Scott Simon

Scott Simon appears in the following:

An Artist Incubating Chicken Eggs Is No Joke. But Is It Art?

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Artist Abraham Poincheval is roosting over eggs in a Paris museum, hoping to hatch them like a mother hen. NPR'S Scott Simon says it's an attempt at performance art that doesn't quite make the grade.

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We Are All Martha: Alison Wright On How Her 'Americans' Character Became A Hit

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Wright plays an FBI secretary who falls in love with an undercover Russian spy. She says Martha is "who we would all most likely be" if we found ourselves in the world of The Americans.

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How Do You Say 'Gorsuch'?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Partisan disagreements ran through this week's Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. One issue the members really struggled with was pronunciation of the nominee's name.

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These 'Women In The Castle' Provide New Perspectives On Nazi Germany

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Jessica Shattuck's novel follows three German women — all war widows, and all of very different political persuasions — who take refuge in a ruined Bavarian castle at the end of World War II.

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Keeping Calm In London, In Spite Of Terror

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Soon after the terrorist attack in London, the Parliament's Twitter account posted a short message restoring business as usual. NPR's Scott Simon remembers another time Brits met terror with calm.

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The Pregame PB&J: How The Comfort Food Became The NBA's Recipe For Success

Saturday, March 25, 2017

"If there's a locker room that doesn't have it, I haven't seen it," says ESPN reporter Baxter Holmes, who expands on his recent story, which details professional basketball's obsession with the snack.

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Living Among the Ruins In Aleppo, A Man Keeps Playing His Songs

Saturday, March 18, 2017

There is a photograph that's been seen around the world this week. It seems to hold both civilization and destruction in the same frame.

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More Than 100 Diners Skip Out On A Restaurant Bill — In A Conga Line

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Last month more than 100 people, who said they were celebrating a baptism, sat down to a banquet at a restaurant in Spain. Afterward, they formed a conga line and danced out without paying.

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Some Plaque To Build A Theory On: Did Humans And Neanderthals Kiss?

Saturday, March 11, 2017

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the scientific discovery of Neanderthal dental plaque that indicates they might have kissed humans.

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In 'Strangers Tend To Tell Me Things,' An Advice Columnist Comes Home

Saturday, March 11, 2017

After moving away, Ask Amy columnist Amy Dickinson returned to her hometown of Freeville, N.Y. There, she married a man she first met at age 12, and cared for her mother in her final days.

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A Green Beret Sits For A Portrait By His Former Commander In Chief

Saturday, March 04, 2017

After leaving office, President George W. Bush picked up painting — first fruit, then pets, then people. His book Portraits of Courage features paintings of more than 60 American service members.

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Thank Hanks For The Coffee

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Tom Hanks has sent the White House press corps a new espresso machine. "Keep up the good fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Especially the Truth part," he wrote in a note.

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'Gary From Chicago,' And The Flip Side Of 5 Minutes

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Star-struck members of a tour group led into the Academy Awards ceremony enjoyed a few minutes of attention, followed by notoriety. NPR's Scott Simon discusses the downside of fleeting fame.

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'Take The Cannoli': 45 Years Spent Quoting 'The Godfather'

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Godfather was released 45 years ago this spring. NPR's Scott Simon takes the anniversary as an opportunity to revisit some of his favorite lines from the classic film.

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Swedish Council Member Proposes Paid Breaks For Sex

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Councilman Per-Eric Muskos of Overtornea, Sweden, introduced a proposal to let municipal employees take a paid break each week to go home and have sex.

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Remembering Frank Delaney's 'Irish Gift Of Gab'

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Scott Simon remembers Irish writer, broadcaster and critic Frank Delaney, who died this week at age 74.

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Squirrel Foils Attempted Theft

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Idaho isn't always a hot bed for news. But this week a pet squirrel scared off a would-be burglar trying to break into a gun safe.

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'Are We Alone?' Churchill Concludes It's Likely Life Circles Other Suns

Saturday, February 18, 2017

In an essay written in 1939, Winston Churchill pondered the possibility that there might be life elsewhere in the universe. The document was recently rediscovered in a museum in Fulton, Mo.

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Amnesty International Identifies Assad's 'Policy Of Extermination'

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Amnesty International says as many as 13,000 opponents of Bashar Assad have been hanged outside Damascus. NPR's Scott Simon wonders why any Syrian refugee who opposes the regime would return home.

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When Caterpillar Leaves Peoria, What Will Become Of The Town?

Saturday, February 04, 2017

The Caterpillar company is moving its headquarters from Peoria, Ill. to Chicago. It's a blow to Peoria, but the company says its executives need to be closer to Chicago's transportation options.

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