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Google Wins Copyright And Speech Case Over 'Innocence Of Muslims' Video

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 2:00pm

A federal appeals court has reversed an order that forced Google-owned YouTube to take down a trailer for a controversial anti-Muslim video last year.

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Attention White-Collar Workers: The Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 1:05pm

The machines have long been used in manufacturing, but Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots, says they're now poised to replace humans as teachers, lawyers and even journalists.

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'Mad Men' Ends, Singing A Familiar Song

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 9:20am

The multiple-Emmy-winning drama series ended on Sunday night with a finale that saw change in some corners and a total lack of change in others.

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'Mad Men' Finale: A Love Letter To Fans Filled With Mostly Happy Endings

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:58am

AMC's Mad Men ended its seven-season run on Sunday. Fans may have loved how characters' stories were resolved, but critics may question how writers got them there.

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A 13-Year-Old, A Burlap Dress And A Career Launch That Took 'Grit'

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 5:04pm

Ethan and Joel Coen spent months searching for the right actress to play Mattie Ross in their 2010 film True Grit. Then, just weeks before filming, Hailee Steinfeld showed up — dressed in character.

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TV Thriller 'Wayward Pines' Offers Suspense — And An Ending

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 5:01pm

Chad Hodge, the creator of the 10-episode limited series, promises that it won't leave viewers hanging. "One thing that I really wanted to do with this show is not cheat you as a viewer," he says.

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South Carolina Distiller Promises To Make Kentucky Liquor Quicker

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 8:00am

A company called Terressentia that uses a chemical process to age bourbon not in years — but in hours — is unsettling an industry that is long-soaked in history and tradition.

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'The Gracekeepers' Sets Damplings Against The Landlockers

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 7:19am

The world of The Gracekeepers has two types of people — those of the land and those of the sea. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Kirsty Logan about her novel, set in a future enveloped by water.

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Oak Ridge Boys Take Their Impeccable Harmonies 'On The Road'

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 7:19am

The Oak Ridge Boys are still at it, with a new CD of hymns and gospels called Rock of Ages. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Joe Bonsall and Richard Sterban about Bonsall's new book and their latest CD.

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'Mad Men' Writer: Show's Female Characters Aren't Thinking About Feminism

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 7:19am

"They're very much in their own lives," says Semi Chellas, who is also the show's co-executive producer. The AMC period drama ends its seventh and final season on Sunday.

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A Puzzle That Takes You Around The Globe

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 7:03am

Every answer is the name of a country. For each word given, ignore the vowels. The consonants, in order from left to right, are the same consonants in the same order as in the country.

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Call It A Prose Ceremony: 'Bachelor' Host Writes A Novel

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 4:38pm

Chris Harrison's new book is an amusing romance novel — and a ripe excuse for us to ask some lingering questions about the reality show juggernaut that's made him famous.

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In HBO's 'Bessie,' Queen Latifah Stars As Empress Of The Blues

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 4:38pm

It took Queen Latifah more than 20 years to bring the life of pioneering blues singer Bessie Smith to the screen. "Inhabiting her has inhabited me," she says.

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Not My Job: Tony Robbins Gets Quizzed On Laziness

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 8:10am

The life coach behind the Unleash the Power Within seminars has built his career around motivating people. We invited the go-getter to answer three questions about incredibly lazy people.

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In 'Rhythm,' Bhi Bhiman's Music Isn't Limited By National Borders

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 6:47am

Bhi Bhiman had an all-American childhood, but his songs have an international character. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his childhood, his politics, and his new album, Rhythm and Reason.

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American Ballet Theater Turns 75

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 6:47am

Over the ABT's three-quarters of a century, the company has stuck to its mission of presenting classics like Swan Lake along with works of contemporary choreographers.

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Amy Poehler On Vinyl Designed To Catch Eyes Along With Ears

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 6:47am

Harper Collins Audio is releasing a vinyl edition of Amy Poehler's book, Yes Please. The publisher thinks the combination of old media plus the popular Poehler will attract a young audience.

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Boston Pops Gives The Audience What It Wants

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 6:47am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart about the By Popular Demand program, in which the audience helps pick the music the Pops plays.

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The Gates Of Liavek Are Open Again In 'Points Of Departure'

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 6:03am

For years, readers wishing to see the shared world of Liavek had to go via crumbling paperbacks. Now, authors Patricia C. Wrede and Pamela Dean have reprinted their stories of the magical trade city.

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Will 'The Familiar' Kill The Novel? No, But It Comes Close

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 4:43am

Mark Z. Danielewski's epic 800-page tale of a girl and a cat wants to be the stepping stone to a new understanding of the novel — but critic Jason Sheehan says it's undone by too many parentheses.

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