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'Last Call' Goes Behind The Scenes At Bars, Giving A Glimpse Of Post-Shift Rituals

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Last Call, a new book by author Brad Thomas Parsons, examines the rituals behind closing time at dozens of bars around the country. Parsons asks bartenders what their final drink would be.

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Hong Kong Protests Intensify With Molotov Cocktails And Arrows

Sunday, November 17, 2019

A weekend that began with relative calm devolved into some of the most dramatic scenes of violence since the protests began nearly six months ago.

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa Wins Sri Lankan Presidential Elections

Sunday, November 17, 2019

The former defense secretary, who has been accused of human rights abuses during the country's civil war, campaigned on a platform of stability and national security.

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In Washington, D.C., Local Bars Host Impeachment Hearing Watch Parties

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

In Washington, D.C., all eyes are on the impeachment hearings — including at local bars, where daytime drink specials and watch parties abound.

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Can Dolly Parton Heal America?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to WNYC's Jad Abumrad about his new podcast which explores the life and legacy of the prolific songwriter and her ability to bridge the divide in America.

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The Lasting Legacy Of Bob Ross And His Colorful World Of 'Happy Accidents'

Sunday, October 06, 2019

The bushy-haired former Air Force sergeant with the soothing voice rose to fame in the 1980s and '90s with his PBS show The Joy of Painting. Bob Ross died in 1995, but his popularity endures.

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The World Of Bob Ross

Thursday, October 03, 2019

A rare Bob Ross solo exhibition opened last month at a gallery in Virginia, and tickets have been in huge demand. The PBS painter's popularity continues to soar, more than 20 years after his death.

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Mystery Woman Sings Opera In Los Angeles Metro — And Goes Viral

Sunday, September 29, 2019

A video posted on Twitter by the LAPD shows the woman, her hair pulled up in pigtails and arms loaded with bags, singing a famous Puccini aria — and hitting every note.

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Federal Judge Blocks Trump Move To Fast-Track Deportations

Saturday, September 28, 2019

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson said that the move appeared to have violated federal law. She stated that the administration did not follow the correct decision-making procedures.

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Joseph Wilson, Former Diplomat Who Challenged Basis Of The Iraq War, Dies At 69

Saturday, September 28, 2019

In 2003, Wilson disputed President George W. Bush's claim that Iraq was buying uranium to build nuclear weapons. His comments led to the outing of his wife, Valerie Plame, as a CIA operative.

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mxmtoon Leaps From Online To Make Her Debut

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The teen singer-songwriter started secretly uploading music online when she was still in high school. Now, she calls her debut album, the masquerade, "rhyming diary entries to music."

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The Sisters Of A-WA 'Want To Bring Something New' To Yemen's Musical Traditions

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the three sisters who make up the genre-defying band A-WA after they performed at NPR's Tiny Desk.

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'Road' To Record-Breaking: How Lil Nas X Is Making History

Monday, July 29, 2019

Pop critic Chris Molanphy breaks down the social science behind "Old Town Road" breaking the record for longest-running No. 1 on the Billboard's Hot 100.

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The Fight For Michigan's Upper Peninsula: A Story About Soda And State Borders

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A map drawn for a Mountain Dew promotional campaign accidentally drew Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of Wisconsin, which led NPR to wonder how Michigan got the Upper Peninsula in the first place.

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From Chuck Berry To Tupac Shakur: Taking Stock Of The 2008 Universal Fire

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The loss from the 2008 Universal Studios backlot fire was thought to be a few movie sets and film duplicates. But Jody Rosen reports that it was one of the largest losses in recorded music's history.

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Are You A Class Of 2009 College Grad? We Want To Hear From You

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

The class of 2009 graduated into an economy in decline and one of the worst job markets in generations. Now, with 10 years of hindsight, how do you think that affected your career path?

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'It Starts With Me': Ty Herndon On Re-Releasing His Country Hit With Male Pronouns

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Country singer Ty Herndon came out as gay in 2014 and this year, he's re-releasing his 1995 hit "What Mattered Most" with updated lyrics to fit his true identity.

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Remembering iTunes' Cultural Significance

Monday, June 03, 2019

Apple announced it will not offer iTunes in its new operating system. Amy Wang of Rolling Stone explains why iTunes "completely changed the way that people buy and listen to music."

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What We (Don't) Talk About When We Talk About Porn

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Access to pornography is easier now than ever before. For many people, it's their first experience with sex. How is the fantasy of pornography affecting young people's ideas toward the reality of sex?

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Wynton Marsalis Imagines Buddy Bolden's Jazz On-Screen: 'He Was Bringing Fire'

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Decorated jazz composer Wynton Marsalis talks about creating music inspired by an artist he's never heard play, Charles "Buddy" Bolden, for the film Bolden.

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