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From Marling To Modest Mouse, A Look At 2015's New Music

Saturday, January 03, 2015

NPR Music's Stephen Thompson surveys a few anticipated highlights of the coming year in music, including Screaming Females and The Lone Bellow.

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The Goal: To Remember Each Jim Crow Killing, From The '30s On

Saturday, January 03, 2015

The Civil Rights Restorative Justice Project wants to document every racially motivated killing in the American South between 1930 and 1970. The project's director says it's a race against the clock.

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In 'Citizen,' Poet Strips Bare The Realities Of Everyday Racism

Saturday, January 03, 2015

For her latest collection, Claudia Rankine mined her and her friends' encounters with racism. She says she wanted to talk about "what happens when we fail each other as people."

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U.N.'s Anthony Banbury: Zero Cases Of Ebola Is The Only Option

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Anthony Banbury is stepping down as the head of the U.N.'s Ebola mission. He says the Ebola can't become entrenched in West Africa. And he thinks the fight is heading in the right direction.

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These 'Almost Famous Women' Won't Be Forgotten Again

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Megan Mayhew Bergman's new story collection focuses on the colorful tales of independent real-life, risk-taking women who've faded from the spotlight (or never cared for it in the first place).

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Out Of Tragedy, An Unexpected Connection Is Made

Friday, January 02, 2015

The parents of a 5-year-old boy killed in a car accident have formed a bond with the sister of the woman who drove the speeding car. The couple says their meetings have eased their pain.

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Pastry With Soul. It's That Simple

Thursday, January 01, 2015

New York pastry chef Brooks Headley calls his cookbook Fancy Desserts. But his Italian grandmother is his real inspiration, he says, and she was all about homestyle: simple and fresh.

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A Cure For The Common Hangover, Found On The Stove

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Chef Anthony Lamas says posole, a Mexican hominy stew, is great if you're cold, hung over or just had a long night. "It's a cure in a bowl" that's infinitely customizable, he says.

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Fallen Heroes: A Tribute To The Health Workers Who Died Of Ebola

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The virus has taken a tragic toll in their ranks. At hospitals and clinics, their photos are displayed along with messages from their friends and family: "May you rest in perfect peace."

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Roxane Gay: 2014 Was The Year Of 'Enough Is Enough'

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Author Roxane Gay spent 2014 thinking and writing about issues that exposed divides in America over race and gender. She offers her thoughts on some of the year's most-talked-about stories.

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A 'Lost Boy' Helps The Girls Of South Sudan Find An Education

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Daniel Majok Gai fled South Sudan twice because of war. He wants to return for good. But for now, he's giving back by helping youth there gain an education. His inspiration: a girl named Annah.

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In Memoriam 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

NPR Music remembers musicians — singers, songwriters, instrumentalists — and other visionaries we lost in 2014. Explore and celebrate their musical legacies.

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From Her Dad To Her 'Jamish' Roots, A Poet Pieces Her Story Together

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Salena Godden grew up in 1970s England with a Jamaican mom and an absent Irish dad. In her memoir, Springfield Road, she looks back on her struggle to find her personal identity.

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Die-In, Vortex, Selfie Stick: What's The Word Of 2014?

Sunday, December 28, 2014

In January, members of the American Dialect Society will vote on the 2014 Word of the Year. Linguist Ben Zimmer runs through some contenders — including words both old and new.

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Jamie Oliver, Up To His Elbows In Mashed Potatoes With 'Comfort Food'

Sunday, December 28, 2014

For his new cookbook, the chef compiled soul-soothing, stomach-satisfying recipes from around the world. And this time, Oliver tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer, he worried less about calorie counts.

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Novel Gives Voice To Virginia Woolf's Overshadowed Sister

Sunday, December 28, 2014

In Vanessa and Her Sister, Priya Parmar imagines what Vanessa Bell wrote in her journal when she and Woolf were helping to form the Bloomsbury Group, a gathering of London artists and intellectuals.

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Latin Music We Loved In 2014: Texas Heat and Miami Soul

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Our friends from NPR's Alt.Latino stop by to tell us their favorite artists of the year.

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Before The Internet, Librarians Would 'Answer Everything' — And Still Do

Sunday, December 28, 2014

The New York Public Library recently came upon a box of questions posed to the library from the 1940s to the '80s — an era when humans consulted other humans for answers to their daily questions.

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John McNeil, A Trumpeter Robbed Of His Breath, Blows Again

Saturday, December 27, 2014

McNeil suffered from a neural disorder that prevented him from performing for decades at a time. But thanks to a medical study, he's regained enough coordination to form a new band, called Hush Point.

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Comedian Andrea Martin: 'I Don't Think Age Has Anything To Do With It'

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Now in her late 60s, Martin says she's still "excited and enthusiastic" about her work and doesn't have any intention of retiring. She published a memoir in September called Lady Parts.

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