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Exclusive First Read: Caitlin Moran's 'How To Build A Girl'

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Read an exclusive excerpt of Caitlin Moran's rollicking new autobiographical novel about a girl who, after a terrible embarrassment, reinvents herself as a hard-drinking, wild-living music critic.

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More Than Half Of U.S. Bird Species Threatened By Climate Change

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A new Audubon report shows how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American bird species by the end of the century. Bald eagles, loons and orioles are among those facing major threats.

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9 Ridiculously Cute Underwater Puppies (You're Welcome)

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Seth Casteel explains the logistics of shooting his latest book: "I'm wearing a dog costume so that the dogs can feel like I'm one of the pack. ... Just kidding. ... I usually just wear a wet suit."

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Misty Copeland On Broadening 'Beauty' And Being Black In Ballet

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

In her new children's book, Firebird, Copeland seeks to inspire other young African-American dancers. "It's hard to be the one that stands out," she says.

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The Re-Education Of Robert Plant

Monday, September 08, 2014

Plant has spent the past half-decade exploring Americana and America itself, traveling through the U.S. and collaborating with roots musicians. Now 66, he's just hoping to stay unpredictable.

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Fact Meets Fiction In Tale Of A Slave, Explorer And Survivor

Sunday, September 07, 2014

A Moroccan slave named Estebanico was one of only four men to survive a 1528 expedition to America from Spain. The Moor's Account, a fictional memoir by Laila Lalami, tells the story through his eyes.

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How Dolph Lundgren Went From Chemical Engineer To Action Star

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Before he was Ivan Drago or He-Man, Lundgren was just another 6-foot-5-inch Swede with a black belt in karate and a degree in chemical engineering — who turned down a scholarship to MIT for showbiz.

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Some Veterans Find Peace Thanks To Scuba Gear, Quiet Waters

Sunday, September 07, 2014

For war veterans on two separate coasts, scuba diving provides relief from physical injuries and PTSD. "It's so beautiful again," says one. "You forget everything that's above that water."

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Ryan Adams Rips It Up, Starts Again

Sunday, September 07, 2014

The prolific songwriter's new self-titled album has the sound of an artist in thrall to making music on his own terms. NPR's Arun Rath visits him at his studio in Hollywood.

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'What If' There Were An Entire Book Devoted To Absurd Hypotheticals?

Sunday, September 07, 2014

In a new book, Randall Munroe — creator of the web comic xkcd and a former NASA roboticist — tackles pressing questions like What would happen if all of humanity jumped at once in Rhode Island?

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One Woman, Many Surprises: Pacifist Muslim, British Spy, WWII Hero

Saturday, September 06, 2014

A new docudrama tells the story of Noor Inayat Khan — a pacifist Indian-American woman who worked as a radio operator during World War II and became essential to operations in Nazi-occupied Paris.

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No Tiara, No Problem: 'Rejected Princesses' Have Stories Worth Telling

Saturday, September 06, 2014

A tank commander, a serial killer and a Mexican revolutionary wouldn't usually get to star in a Disney princess flick. But they do take the spotlight in a blog celebrating great women from history.

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Online Dating Stats Reveal A 'Dataclysm' Of Telling Trends

Saturday, September 06, 2014

OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder knows a lot about his site's users. He explains how he uses mass data to explore behavior in his new book Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking).

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Henry Kissinger's Thoughts On The Islamic State, Ukraine And 'World Order'

Saturday, September 06, 2014

A stable global system is needed more than ever, Kissinger says in his new book, World Order. He explains why he sees Iran as a "bigger problem" than the Islamic State and offers his views on Ukraine.

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So, Are You Working On Your Novel? Or Tweeting About Your Novel?

Friday, September 05, 2014

"Working on my novel" is a favorite phrase on Twitter, used by writers who are diligently — or not so diligently — toiling away. Artist Cory Arcangel has collected some of these tweets into a book.

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Your Questions On Modern Man Manners Answered

Friday, September 05, 2014

Steven Petrow, advice columnist for the Washington Post, will be answering your questions on Reddit at 10 a.m. Ask him anything.

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Losing A Friend On Sept. 11 'Will Travel In Me My Entire Life'

Friday, September 05, 2014

Sekou Siby was supposed to be working at the World Trade Center when planes hit the twin towers. But three days before, he had swapped shifts with his friend, Moises Rivas.

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Can Body Cameras 'Civilize' Police Encounters?

Friday, September 05, 2014

Police in Ferguson, Mo., started wearing video cameras this week. What effect do they have on behavior? A criminologist reviews the (preliminary) evidence.

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A Poet On Losing His Son: 'Before You Heal, You Have To Mourn'

Friday, September 05, 2014

In Gabriel, Edward Hirsch delivers a 78-page elegy to his son. He says turning his memories into poetry "gave me something to do with my grief."

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How Do We Stop Ebola? WHO Declares War On The Virus

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Over the next six months, about 20,000 people will get Ebola. Half will likely die. To stop the virus, the World Health Organization says it needs thousands of health care workers and $600 million.

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