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Hopscotching To 100: An Appreciation Of Julio Cortázar

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The great Argentinian writer Julio Cortázar was born 100 years ago this week; while Cortázar is known for the surreal masterpiece Hopscotch, critic Juan Vidal says it's his poetry that resonates.

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The Co-Discoverer Of Ebola Never Imagined An Outbreak Like This

Friday, August 29, 2014

In 1976, scientist Peter Piot was part of the team that discovered the Ebola virus. The epidemic today in West Africa, he says, is "absolutely unexpected and unprecedented."

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A Teenager In The 1950s, Extreme Sledding For The Air Force

Friday, August 29, 2014

Fresh out of school, Alton Yates needed to make money, so he signed up for the Air Force. His job? Riding rocket-propelled sleds, to help test whether high-speed space travel would be safe for humans.

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Rep. Ryan Calls For 'Culture Of Inclusion' To Tackle Poverty

Friday, August 29, 2014

Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.

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Michel Martin Goes #BeyondFerguson

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NPR and St. Louis Public Radio are in Ferguson, Mo., today for a community conversation about race and law enforcement. Follow here or join us on Twitter at 7 p.m. ET to discuss #BeyondFerguson.

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Marine Turned Novelist Brings Brutal, Everyday Work Of War Into Focus

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Michael Pitre, author of Fives and Twenty-Fives, served two tours in Iraq. He says, "It was not glamorous and it's not SEAL Team 6; it's just work, and I wanted to tell a story about that."

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CDC Director On Ebola: 'We Are Definitely Not At The Peak'

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has arrived in West Africa to assess the Ebola outbreak. The situation in Liberia, he says, is "absolutely unprecedented."

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Beware The 'Waitmare,' And Other Restaurant Frights

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The restaurant can be a daunting workplace — even more so when you don't know the lingo. Take it from a few vets: The "monkey dish" is a mystery, and the "waitmare" is, well, nacho average nightmare.

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Exclusive First Read: 'The Bone Clocks' By David Mitchell

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

David Mitchell's new novel, The Bone Clocks, mixes fantasy and literary fiction in a decades-spanning saga of ordinary people who get caught up in a war between two factions of ancient near-immortals.

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Longtime Friends Lithgow And Molina Play Longtime Couple In 'Love Is Strange'

Monday, August 25, 2014

The film about a 40-year relationship is "prosaic and quotidian," says John Lithgow, "and that's what's so amazing about it." Alfred Molina agrees: "It is the epic quality of the ordinary."

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Bob Motley, Last Surviving Negro League Ump, Recalls Baseball History

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The 91-year-old former Marine went from borrowing a mask at an Okinawa hospital to umpiring in the Negro League, where he made calls against legends like Satchel Paige, Hank Aaron and Willie Mays.

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Viewer Beware: Watching Reality TV Can Impact Real-Life Behavior

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A new study finds that reality television shows like Jersey Shore and Real Housewives can make some viewers more aggressive in real life.

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In A Foster Home, Two Boys Become 'Kinda Like Brothers'

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Before Coe Booth was a writer, she was a caseworker, often tasked with placing kids with foster families. Her latest novel for middle-grade readers looks at two young members of a foster family.

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An Outcast Teen Attacked With Slurs, Fists, Gasoline And A Match

Sunday, August 24, 2014

When Darnell Moore was a teenager in the late '80s, a group of boys doused him in gasoline and tried to light him on fire. One of his attackers was his next-door neighbor.

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Alone In The Wilderness, A Lost Fisherman Fights For His Life

Saturday, August 23, 2014

A Sacramento man went on a fishing trip in the California mountains, but lost his way as he searched for bait. After days spent stranded and hungry, he spelled out a cry for help with tree branches.

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Bruce Hornsby's Modern Classical Moment

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The pianist who spent 25 years writing pop hits says he's long been interested in the work of Charles Ives, Arnold Schoenberg and others. Now he's sharing that interest with his audience.

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Studying? Take A Break And Embrace Your Distractions

Saturday, August 23, 2014

This back-to-school season, it's time to reevaluate a few common assumptions about how best to study. Benedict Carey, the author of How We Learn, says science shows that discipline isn't everything.

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Jessica Hernandez: Singing To The Rafters, No Matter The Style

Saturday, August 23, 2014

In song after song on the Detroit artist's genre-hopping full-length debut, one thing is consistent: a powerful, undeniable voice.

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Lowly Worm Is Back! Richard Scarry Jr. Brings Dad's Manuscript To Life

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The younger Scarry, also an illustrator, found a draft of Best Lowly Worm Book Ever! in his dad's Swiss chalet. He says all that was missing was the final art, "so that's what I did."

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Novel Explores A Time When A Woman Might Not Live To Meet Her Child

Friday, August 22, 2014

Katy Simpson Smith's novel, set during the American Revolution, was inspired by her research on mothers in the South. "Death was sort of the specter that haunted every aspect of life," she says.

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