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A Sister Act Taps A Ghostly, Afro-Cuban Groove

Sunday, February 22, 2015

As Ibeyi, Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz make soulful, percussive music rooted in their Yoruba heritage.

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Adobe Photoshop: 'Democratizing' Photo Editing For 25 Years

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The photo editing system Adobe Photoshop turned 25 this week. NPR's Arun Rath talks to co-founder Thomas Knoll about how the system has changed and where it's going.

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Exploring The Solar System Through The Eyes Of Robotic Voyagers

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Voyager spacecraft revolutionized our understanding of space. In a new book, The Interstellar Age, planetary scientist Jim Bell shares stories about the planning and excitement back on Earth.

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'That Blew My Mind': Raiding The Lead Belly Vault

Saturday, February 21, 2015

From his pop covers to his freewheeling radio show, there was more to the late musician than blues.

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1 Film, 6 Stories On The 'Pleasure Of Losing Control'

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Wild Tales includes six stories of people who are set off by things like road rage or infidelity. Then, says director Damián Szifron, "they cross the line that separates civilization from barbarism."

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Pain, But No Regrets: A Father Remembers His Adopted Son

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bill Jones is thought to have been the first single man to adopt a child in California, back in the 1960s. His son has since died, but despite the loss, Jones says he never regrets adopting his child.

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From Iran To Comedy Central: Maz Jobrani's Path To 'Middle Eastern Funny Man'

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Iranian-American comic came to the U.S. when he was 6 years old, just before Iran's 1979 revolution. His new memoir is I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One on TV.

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The 'Black, Queer, Feminist' Legal Trailblazer You've Never Heard Of

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pauli Murray championed the fight for gender equality, achieved sainthood and helped desegregate schools, all while pushing against Mad Men-era social norms.

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For The First Time, An Afghan First Lady Steps Into The Spotlight

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In a country where women are seen but not often heard, Rula Ghani intends to play a prominent role. The wife of Afghanistan's new president hopes to help the country's most vulnerable people.

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Ala. Governor Apologizes To Indian Government In 'Excessive Force' Case

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley apologized to the Indian government and one of its citizens, Sureshbhai Patel, for a police officer's "unfortunate use of excessive force" in an incident near Huntsville.

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Christian McBride On 'A Love Supreme' And Its Descendants

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Jazz Night in America host shares thoughts on the Coltrane classic, which turns 50 this month, as well as two remarkable contemporary pianists.

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Debate: Are America's Best Days Behind It?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Is America in decline, or an unparalleled leader on the world stage? In the 100th debate from Intelligence Squared U.S., two teams face off over the motion, "Declinists Be Damned: Bet On America."

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Exclusive First Read: Anna Lyndsey's 'Girl In The Dark'

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Anna Lyndsey — a pseudonym — was an ordinary civil servant when she developed a rare disorder: A severe sensitivity to light. She deftly chronicles her shadowy new normal in Girl in the Dark.

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Meet The Dogs Whose Names Are Too Long To Fit In This Headline

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Westminster Kennel Club dog show concludes Tuesday — but it might take you some time longer just to spell the names of the dogs involved. So what's the deal with all the elaborate names?

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Watch This: The Akils On Black Film And TV You Can't Miss

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The husband and wife team of Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil have created some of the most iconic African-American characters on television. This is their list of must-see shows and movies.

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King, Tyrant, Beheaded Traitor: The Many Trials Of Charles I

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The British monarch ruled at a time of civil war — and was blamed for much of the bloodshed. In Killers of the King, Charles Spencer tells the story of the men who signed the king's death warrant.

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Fake It Till You Make It, Then Come Clean: A Sportscaster's Big Break

Sunday, February 15, 2015

How do you become a sportscaster when you've never done it before? Adrián García Márquez, now La Voz De Los Lakers, faked a demo tape with the help of a Sega console and FIFA '95.

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The Doctor Is In: Eddie Henderson On Life As 'The Funk Surgeon'

Sunday, February 15, 2015

A veteran of both music and medicine, Henderson got his first trumpet lesson from Louis Armstrong, played in Herbie Hancock's band and once had Thelonious Monk as a patient.

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America Loves Smoothies And The Frozen Foods Industry Knows It

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Less than a decade ago, American consumers tended to buy frozen fruit as a dessert topping. But the smoothie craze changed how Americans eat frozen fruit — and pushed sales above $1 billion a year.

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Thrilled By Chills? Take A Look At The World's Coldest City

Sunday, February 15, 2015

In a remote region in Russia, six time zones away from Moscow, lies the coldest city on earth. Rich with natural resources, Yakutsk is home to 270,000 residents brave enough to face the extreme cold.

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