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Classic Movie Review: 'Dr. Strangelove'

Saturday, August 19, 2017

We all have movies we somehow never got around to watching. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro had never seen Dr. Strangelove. She and NPR's Scott Simon review this old, but still relevant, film.

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A Hologram Husband Keeps Lois Smith Company In 'Marjorie Prime'

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Smith has been acting for more than 60 years, and she's earned rave reviews for her performance in Marjorie Prime. How does she explain her continued success? "I'm very lucky," she says.

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'Stay With Me' Is A Novel Of Commitment, Culture And The Struggle To Conceive

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Set in Nigeria in the 1980s, Ayobami Adebayo's debut novel tells the story of a couple who desperately want to have a child, in a society where that's what's expected of them.

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Explaining, Again, The Nazis' True Evil

Saturday, August 19, 2017

NPR's Scott Simon tackles the painful legacy of the Nazi party and the enduring symbols of hatred used throughout history's atrocities against humanity, recently on display in Charlottesville.

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'The Bettencourt Affair': Extravagant Friendship Or Cruel Swindle?

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Cosmetics heiress Liliane Bettencourt lavished money and gifts on her friend, photographer François-Marie Banier. Then, her daughter sparked a decade of scandal by accusing Banier of abusing her.

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As Rhetoric Ramps Up, Are Today's Kids Worried About Nuclear War?

Saturday, August 12, 2017

NPR's Scott Simon remembers the era of "duck and cover" and making grisly jokes with other kids about nuclear war. But he also remembers the nightmares, and hopes kids aren't simlarly troubled now.

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'Hindrance Became The Power': Passion Pit's Angelakos On Music And Mental Health

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Due to his own experiences with mental illness, Angelakos has become involved in advocacy — including founding the WishArt Group and donating the royalties from sales of his new album to research.

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Democracy Advocate Executed In Syria

Saturday, August 05, 2017

It was reported this week that one of Syria's leading activists for democracy and free speech, Bassel Khartabil Sadafi, was executed by the Syrian government almost two years ago.

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Chopin In The Shadows: The Supernatural Adventures Of Byron Janis

Saturday, August 05, 2017

The famous 89-year-old pianist has spent a lifetime perfecting Chopin. Along the way, the composer has reached out from the great beyond in a few startling ways.

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'New People' Author Danzy Senna Loves The Troublesome Characters

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Author Danzy Senna's new novel follows a young, interracial couple — Khalil and Maria — whose seemingly charmed life falls apart after Maria becomes infatuated with a mysterious poet.

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Take A Pilgrimage To America's Sport Sanctuaries In 'The Arena'

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Rafi Kohan traveled all over the country to research stadiums for his new book. He learned the secrets of ground crews and ticket scalpers and explored the economics of tax-funded stadiums.

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A World Series Ring For Steven Bartman

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Steven Bartman is famous for interfering with a foul ball in a Chicago Cubs baseball game in 2003. This week, the Cubs gave Bartman a ring from their 2016 World Series win.

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In New Orleans, There's A Piece Of Music History Around Every Corner

Saturday, July 15, 2017

A group of NOLA music lovers has created "A Closer Walk," an interactive map of landmarks like the birthplace of jazz, a recording studio-turned-laundromat and the home of a legendary cornetist.

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A Criminal Mastermind At Work

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Prosecutors charged a man with securities fraud. They said he searched the Internet with phrases like, "how SEC detect unusual trade," and "insider trading international account."

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Remembering Liu Xiaobo, Who Fought For Human Rights In China

Saturday, July 15, 2017

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Liu Xiaobo and the principles he stood for in China, and wonders how Americans and American institutions will respond to his death.

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Marathon Runner Outruns Black Bear In Maine

Saturday, July 08, 2017

How do you get away from a black bear if you can't climb a tree or can't swim in a nearby lake? You run! We have the story of a junior at the University of Maine and his lucky escape.

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Instagrandma Baddiewinkle Says She's 'Always Been A Rebel'

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Baddiewinkle is an Instagram influencer with more than 3 million followers. She's also a great-grandmother, and, at 88, she's written a new book: Baddiewinkle's Guide to Life.

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Remembering 'Captain' Neil Cohen, Summer Camp Counselor And Sage

Saturday, July 08, 2017

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Neil Cohen, who first handed Simon The New York Times one summer at Camp Indianola. Cohen was his camp counselor, and went on to become an attorney and law professor.

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'Healing Children': A Surgeon's Take On What Kids Need

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Dr. Kurt Newman has spent his career caring for children. In a new book, he argues that children are not just smaller adults, and the differences matter for their treatment.

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Southern Cooking: 'People Of Color Didn't Get The Respect They Earned'

Sunday, June 11, 2017

In his new book, John T. Edge writes that food plays a central role in Southern identity, but African-American and immigrant cooks have often been left out of the stories the South tells about itself.

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