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From Early Failures To New 'Trainwreck,' Judd Apatow Gets Serious

Sunday, July 05, 2015

It's an understatement to call the man busy. With a new book out, a movie due soon and another wrapping up on set, Apatow caught a breath and reflected on stumbling blocks, Freaks and Amy Schumer.

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Stacy Barthe's 'BEcoming' Is A Story Of Near-Death And Rebirth

Sunday, July 05, 2015

At 25, Barthe was already writing songs for pop stars, but life outside the studio felt like a battlefield. She speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about the hard road to her full-length debut.

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From Blueprints To Betrayal: The Daring, And Downfall, Of A Cold War Spy

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Initially, the CIA was suspicious of Soviet aviation expert Adolf Tolkachev. But he earned the agency's trust — and provided blueprints, documents and plans that were crucial to the U.S.

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What To Do With Weird Farmers Market Vegetables

Sunday, July 05, 2015

The market in July is a wondrous place: juicy tomatoes, jewel-toned eggplants, sweet yellow corn. But greens that look like weeds may be more intimidating. Here's how to tame them.

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Don't Blame The Sharks For 'Perfect Storm' Of Attacks In North Carolina

Sunday, July 05, 2015

The state's beaches usually see one shark attack a summer, if any. This year, there have already been seven. But this uptick in attacks is likely not tied to shark populations so much as to our own.

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In 'Playing Scared' Pianist Grows Less Frightened Of Stage Fright

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Performance anxiety kept journalist Sara Solovitch away from the piano for several decades. Then one day she decided to search for the key to putting her back in tune with her performance side.

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If Robots 'Speak,' Will We Listen? Novel Imagines A Future Changed By AI

Saturday, July 04, 2015

As artificial intelligence alters human connection, Louisa Hall's characters wrestle with whether machines can truly feel. Some "feel they have to stand up for a robot's right to exist," Hall says.

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Millions Of Mummified Dogs Found In Ancient Egyptian Catacombs

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Researchers have uncovered 8 million mummified animals dating back 2,500 years. Most are dogs. Archaeologist Salima Ikram says the huge number points to the likely existence of ancient puppy mills.

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An Outsider In Buenos Aires Goes Incognito, For Love Of Tango

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Carolina de Robertis' new novel, God of Tango, features a 17-year-old widow, recently arrived from Italy with little besides a violin. It's Argentina, 1913 — and a magical new music fills the barrios.

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Decades Of Politics And Partnership In Jimmy Carter's 'Full Life'

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Former president Jimmy Carter was one of the youngest ex-presidents ever when he left office in 1981. His new memoir, A Full Life, looks back at his years of public service, in and out of office.

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Larry Campbell And Teresa Williams Step To The Mic, Together

Saturday, July 04, 2015

He's from New York City; she's from rural Tennessee. But the husband and wife, each known for backing up roots music's biggest stars, make it work on their new album.

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For A Medal Of Honor Recipient, Wounds Of War Lingered Into Fatherhood

Friday, July 03, 2015

Master Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez led a mission to save eight soldiers in Vietnam — and nearly died in the process. Decades later, his daughter recalls a father who believed honor wasn't won, but earned.

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Simone Dinnerstein On A Trip To Cuba And Making Music Out Of Difficulty

Friday, July 03, 2015

David Greene talks to the pianist about her recent performance at a piano festival in Cuba — and a particularly stressful time in her life.

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Your Road-Trip Playlist Is Ready

Thursday, July 02, 2015

From more than 3,000 listener suggestions, we've whittled the mix down to 99 songs you say are perfect for long summer drives. Stream the playlist here.

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Can The Candidate Move Beyond 'The Christie Show'?

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

This week the Christie Tracker podcast headed to Livingston High School for analysis of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's announcement that he's running for the Republican presidential nomination.

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The Sound Of Twin Danger: Frank Sinatra Meets The Clash

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Singer Vanessa Bley and former Sade collaborator Stuart Matthewman make up the new cocktail jazz band Twin Danger, which has been causing a scene with its self-titled debut and live shows.

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After Marriage Equality, What's Next For The LGBT Movement?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

One commentator worries that, going forward, other serious issues for LGBT Americans may garner less support "because it's just not as fun to be involved in" as in the marriage equality movement.

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Two Years After Deadly Wildfire, Are There Lessons In The Ashes?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Yarnell Hill Fire in June 2013 was one of the deadliest incidents for wildland firefighters in American history. Nineteen of the Granite Mountain Hotshots died — many inside their fire shelters.

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2 Brothers And A Team Of Mules Tackle The Historic Oregon Trail

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Journalist Rinker Buck had a crazy idea — and a brother with a knack for driving mules. His new memoir recounts what happened when the two very different men set off in a covered wagon.

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The Villalobos Brothers Match Music With Frida Kahlo

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Asked to accompany an exhibit of Kahlo's work, the sibling band drew equally from traditional Mexican music and themes of modern struggle.

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