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Amid Declining Ratings, Cable Networks Speed Up Reruns To Make Room For Ads

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:16pm

If you've been noticing that cable reruns of your favorite sitcom sound a little strange, you might be on to something. We'll look at the trend of compressing shows to make room for, of course, more commercials.

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After His Brother's Suicide, Writer Seeks Comfort In 'All The Wrong Places'

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:27pm

In his new memoir, Philip Connors writes about "living in the shadow of a suicide." Wracked by guilt and haunted by what-ifs, Connors investigated his brother's death and learned a terrible secret.

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Fair Warning: Watch One 'Foyle's War' Episode, And You'll Want To Watch Them All

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:27pm

The British series is set during and after World War II. Detective Foyle tackles crimes connected to the war — murder and spying, black markets and profiteering. It's "terrifically entertaining."

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After His Brother's Suicide, Writer Seeks Comfort In 'All The Wrong Places'

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:27pm

In his new memoir, Philip Connors writes about "living in the shadow of a suicide." Wracked by guilt and haunted by "what ifs," Connors investigated his brother's death and learned a terrible secret.

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Fair Warning: Watch One 'Foyle's War' Episode, And You'll Want To Watch Them All

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:27pm

The British series is set during and after World War II. Detective Foyle tackles crimes connected to the war — murder and spying, black markets and profiteering. It's "terrifically entertaining."

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'Lucky Alan' Thumbs Its Nose At Convention

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 6:03am

Jonathan Lethem's darkly comic sensibilities are on full display in his slim new story collection, Lucky Alan. Reviewer Michael Schaub says it isn't Lethem's best — but it's still a solid read.

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Daughters Back An Artful End To The Rivera-Rockefeller Rivalry Story

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:47am

Capitalist Nelson Rockefeller and painter Diego Rivera clashed over a political mural in the 1930s. Now their daughters have teamed up to preserve both their fathers' legacies and the art they loved.

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Daughters Back An Artful End To The Rivera-Rockefeller Rivalry Story

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:47am

Capitalist Nelson Rockefeller and painter Diego Rivera clashed over a political mural in the 1930s. Now their daughters have teamed up to preserve both their fathers' legacies and the art they loved.

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Family Secrets — And Mango Chutney — In 'Don't Let Him Know'

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:43am

Longtime Morning Edition commentator Sandip Roy has written a new novel, propelled by family secrets, that criss-crosses back and forth between the two "Cals" in his life: California and Calcutta.

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'After Birth' Author On 'Mommy Wars': 'It Doesn't Have To Be This Way'

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:53pm

"We are pitted against each other and ultimately, then, are pitted against ourselves," says writer Elisa Albert. Her new novel is about the singular and universal experience of having a baby.

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Victorian Romance Meets 'House Of Cards' In 'Mr. And Mrs. Disraeli'

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:08pm

Daisy Hay's new book is a joint biography of 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and his wife, Mary Anne, whose fortune and status as a gentile helped boost her husband's career.

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Prisoners Of War And Ojibwe Reservation Make Unlikely Neighbors In 'Prudence'

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:06pm

Native American writer David Treuer bases the World War II camp for German prisoners on a real-life one that existed near the village of Bena, Minn., on the Leech Lake Reservation where he grew up.

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Becoming American: Immigrants Tweet Their Stories

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 8:48am

Entrepreneurs and engineers, performers and professors are among those who are sharing their stories about becoming American on Twitter.

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The Oscars: What People Are Saying The Day After

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 8:16am

From civil rights to immigration and health issues such as Alzheimer's and ALS, advocacy was a big part of last night's show. Here's what people are saying about it Monday.

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A Former Wunderkind Drifts On In 'Some Other Town'

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:03am

Elizabeth Collison's debut novel follows a young art star who burned out and is now leading a hazily complacent life in her old university town — but that life is upended by an unexpected fling.

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Struggling Writer's Debut Novel Gets Coveted Oprah Winfrey Nod

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:02am

Oprah Winfrey has named Ruby, a novel about a beautiful, abused woman in Texas, as her March book club selection. That could make first-time novelist Cynthia Bond into a literary star.

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Cynthia Bond's 'Ruby' Gets Oprah Winfrey's Attention

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:02am

Cynthia Bond' tale of a beautiful, abused woman in an east Texas hamlet was praised for its lyrical language. Oprah Winfrey named it her March book club selection, and she bought the film rights.

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'Birdman' Wins Big On A Soggy Night At The Oscars

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 11:39pm

Sunday night's Oscars brought expected wins for actors like Julianne Moore and J.K. Simmons, and big awards for the quirky showbiz satire Birdman.

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The Woman Behind Marvel's Newest Team Of Heroines

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 5:44pm

G. Willow Wilson says it's been a blast creating a team of all-female Avengers for the new Marvel Universe coming in May. "We really got no directives besides 'Pick your team and go nuts,' " she says.

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Kim Gordon On Marriage, Music And Moving On

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 4:14pm

Kim Gordon is the former bassist and singer with the band Sonic Youth. Her new memoir is called Girl in a Band.

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