-Hop Collective Doomtree On Getting Seven Artists In One Room

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Minneapolis rap crew is back with the album All Hands. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with members Dessa and P.O.S.

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At Its Core, Warped Family Drama 'Mommy' Is 'A Story Of Love'

Sunday, January 25, 2015

In his award-winning film, Xavier Dolan, 25, tackles the relationship between a single mom and her troubled son. He says, "I feel like I knew this kid. ... He's just the worst version of who I was."

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Dengue Fever: Retro Pop, Cambodian Style

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Brothers Ethan and Zac Holtzman formed Dengue Fever in the late '90s, inspired by 1960s Cambodian psych-rock. Rachel Martin speaks with them and singer Chhom Nimol about their album, The Deepest Lake.

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The Lone Bellow, A Trio Built On Harmony And Trust

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Brian Elmquist, Kanene Pipkin and Zach Williams talk with NPR's Rachel Martin about their new album, Then Came the Morning.

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3 Voices, 1 Threat: Personal Stories Of Cyberhacking

Sunday, January 25, 2015

In President Obama's State of the Union address, he gave fresh emphasis to a problem that has been in the headlines: cybersecurity. Here are three people who have experienced security breaches.

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