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From Horses To High-Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.

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More Fear Of Human Intelligence Than Artificial Intelligence In 'Ex Machina'

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"The anxiety in this film is much more directed at the humans," director Alex Garland tells NPR's Audie Cornish. "It was more in defense of artificial intelligence."

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Take It From David Brooks: Career Success 'Doesn't Make You Happy'

Monday, April 13, 2015

The New York Times columnist wrote The Road to Character after seeing the gratitude for life of people who tutor immigrants. He thought, "I've achieved career success ... but I haven't achieved that."

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From Harpies To Heroines: How Shakespeare's Women Evolved

Sunday, April 12, 2015

In her new book Women of Will, Tina Packer traces Shakespeare's maturation — and, she argues, the corresponding transformation of his female characters from caricatures to fully-realized humans.

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Discovery Gives New Ending To A Death At The Civil War's Close

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Hannah Reynolds, a slave, was the only civilian killed in the Battle of Appomattox Court House during the Civil War. A new discovery suggests, contrary to earlier belief, that she died a free woman.

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In 'Distant Marvels,' A Witness To Revolutions Tells Cuba's Story

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Chantel Acevedo's latest novel opens in 1963 and focuses on octogenarian Maria Sirena, part of a Cuban generation that lived through both the war of independence from Spain and the Cuban Revolution.

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Adventures In Vietnam — Street Food, Love And Taking Chances

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Journalist Graham Holliday moved to Vietnam in the '90s and immersed himself in the culture through food. That meant getting "a little bit" poisoned, finding the best Bún chả — and meeting his wife.

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'American Odyssey': Three Ordinary People, One Thrill-Filled Plot

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The show is about a government conspiracy. But co-creator Peter Horton says beneath the action, human stories drive the show. "That's the little dirty secret," he says. "This is a character piece."

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A Dark, Funny — And Vietnamese — Look At The Vietnam War

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Viet Thanh Nguyen grew up in America with war movies like Apocalypse Now and Platoon, which offer accounts of the war focusing on Americans. His new novel, The Sympathizer, follows a Vietnamese spy.

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Trapped In Yemen's 'Armageddon,' An American Made A Dangerous Escape

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Shortly after Saudi airstrikes began in Yemen, an American importer realized he was stuck in a war zone. Only with some quick thinking — and a tiny boat — did he narrowly escape back to the U.S.

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In 'Snowy Egret,' A Fierce New Band Takes Flight

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Inspired by a Uruguayan author's three-volume history of the Americas, jazz pianist and composer Myra Melford has written a suite for her new quintet.

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Colorado Deals Inmates A New Deck Of Cards

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Colorado is the latest state to issue playing cards bearing photos of victims from unsolved crimes in the hopes that prisoners might generate fresh leads.

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For Fans Of 'Super Troopers,' Meow They're Getting A Sequel

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Super Troopers is one of the silliest movies in the pantheon of cult comedies and the film's creators have raised more than $3.5 million for a sequel through crowdfunding.

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'Born With Teeth,' Actress Kate Mulgrew On A Life Lived With Abandon

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Mulgrew played Captain Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager and is a formidable kitchen manager on Orange Is the New Black. But her personal story is more dramatic than any she's ever played on screen.

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'Great Wall Of Sand': China Builds Islands In Contested Waters

Friday, April 10, 2015

The scale of China's construction in the South China Sea's Spratly Islands is clear in new satellite images released by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, whose director speaks with NPR.

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Meet The 'Capital Dames,' Civil War Washington's Secret Power Brokers

Friday, April 10, 2015

In her new book, Cokie Roberts explains how women like Mary Todd Lincoln and Jessie Benton Fremont influenced Washington's men of power when they weren't even allowed to vote.

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'Timid Son' Celebrates Mambas And Manly Men

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Kent Russell's collection of autobiographical short stories explores the extremes of masculinity — like a man who's developing an immunity to snake venom by letting cobras and black mambas bite him.

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Debate: Has The President Exceeded His War Powers Authority?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

President Obama has launched a sustained, long-term military campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Four legal experts debate whether he had the constitutional power to do so.

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Busy Chef Strives For Balanced Mix Of Home Life, Culinary Ambitions

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Restaurant owner and Top Chef finalist Bryan Voltaggio tries to find the right recipe for blending work, family duties and the pressures of being on the road.

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Lord Huron Wants You To Dance At The Apocalypse

Monday, April 06, 2015

The band's new album, Strange Trails, spins around a strong visual theme, with an imagined cast of characters that "collide sometimes" in Ben Schneider's world.

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