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Art Of Breakups: Museum Enshrines Relics Of Relationships Past

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Ever wondered what to do with that special memento from a past relationship, that token that's just too challenging to toss, not feasible to return, but yet too painful to hold on to?

And no, we're not talking about your broken heart, although we would all relish a quick fix ...

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A Comedian 'Rants' On Different Latino Cultures

Saturday, March 05, 2016

The media portrayal of Latinos and Hispanic culture has come a long way. But the producers of comedy videos at the website The Flama still see room for improvement.

The Flama is a website from Univision and Bedrocket Media "created by, for and starring young Latinos." The site ...

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'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Challenges Stereotypes One Song At A Time

Friday, March 04, 2016

The show follows a woman who dreams of getting back together with her summer camp boyfriend. Co-creator Rachel Bloom says it's about "deconstructing people and finding the truth beneath tropes."

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On 'Full Circle,' Loretta Lynn Has New Stories From 'Fist City'

Friday, March 04, 2016

With more than 50 albums behind her — and her latest, Full Circle, out now — Lynn has some advice for persevering: "Girls, listen," she says. "You gotta be tough."

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Meet Gaelynn Lea, The 2016 Tiny Desk Contest Winner

Thursday, March 03, 2016

"Any kind of performance is really valuable, because every person is valuable," the Minnesota musician says. Her haunting melodies and unique playing style made her stand out to the judges.

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The Final Chapter Of A Tale Of Books, Love And Mystery In Minneapolis

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Gary Shulze and Pat Frovarp have run the beloved Once Upon A Crime bookstore for 14 years. They fell in love there, bought it together and married there. Now, they're retiring.

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Has 'An American In Paris' Been Honking Up The Wrong Key?

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The composition is so popular that old-timey taxi horns Gershwin called for are rented by orchestras all over the country. But a musicologist says they've been using the wrong ones.

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Sentenced To Death For Murder, A Woman Tells Her Story From 'Memory'

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

In Petina Gappah's new novel, an albino Zimbabwean woman named Memory is charged with murdering her adoptive father. She narrates the tale from inside a maximum security prison in Harare.

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Originals: How To Spot One, How To Be One

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Consider this: Frank Lloyd Wright was a procrastinator. Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are afraid of taking risks. Most of Beethoven's compositions are pretty awful. Conventional wisdom suggests these originals were successful despite their hemming and hawing, their hedging, and their many flops. But Wharton professor Adam Grant ...

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This Oscar-Winning Film Could Help End Honor Killings In Pakistan

Monday, February 29, 2016

Louis C.K. tried to bring some respect to the best documentary short Oscar last night: "You cannot make a dime on this [category]. These people will never be rich for as long as they live. ... All they do is tell stories that are important."

But the winning film ...

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Some Take Massive Risks To Save Syria's Cultural Heritage

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Reporter James Harkin traveled through war-torn Syria to witness how many historical treasures were destroyed - and how some people are scrambling to save what's left.

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The Quiet Beatle's Long Shadow: Dhani Harrison On Sharing His Dad With The World

Sunday, February 28, 2016

"The studio was directly below my bedroom, so my floor has rattled my whole life." Dhani Harrison speaks with Eric Westervelt about George Fest, an all-star tribute to his father's music.

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Politics Podcast: Everything You Need To Know About Super Tuesday

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The NPR Politics team is back with a special podcast devoted to all things Super Tuesday, the day when the most states and delegates are at stake in the 2016 presidential primary campaign. The team discusses which candidates need big wins to keep their campaigns afloat and predictions for ...

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Some Diverse Views From Academy Members On #OscarsSoWhite

Sunday, February 28, 2016

In 1988, when Eddie Murphy presented the nominees for Best Picture at the 60th Academy Awards, he told the audience that when he'd been invited to present the award, his initial reaction was, "I'm not going, because they haven't recognized black people in the motion picture industry."

Almost 30 years ...

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Expect '60s Style — But Not Too Much Glee — From A Band Called Unloved

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Two composers and a songwriter walk into a bar. That's not the start of a joke; it's the start of a band.

Keefus Ciancia has composed for the TV shows True Detective and The Fall. David Holmes is a DJ, producer, and the man behind the score of the Ocean's ...

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Thin Mint Mashup: Grind Those Girl Scout Cookies Into Cheesecake

Sunday, February 28, 2016

With apologies to Andy Williams, now is the most wonderful time of the year ... for it is Girl Scout cookie season.

But after plowing through several sleeves of Thin Mints, fatigue can set in. So we wondered, when you're starting to feel sick of Girl Scout cookies, is there ...

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What It's Like To Freefall From 20 Miles Above The Earth

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Before NASA had its Mercury 7 astronauts, the Air Force was launching its own team into the stratosphere — in balloons.

Without the glamour or budget of NASA, these early space scientists and test pilots performed extreme experiments that helped pave the way for the Mercury crew. Among them ...

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Why Cruz And Rubio Can't Count On The Latino Vote

Saturday, February 27, 2016

If Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz make it to the White House, it will be historic — it would mean this country had its first ever Latino president.

Both Rubio and Cruz both have a Cuban background, but neither candidate can necessarily count on the support of Latino voters to ...

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'I'm A Female And I'm A Veteran ... Those 2 Things Are Not Mutually Exclusive'

Saturday, February 27, 2016

When the military opens front-line combat roles to women soldiers — across all branches — in April, it will mark the culmination of a years-long process, which was often subject both to consternation and controversy. It will also mark a historic first for a female service members, many of whom ...

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Polls Open For South Carolina Democrats

Saturday, February 27, 2016

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