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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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In Tom Hanks' iPad App, Typewriters Make Triumphant Return (Ding!)

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

For iPad users who are nostalgic for the clickety-clack of keystrokes and "ding!" of the carriage return, Hanks has created Hanx Writer, an app that simulates using a typewriter.

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40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat

Monday, September 01, 2014

Four decades after Studs Terkel's famous collection of oral histories was published, Radio Diaries revives one of his interviews with Helen Moog, an Ohio taxi driver and grandmother of five.

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'A Thousand Mirrors' Shows Two Views Of One Long, Brutal War

Sunday, August 31, 2014

In her new novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, Sri Lankan-American author Nayomi Munaweera shows the decades-long Sri Lankan civil war from the perspective of two girls who witness the horror.

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Ty Segall Rocks Out — Acoustic-Style, And With More Polish

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The garage rocker performs stripped-down versions of songs from his new album, Manipulator, and tells NPR's Arun Rath why the new songs are less rough around the edges than some of his earlier work.

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Fast-Talking 21-Year-Old Makes A Winning Bid For Auctioneer Glory

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Auctioneering runs in Blaine Lotz's blood; he says he was "pretty near born in a livestock market." Now, he's won the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship — the Super Bowl of auctioneering.

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Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

Sunday, August 31, 2014

One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."

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This Time It's 'Personal': Lee Child Writes His 19th Jack Reacher Novel

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The retired U.S. military policeman is in pursuit of a sniper in the latest installment of the suspense series. Child says its both fun and challenging to make these novels "the same but different."

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The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.

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