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Extra! Read All About It: 'Girl Stunt Reporter' Turns 150

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 2:36am

Nellie Bly of the New York World was one of the most famous "girl stunt reporters" of her time. Now, the first ever edited collection of her work is being released, in honor of her 150th birthday.

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How To Make Your Idol Hate You, In One Unfunny Comedy Audition

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 4:08pm

Kurt Braunohler is now a successful working comedian, but for years he struggled to get work. In applying for one major role, he claimed that he could speak fluent German. That wasn't exactly true.

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May the Fourth Be With You: It's Star Wars Day

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 8:36am

Darth Vader walks the Earth today. And by that, we mean he's walking all over the place — fans of the sci-fi franchise are celebrating Star Wars Day, or May 4 for the less geek-inclined.

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A Quest For Higher Power In 'The Snow Queen'

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 6:36am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Michael Cunningham about his new book, The Snow Queen, in which his characters plunge into the metaphysical world while navigating family relationships.

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Read Between The Letters

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 6:36am

Every answer is a five-letter word. You will be given a clue for the word. Besides describing the answer, the clue will also contain the answer in consecutive letters.

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James Baldwin Reappeared Just When We Needed Him Most

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 6:03am

In response to racist comments made by rancher Cliven Bundy and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, poet Saeed Jones recommends picking up a new collection of James Baldwin's poems.

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The 'Marvelous Living' Of Soprano Jessye Norman

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 4:05am

One of the most celebrated voices of her generation talks about her new autobiography, Stand Up Straight and Sing! The opera star journeyed from the segregated South to a divided Berlin and beyond.

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Obama Throws Some Zingers At White House Correspondents Dinner

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 1:31am

Tthe annual "nerd ball" was a comedic schmooze-fest, where Washington's media stars get comfy with a mix of political bigwigs and Hollywood beautiful people to celebrate a year of journalism.

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Drawing From The Experience Of 'Indolent But Relentless' Cancer

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 4:03pm

Cartoonist Matt Freedman chronicled 60 days of cancer treatment in illustrations and in writing. "I didn't think of it as a book or a journal to share," he says, "but simply as a kind of experience."

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Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Dies; Played Sleuths On TV Hits

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 10:54am

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.'s streak of success as a leading man on TV included parts of three decades. The star of 77 Sunset Strip and The F.B.I. died at home in California.

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'24' Returns To Live Another Action-Packed Day

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

Jack Bauer is back and fighting terrorism in Europe. Can he save the day again? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Kiefer Sutherland about bringing Bauer back for a new season of "24."

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Poland's Tumultuous History Never Straightforward In 'Ida'

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

Ida is the story of a young woman on the verge of taking her vows to be a nun when she learns her parents were murdered Jews. Pawel Pawlikowski's new film is unlike the director's other movies.

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'The Noble Hustle': In Vegas And In Life, We Play The Cards We're Dealt

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

Novelist Colson Whitehead is also a devoted poker player. And in 2011 Grantland gave him the assignment to write about the World Series of Poker — by playing in it.

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Ralph Naders Seeks A United Front Against Corporate America

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

Can political opposites attract? Ralph Nader's new book makes a case for the far left and right to come together. He tells NPR's Scott Simon there's common ground in opposing corporate America.

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One NYC Indie Bookstore Survives By Being Small And Specialized

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 4:32am

As bookstores both large and small close across the country, Posman Books, a niche-focused, nimble bookseller, is about to open its fourth store in Manhattan.

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San Diego Animal Ambassador 'ZooKeeper Rick' Plays Not My Job

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 6:44pm

We'll ask Rick Schwartz three questions not about zoos, but rather, about Zumba.

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In 'Belle,' A Complex Life Tangled In Class And Commerce

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 3:21pm

Bob Mondello reviews Belle, based on a true story about a child of an admiral and a Caribbean slave, raised as an aristocrat in 18th century England.

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Maintaining The IMAX Experience, From Museum To Multiplex

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 3:08pm

Big-screen connoisseurs argue that retrofitted multiplex theaters don't provide the same immersive experience as the original, six-story screens.

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Urban Greengrocers Are Back, To Serve Big-Spending Locavores

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 1:49pm

Small independent grocery stores are a growing trend in urban areas. They are like the shops where gran and gramps used to buy their produce, but they have been updated for the modern foodie.

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Does 'Rich Bigot' Sterling Deserve A Break?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 11:28am

The NBA could push Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell his team over statements he made about African-Americans. But is he being unfairly chastised? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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