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A New Generation Of Saudi Artists Pushes The Boundaries

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

Daring visual artists, whose edgy work challenges religious and political taboos, have become a critical voice in the conservative kingdom — where open calls for reform are a criminal offense.

Weekend Edition's Scott Simon Will Take A Leave Of Absence

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

Scott Simon announces a leave of absence to collaborate on a book with Tony Bennett.

Man Booker Prize Awardee Recasts Complex 'Merchant of Venice' Character

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

In "Shylock Is My Name," Howard Jacobson re-imagines one of Shakespeare's most thought-provoking characters. Scott Simon asks Jacobson about it.

Profane And Pornographic, Irvine Welsh's Latest Plumbs A New Kind Of Emptiness

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 6:00am

A Decent Ride brings back many of Welsh's beloved characters with their ribald humor and Scottish vernacular, but now they must address a new challenge: aging.

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