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The Color Of This Puzzle Is Punny Looking

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 6:42am

For the blank in each provided sentence, put in the name of a color to complete the sentence in a punny way.

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'Meteor' Is A Fiery Ride Through American History

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 6:03am

Norman Lock's new novel takes readers on a breathlessly-paced tour of the Old West, from the point of view of a former Civil War bugle boy who tags along with some of the era's legendary characters.

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Nocturnal Nosh: Americans Get A Taste Of Night Markets

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 4:35am

Evening markets are a common sight throughout Asia, where delicious aromas regularly beckon hungry shoppers. Now night markets are popping up here in cities across the U.S.

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Esperanto Is Not Dead: Can The Universal Language Make A Comeback?

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 4:07pm

A hundred years ago, a Polish physician created a language that anyone could learn easily. The hope was to bring the world closer together. Today Esperanto speakers say it's helpful during travel.

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'Seven Good Years' Between The Birth Of A Son, Death Of A Father

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 4:07pm

Israeli writer Etgar Keret wrote his first piece of nonfiction the day his son was born. Later, when his father became terminally ill, he decided to publish his essays as a "living tombstone."

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Not My Job: Kim Kardashian Gets Quizzed On Kim Jong Un

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 8:44am

Kardashian is likely the most famous Kim in the world — except in North Korea. So we'll ask her three questions about her celebrity rival, Kim Jong Un, who dominates TMZ on the other side of the DMZ.

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Isolated And Inside For Years, Brothers Lived Lives Through Cinema

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 7:00am

A documentary called The Wolfpack follows six brothers whose parents kept them virtual prisoners in their New York apartment. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the filmmaker and one of the brothers.

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'More Fool' Fry: Comedian's New Memoir Misses The Mark

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 6:03am

Stephen Fry is a world-class wit, a learned fellow and probably a really great guy. Unfortunately, says reviewer Trey Graham, that doesn't come through in More Fool Me, the new volume of his memoirs.

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Lawyer Argues That Virtual Trials Would Make Justice System More Fair

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 4:21am

Adam Benforado's new book, Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice, describes a system in which race, accents and even attractiveness couldn't play a role in a jury's decision.

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Science Of Sadness And Joy: 'Inside Out' Gets Childhood Emotions Right

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 3:51am

Pixar's animated fantasy takes viewers inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley. Psychologists say the film offers an accurate picture of how emotions and memories help make us who we are.

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Mystery Loves Company, And TCM's Noir Movie Marathon Has Plenty Of Both

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:43pm

Turner Classic Movies has kicked off its "Summer of Darkness" — 24 hours of noir films every Friday in June and July with an accompanying free, online class.

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In A One-Room Schoolhouse, Irish Family Keeps Legacy Of W.B. Yeats Alive

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:32pm

The poet W.B. Yeats was born 150 years ago this week. In rural Ireland, a nun whose family has a personal history with the poet has turned a one-room schoolhouse into a small Yeats museum.

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#NPRreads: Love, Coding, Yuccies, And The 'NPR Sound'

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:18pm

This week's selection of articles and essays covers comedian Aziz Ansari's new book about love, a new demographic term, a global gaming superstar, and more.

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Laughs Leaven Tears In 'Me And Earl And The Dying Girl'

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:08pm

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was a surprise smash at this year's Sundance Film Festival; it's a tale of three teens facing mortality that manages to capture teen angst without wallowing in drama.

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How 'Silicon Valley' Tells Broad Truths From An Insular World

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 1:42pm

HBO's sophomore (and occasionally sophomoric) comedy ends on a strong note Sunday night — with plenty of suspense.

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Listen Back To A 1990 Interview With Actor Christopher Lee

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:42am

Christopher Lee died Sunday in London at the age of 93. He had more than 250 TV and film appearances, and was best known for his roles in Dracula and Star Wars. In 1990 he was working on Gremlins 2.

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A 'Wolfpack' Of Brothers Who Met The World Through Movies

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:42am

This stunning film follows the Angulo brothers, whose father kept them locked inside a New York apartment. But their father loved movies, and the pulpy, violent films he showed them were a lifeline.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Spy' And Other Director-Actor Pairings

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 9:21am

We talk Spy, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Feig, cheap jokes, Alfred Hitchcock, superheroes, Weavers, and lots more on this week's episode.

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A Good But Not Great New Season For Netflix's 'Orange Is The New Black'

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:00am

Netflix debuts 14 new episodes of prison dramedy Orange is the New Black. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show remains compelling, despite the loss of a powerful character from last season.

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In The Rolling Hills Of Galway, Spirit Of W.B. Yeats Lives On

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:58am

Saturday marks the 150th birthday of William Butler Yeats, one of the 20th century's greatest poets. In far western Ireland's County Galway, Yeats found inspiration in the people and landscape.

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