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Happy Ever After: 100 Swoon-Worthy Romances

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 6:03am

It's the NPR Books Summer of Love, so to celebrate, we asked our readers to nominate their favorite romances. And the results are in: 100 love stories to help every reader find a happy ever after.

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Bill Cosby Removed From Documentary On Black Stuntmen

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 3:39pm

Bill Cosby was instrumental in opening the door for black stuntmen in Hollywood early in his career. He was to be a central figure in a new documentary about black stuntmen, but that has now changed. He will be mentioned, but his interviews have been pulled, following the latest revelations about the comedian, who admitted in court documents that he drugged women for sex.

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Tina Fey Accidentally Explains How Netflix Is Like Podcasting

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 3:33pm

On demand is on demand, as it turns out, whether it's video or audio. Even Tina Fey says so.

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Me-Tea-Morphosis: Tea Bags Get Second Life As Works Of Art

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 1:49pm

Artists are reinventing the humble tea bag, letting its contents and simple shape and color shine in beautiful, fragile art. Some are even farming out the tea drinking to get to the used bags.

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A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:17pm

In his new book, The Man Who Wasn't There, Anil Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves — and how those perceptions can be distorted by certain brain conditions.

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A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:17pm

In his new book, The Man Who Wasn't There, Anil Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves — and how those perceptions can be distorted by certain brain conditions.

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An Airborne Adventurer's Journey In 'Circling The Sun'

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 9:03am

The author of The Paris Wife is back with another novelized memoir, this time of pioneering aviator (and all-around adventurer) Beryl Markham, the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean east to west.

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'Crooked' Nixon Knew: There Are Worse Things Than Nukes

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 6:03am

Austin Grossman's new novel is half Lovecraftian horror, half thoughtful character study of a President Nixon who's in charge of an alternate America built not on democracy, but on dark magic.

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'I Am Cait' Premieres As Reality Series With A Cause

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:55pm

NPR reviews the premiere of I Am Cait, E! network's new reality series in which Caitlyn Jenner introduces her female identity to her family and explores transgender issues.

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'Call Me Lucky': A Documentary Of Friendship, Childhood Abuse And Survival

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 1:05pm

Barry Crimmins mentored Bobcat Goldthwait when they were up-and-coming comics in the '80s. A film directed by Goldthwait details their relationship — and the sexual abuse Crimmins suffered as a child.

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The Giant Foam Finger: Sports Hatred

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 5:03am

In Pop Culture Happy Hour's sports spinoff, Stephen Thompson and Gene Demby discuss the athletes people hate — and try to get at why.

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Discover A Trove Of Hollywood Treasures At The Motion Picture Academy Library

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:08am

Here, you can find the Cowardly Lion's mane, the designs for Scarlett O'Hara's drapery dress, and many other artifacts that reveal the history of the movie biz.

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A Rage For The Ages: The Unforgettable 'Pine Tar Game'

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 5:03pm

In the 1983 game, the Yankees were holding a trump card: an obscure rule that turned the Royals' game-winning home run into a game-loser, inspiring one of the most epic tantrums in baseball history.

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'I Am Cait' Review: Brave, Tasteful — And Kind Of Boring

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 4:10pm

I Am Cait, the E! Entertainment reality show about Caitlyn Jenner, premieres Sunday night. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Slate TV critic Willa Paskin about the show.

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Getting The Ants In 'Ant-Man' Right Was No Tiny Challenge

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 4:06pm

In Marvel's latest superhero movie, filmmakers had to portray the insects as realistic yet relatable. Two myrmecologists, or ant scientists, weigh in on whether the attempt was successful.

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How One Photographer Captured A Piercing Gaze That Shook The World

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 4:06pm

In 1984, Steve McCurry was in Pakistan covering a refugee crisis for National Geographic. Captivated by a young girl's eyes, he clicked the shutter — and took one of the magazine's most iconic photos.

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'Jane Eyre' Retelling Swaps English Countryside For Bustling City Streets

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 6:32am

Patricia Park's novel, Re Jane, is a retelling of Charlotte Bronte's classic Jane Eyre set in modern-day New York and South Korea. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with author Jean Kwok about Park's novel.

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Women's Comics Are Surfing The Crowd

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 6:03am

It's no secret that women are getting more prominent in the world of comics. But some women are tired of waiting for mainstream attention: They're turning to crowdfunding to get their projects done.

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In This Twist On Tricky Dick's History, A President's Secrets Can Save Us

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 4:45am

In Crooked, novelist Austin Grossman excuses Richard Nixon's rocky political career in the weirdest ways possible — by reimagining the former president as a warrior against supernatural forces.

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Put That Wok To Work: A Trick For Smoking Fish Indoors

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 4:35am

Smoking fish usually requires a pricey smoker or other specialized gear. But you can get great smokey flavor with just a wok, some foil and a quick raid of the pantry.

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