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For One Essayist, 'The Unspeakable' Isn't Off-Limits

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Meghan Daum's new collection looks at life in that awkward stage of adulthood that comes before you'd call yourself middle-aged. "Are we in the twilight of youth?" she asks. "That sounds not good."

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Criminal Law Says Minors Can't Consent — But Some Civil Courts Disagree

Sunday, November 16, 2014

No state has an age of consent lower than 16. But in some civil cases, attorneys argue that children can make decisions about whom they have sex with — and, in some courtrooms, those attorneys win.

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For Wearable Tech, One Size Does Not Fit All

Sunday, November 16, 2014

One big criticism of wearable technology: the teams behind these devices are not diverse enough. Some industry watchers say that can result in products designed only with men in mind.

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Google Asks Users To Help Fight Ebola — And They Answer With Cash

Sunday, November 16, 2014

For the first time ever, Google reached out to users in a matching campaign to help fund Ebola treatment and prevention. The company's philanthropic director explains why.

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Today's Fairy Tales Started Out (Even More) Dark And Harrowing

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Evil figures prominently in favorite bedtime stories. But a new translation of the first edition of the Brothers Grimm's tales reveals exactly how unsanitized and murderous these stories once were.

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Family Film Offers Glimpse Of 'Three Minutes In Poland' Before Holocaust

Sunday, November 16, 2014

In 1938, Glenn Kurtz's grandfather went on vacation and filmed a few minutes of footage of his Polish hometown. Seventy years later, his grandson set out to find the people who appeared in that film.

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When The Lights Go Down, Who Will Hear 'The Last Transmission'?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Famed film director Melvin Van Peebles joined the band The Heliocentrics to create music inspired by the sounds and signals of deep space exploration.

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How'd Karyn Parsons Get Her Gig On 'Fresh Prince'? Brattiness.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Parsons played Hilary Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The role first called for a model type, but Parsons says she couldn't do that. So, she says, she made Hilary self-centered: a "real brat."

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Soldiers, Spies, Cyberwarriors: '@War' In The Internet Age

Saturday, November 15, 2014

"One if by land, two if by sea" wouldn't work these days — not when your adversary can knock out your power grid with an team of cyberforces. Today's armies have a new front to monitor.

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A Journey Through The History Of American Food In 100 Bites

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thomas Jefferson loved macaroni and cheese so much he brought it home to Virginia from Europe. The American Plate reveals these and other stories behind America's most beloved foods.

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Brilliance In Bumps And Bruises, On Air And On Screen

Saturday, November 15, 2014

New Jersey radio station WFMU prides itself on radically open programming — like three hours of "Eleanor Rigby" covers. But as a new film shows, it can be tough to pay bills and maintain a mission.

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Tango Lessons: Rubén Blades Sings His Way Into Discovery

Saturday, November 15, 2014

On his new album, the salsa singer, actor and one time presidential contender in Panama rearranged some of his salsa songs as tangos. In doing so, he found new things in his lyrics and himself.

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Roger Moore: The Man With The Golden Life

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sir Roger Moore has played James Bond more than any other actor; his new memoir One Lucky Bastard chronicles a life spent working and laughing with stars — and learning how to kiss from Lana Turner.

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For Veteran, Hospice Care Work Connects Him To Family

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ron Riveira, who served in the Navy and Marines, now does hospice care for vets and says it allows him to help people like his grandparents. "Every time I go into a home, I see a piece of my family."

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Director Gina Prince-Bythewood: It's Time To 'Obliterate The Term Black Film'

Friday, November 14, 2014

The creator of Love and Basketball has a new film out called Beyond the Lights. "For me it's just about putting people of color in every genre and making it become normal," she says.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Separates Fact From Fiction In 'Interstellar'

Friday, November 14, 2014

The astrophysicist has been tweeting about the science behind the film. In an interview with NPR, Tyson goes beyond those tweets, into wormholes, relativity and even some spoilers.

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How To Make A Faux Cheddar In One Hour

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Once Claudia Lucero had mastered rapid cheese-making, she knew it was time to tackle cheddar. But cheddar takes months, even years, to age, so Lucero devised a pseudo version: the Smoky Cheater.

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A Crime Drama Crosses The Atlantic And Detective David Tennant Is On The Case

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tennant stars as the same grizzled detective in BBC's Broadchurch and FOX's Gracepoint. It was "too unusual an opportunity to turn down," he says.

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Tech Star Wants To Make Diversity Plug-And-Play For Silicon Valley

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tristan Walker, founder and CEO of Walker & Co. Brands, and J.J. McCorvey, a writer at Fast Company, discuss the tech industry's diversity problem.

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Why The Caged Bird Raps

Monday, November 10, 2014

Caged Bird Songs pairs some of the late Maya Angelou's poems and lyrics to hip-hop beats — but producer Shawn Rivera says the rhythms were already there.

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