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'The Sellout' Is A Profane Riff On Race And Culture

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 7:01am

In Paul Beatty's new satirical novel, The Sellout, the narrator wants to re-segregate his hometown outside of Los Angeles. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the author about using humor to write about race.

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Ex-'Weekend Edition' Producer Tight-Lipped On Her 'Jeopardy!' Appearance

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 7:01am

We all know public radio types are pretty sharp, right? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Laura Lorson about her appearance on Jeopardy! Lorson hosts All Things Considered on KANU in Lawrence, Kan.

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Pakistani Author Mohsin Hamid And His Roving 'Discontent'

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 7:01am

Mohsin Hamid combines the personal and political in his new book, Discontent and Its Civilizations. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Pakistani author about his new collection of essays.

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Uncovering Hidden Black History, On Screen And On The Page

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:03am

On TV and in the movies, it can sometimes seem like black people only existed during slavery or the civil rights era. K. Tempest Bradford recommends some books that bring hidden history to light.

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The Persistence — And Impermanence — Of Memory In 'The Buried Giant'

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 5:08am

Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade follows an old couple on what might be their last journey: Hunting for memories of a son they think they had, in a land covered with memory-shrouding mists.

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Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock Taught Us Acceptance Is Highly Logical

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 3:33am

The Star Trek actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy's signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.

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Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock Taught Us Acceptance Is Highly Logical

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 3:33am

The Star Trek actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy's signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.

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Film About Campus Sexual Assault Tells Survivors: 'You Are Not Alone'

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:00pm

Survivors Annie Clark and Andrea Pino brought a Title IX complaint against the University of North Carolina. "This is not about UNC," Clark says. "We're not doing this to vilify our institution."

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Tense 'Eastern Boys': Cruising, and Bruising

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:42pm

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Eastern Boys, a French film that is half love story, half home invasion drama.

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He Was, And Will Always Be, Our Friend: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 1:15pm

The Star Trek actor, writer, poet and photographer has died of lung disease at 83. NPR's Neda Ulaby has a look back at the long career of the man who was (and was not) Spock.

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He Was, And Will Always Be, Our Friend: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 1:15pm

The Star Trek actor, writer, poet and photographer has died of lung disease at 83. NPR's Neda Ulaby has a look back at the long career of the man who was (and was not) Spock.

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'Maps To The Stars': Either The Funniest Horror Movie, Or The Most Horrific Comedy

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:44pm

In the film about a toxic Hollywood, John Cusack plays a self-help guru whose clients include Julianne Moore. It's full of anxious shoptalk and name dropping, druggy kids and druggier grown-ups.

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'Maps To The Stars': Either The Funniest Horror Movie, Or The Most Horrific Comedy

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:44pm

In the film about a toxic Hollywood, John Cusack plays a self-help guru whose clients include Julianne Moore. It's full of anxious shoptalk and name dropping, druggy kids and druggier grown-ups.

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From Poker Amateur To World Series Competitor In 'The Noble Hustle'

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:44pm

Colson Whitehead's book, now out in paperback, was born of an assignment to write about the World Series of Poker. It's a sharp observational tale of poker: those who play it and how it changed him.

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From Poker Amateur To World Series Competitor In 'The Noble Hustle'

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:44pm

Colson Whitehead's book, now out in paperback, was born of an assignment to write about the World Series of Poker. It's a sharp observational tale of poker: those who play it and how it changed him.

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Small Batch Edition: 'The Sculptor' And Other Grand Graphic Novels

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:09pm

Glen Weldon and Petra Mayer talk about Scott McCloud's The Sculptor and recommend other graphic novels you might enjoy.

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Small Batch Edition: 'The Sculptor' And Other Grand Graphic Novels

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:09pm

Glen Weldon and Petra Mayer talk about Scott McCloud's The Sculptor and recommend other graphic novels you might enjoy.

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Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock On 'Star Trek,' Dies At 83

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:37am

The cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his granddaughter tells NPR.

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Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock On 'Star Trek,' Dies At 83

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:37am

The cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, told The New York Times.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Parks And Rec' And 'Better Call Saul'

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:36am

It's a week of good TV as we say farewell to Pawnee, Indiana and dive into the story of Breaking Bad's grimy defense attorney, who now has his own prequel.

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