Scott Simon

Scott Simon appears in the following:

Opinion: How 'The Godfather' Sparked Imagination In Afghanistan

Saturday, March 09, 2019

In his essay this week, NPR's Scott Simon writes about how Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather ended up in a pile of books on the streets of Kabul and sparked one young man's imagination.

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'Here's The Story Of Bonnie And Clyde': Gangster Duo's Poems Go Up For Auction

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Original poems by the gangsters Bonnie and Clyde are going up for auction on May 4 in Texas. The poems reveal a more authentic side to the often glamorized duo.

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Galactic's Funk Sound Finds Permanent Home In Legendary New Orleans Club

Saturday, March 02, 2019

As Mardi Gras approaches, the music of New Orleans is in the air. The band Galactic not only has a new album, Already Ready Already, but the members bought the legendary New Orleans club Tipitina's.

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Hozier Issues 'A Squeeze Of The Hand' To Humanity With 'Wasteland, Baby!'

Saturday, March 02, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Hozier about his latest album, Wasteland, Baby!

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For Better Or Worse, New Novel Shows 'A Woman Is No Man'

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Etaf Rum's new novel draws from her own experiences of arranged marriage and early motherhood in the close-knit Palestinian American community where she grew up — and which she eventually left.

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Propaganda, Hate Speech, Violence: The Working Lives Of Facebook's Content Moderators

Saturday, March 02, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon talks to The Verge's Casey Newton, who reported on the mental health costs to social media content moderators in the U.S., who spend hour after hour monitoring graphic content.

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Opinion: 90,000 Vodka Bottles Were Bound For North Korea, While Its People Starve

Saturday, March 02, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the seizure of 90,000 bottles of Russian vodka destined for North Korea's elite. A look at what this means for the regime's treatment of regular citizens.

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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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'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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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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