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'Blackhat': A Classic Detective Story For A Brave New World

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Over his years as a director, Michael Mann has taken on many crime stories. In his new film, malware is a central villain and the hero battles an adversary who resides in the virtual world.

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Illustrated Memoir Recalls Marching In Selma At Just 15

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Lynda Blackmon Lowery was still a child when she joined the legendary 1965 march. Now she's written a book for young readers about the experience, called Turning 15 On The Road To Freedom.

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Sit. Stay. Call 911: FIDO Vest Gives Service Dogs An Upgrade

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Wearable tech is popping up everywhere, and now there's a new vest that has GPS, can make phone calls and can talk back like Siri. But it's not for people — it's for service dogs.

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A 'Down-To-Earth Diva' Confronts Her Flaws And Good Fortune

Saturday, January 17, 2015

In a frank new memoir, soprano Deborah Voigt reveals her troubles with obesity, alcohol and bad relationships, along with her many triumphs in opera houses the world over.

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Leaving A Continent — And A Marriage — 'Before The Rains Come'

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Alexandra Fuller's new memoir recounts her wrenching decision to leave Africa and move to Wyoming with her American husband — and how their marriage fell apart away from the chaos of Africa.

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Julianne Moore: Alzheimer's Makes Us Question 'Our Essential Selves'

Friday, January 16, 2015

In Still Alice, Moore plays Alice Howland, a 50-year-old linguistics professor diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. Moore says she spent months meeting with people affected by the disease.

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Remembering A 'Giant': 'Everything We Did, We Did Together'

Friday, January 16, 2015

Colleen Kelly Starkloff was working at a nursing home when she met her future husband. He was quadriplegic. His disability was only one of the obstacles they overcame to having a family.

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14 Takeaways From The 14-Part WHO Report On Ebola

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Angry mobs that targeted health workers. A single funeral that infected 365 people. No isolation wards in Liberia. These are some of the striking points in WHO's new analysis.

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'Girl On The Train' Is A Journey Into The Lives Of Familiar Strangers

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

In the new psychological thriller, Rachel Watson becomes obsessed with a "perfect couple" she sees each day during her commute. When the woman in the couple disappears, Rachel decides to get involved.

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Bored ... And Brilliant? A Challenge To Disconnect From Your Phone

Monday, January 12, 2015

Studies suggest we get our most original ideas when we stop the constant stimulation and let ourselves get bored. The podcast New Tech City is challenging you to disconnect — and see what happens.

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Miranda July Balances Weirdness And Reality In Debut Novel

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The director and artist says one of the challenges of writing The First Bad Man was shaping her main character's odd psyche. Then, she says, she realized, "I can always take it back if it's too much."

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Pastor's Gay Brother 'Frustrated That NPR Made This A News Story'

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Last week, Pastor Allan Edwards told NPR about his choice to marry a woman despite his attraction to men. His story prompted comments from many — including his brother Dexter.

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Death Becomes Disturbingly Routine: The Diary Of An Ebola Doctor

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Even veteran health care workers are shaken by Ebola's toll. "I've certified the deaths of more patients than in my last two decades," says Dr. Joe Selanikio, an American working in Sierra Leone.

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This Weekend, Visit San Francisco's Famed Forbidden City In 'China Dolls'

Sunday, January 11, 2015

In this installment of Weekend Reads, Jean Kwok recommends Lisa See's novel China Dolls, about the unlikely friendship formed by three young women on vaudeville's all-Asian "Chop Suey Circuit."

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After Silence, An 'Outline' Of A Life In Fragments

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Rachel Cusk's new novel Outline reflects the fragmentation of her own life in the story of a writer coming to terms with her dissolving marriage while on a summer teaching trip to Greece.

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'Tasty': How Flavor Helped Make Us Human

Sunday, January 11, 2015

From an evolutionary standpoint, flavor has long helped define who we are as a species, journalist John McQuaid argues in his new book, an exploration of the art and science of taste.

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'Blood Of The Tiger': Shedding Light On China's Farmed-Tiger Trade

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The endangered animals are bred for luxury items, like tiger bone wine and tigerskin rugs. By raising the demand for these goods, the farms pose a threat to wild tigers, says author J.A. Mills.

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Uptown Boy: Mark Ronson And The Producer As Rock Star

Saturday, January 10, 2015

A studio tinkerer with a perfectionist streak, Ronson himself admits he can't sing. Instead, he built a reputation on instinct and good taste.

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Forget Wearable Tech. People Really Want Better Batteries.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Consumer Electronics Show has wrapped up its showcase of the latest in high-tech gizmos. But according to a survey from Fortune magazine, many Americans have a simpler wish: longer battery life.

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'Holy Smokes!': Rare Baseball Card Collection Hits Home Run

Saturday, January 10, 2015

It's a sports appraisal record for PBS' Antiques Roadshow: A collection of memorabilia from the 1870s was valued at $1 million. The owner had been expecting more like $5,000 or $10,000.

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