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In Bhutto's 'Crescent Moon,' Pakistan 'Demands A Sacrifice From Its People'

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Fatima Bhutto is a member of one of the most famous families in Pakistan. Her novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is about Pakistan's remote tribal regions, where loyalties are very divided.

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Centenarian Poet Was A Fearless Guide To 'The Country Of Old Age'

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Poet and author Margaret Howe Freydburg died last week at 107; she wrote and published well past her 100th birthday. Her friend Nancy Slonim Aronie has an appreciation of a remarkable woman.

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Artist Goes Outside The Lines With Coloring Books For Grown-Ups

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

When Johanna Basford first told her publisher she wanted to draw books for adults — well, she says, "You can imagine how quiet they were." Today, both of her books have become sellout successes.

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The Urban Neighborhood Wal-Mart: A Blessing Or A Curse?

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The nation's largest retailer is known for sprawling suburban and rural stores. Now Wal-Mart is moving into city centers — sometimes despite strong local opposition.

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Scott Simon: 'We Don't Fully Grow Up' Until We Lose Our Parents

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

"There are some lessons that only grief and responsibility can teach us," says Weekend Edition host Scott Simon. His new memoir, Unforgettable, is about the life and death of his mother.

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'Publicly Shamed:' Who Needs The Pillory When We've Got Twitter?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Host Steve Inskeep explores modern-day humiliation with writer Jon Ronson, whose new book So You've Been Publicly Shamed digs into the lives of people who've been raked over the coals on social media.

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Searching For Buried Treasure In China, A Writer Discovers Himself

Sunday, March 29, 2015

During the Sino-Japanese War, Huan Hsu's great-great-grandfather buried his vast porcelain collection to keep it safe. Hsu went to find it 70 years later, on a trip about more than missing china.

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For 'Dexter' Star David Zayas, Acting Was A Long Shot Away

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Bronx native grew up in a blue-collar household; a life in show business seemed far from reality. He spent time in the Air Force and as a cop before he finally gave his childhood dream a chance.

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DJ Betto Arcos Spices Up The Accordion

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Global Village host is back with a stack of music that tests the sonic limits of the squeezebox.

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Love Is In The Air: Howard Students Talk Romance, Relationships

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The four college seniors participating in NPR's Howard Project share their experiences with love and dating in college — from first crushes to lessons learned.

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Afghan Chief Executive: Leaders Set Aside Egos To Rally For Nation

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Abdullah Abdullah and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, once fierce political rivals, traveled together to Washington last week to undo years of hostility between their predecessor and Obama.

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Accepting His Daughter As Gay Was Like A Weight 'Lifted Off Me'

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Deidra Robinson and her father, William Watford III, were extremely close — until she told him she was gay. They came to StoryCorps in Homewood, Ala., to talk about that moment.

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Big Data: Dance Floor Jams For The Cyber-Paranoid

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The electronic act scored its first hit with "Dangerous," a hard-grooving single that exuded digital-age fears about privacy. Founder Alan Wilkis spoke with Rachel Martin about the new album 2.0.

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Courtney Barnett Talks Songwriting And Shyness

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Melbourne rocker makes her witty songcraft look easy. Performing and socializing, however, are a whole other battle.

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Understanding The Dark Side Of Enlightenment On 'Diamond Mountain'

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Author Scott Carney's new A Death on Diamond Mountain unravels the complicated paths that led an American Buddhist seeker not to nirvana, but to his death in a cave in the Arizona desert.

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In The TV Show 'Younger,' You're Only 26 Twice

Sunday, March 29, 2015

In the new TV Land show, Sutton Foster plays Liza, a 40-year-old who needs to get back into the job market. So she moves to Brooklyn, gets highlights, learns how tweet, and pretends to be in her 20s.

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The Cautionary Tale Of A Big-Time Bracket Bust

Saturday, March 28, 2015

In 2010, police arrested a New Jersey man running a football pool — with a payout totaling nearly $900,000. If you're the one holding money in your office's college basketball pool, take heed.

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'Night At The Fiestas' Spins Stories Of Faith And Family

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Kirstin Valdez Quade's debut book of short fiction is inspired by her family and its long history in the "romanticized" region of northern New Mexico.

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A Young Composer's Evening Prayers For Troubled Times

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Missy Mazzoli and a host of collaborators — including Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche — use a Christian sunset service as a frame for meditation on modern life.

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Hunting Mythical Monsters 'At The Water's Edge'

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sara Gruen is following her bestselling Water for Elephants with a tale of a young American couple who travel to Scotland during the Second World War in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster.

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