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How Bad Directions (And A Sandwich) Started World War I

Thursday, March 06, 2014

World War I began 100 years ago this summer. The spark — Archduke Ferdinand's assassination — was dramatic, tragic and, in some ways, almost comic.

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A Lifelong Radio Man Wins New Fans With 'Big Broadcast'

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Ed Walker fell in love with radio as a kid in the 1930s. Today, as the host of WAMU 88.5's beloved Sunday night show, he introduces a new generation to classic programs from the golden age of radio.

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Reminder From A Marine: Civilians And Veterans Share Ownership Of War

Thursday, March 06, 2014

"The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are as much every U.S. citizen's wars as they are the veterans' wars," says Phil Klay, who served in Iraq. His debut story collection is called Redeployment.

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Regina Carter's Jazz Genealogy

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

"The beauty was in the rawness," says the violinist, who based her latest album around field recordings from the American South.

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The Legend Of Linda Perhacs, 'A Most Unlikely Rock Star'

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

A California dental hygienist who never quit her day job, Perhacs released one album in 1970 that failed to find an audience — or so she thought.

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A Psychological Game Of Casting For 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Don't call this a "Wes Anderson film." No, with its mix of humor and darkness, the director's new movie is both familiar and quite different. Anderson and actor Ralph Fiennes talk about their process.

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When War-Torn Rubble Met Royal Imagination, 'Paris Became Paris'

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The French capital wasn't always beautiful. Author Joan DeJean details the city's transformation in the 17th century, as new bridges and boulevards turned desolate terrain into the City of Light.

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For Jim DeMint, Changing America Means Starting Small

Monday, March 03, 2014

The former U.S. senator, now head of the Heritage Foundation, reflects on the state of the Republican Party, the Tea Party and what he thinks it will take to change Washington.

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What Really Happened The Night Kitty Genovese Was Murdered?

Monday, March 03, 2014

Thirty-eight people witnessed Genovese's murder in Queens, N.Y., and didn't do a thing about it, according to news reports from 1964. Fifty years later, a new book tells a different story.

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Chinese Mistresses, Looming Food Stamp Cuts, Lunchbox Love Story

Sunday, March 02, 2014

In this week's podcast, powerful men in China buy their mistresses, the farm bill slices and dices food stamps, and a new film from India tells an unlikely love story.

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Corruption Blurs The Lines Of China's Mistress Culture

Sunday, March 02, 2014

An anti-vice crackdown in China has targeted mistresses and sex workers as part of a social problem, but mistresses have been an open secret in China for years.

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When A Lost 'Lunchbox' Leads To Love, A Mistake Becomes A Miracle

Sunday, March 02, 2014

When two lonely souls are connected through a misdelivered lunch box, they begin a romance by letters — and by food. Ritesh Batra, director of The Lunchbox, talks about his surprising love story.

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Philippe Jaroussky And The Impossibly High Male Voice

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The French opera singer takes on the repertoire of a famous 18th-century castrato. Jaroussky cuts a masculine figure on the cover of his new album, but you might do a double take upon hearing it.

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For Kathleen Turner, Success Requires The Courage To Fail

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The actress is playing Mother Courage onstage in Washington, D.C. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with her about her singing debut, as well as her long and illustrious career.

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Attorney For Young Victims Helps Families In Search Of Justice

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Cynthia Wright takes on cases no one else wants to hear about: crimes against children. She sees herself as an advocate for those who can't speak for themselves and a support for their families.

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The Human Moments We Miss, Backstage At The Oscars

Saturday, March 01, 2014

He was there when Jennifer Lawrence stumbled. He received life-changing advice from Philip Seymour Hoffman. Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony Breznican shares stories from the Academy Awards.

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Courts Take A Kinder Look At Victims Of Child Sex Trafficking

Saturday, March 01, 2014

It's a stunning contradiction: Girls too young to legally consent to sex are being prosecuted for selling it. Some cities are setting up special courts to help these children rather than punish them.

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'Mad Black Men': Yes, There Were Black People In '60s Advertising

Saturday, March 01, 2014

As a black graphic designer, Xavier Ruffin wanted to like the show Mad Men, but was disappointed with its portrayal of black people. His Web series Mad Black Men is part spoof, part dramedy.

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An Answer For Issues With 'Lavatory Logistics' At Outdoor Events

Saturday, March 01, 2014

For anyone who has ever been stuck at an outdoor event searching for a restroom, there's an app to help with "lavatory logistics." This idea started as a joke and has turned into a Mardi Gras tool.

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Cheever Biographer Turns His Eye On His Own Troubled Family

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Blake Bailey has written about John Cheever and Richard Yates — now, he's describing real-life suburban alcoholic despair in a memoir of his troubled brother, The Splendid Things We Planned.

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