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Often Employees, Rarely CEOs: Challenges Asian-Americans Face In Tech

Sunday, May 17, 2015

A new study shows that Asians and Asian-Americans are underrepresented at executive levels in five large tech companies. Four tech professionals weigh in with their experiences and perspectives.

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TV Thriller 'Wayward Pines' Offers Suspense — And An Ending

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chad Hodge, the creator of the 10-episode limited series, promises that it won't leave viewers hanging. "One thing that I really wanted to do with this show is not cheat you as a viewer," he says.

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From Four Different Corners Of Africa, Four Bold New Albums

Sunday, May 17, 2015

DJ Betto Arcos spins soulful songs from a prison in Malawi, dance music from Congo and more.

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'Mad Men' Writer: Show's Female Characters Aren't Thinking About Feminism

Sunday, May 17, 2015

"They're very much in their own lives," says Semi Chellas, who is also the show's co-executive producer. The AMC period drama ends its seventh and final season on Sunday.

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In HBO's 'Bessie,' Queen Latifah Stars As Empress Of The Blues

Saturday, May 16, 2015

It took Queen Latifah more than 20 years to bring the life of pioneering blues singer Bessie Smith to the screen. "Inhabiting her has inhabited me," she says.

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Call It A Prose Ceremony: 'Bachelor' Host Writes A Novel

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Chris Harrison's new book is an amusing romance novel — and a ripe excuse for us to ask some lingering questions about the reality show juggernaut that's made him famous.

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RedState Advises Less Meat-Throwing, More Substance In GOP Campaigns

Saturday, May 16, 2015

RedState blogger Erick Erickson has asked Republican candidates at his conservative summit to focus on what they would do to shape the nation, rather than bash President Obama and each other.

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Losing Faith: A Religious Leader On America's Disillusionment With Church

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Very Reverend Gary Hall, dean of the National Cathedral, says a recent Pew poll shows most Americans still consider themselves religious — but that organized religion is losing credibility.

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Yo Aca-Adrian! Elizabeth Banks Says 'Rocky IV' Inspired The New 'Pitch Perfect'

Friday, May 15, 2015

Banks makes her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2; she talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about breaking into directing, the true meaning of a cappella, and how the Barden Bellas are really Rocky.

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Australia's Hiatus Kaiyote Carves Out A Crazy Path

Friday, May 15, 2015

The band just released Choose Your Weapon, a follow-up to Hiatus Kaiyote's Grammy-nominated debut. The Melbourne group makes sweet sounds that ring fresh and progressive.

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Dad Aches For Son Killed By Policeman 20 Years Ago

Friday, May 15, 2015

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Heyward Jr. was playing with a toy gun in the stairwell of the housing complex where he lived in Brooklyn when a police officer shot and killed him in 1994.

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A Fortune In Folios: One Man's Hunt For Shakespeare's First Editions

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Henry Folger once spent nearly a year's salary on a William Shakespeare first folio. In The Millionaire and the Bard, Andrea Mays chronicles his obsession with collecting the playwright's work.

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There's More To Farm-Fresh Prairie Food Than Steak And Soybeans

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

In New Prairie Kitchen, a Nebraska food writer collects recipes and stories from Great Plains chefs and farmers. Their movement utilizes local ingredients like bison, morels and black walnuts.

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'Nimona' Shifts Shape And Takes Names — In Sensible Armor, Of Course

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Comics creator Noelle Stevenson has written for Boom! Studios and Marvel's new female Thor. Her webcomic Nimona, about a young shapeshifter with a streak of villainy, has just been released as a book.

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Exclusive First Read: Naomi Novik's 'Uprooted'

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Naomi Novik leaves behind the Napoleonic War setting of her previous books for a new stand-alone tale of a village girl, taken by a mysterious magician, who learns she's more than a match for him.

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Jerry Garcia's Advice To Bill Kreutzmann: 'Don't Rush'

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

"You can learn so much from [Jerry Garcia]. Doesn't matter what instrument you play," the Grateful Dead drummer says. He has a new memoir out called Deal.

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In Palo Alto's High-Pressure Schools, Suicides Lead To Soul-Searching

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The competitive California school district has seen four students take their own lives since October. One junior talks about reactions to the deaths, pressures students face and hopes for the future.

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Danielewski Returns With A Long, Sideways Look At 'The Familiar'

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The author famous for the cult classic House of Leaves is writing a novel about a little girl who finds a kitten. The book is planned to be epic — 27 volumes total. Volume 1 is more than 800 pages.

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Coming Soon To A Highway Near You: A Semitruck With A Brain

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Self-driving cars are hot news, with Google and others showing off their latest innovations. Now expand that concept from four to 18 wheels, and you get the Freightliner Inspiration.

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Gratitude, Disbelief, Optimism: Howard Students On Graduation Day

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Howard Project participants talk about graduating, or not, this weekend — and also describe what it has been like to hear their feelings about their college experience broadcast over the radio.

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