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Bronx Baker Turns Dominican Cakes Into A Sweet American Dream

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:40pm

An immigrant who mastered the art of the Dominican-style cake is baking up a business in her New York City neighborhood. And she is spreading Caribbean culture along with her frosting.

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Book News: Desmond O'Grady, Irish Poet (And Fellini Bit Actor), Dies

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:00am

Also: a lively defense of the font Comic Sans; Elissa Schappell on finding her muse.

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Exclusive First Read: 'The Bone Clocks,' By David Mitchell

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:03am

David Mitchell's new novel The Bone Clocks mixes fantasy and literary fiction in a decade-spanning saga of ordinary people who get caught up in a war between two factions of ancient near-immortals.

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'Land And Sea' Is An Unceasingly Bleak Story

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:03am

Katy Simpson Smith's debut novel, The Story of Land and Sea, is a story of suffering centered on an ex-pirate and his daughter just after the American Revolution. It's flawed, but a worthwhile read.

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'Breaking Bad' Wins Its Final Emmy

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:23pm

Nearly a year after wrapping up, the AMC drama "Breaking Bad" and star Bryan Cranston have two more nice going-away presents.

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The Emmys: Past Winners Trump New Shows And 'Breaking Bad' Takes A Bow

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:15pm

The Emmy Awards are always good to past winners, but Monday's round of victories were about as conservative as it gets. Surprising, given the warm sendoff to a show about a drug dealer.

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The List Of Emmy Winners

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:09pm

The list of winners at Monday's 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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Eric Deggans Live Tweets The Emmys

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:02pm

Follow real-time commentary on the Emmy awards with NPR's TV critic.

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Longtime Friends Lithgow And Molina Play Longtime Couple In 'Love Is Strange'

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:22pm

The film about a 40-year relationship is "prosaic and quotidian," says John Lithgow, "... and that's what's so amazing about it." Alfred Molina agrees: "It is the epic quality of the ordinary."

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Director Richard Attenborough Brought Big Ideas To Life On Screen

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:06pm

NPR film critic Bob Mondello offers an appreciation of British actor and director Richard Attenborough, whose films spanned six decades.

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5 Things To Watch For On Monday's Emmy Awards

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:33pm

We preview Monday's Emmys and five races to watch, including the battle for Outstanding Drama Series and an interesting clash of comedy actresses.

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From Carpet-Wetter To Film Icon: How Terry The Terrier Became Toto

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:12pm

Terry starred alongside Judy Garland in a career-defining role: Toto in The Wizard of Oz. But before that, she had to conquer an embarrassingly weak bladder.

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At The VMAs, Beyonce And Nicki Minaj Play With Personas

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:25pm

On this Small Batch Edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, Stephen Thompson and Linda Holmes chat about the MTV Video Music Awards, which culminated in some epic Beyonce.

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Sandwich Monday: The Do-Rite Fried Chicken Doughnut Sandwich

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:12pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we go off menu at a doughnut and fried chicken shop, and get a fried-chicken-on-a-doughnut sandwich.

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Allison Janney On Sex, Sorkin And Being The Tallest Woman In The Room

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:24pm

Allison Janney has been nominated for Emmys for her roles on Masters of Sex and Mom. She says her relationships with her family members helped inform her characters. Originally broadcast Aug. 4.

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Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' Challenge: What To Do With His Hands

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:24pm

Meyers is hosting the Emmys Monday. In April, he told Fresh Air why he left Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update to take over Late Night from Jimmy Fallon in February. Originally broadcast April 23.

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Playlist: Explore The Cosmos

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 9:49am

Transport yourself to a galaxy far, far away with these TED Radio Hour stories.

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California Quake Means Big Damage For Napa Valley Wineries

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 7:19am

It's still too early to tell just how much the magnitude-6.0 quake will cost the region, but it comes after a drought had already made things difficult for wineries.

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Book News: First Superman Comic Soars To $3.2 Million At Auction

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:39am

Also: an excerpt of Lena Dunham's new book; notable books of the week.

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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:29am

Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.

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