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Selected Shorts

Complicated Couples

Friday, September 05, 2014

A long marriage and the Tweedledum and Tweedledee of the nuclear age in stories hosted by Wyatt Cenac.

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Selected Shorts

Do You Know Where I Am?

Friday, September 05, 2014

Sherman Alexie looks at a long marriage

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Selected Shorts

Game

Friday, September 05, 2014

Seriously paranoid guys in a Cold War bunker

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Studio 360

Poetry Challenge: Dorothea Lasky Picks a Winner

Friday, September 05, 2014

For our latest listener challenge, we asked high school students to send us their poetry. Over 600 poems later, it’s time to find out who won.

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PRI's The World

Crystal meth, skinny jeans and underground bloggers — it's the Iran you never see

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Iranian-British author Ramita Navai says Iran's capital Tehran is full of people who are leading double lives. On the outside, they conform. On the inside, they are true to themselves. She tells their stories in her novel, City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the search for Truth in Tehran.

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All Things Considered

In E-Book Price War, Amazon's Long-Term Strategy Requires Short-Term Risks

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Amazon's position is that "instead of selling 100,000 copies at $14.95, you would sell 200,000 copies, let's say, at $8.99 or $9.99," says industry analyst Tim Bajarin.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Pregnancy & Parenting While Working

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Dina Bakst and Phoebe Taubman join to discuss their guide for dealing with legal rights around pregnancy and parenting and working.

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Studio 360

The Revolution Has Been Digitized

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Modernism as we know it wouldn't have existed without these "little magazines," which used stylish design and typography to bring avant-garde to the people.
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Book News: Unfinished Tennessee Williams Play Found

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Also: Edith Grossman on literary translation; a poem for James Foley.

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Lip Gloss, Handbags And Margaret Drabble In 'The Fame Lunches'

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Daphne Merkin's new essay collection straddles the high/low cultural divide with aplomb. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says Lunches is unfailingly intelligent, but should be enjoyed in small bites.

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Morning Edition

For 'Women In Clothes,' It's Not What You Wear, It's Why You Wear It

Thursday, September 04, 2014

A new book collects stories that link clothing with intimacy, emotion and memory: how moms dressed before they had kids, favorite outfits and, of course, garment envy.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

To Armor, Disguise, or Attract? What We Project When We Get Dressed

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton, and Sheila Heti discuss their new book, a collaboration with hundreds of women on how the private act of putting on clothes affects their public life.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Films About Fitting In, Standing Out, and Pulling Out of War

Thursday, September 04, 2014

How we approach getting dressed every day. John Waters on his 50 year career. Jen McGowan and Juliette Lewis on their new movie. Rory Kennedy's new documentary about Vietnam.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Why We Make Health Care Mistakes – And How to Avoid Them

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

 There's a sea of medical information out there. The New York Times' Gina Kolata advises us on how to wade through it and get the best care from our doctors.

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Fresh Air

'10:04': A Strange, Spectacular Novel Connecting Several Plotlines

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Ben Lerner's new novel is about a writer who gets an advance for a second work of fiction, is diagnosed with an aortic heart valve problem and agrees to be the sperm donor for a close friend.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A General Against Military Action

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Anthony Zinni, retired Marine Corps general, former commander in chief of U.S. Central Command, and author, discusses his views on the ways the U.S. decides to take military action.

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Book News: Floating Library To Open On New York's Hudson River

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Also: Sheila Heti on making art; Nick Cannon enters the (already heavily populated) world of celebrity children's books.

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Brilliant, Unsparing 'Prelude' Will Leave A Bruise

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Saeed Jones' visceral, affecting new poetry collection, Prelude to Bruise, centers on the experience of Boy, an African-American child negotiating gender, sexuality and family in the South.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Health and Happiness: Better Healthcare, Making Art from Pain

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

How to make better decisions about our health and get better health care. “Welcome to Night Vale.” Ben Lerner on his new novel. Ian Buruma on creating art after war and suffering.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Grappling with Mortality and the Rising Sea Level in Ben Lerner's Novel 10:04

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Ben Lerner's new novel picks up where his acclaimed previous novel, Leaving Atocha Station, left off.

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