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Book Your Trip: Because Reading Is About The Journey

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:03am

The Mouse and the Motorcycle and The Motorcycle Diaries? Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Go, Dog, Go!? Members of the NPR Books team explain how they assembled their unconventional summer lists.

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In Yabbies And Cappuccino, A Culinary Lifeline For Aboriginal Youth

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 3:41am

Australia has a long, dark history of racial discrimination against the Aborigines. A cooking and hospitality program tries to help youth discover their culture and build confidence and competence.

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Eccentric Heiress' Untouched Treasures Head For The Auction Block

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 3:40am

Huguette Clark secretly spent her last 20 years in a hospital, even though she wasn't ill — all while her three New York apartments were filled with valuable antiques.

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'The Unwitting' Explores The Lure Of Complicity

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 5:04pm

The Unwitting by Ellen Feldman is part love story, part mystery and part political thriller set during the Cold War.

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'Fargo' TV Series Captures The Best And Worst Of America

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:41pm

The finale of the Fargo TV series airs Tuesday. The characters are different, like a deputy sheriff played by Allison Tolman. But writer Noah Hawley says the Coen brothers told him he "nailed it."

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A-List Celebrities Flock To Late-Night 'Graham Norton Show'

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:41pm

The late-night talk show, imported by BBC America, has been around for years. TV critic David Bianculli says it's never been better — it's like eavesdropping on an all-star cocktail party.

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Sandwich Monday: The B50 Burger

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:37pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a bold new idea in hamburgers: A patty that's 50 percent beef and 50 percent bacon.

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For Casey Kasem, A Long-Distance Dedication

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 12:06pm

One listener remembers the voice of Casey Kasem speaking to a young, lonely music nerd of the future — one who regrets not getting a chance to say thank you, so this will have to do.

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Bon Iver's 'Holocene': A Perfect Song To Write To

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:22am

Andy Marra writes passionate essays about her experiences as a transgender woman. For the regular segment 'In Your Ear,' she shares some of the jams that help get her thoughts on paper.

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Activist Janet Mock: Please Respect Transgender Teens

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:22am

When singer R. Kelly's teenager revealed himself as a transgender boy, the blogosphere erupted. Writer and activist Janet Mock discusses the do's and don'ts of writing about transgender minors.

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The Spoiler-Free 'Game Of Thrones' Twitter Translator

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 7:57am

If you don't watch Game Of Thrones, you can still follow it on Twitter with our handy translator of tweets to plot.

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Book News: Labor Department Investigating Deaths At Amazon Warehouses

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 6:40am

Also: Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize; notable books coming out this week.

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The Milkman's Comeback Means Dairy At The Door And More

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 9:04am

The milkman has been out of style for decades, but all over the country trucks have started delivering fresh milk, organic vegetables and even humanely raised chickens to your door.

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A Father's Poems Traverse Fear And Infertility In 'Patter'

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 6:23am

Douglas Kearney used a poetry prize to pay for an fertility procedure. The poet tells NPR's Rachel Martin about his new collection of poems called Patter, exploring infertility and fatherhood.

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Ballpark Food: As American As Hotdogs With Bacon And Pesto

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 6:23am

It's not just peanuts and crackerjacks anymore. As we head into summer, Dan Pashman of the Sporkful podcast tells NPR's Rachel Martin how to size up ballpark dining options, from sushi to gelato.

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A Media Critique In 'The Last Magazine'

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 6:23am

When Michael Hastings died, he was known as a reporter. The Last Magazine, just published posthumously, proves him a novelist as well. NPR's Rachel Martin discusses it with his widow, Elise Jordan.

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Painful Path To Fatherhood Inspires Poet's New Collection

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 6:23am

Douglas Kearney tells NPR's Rachel Martin about the anguish of miscarriages and the tough decisions presented by in vitro fertilization — experiences that inspired his latest book, Patter.

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Stitch This: Three Not-At-All Cozy Books About Quilting

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 3:36am

If you think quilting's just about alphabet blocks and pastel florals, think again. Author Tracy Chevalier recommends three books that showcase kick-butt quilters and the darker side of stitchery.

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'Brutal Youth': Three High Schoolers Fight To Survive Bullying

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 4:03pm

Entertainment Weekly reporter Anthony Breznican calls his debut novel a mix between Fight Club and The Breakfast Club.

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Holographic Chocolates Look As Beautiful As They Taste

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 1:17pm

Scientists have given traditional Swiss chocolate-making a colorful twist by devising a method to imprint shiny holograms onto the sweet surfaces — sans harmful additives.

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