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Author Finds A Counter-Narrative Of Equality In Adam And Eve Story

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 5:26pm

Bruce Feiler speaks about his new book, "The First Love Story," and how the story of Adam and Eve is still important to relationships between men and women today.

'Wait Till You See Me Dance' Is A Marvelous Waltz Of Misdirection

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 9:00am

Deb Olin Unferth's story collection delights in going in unexpected directions, and her sensitively-drawn characters feel the full, real, often contradictory and uneasy layering of human emotion.

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How Do You Dream Up A Cockatoo Feast? An Artist Explains In 'Imaginarium'

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 7:14am

Looking at Claire Rosen's photographs can feel like walking into someone else's dreams. In her new book Imaginarium she provides inspiration and advice for curating a creative life.

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Forget F. Scott: In 'Z,' Christina Ricci Tells Zelda Fitzgerald's Story

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 7:14am

There's a common misconception (popularized by Ernest Hemingway) that Zelda Fitzgerald ruined her husband's life. The truth, Ricci says, is much more complicated.

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Duncan Hines: The Original Road Warrior Who Shaped Restaurant History

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 6:00am

The name on that box of cake mix belonged to a real person. Hines was a traveling salesman who just wanted to find a decent meal on the road — and ended up being America's go-to restaurant expert.

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Tale As Old As Time: The Dark Appeal of 'Beauty And The Beast'

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 3:31am

Disney's new live-action extravaganza is just the latest retelling of this classic fairy tale. But why do Beauty and her Beast have such a hold on us? And why are there so many versions of their tale?

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Not My Job: Country Singer Charley Pride Gets Quizzed On Shame

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 10:44am

Charley Pride, one of the first African-American stars in country music, has sold more records for RCA than anyone not named Elvis Presley.

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Students Serve Up Stories Of Beloved Family Recipes In A Global Cookbook

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 7:03am

Many students at D.C.'s Capital City Charter School are first-generation Americans. For a creative writing project, a literacy nonprofit picked a topic everyone could relate to: food from home.

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

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 6:45am

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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'Girl In Disguise' Is A Spunky Spy Saga

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 6:00am

Little is known about the real life of Kate Warne, the first female detective in America — but Greer Macallister's romp of a novel paints her as a live wire, an ace in a dangerous man's world.

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

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 1:43am

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

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 1:43am

"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.

(Image credit: Sharon White/Getty Images)

A Middle-Aged Misanthrope Reconnects With His Long Lost Daughter In 'Wilson'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:46pm

Daniel Clowes' angst-ridden graphic novel is the basis for a new film starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern. Critic David Edelstein says Wilson's abrasive protagonist is worth getting to know.

The Supreme Court Ruling That Led To 70,000 Forced Sterilizations

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:46pm

In the early 20th century, American eugenicists used forced sterilization to "breed out" traits considered undesirable. Adam Cohen tells the story in Imbeciles. Originally broadcast March 7, 2016.

Berlin Celebrates Its Jewish Revival By Having A 'Nosh'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:19pm

The German capital is experiencing growing Jewish immigration, despite a rise in anti-Semitism. Organizers of the city's first Jewish food festival are hoping it can help foster unity and pride.

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'Beauty And The Beast,' Music, And More From South By Southwest

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:14am

This week, we visit the new Disney live-action adaptation of Beauty And The Beast, and we all report back from Austin about the happenings at South By Southwest.

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Kevin Breel: What Can Depression Teach Us About Comedy?

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:10am

The image of the "sad clown" can seem like a cliche. But for Kevin Breel, it's very real. He describes how he struggled with depression while performing as a stand-up comedian.

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Negin Farsad: Can Humor Fight Prejudice?

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:10am

Comedian Negin Farsad traveled all over the U.S. to clear up misconceptions about Islam while making people laugh. She calls this form of activism "social justice comedy."

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Maysoon Zayid: Should Humor Make Us Uncomfortable?

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:10am

Maysoon Zayid teases herself for all the ways she's different: she has cerebral palsy, she's Muslim, she's Palestinian. By making us laugh at it, she gets us to think about acceptance.

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Sandi Toksvig: Can Social Change Start With Laughter?

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:10am

When comedian and TV host Sandi Toksvig came out as gay in the early 1990s, she used humor to recover from the onslaught of vitriol.Today, she says, humor can help bring about social change.

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