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The Writer Who Was The Voice Of A Generation

Sunday, September 02, 2012

A new biography of David Foster Wallace traces the author's anxieties to childhood. Biographer D.T. Max says the accidents of Foster's life gave him the key to his writing.

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3 Celebrity Friendships That Weren't Meant To Be

Sunday, September 02, 2012

In his new book, Hello Goodbye Hello, Craig Brown details real-life stories of famous people crossing paths, including one uncomfortable encounter between The Beatles and the king of rock 'n' roll.

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Following The Footnotes Of The Revolutionary War

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Author Robert Sullivan retraces the steps of George Washington and his troops in his new book, My American Revolution: Crossing the Delaware and I-78. It recounts the 30-mile trek north from the Delaware River.

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Garfunkel Defends His Art

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Though he went on to a string of Top 40 solo hits, Art Garfunkel is still best known as half of a legendary duo. With the release of a new retrospective, which covers his work from Si...

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Right-Wing Filmmaker: Obama's An Anti-Colonialist

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza directed and stars in the new movie, 2016: Obama's America. The film, which proposes that the president is weakening the country deliberately, has e...

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Kofi Annan On Syria, Hard Choices Of Peacekeeping

Saturday, September 01, 2012

The Nobel Peace Prize winner and former secretary-general of the U.N. has co-authored a book on his life's work, Interventions: A Life in War and Peace. He spoke with NPR's Scott Simo...

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George Takei Takes Story Of Internment To The Stage

Saturday, September 01, 2012

The actor was born in 1937 to a Japanese-American family that, after Pearl Harbor, was sent to live in internment camps for the duration of World War II. His experience growing up in ...

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Obama's Warfare: 'From Power To A Policy'

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The nature of war has changed, and so has the president's purview. The country increasingly relies on elite special forces, rather than armies, and drone technology to target its enem...

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Soccer Star Hope Solo On Loving Lost Parents

Saturday, August 18, 2012

She's regarded as one of the best goalies in the world, and also as an outspoken player who doesn't mince words. In her newly-released autobiography, Solo discusses her passion for th...

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In The E-Book World, Are Book Covers A Dying Art?

Sunday, August 05, 2012

For the past 25 years, Chip Kidd has made a name for himself as a top book designer. His designs have helped transform books into visual icons. But in the brave new world of e-books, ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda On Learning From Ruben Blades

Thursday, August 02, 2012

The Tony-winning lyricist and composer says "El Padre Antonio y Su Monaguillo Andres," a song by Blades, helped him understand the interplay of music and lyrics. Miranda says he didn'...

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For Ai Weiwei, Politics And Arts Always Mix

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Alison Klayman's documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry shows the famous Chinese artist's struggle against authorities. Klayman spoke to NPR's Robert Siegel about her film as well as Ai's artwork and politics.

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'Savages' Return In 'The Kings Of Cool'

Sunday, July 22, 2012

In 2010, writer Don Winslow hit it big with his crime novel, Savages. Although he'd already written 12 novels, Savages was the book that really launched his career. It made it to the ...

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From Coal To Gas: The Potential Risks And Rewards

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A new report links some extreme weather events to climate change, but greenhouse gas emissions have been declining in recent years. In part, the decrease might be attributed to the ch...

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Fans Restore Luke Skywalker's Boyhood Home

Sunday, July 01, 2012

When Star Wars fans saw that the dwelling in the Tunisian desert was decaying, they jumped into hyperspace — OK, the Internet — to save it. A call on Facebook to help restore the sand...

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A Future President Finds Himself In New Obama Bio

Sunday, June 17, 2012

In Barack Obama: The Story, journalist David Maraniss chronicles the president's "classic search for home." Maraniss says Obama's young life was defined by his experience of being an ...

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Andrew Garfield, Disappearing Into Spidey's Suit

Friday, June 01, 2012

The actor, who's currently up for a Tony Award for the Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman, looks to be on the verge of stardom: In July, Garfield will play Peter Parker in one of...

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The First Lady Cultivates 'American Grown' Gardening

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

One of the first things Michelle Obama did as first lady was to dig up part of the beautifully manicured South Lawn of the White House and plant a vegetable garden. In her new book sh...

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A Rapper Ravaged By An Online Firestorm

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Two degrees from Stanford aren't your usual recipe for hip-hop credibility, but Korean rapper Tablo found success at the top of the charts. That was, until a single rumor set websites...

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Steve Jobs Didn't Invent Design, But He Patented It

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The late Apple co-founder had his name on more than 300 patents for the devices and apps that changed our lives. It wasn't just to keep company property safe; Jobs intended to make design as valuable as function.

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