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Gen. Dempsey To Fellow Officers: Stay Off The Political Battlefield

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Two retired generals spoke out at the political conventions last month. The retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says they and other officers should keep their politics private.

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'The Fire This Time': A New Generation Of Writers On Race In America

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Author Jesmyn Ward invited prominent writers from her generation to pen essays for The Fire This Time. It's a nod to James Baldwin's work of a similar name, which warned of today's racial tension.

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Politics Podcast: Trump's Response To Khizr Khan At The Democratic Convention

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The politics team is back to discuss the controversy over Donald Trump's response to the parents of a fallen Muslim-American soldier and what impact this could have on his campaign.

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Olympic Victory And Defeat, Frame By Frame

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The rush of victory or crush of defeat in the Olympics can flash by very quickly. But if you slow those moments down, there's a lot to learn about human behavior.

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Can Candid Conversations Happen Online Without The Trolls?

Monday, August 01, 2016

After receiving backlash for writing a post about gender in the tech industry, Bindu Reddy launched a new social network with the goal of hosting anonymous conversations without harassment or abuse.

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Second Acts: Heather Headley Is Back On Broadway — After A '15-Year Intermission'

Sunday, July 31, 2016

The actress, who won a Tony in 1997 for her role in Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, returns to Broadway after 15 years, to play nightclub singer Shug Avery in a revival of The Color Purple.

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From 'The Water's Edge To The Cutting Edge': Fish Skeletons, CT Scans And Engineering

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Professor Adam Summers is a "fish guy." He uses fish to get engineering ideas. His latest project is to CT scan every type of fish — all 33,000 of them.

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Kristen Bell On 'Bad Moms': 'It Was The Funniest Script I Had Ever Read'

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Bell's new film is about three suburban moms who find themselves ground down by the endless chores of motherhood. She says its creators (two men) wrote it as a love letter to their overworked wives.

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'I'm Supposed To Protect You From All This' Is Memoir Fraught With Mystery

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Nadja Spiegelman — daughter of graphic novelist Art Spiegelman and New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly — has written a memoir about her mother, her grandmother, and their flawed family memories.

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New 'Merchant Of Venice' Recasts Shylock As A Sympathetic Everyman

Friday, July 29, 2016

Actor Jonathan Pryce is playing the Jewish moneylender in a new touring production of The Merchant of Venice that reimagines Shakespeare's supposedly-comic villain as a tragic and universal figure.

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Invisibilia: He Mocked Celebrity, Then Came To Crave It Himself

Friday, July 29, 2016

This week the NPR program Invisibilia talks with a guy who despised our mindless worship of celebrities. So he devised an elaborate prank. It succeeded in ways he never would have anticipated.

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For Dad And Daughter Fighting Breast Cancer, Grit Runs In The Family

Friday, July 29, 2016

Arnaldo Silva and his daughter Vanessa supported each other through chemotherapy treatments several years ago. Now, they are facing another fight.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown On The Power Of Outsider Politics

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Discontent and skepticism are central to this presidential campaign, says Gov. Jerry Brown, who ran an idealistic, outsider presidential campaign in 1992 but has governed California as a pragmatist.

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DNC's Oldest Delegate's Life Spans Early Days Of Suffrage To Historic Nomination

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ruby Gilliam is 93 years old, a lifelong Democrat — and the oldest delegate at the party's national convention this year. "It's almost like a dream come true," she tells NPR's Audie Cornish.

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Slave Labor And The 'Longer History' Of The White House

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

When Michelle Obama referred to slaves building the White House, she gave a nod to a back story that needs to be appreciated, says Clarence Lusane, author of The Black History of the White House.

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Green Party's Jill Stein Wants To Be 'Plan B' For Bernie Sanders Supporters

Sunday, July 24, 2016

"I will feel horrible if Donald Trump is elected, I will feel horrible if Hillary Clinton is elected," says Green Party candidate Jill Stein. She says the two big parties lock out other voices.

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What If You Hadn't Gotten Married? 'Dark Matter' Imagines An Alternate Life

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Blake Crouch's new science fiction novel tells the story of Jason Dessen, a father and physics professor who suddenly finds himself in a parallel universe — in which he's unmarried and famous.

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The Reason Your Feed Became An Echo Chamber — And What To Do About It

Sunday, July 24, 2016

It often feels as if social media serves less as a bridge than an echo chamber, with algorithms that feed us information we already know and like. So, how do you break that loop? We ask some experts.

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In Dave Eggers' Latest, A Mother Moves Her Kids To The Alaskan 'Frontier'

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Alaska's a state that's "not too precious about itself," Eggers says. In Heroes of the Frontier, he follows an out-of-work dentist as she moves her small family to an unfamiliar home.

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3 Books To Take On Your Summer Getaway

Friday, July 22, 2016

Bookseller John Evans recommends three vacation reads: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan and Under the Big Black Sun by John Doe and Tom DeSavia.

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