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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Better Than Buffy: A Girl Vampire Takes Iran

Friday, November 21, 2014

Part spaghetti western and part horror film, "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" is a new movie about an Iranian vampire that takes pride in defying expectations.

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Mexico's Dia de la Revolución Turns Into Day of Violent Protest

Friday, November 21, 2014

Yesterday, the 104th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution became a moment of violent national protest—demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails and police responded with tear gas.

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Is America Finally Taking Rape Seriously?

Friday, November 21, 2014

When Bill Cosby first faced rape allegations in 2005, they hardly tarnished his career. Now he's being dropped by networks. What's changed? 

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Immigration & A Changing America: Your Conversation

Friday, November 21, 2014

President Obama finally announced his long-expected executive action on immigration. The politicians have had their say—how do you feel about the plan? Join the discussion here.

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Prepare For a Presidential Push on Immigration

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Up to four million undocumented immigrants may soon get a reprieve from deportation under the president's plan. Hear Obama's speech tonight at 8 PM on WNYC.

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Forget Eggs—The NYT Gets Grape Salad on Its Face

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Times assigned each state a Thanksgiving recipe—Minnesota unfortunately landed “grape salad.” Why do New Yorkers have such a hard time understanding the food of the Midwest?

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Ferguson & Gov. Jay Nixon's Leadership Crisis

Thursday, November 20, 2014

State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal represents an area that includes Ferguson, Missouri. She says that Gov. Jay Nixon is mishandling the growing crisis at the center of his state.

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A Heartfelt Goodbye to The Genius of Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols was a legendary artist who was always learning. Known for films like "The Graduate," "Catch-22," and "The Birdcage," Nichols died yesterday at the age of 83.

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West African Musicians Battle Ebola

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Musicians from some of the West African countries most ravaged by Ebola have been raising awareness about the deadly virus through their songs.

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Slow Your Roll, Bro: Uber Scandal Spotlights Tech's Dude Problem

Thursday, November 20, 2014

From sexist comments to the targeting of a female journalist, Uber's macho stance extends far beyond the $18 billion ride-sharing company.

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The Hostage Question: Time to Talk to the Enemy?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In the aftermath of the execution of an American hostage by the Islamic State, President Obama will reportedly review the country's policy on negotiating with terrorists. 

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A Call For Boots on The Ground in Iraq

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ambassador Paul Bremer is calling for boots on the ground in Iraq to combat ISIS. The former envoy to Iraq has called the withdrawal of troops a "serious mistake."

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ISIS Fears Sink NSA Reform

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

On Tuesday, Senate Republicans blocked a sweeping overhaul to the NSA's surveillance program—a program that first came to light largely because of revelations by Edward Snowden.

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Here's the Crime-Drama Recipe that Makes 'Serial' So Successful

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Serial podcast combines the juicy details of crime reporting with This American Life-style narration, hooking scores of listeners who don't buy their crime stories at the drug store.

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The Hard Truth About 'All Natural' Labels

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The FDA's been pushed to regulate food labels on all sorts of things. But they won't touch labels on "natural foods" or GMOs.

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From One Direction to Rita Ora, Taking on Ebola With an Iconic Christmas Song

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A new remake of the 1984 charity hit, “Do They Know It’s Christmas," centers on Ebola and features a whole new celebrity line-up, including One Direction, Bono, Rita Ora, and others.

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GOP, White House Go Toe-to-Toe on Immigration

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

President Obama has all but signed an executive order to defer the deportation of many undocumented immigrants, a move that caused an uproar among the GOP.

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Novelist Richard Ford on 'Let Me Be Frank With You'

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford discusses his latest novel in the Frank Bascombe series. Ford explains what he’s learned from his most famous character.

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Spotlight on Mississippi Prisons as Ex-Chief Indicted

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christopher Epps was Mississippi's longest-serving corrections commissioner. He was recently indicted for accepting nearly $2 million in private prison bribes.

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150 Years Later, Atlanta Challenges Civil War 'Myth'

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Exactly 150 years after Civil War General William T. Sherman marched from Atlanta to Savannah with some 60,000 troops, some are arguing that history got it wrong. 

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