Scott Simon

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Isaac Mizrahi: From Following Mom Into The Fitting Room, To Fashion Fame

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Growing up in an Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, Mizrahi says he stood out like "a chubby, gay thumb." He's written about his unlikely path into the fashion industry in his new memoir, I.M.

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Chloë Grace Moretz Wants To 'Fear The Next Step'

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Chloë Grace Moretz has been in the movies since she was a kid — her latest, Greta, is a horror-thriller in which she plays an earnest young woman whose new friendship turns terrifyingly toxic.

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Opinion: Jehovah's Witnesses Cling To Faith Despite Arrests In Russia

Saturday, February 23, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the treatment of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia. Branded as "religious extremists," dozens of Witnesses were arrested in recent raids in Siberia.

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Nakhane's Music Meets At Life's Intersections: 'There's Nothing To Be Ashamed Of'

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Born and raised in South Africa to Christian parents, Nakhane now makes electronic music about queerness, blackness and survival.

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Talkin' Birds: The Great Backyard Bird Count

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Bird lovers around the world are counting birds this weekend for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, which provides valuable data for avian research.

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Opinion: Good Night Oppy, A Farewell To NASA's Mars Rover

Saturday, February 16, 2019

NASA's admission this week that the agency has lost contact with a Mars rover brings an end to a compelling story of usefulness and resilience.

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Defying Parents, A Teen Decides To Get Vaccinated

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Ethan Lindenberger had never received vaccines for diseases like polio or measles because his mom is anti-vaccine. Now he's 18, he's finally getting his shots.

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How Racism Has Manifested Itself In Schools, As Recalled By Listeners

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Recent stories about high-profile politicians in Virginia having worn blackface have caused many people to recount their own experiences and how it made them feel unwelcome, or unsafe.

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In 'The Night Tiger,' Fantastic Beasts Of Colonial Malaysia

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Yangsze Choo's second novel features a disembodied finger, Chinese dancehalls of the 1930s and weretigers. For the author, it's a book of parallel worlds: the supernatural and the real.

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Bobbie Gentry's 'The Delta Sweete' Gets A Much-Belated Tribute

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Scott Simon discusses a star-studded reimagining of Gentry's 1968 cult classic with two of its contributors, country artist Margo Price and Rolling Stone editor David Fricke.

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Opinion: Paintings By Adolf Hitler Are 'Unremarkable,' So Why Forge Them?

Saturday, February 09, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on why someone would create a forgery of a painting by Adolf Hitler after German police raided an art house in Nuremberg with suspected counterfeits painted by the Führer.

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How Beirut's Zach Condon Escapes To Find His Focus

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Indie folk band Beirut is out with its latest album, Gallipoli. The band's leader, Zach Condon, talks with NPR's Scott Simon about emphasizing music over lyrics and escaping to unexpected places for inspiration

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'High Flying Bird': In An NBA Lockout, An Agent Shoots His Shot

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Actor André Holland imagined professional basketball if athletes had real agency. So he teamed up with director Steven Soderburgh for a movie which imagines what that might look like.

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Opinion: As U.S. Seeks To Withdraw Troops, What About Afghanistan's Women?

Saturday, February 02, 2019

The U.S. and the Taliban are working on an agreement to end the war and bring troops home. But NPR's Scott Simon asks: what will happen to Afghanistan's women if the Taliban return to power?

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A Slimy Discovery: New Fossil Found Of Jawless, Backless Hagfish

Saturday, January 26, 2019

The hagfish may not be as primitive as once thought, thanks to a new fossil discovery. NPR's Scott Simon asks The Atlantic science writer Ed Yong about his recent piece on hagfish and their slime.

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Who Run The Numbers Racket? Mom

Saturday, January 26, 2019

In The World According to Fannie Davis, Bridgett M. Davis has written a memoir about her mother, who ran a thriving underground gambling outfit in 1960s Detroit to provide for her family.

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Opinion: A True 'Sports Hero,' Jackie Robinson At 100

Saturday, January 26, 2019

January 31, 2019 will mark 100 years since the birth of baseball legend Jackie Robinson.

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Tasting Food For The Führer At 'The Wolf's Table'

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Rosella Postorino's new novel is based on the real-life story of a German woman who was conscripted to serve as a food taster for Adolf Hitler, who feared that the Allies were trying to poison him.

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'Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee' Demystifies The Modern Native Experience

Saturday, January 19, 2019

David Treuer's book is a wide-ranging account of Native American life, from the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre to now. He says that, contrary to popular perception, they're fully integrated in U.S. life.

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In 'Holy Lands,' A Tale Of Family Drama And Pig Farming In Israel

Saturday, January 19, 2019

The epistolary novel from author Amanda Sthers, newly available in English and now adapted into a feature film, is a story of reconciliation (and raising swine among Jews).

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