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Embarrassing Stains? This Housekeeping Guide Gets That Life Is Messy

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Jerry Seinfeld joked that if you have bloodstains on your clothes, you have bigger problems than the laundry. But Jolie Kerr helps with all the stains in a new book, My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag.
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While Warning Of Chinese Cyberthreat, U.S. Launches Its Own Attack

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The NSA managed to penetrate the networks of the giant Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei, documents show. Journalist David Sanger says cyber-espionage is an "entirely new field of conflict."
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Acceptance Letters In Hand, Students Wonder How To Pay

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Exponentially more complicated than applying for college is figuring out how to pay for it. We talk to an expert.
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Jon Langford Sings Our Impulse To Destroy

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The Mekons and Waco Brothers veteran often places his left-wing politics front and center in his music and his art. Here Be Monsters has a way of mixing pretty melodies with harsh criticisms.
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On A 'Rigged' Wall Street, Milliseconds Make All The Difference

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

"The stock market is rigged," Michael Lewis says. In his new book Flash Boys, he describes how computerized transactions known as high-frequency trading are creating an uneven playing field.
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This Tightly Choreographed Tale Of Ambition And Ballet Will 'Astonish'

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Maggie Shipstead tells the story of a disciplined dancer who can't make it into the spotlight. Critic Maureen Corrigan says Shipstead is "Edith Wharton with a millennial generation edge."
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Son Of A Secret Smuggler Digs Up The Truth About His Dad

Monday, March 31, 2014

Tony Dokoupil's father was once busted for distributing enough marijuana "to roll a joint for every college-age person in America." In The Last Pirate, Dokoupil reflects on his dad's time as a dealer.
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Fight Sound With Sound: Grateful Dead's Arena Combat

Monday, March 31, 2014

In 1974, sound engineer Owsley Stanley crafted a superior live experience with an enormous conglomeration of amps and speakers called the Wall of Sound. Dave's Picks Volume 9 captures this era.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Bryan Cranston, 'Redeployment' And A New Yorker Cartoonist

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cranston reinvents himself post-Breaking Bad; former Marine Phil Klay explores his Iraq experience through short stories; Bob Mankoff says humor is both a creative and a cognitive process.
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'The Fall Of The House Of Dixie' Built A New U.S.

Friday, March 28, 2014

In a his book, historian Bruce Levine says that from the destruction of the South emerged an entirely new country, making the Civil War equivalent to a second American Revolution.
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In 'Noah,' Earth And The Bible Get A Computer-Generated Reboot

Friday, March 28, 2014

Darren Aronofsky's latest film is a big-budget Bible story called, simply, Noah. Russell Crowe plays the title character, and the movie also features Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson.
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'The Good Wife' Delivers A Game-Changing Stunner

Friday, March 28, 2014

Last Sunday, the CBS drama delivered something major and unexpected. If you don't know what happened, and don't wish to, you may not want to listen, but Fresh Air's critic has a lot to say about it.
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From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation

Thursday, March 27, 2014

While Breaking Bad fans were watching him portray Walt in the series' final episodes, Cranston was already reinventing himself — playing Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way.
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'Sleep Donation': A Dark, Futuristic Lullaby For Insomniacs

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Karen Russell's new book imagines a mysterious insomnia epidemic so serious that many are dying from lack of sleep. But the cure — sleep donations from babies — is hard to swallow.
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'Redeployment' Explores Iraq War's Physical And Psychic Costs

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

In his short story collection, former Marine Phil Klay takes his experience in Iraq and clarifies it, lucidly tracing the moral, political and psychological curlicues of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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How Crimea's Annexation Plays To Russians' Soviet Nostalgia

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

For those who viewed the end of the Soviet Union as a tragedy, Crimea was a chance to showcase Russia's strength. Now Russia may have changed its relationship with the outside world for years to come.
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'Thief' Delivers An Unfiltered Depiction Of Life In Lagos

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Teju Cole's latest book describes a young New York doctor's visit back to his Nigerian hometown, where he encounters a Clockwork Orange world of misery and corruption.
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After A Painful Year, Bud Powell's Triumpant 1953 Return

Monday, March 24, 2014

On Feb. 5, 1953, Powell was uncommunicative face to face at the New York jazz club Birdland. But when he sat at the keys, it was a whole other story.
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New Yorker Cartoon Editor Explores What Makes Us Get It

Monday, March 24, 2014

Humor is both a creative and a cognitive process, says Bob Mankoff, who has contributed cartoons to The New Yorker since 1977. His memoir is called How About Never — Is Never Good For You?
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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Blood Will Out,' An Opera Powerhouse And A Reading

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Author Walter Kirn explores the depths of Clark Rockefeller's deception, mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick reflects on her career and Lloyd Schwartz shares a poem about friendship and loss.
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