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For This Puzzle, Watch Your Words

8 hours 53 min ago

The challenge is a game of categories based on the word "watch." For each category provided, name something starting with each of the letters W-A-T-C-H.

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Cate Blanchett Swears On Australian TV; Flap Ensues

9 hours 32 min ago

When Cate Blanchett was interviewed about her role in Cinderella last week, the interview came to an abrupt end with some inappropriate language. Oh, my! What would Prince Charming think?

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New Postage Stamps Recognize The Genius Of Martin Ramirez

9 hours 32 min ago

Martin Ramirez was a self-taught artist who spent much of his life confined to hospitals, where he began to make remarkable art. Now some of it is featured on a new series of U.S. postage stamps.

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Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

10 hours 12 min ago

Turns out, the history of Kraft's dull-orange cheese spread says a lot about the processed food industry — and where it might be headed as Kraft and Heinz merge.

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In The TV Show 'Younger,' You're Only 26 Twice

11 hours 24 min ago

In the new TV Land show, Sutton Foster plays Liza, a 40-year-old who needs to get back into the job market. So she moves to Brooklyn, gets highlights, learns how tweet, and pretends to be in her 20s.

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'The Precious One' Has Love At Its Heart

11 hours 25 min ago

Marisa de los Santos' newest novel follows a young woman returning to her home town to confront her shattered family. Reviewer Bobbi Dumas says it'll remind you that love can change the world.

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The Chinese 'Paper Son' Who Inspired The Look Of Disney's 'Bambi'

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:54pm

Tyrus Wong's expressive paintings caught Walt Disney's eye and became the visual guide for Bambi. Born in China, Wong — now 104 — used forged papers to enter the U.S. under the Chinese Exclusion Act.

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'Night At The Fiestas' Spins Stories Of Faith And Family

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 4:22pm

Kirstin Valdez Quade's debut book of short fiction is inspired by her family and its long history in the "romanticized" region of northern New Mexico.

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Using Computers To Connect With Classical Music

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 4:22pm

Yale computer scientist David Gelernter talks with NPR's Arun Rath about using computers and the Internet to teach young people to appreciate the beauty of what he calls "serious music."

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Not My Job: 'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Gets Quizzed On Glad Men

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:19am

The final season of Mad Men is about to begin, so we've decided to ask the show's creator about men who are glad rather than mad — success coaches, motivational speakers and happiness gurus.

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Influential Guitarist John Renbourn Dies At 70

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 6:38am

John Renbourn co-founded the popular folk/jazz group Pentangle and was one of the most respected and influential acoustic guitarists in the world. He was found dead this week at his home in Scotland.

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Making Cheese In The Land Of The Bible: Add Myrrh And A Leap Of Faith

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 6:38am

Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders' ewes and nanny goats are full of milk — and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.

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Hunting Mythical Monsters 'At The Water's Edge'

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 6:38am

Sara Gruen is following her bestselling Water for Elephants with a tale of a young American couple who travel to Scotland during the Second World War in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster.

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Pour A Bucket Of Blood On These New Adaptations Of 'Carrie'

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 5:03am

Stephen King has said his novel Carrie is about women's power and men's fear — an idea reporter Beth Accomando says has gotten lost in newer adaptations of the horror classic for stage and screen.

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Nigerian Artist Continues A Family Tradition With 'Sartorial Anarchy'

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 4:46am

In Lagos, Iké Udé's family engaged in a West African tradition: photographing people wearing new clothes. Clothing and portraiture are still at the center of the New York-based photographer's work.

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Photography, Misery And Beauty In 'The Salt Of The Earth'

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:37pm

NPR's Bob Mondello reviews The Salt Of The Earth, a documentary directed by Wim Wenders about Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado.

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How Does Play Shape Our Development?

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:52am

Dr. Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, and fantasy are more than just fun. He came to this conclusion after conducting some somber research about the stark childhoods of murderers.

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Who's That Guy Riding The Subway In His Underwear?

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:52am

Charlie Todd choreographs bizarre, hilarious, and unexpected public scenes. He explains how his group, Improv Everywhere, creates these moments of urban whimsy to bring people together.

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Small Batch Edition: Talking 'X-Files' With Kumail Nanjiani

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 5:03pm

On today's Small Batch Edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, we talk to comedian, actor and podcaster Kumail Nanjiani about the return of The X-Files — a TV show about which he has a podcast.

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Church Of Scientology Calls New HBO Documentary 'Bigoted'

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 4:20pm

The filmmaker says Going Clear, harshly critical of the Church of Scientology, is about the dangers of "blind faith." The church has hit back with an aggressive public relations effort of its own.

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