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20 Years Ago, 'Clueless' Like Totally Changed '90s Fashion And Vernacular

Friday, July 17, 2015

Jen Chaney, author of As If!, says the film challenged stereotypes about young women and the way they speak. (And Cher's yellow miniskirts were a change of pace from baggy '90s flannel.)

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The View From Inside Syria

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Saeed al-Batal is a pseudonym for a Syrian photographer who lives in a rebel area near the capital, Damascus. In one of his periodic talks with NPR, he says he has just lost his home again.

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Logo Or No Go? When Campaign Logos Look A Little Too Familiar

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

It turns out the stylized "E" in Gov. Scott Walker's campaign logo looks just like the logo of a major eyeglasses company. And he's not the only one who has faced a #logogate.

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#RaceOnTech: How An Early Love Of Math Led Her To The Role Of CEO

Monday, July 13, 2015

This week, NPR's All Tech Considered is connecting with diverse innovators in tech and science. Kiverdi CEO Lisa Dyson discusses an early role model, her work and the need to boost tech education.

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Follow #RaceOnTech, Explore Diversity In Tech And Science

Monday, July 13, 2015

This week, #RaceOnTech, a discussion on social media and radio, offers a front-row seat into the lives of diverse women and men working inside America's tech and science fields.

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The Pitch Of A Lifetime: One Enterprising 'Star Trek' Fan's Big Chance

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Like many fans of the franchise, Michael Gummelt has some ideas about why and how Star Trek should return to TV. But unlike any other fans, he'll have a chance to pitch his concept to Paramount.

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'Happy Birthday' Hits Sour Notes When It Comes To Song's Free Use

Sunday, July 12, 2015

"Happy Birthday to You" is sung everywhere, but because it's copyrighted, it's rarely heard on TV or in movies. A filmmaker has filed a lawsuit seeking to make the song part of the public domain.

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After Fight For Life And Media Firestorm, 'Distressed Baby' Is Happy Toddler

Sunday, July 12, 2015

When a CEO blamed "distressed babies" for cuts to benefits last year, Deanna Fei discovered her infant was national news. She reflects on how she coped with a baby on life support — and in headlines.

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In Palestine, A Child Of Violence Becomes A Music Educator

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Children of the Stone tells the story of a rock-throwing Palestinian teen's journey to found a music school. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Ramzi Aburedwan and author Sandy Tolan.

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Despite Srebrenica's Horror, A Grass-Roots Optimism Sprouts In Bosnia

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Twenty years after the massacre in Srebrenica, many families are still burying their dead. But some in Bosnia are building ties across ethnic divides, says a Catholic Relief Services representative.

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Iron, Wine and Horses: Two Friends Make The Ultimate Mixtape

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Sam Beam, also known as Iron & Wine, and Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell have been friends for a while. Now, they've come together to make an album of covers called Sing Into My Mouth.

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He's Shared 'Every Single Word' — But It's The Silence That Rings Louder

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The video series by Dylan Marron lays bare the film industry's lack of diversity: By cutting all but the dialogue from nonwhite characters, the actor points out how little Hollywood gives them to say.

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Fearing Her Mind's Decline, Patricia Marx Scrambles To Get 'Less Stupid'

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The first woman to write for The Harvard Lampoon, now a New Yorker staffer, Marx still felt like she was getting forgetful with age. So, she put her head to work, doing every brain game she could.

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For This Tarantula-Killing Wasp, Dinner's A Meal Best Served Living

Saturday, July 11, 2015

All the recent rain in Texas is great for insects — including the terrifying tarantula hawk. It's a big, nasty wasp that doesn't just sting tarantulas ... it turns them into food for its offspring.

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Winning Is For Losers: The Great Stories Of The Guys Who Finish Last

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Author Max Leonard says that, when it comes to the Tour de France, the riders in the back often have far more interesting stories than the riders in the front. His new book is called Lanterne Rouge.

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Sweet Adelines, A Society Of Women In Harmony, Hits A Milestone

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The barbershop quartet is uniquely American, and after WWII, women wanted to get in on the act. Enter Sweet Adelines International, whose ensembles are still belting at competitions after 70 years.

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Babies On Display: When A Hospital Couldn't Save Them, A Sideshow Did

Friday, July 10, 2015

Among Coney Island's sideshows a century ago, one was different: an exhibit of premature infants. The show funded Dr. Martin Couney's pioneering work — and saved thousands, including Lucille Horn.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Looks At The Physical Toll Of Being Black In America

Friday, July 10, 2015

Coates writes about race and social issues for The Atlantic. His new book, Between the World and Me, brings to bear his fear that his life and the lives of his loved ones might end unnaturally.

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In Yemen, Agony Continues As Civilians 'Bear The Brunt'

Thursday, July 09, 2015

An Amnesty International researcher provides a rare glimpse of life in Yemen, which the U.N. says is in the grip of a "massive humanitarian crisis." Will a new ceasefire help bring relief?

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Take A Trip To D.C.'s Indoor Beach, Where It's Always 75 And Sunny

Thursday, July 09, 2015

The National Building Museum has created an unusual oasis — an ocean of 700,000 plastic balls — where D.C. locals and tourists can take refuge from the city's sweltering heat.

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