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The Bonds Of Friendship Stay Strong In 'Stranger'

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Newbery Medal-winning author Rebecca Stead says her latest, Goodbye Stranger, is about love and how it helps a trio of seventh-grade girls stay friends through the challenges of middle school.

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Author: Tech Firms' Rhetoric Outpaces The Actual Good They Do

Monday, August 03, 2015

Author Kentaro Toyama says despite tech firms' good intentions, using technology to solve social problems falls short. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Toyama about his new book.

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'Kids Love To Be Scared': Louis Sachar On Balancing Fun And Fear

Sunday, August 02, 2015

The award-winning author of Holes has just published a new novel for young readers, called Fuzzy Mud. It mixes middle-school social puzzles with a more sinister mystery: a rogue biotech threat.

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Terri Lyne Carrington Makes A Musical 'Mosaic,' With A Focus On Women

Sunday, August 02, 2015

The drummer, composer and bandleader's latest album, The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul, is part of her ongoing effort to showcase women in jazz.

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'Who Am I Without My Sport?' Greg Louganis On Life After Olympics

Sunday, August 02, 2015

The documentary Back On Board traces the highs and lows of the star diver's career, the turmoil he faced as a gay, HIV-positive athlete — and the identity crisis that he experienced after retirement.

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Mormons Face A Painful Loss If The Church Severs Boy Scout Ties

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Scouting has been the official program for Mormon boys for more than 100 years, but that may change after a vote allowing openly gay leaders. A Brigham Young professor says a split would be wrenching.

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Caught In The Act: Joke-Stealing In The Age Of Twitter

Sunday, August 02, 2015

When comics tell jokes about the news, they're bound to come up with similar punch lines. But comedy writer Larry Getlen says that, while joke theft does happen, it's still rare.

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Scientists Make The Case For A 6th Taste — But It's Less Than Tasty

Sunday, August 02, 2015

They call it "oleogustus," or the taste for fat. But nutrition scientist Rick Mattes says it's far from delicious. Found in rancid food, it's often an unpleasant warning.

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Luther Campbell Of 2 Live Crew On Fame, Obscenity And Community

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Before joining the notoriously shocking rap crew, Campbell was a party-rocking DJ in Miami. Even then, he knew that being aggressively different could lead to success.

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Aviator Beryl Markham Soars Again In 'Paris Wife' Author's New Book

Saturday, August 01, 2015

"It is my fate to illuminate the lives of these one-of-a-kind notable women that have been somehow forgotten by history," says Paula McLain. She shines her spotlight on Markham in Circling the Sun.

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A Lawyer's Advice For Black Men At Traffic Stops: 'Comply Now, Contest Later'

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Attorney Eric Broyles teamed up with a police officer to pen a handbook for African-American men dealing with police encounters. Above all, he recommends clarity, empathy — and getting badge numbers.

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76 Years Later, Lost F. Scott Fitzgerald Story Sees The Light Of Day

Saturday, August 01, 2015

The story, called "Temperature," had never been published and was presumed lost. Long after magazine editor Andrew Gulli began his search for the story, he finally found it — and put it in print.

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More Than A Toy: Lego Enthusiasts Have Built A Community

Saturday, August 01, 2015

A LEGO Brickumentary chronicles how children and adults alike use Legos for work, play and therapy. The documentary also explores the Lego Group's near demise — and meteoric return.

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For Penn & Teller's Magical Partnership, The Trick Is Telling The Truth

Saturday, August 01, 2015

The duo Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller are back on Broadway. They both talk — yes, even Teller — with NPR's Scott Simon about magic, danger and the remarkable endurance of their 40-year partnership.

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At The Purple Pie Place, Where The Crusts Are Just Sweet Enough

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D. From chicken pot pie to strawberry rhubarb, Trevor Yehlie and his family have been baking and serving pies at the local favorite since 2009.

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Black Lives Matter: Coming To A Museum Near You?

Saturday, August 01, 2015

How do you curate a museum exhibit about the protests in Ferguson, Mo.? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the director National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open next fall.

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To Ease An Economic Meltdown, Zimbabwe Considers Returning Farmland

Saturday, August 01, 2015

In 2000, the country launched a campaign that seized thousands of white-owned farms. The move helped send Zimbabwe into an economic tailspin. But now, some of those farmers may get that land back.

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An Immigrant's Experience, Recast As Noir, In 'Dragonfish'

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Author Vu Tran's debut novel reflects his own experiences escaping Vietnam as a child. He tells NPR he was drawn to crime fiction as a way to dig into the sometimes-untold stories of immigrants.

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With 'Faded Gloryville,' Lindi Ortega Explores The Rougher Edges Of Fame

Saturday, August 01, 2015

It's hard to believe a sound so country and Americana is coming out of Ontario — NPR's Scott Simon speaks with singer Lindi Ortega about her new album, Faded Gloryville.

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Blueprints Before High Tide: An Architect Explains The Perfect Sandcastle

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Famed architect Renzo Piano is best known for his massive skyscrapers and innovative designs. But the sandcastle enthusiast also has thoughts on how to plan a building that's a bit more ephemeral.

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