Camila Domonoske

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How Do You Count 500 Million Votes? A Look At India's Election

Friday, May 16, 2014

Parliamentary elections in the world's largest democracy ended on Friday. The election took six weeks; more than 800 million citizens were eligible to vote.

Photos from the election make it clear that, as NPR's Julie McCarthy reported earlier this week, an election that massive requires a lot of logistical ...

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When Numbers Bleed, Freeze, Starve And Die On A Battlefield: The Dark Poetry Of Data

Friday, May 16, 2014

I once read that when Napoleon invaded Russia, he lost most of his army not to the horrible Russian winter, horrible though it was. No, says this legend, Napoleon's army suffered from "button failure." The company that provided the army with coats made the buttons out of tin. Tin ...

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Segregated From Its History, How 'Ghetto' Lost Its Meaning

Sunday, April 27, 2014

As you might have gathered from our blog's title, the Code Switch team is kind of obsessed with the ways we speak to each other. Each week in "Word Watch," we'll dig into language that tells us something about the way race is lived in America today. (Interested in contributing? ...

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A Legume With Many Names: The Story Of 'Goober'

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Goodness, how delicious, eating goober peas!

It lacks the stirring power of the Battle Cry of Freedom. It's not as enduring as When Johnny Comes Marching Home. As far as Civil War songs go, it certainly ain't no John Brown's Body. But Johnny Cash could make anything sound good:

Gouber ...

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From Foreign Garb To Fashion Fad, Pajamas Have Traveled Far

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A few months ago, Organizing for Action (a nonprofit created to support President Obama's policy goals) introduced America to a cozy-looking young man with a message about the Affordable Care Act:

Alas, poor Pajama Boy! His plaid onesie was no protection from the barbs of social media. He was derided ...

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Poetic Take On Black Boxer Lands Punches With Broad Appeal

Friday, April 11, 2014

April is National Poetry Month, and Code Switch is celebrating by writing about great poets of color and their poems that address issues of race, culture and ethnicity. We began the series with an invitation to our readers to help us build a collaborative poem. Today, we take ...

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For Poetry Month, We're Taking To Twitter — And We Want Your Help

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Help us make poetry!

April is National Poetry Month: 30 days set aside for the celebration of all things verse. Many of us here at Code Switch love poetry every month of the year, but we can't always make space for it in our coverage.

So this month, we're taking ...

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Infectious Collections: Stories And Poems To Convert Any Reader

Thursday, December 19, 2013

This post is for everyone who passes right by the poetry section; all the bookish types who haven't read a short story since graduation. We know you're out there — and you're not alone.

I'm talking to you, folks who love literature — novel-devourers, nonfiction lovers, proud wearers-out ...

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Digital Scrapbook Collects Rock-Star Authors' Memories

Monday, June 17, 2013

Part of an occasional series of e-book reviews, co-produced by NPR Books and All Tech Considered, focusing on creative combinations of technology and literature.

If there was ever a story that screamed out for a multimedia e-book treatment, it's the tale of The Rock Bottom Remainders. For readers not ...

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Spy Novel Meets Game In Flawed (But Beautiful) New E-Book

Sunday, May 26, 2013

This is the first in an occasional series of e-book reviews, co-produced by NPR Books and All Tech Considered, focusing on creative combinations of technology and literature.

A shadowy conspiracy threatens the world. Only one man can stop it: a brilliant loner with strong nerves and an arsenal of ...

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A Cartoon Tribute To Cats, And The Poets Who Loved Them

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tuesday marks the close of National Poetry Month, a 30-day celebration of all things versified and all people versifying. And in tangentially related news, for more than eight months, a book of cat-themed poetry — I Could Pee On This — has perched on the NPR best-seller lists. There it ...

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Just In Time For Poetry Month, Four Fantastic Books Of Verse

Saturday, April 27, 2013

April is National Poetry Month, and what better way to celebrate than with new poetry releases? Here are four of this month's highlights — a new translation, a "best of" collection, a "collected works" worth revisiting and a camera-eye view of the world.

The Divine Comedy

The season premiere of ...

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Homemade Peeps, And More Easter Treats, A La Thomas Keller

Friday, March 29, 2013

After 40 long days of Lenten abstention, Easter is a time for indulgence. And for those of us who don't observe Lent — well, who can resist all those chocolate bunnies? It's a time for sweets, with or without an excuse.

But if you're looking for Easter indulgences that are ...

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'Drunken Botanist' Takes A Garden Tour Of The Liquor Cabinet

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The next time you're sipping on a glass of something boozy, consider the plants behind your beverage. Some of them might spring immediately to mind: grapes in your wineglass, rye in your whiskey bottle, juniper in your gin and tonic. But what about sorghum and coriander? Cinchona and bitter orange?

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