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Strange Magic Bubbles Up In New 'Mr Norrell' Adaptation

Friday, June 12, 2015

Susanna Clarke's best-selling fantasy debut, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, envisioned a mismatched pair of wizards caught up in the Napoleonic Wars. It's now been made into a seven-part TV series.

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This Teen Wanted To Die, But An Officer Told Him 'Don't Give Up'

Friday, June 12, 2015

Eleven years ago, Sean Fitzpatrick went to school with a gun and a plan: barricade himself in a classroom, pretend he had hostages and force police to kill him. Officer John Gately had another plan.

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Back To Baltimore And 'Back 2 Love' With R&B Singer Maysa

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Ari Shapiro speaks with the Grammy-nominated jazz and soul artist about her hometown of Baltimore and her latest music project.

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Napoleon In America: Not As Strange As It Sounds

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Historian Munro Price's new Napoleon: End of Glory imagines what might have happened had the French emperor followed through with a planned flight to America after his final defeat at Waterloo.

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Debate: Does The Equal Protection Clause Require States To License Same-Sex Marriage?

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The Supreme Court is poised to answer the question of whether this is required under the 14th amendment. The issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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If Jimmy Fallon Gets His Way, 'Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada'

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The Tonight Show host's new children's book was inspired by his daughters. He tells NPR about his efforts to trick his first daughter into saying "dada" and his family's struggle to conceive.

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The #BlackLivesMatter Movement: Marches And Tweets For Healing

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Black Lives Matter has become a leading force in protests against alleged police abuse of African-Americans. Michel Martin learns more about the movement from one of its founders Patrisse Cullors.

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Online Health Searches Aren't Always Confidential

Monday, June 08, 2015

Searching a medical issue on the Internet seems harmless enough, but one researcher found that online medical searches may be seen by hidden parties, and the data even sold for profit.

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This 'Book Of Numbers' Speaks A Human Language

Monday, June 08, 2015

Writer Joshua Cohen says his new novel (about a journalist and a tech mogul both also named Joshua Cohen) aims to reclaim the Internet. "It's made of our humanity," he tells NPR's Robert Siegel.

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Amid Violence In Baghdad, A Musician Creates A One-Man Vigil

Monday, June 08, 2015

Karim Wasfi, conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, has been playing his cello at the sites of deadly attacks across the capital.

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In Debut Novel, Air Force Officer Questions How We Honor Our Veterans

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Jesse Goolsby, author of I'd Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them, says it's not only a question of appreciation. "We just want a conversation about what our country asks of us," Goolsby says.

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What Makes Algorithms Go Awry?

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Every time you "Like" a Facebook post, among other things, you help provide data to an algorithm. But algorithms, like the humans who design them, aren't foolproof — and can reflect bias.

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Deep Connections Link The Stories In 'Louisa Meets Bear'

Sunday, June 07, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Lisa Gornick about her new collection of short stories, Louisa Meets Bear. The stories chart the way small decisions can ripple through seemingly unconnected lives.

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Dante Guides A Husband Through Grief 'In A Dark Wood'

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Joseph Luzzi used Dante's epic poem "The Divine Comedy" to get him through the grief of his wife's sudden death. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Luzzi.

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As 'Orange' Season 3 Begins, We Still Don't Know Why Poussey's In Prison

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Samira Wiley has spent most of her career onstage and is used to filling in blanks about her characters. But she's reluctant to do so for her role on the hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.

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Kate Tempest: 'When You're Writing, It's Not About You'

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Everybody Down, the new album by the English rapper and poet, is a series of glimpses into the lives of everyday Londoners. "You need to take yourself away ... so your characters can speak," she says.

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The Beat-Man Behind 'Birdman'

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Jazz heads have known him for years, but Antonio Sanchez got a boost in 2014 for his drums-only film score. The bandleader has two new albums of his own: Three Times Three and The Meridian Suite.

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'Balm' Looks At Civil War After The Battles, Outside The South

Saturday, June 06, 2015

In her new novel, Dolen Perkins-Valdez wanted to look beyond the traditional frame for Civil War stories. Her book is set in Chicago, and opens as the nation is struggling to heal.

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A New Judy Blume Novel For Adults Is Always An 'Event'

Saturday, June 06, 2015

In the Unlikely Event is beloved YA author Judy Blume's first novel for adults in 17 years — it's centered around a series of plane crashes that really happened in her home town in the early 1950s.

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For Benedictine Monks, The Joy Of Making Albums And Beer

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The Benedictine monks of Norcia, Italy spend their days in quiet prayer and chanting the divine office. But recently the order has taken up recording albums and brewing beer.

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