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Book News: Stock Market Is 'Rigged,' Author Michael Lewis Says

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 6:30am

Also: HarperCollins editor Barry Harbaugh on editing; the best books coming out this week.

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In Kitchens Around The World, Comfort Foods Bring Us Together

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29am

Chef Carla Hall invites us over to make spanakopita, one of her favorite Greek dishes. Her new cookbook is all about celebrating the way home-cooked meals unite us — no matter where we're from.

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Cesar Millan's Long Walk To Becoming The 'Dog Whisperer'

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 4:00pm

Millan is one of the world's most famous dog trainers, with TV shows and best-selling books. But his journey was arduous: He came to the U.S. illegally and was homeless before he got his big break.

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Three Bedtime Picture Books That Won't Put Parents To Sleep

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 4:00pm

Librarian Margaret Willison shares recommendations that both children and parents can love. From detailed illustrations to word tricks, she offers tips for making repetitive reading more enjoyable.

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In Civilian Snapshot Of Iraq, An Artist Is A 'Corpse Washer'

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 4:00pm

The Corpse Washer, set in Baghdad in 2003, shows the U.S. invasion through the eyes of an aspiring Shiite artist and a handler of the dead. Author Sinan Antoon says he wanted to share a new viewpoint.

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The Ides Of March Madness: 'Who's Gonna Stop Prospero?'

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 1:49pm

A bracket pitting Shakespeare's plays against each other led stage actor Paul O'Brien of Charleston, S.C., to break down the matchups.

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1,000 Farmworkers View Chavez Film, Dedicated To Them

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 7:00am

Farm workers in California were treated to a film about the late Cesar Chavez, the legendary activist. He took on the powerful agricultural industry in the 1960s.

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A Libertarian With Roots In Rock Music

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 7:00am

Matt Kibbe, CEO of FreedomWorks, has a new book. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Kibbe about his libertarian manifesto, Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff.

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'A Small Player' On The Brink Of Self-Destruction

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 7:00am

Lawrence Osborne's new novel, The Ballad of a Small Player, is set in the casinos of Macao where a haunting tale unfolds. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with the author about gambling and addiction.

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Strategic Seating: How To Elicit The Optimal Dinner Conversation

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 7:00am

Designer Alex Cornell tells NPR's Rachel Martin where to sit at the dinner table. (This story orginally aired on Weekend Edition Sunday on March 24, 2013.)

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A Libertarian With Roots In Led Zepplin

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 7:00am

Matt Kibbe, CEO of FreedomWorks, has a new book. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Kibbe about his libertarian manifesto, Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff.

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1,000 Farmworkers Veiw Chavez Film, Dedicated To Them

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 7:00am

Hundreds of farm workers in California were treated to a film about the late Cesar Chavez, the legendary activist. He took on the powerful agricultural industry in the 1960s.

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Miss Lonelyhearts No More: Three Surprising Books of Advice

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 6:00am

Author Roy Peter Clark recommends three books that are hardly the work of your average agony aunt: a WWII-era cookbook, an zoological sex guide and a compilation of 60 years of no-nonsense advice.

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Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 4:11am

A German-based group called PediaPress estimates that a print version of the ever-evolving, online encyclopedia would fill more than 1,000 1,200-page volumes. Now they just need $50,000 to do it.

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Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 4:11am

A German-based group called PediaPress estimates that a print version of the ever-evolving, online encyclopedia would fill more than 1,000 1,200-page volumes. Now they just need $50,000 to do it.

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One Documentary Later, Rumsfeld's Inner World Remains 'Unknown'

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 4:11am

Errol Morris turns the lens on Donald Rumsfeld in his newest documentary, The Unknown Known. It's similar to Morris' The Fog Of War — except this time, to his disappointment, he doesn't learn much.

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Cambodia's 'Missing Pictures' Molded From Director's Own Life

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 4:10am

Rithy Panh's new film is a kind of documentary about Cambodians like him and his family who experienced the brutality of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. Panh uses clay figurines to tell the story.

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In Biblical Blockbuster, Aronofsky Rocks Noah's Boat

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 3:00pm

The ancient story of the Great Flood gets a Hollywood update in director Darren Aronofsky's new film, Noah. Aronofsky says he wanted to add drama to the story, making Noah's character more dynamic.

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Inside 'Regular Show,' Where Every Clip Is A Big Production

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 3:00pm

The Emmy-winning cartoon is one bizarre and hilarious plot after another. For the show's creators, making each 11-minute episode is its own adventure.

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'Boys Of Abu Ghraib' Focuses Too Tightly On An Army Of One

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 12:29pm

Writer, director, and leading actor Luke Moran imagines Abu Ghraib during its most notorious year, but misses the forest of corruption for the trees of his protagonist's personal story.

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