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Film Chronicles The Road To The 2 Hour Marathon: It's 'Just 25 Seconds Away'

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

The documentary Breaking2 follows three elite runners as they attempt to break one of the most famous barriers in sport — maintaining 26.2 four-minute, 34-second miles.

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'The Autobiography Of Gucci Mane': A Story Of Rap And Rebirth

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:49pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to rapper about his new book, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane. It traces his life as an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth.

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Could The Trump Presidency Lead To An Era Of Democratic Renewal?

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:55pm

Journalists E.J. Dionne and Norm Ornstein say that a new wave of political activism springs from the fact that Trump is unfit for office. Their new book (with Thomas Mann) is One Nation After Trump.

Exhibit Highlights The Work Of The Late Avant-Garde Artist Florine Stettheimer

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:55pm

Stettheimer, who died in 1944, had only one public showing of her paintings during her lifetime. Now the Jewish Museum in New York has the first new exhibit of her work in more than 20 years.

Wooooo! 'Second Nature' Is A Winningly Unadorned Memoir Of The Wrestling Life

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 9:01am

"Nature Boy" Ric Flair is one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all time. His daughter Charlotte followed him into the ring, and now, they've written a joint memoir that's moving and brutally honest.

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'Landslide' Probes A Mother-Daughter Bond In Spare, Careful Prose

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 6:00am

In her new essay collection, Minna Zalman Proctor digs deep into her relationship with her late mother. Her descriptions of her mother are beautiful, though the fragmented writing can feel evasive.

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Silicon Valley's Ellen Pao Tackles Sex Discrimination, Workplace Diversity In Memoir

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:21am

The tech investor dives into the lawsuit that thrust her into the national spotlight and the workplace discrimination that prompted it. She says firms are largely applying "tepid diversity solutions."

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Conversations Between 2 20th-Century Icons Inspires A New Play

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:45pm

Andy Warhol and Truman Capote meant to turn their taped conversations into a play, but both died before they could finish. Now, "WARHOLCAPOTE," a two-man play based on the tapes, hits the stage.

Elizabeth Moss Has A 'Handmaid's Tale' Warning: 'This Could Happen Here'

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:45pm

Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale won eight Emmys on Sunday, including Best Actress for Elisabeth Moss. NPR's Audie Cornish talked to Moss and co-star Samira Wiley when the show premiered this year.

'School For Good And Evil' Is A Kids' Fantasy Series For The Fake News Era

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:45pm

"Good and evil — they mix in the world," says author Soman Chainani. "Both sides claim to be good, both sides claim to be telling the truth." His latest in the series is called Quests for Glory.

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Hillary Clinton Says She's 'Optimistic About Our Country, But I Am Not Naive'

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:49am

Clinton reflects on the tumultuous 2016 election and the fate of the country under a Trump presidency. "I think we are at a very threatening crossroads," she says. Her new memoir is What Happened.

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At The Emmys, It Was A Big Night For Juggernauts

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:11pm

The Handmaid's Tale, Big Little Lies, Saturday Night Live, Veep and Atlanta all won multiple awards in major categories, on a night that rarely strayed far from current events.

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Emmy Awards 2017: A Running List Of Winners And Nominees

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 6:00pm

We'll keep updating this list of winners throughout the Emmys ceremony.

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'Crown Heights' Seeks To Do Justice To A Saga Of Wrongful Conviction

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 4:54pm

Colin Warner served 20 years for a murder he didn't commit. A childhood friend fought tirelessly to get him exonerated. The story was featured on This American Life and is now the focus of a new film.

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Spies, Betrayal, And Some Really Good Food In 'Dinner At The Center Of The Earth'

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 9:00am

Nathan Englander's latest tells the fraught history of Israel and Palestine with quotidian details that make the story feel not historically accurate, but historically intimate.

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Move Over Millennials, Here Comes iGen ... Or Maybe Not

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 6:01am

A new book worries that growing up with smartphones and the internet has been harmful to a generation of kids. Critic Annalisa Quinn says intergenerational carping is a long, and unhelpful tradition.

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Dolores Huerta: The Civil Rights Icon Who Showed Farmworkers 'Si Se Puede'

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 2:38am

A key architect of the nationwide grape boycott that galvanized the farmworkers' rights movement, her legacy has long been overshadowed. A new film aims to change that. Huerta speaks with NPR.

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'The Taking Of K-129': How The CIA Stole A Sunken Soviet Sub Off The Ocean Floor

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 5:07pm

Author Josh Dean describes how the CIA worked to secretly resurface a sub that the Soviet Union considered lost. Their cover story involved eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes.

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Roald Dahl's Widow Says Charlie From 'The Chocolate Factory' Was Originally Black

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 4:31pm

Dahl's widow revealed the surprising scoop on the BBC earlier this week.

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These 'Far Away Brothers' Remake Themselves In America

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 9:01am

Lauren Markham's careful, empathetic new book follows twin brothers from El Salvador, who flee gang violence to make a new life for themselves in a country that's increasingly harsh to immigrants.

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