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The Difficulty And Drama Of Building A Top Black Magazine

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:24am

Essence might be the longest-running magazine for black women, but the authors of a new book, The Man From Essence, admit that it was a long road to build the brand.

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What Does Cantor's Loss Say About The Republicans' Future?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:24am

In a surprising defeat, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his seat to Tea Party challenger David Brat. But what does this mean for Republicans going forward? The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.

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Book News: Appeals Court Rules Digital Library Doesn't Violate Copyright Law

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 6:56am

Also: Eric Hill, creator of the Spot the Dog series, has died; Karl Ove Knausgaard looks at his uncomfortable relationship with celebrity.

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'Girl With All The Gifts' Is A Thriller With (Sharp, Scary) Teeth

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 6:03am

Ten-year-old Melanie, the star of M.R. Carey's new novel, doesn't know why she needs armed guards and restraints. But readers will find out soon enough, in this grotesque yet grimly hopeful thriller.

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Court OKs Universities' Quest To Turn To More Digital Copies Of Books

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:17pm

An appeals court has ruled against a group of authors, deciding in favor of a consortium of universities in a case that hinged on copyright law and provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Larry Wilmore Knows: Heavy Lies The Late-Night Mantle

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 3:44pm

Larry Wilmore talks to NPR TV critic Eric Deggans about the pressure of moving from his job as the "senior black correspondent" on The Daily Show to his spot as host of the new show Minority Report.

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John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, And Lives To Write About It

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 3:04pm

The 68-year-old film director hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco for his book Carsick. He says hitchhiking is "the worst beauty regimen ever" and admits he always kept his luggage with him.

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'Rise And Fall' Carries On Vagabond Adventure Tale Tradition

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 2:29pm

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers — the latest from Imperfectionists author Tom Rachman — follows the travels of a young bookstore proprietor. It's a "strange" book that requires a bit of patience.

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A Charming Road Trip To The Past In 'Walt Before Skeezix'

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 6:03am

Comics fans and car buffs alike will enjoy Drawn & Quarterly's new collection of early Gasoline Alley strips, which capture an America at the dawn of its national love affair with the automobile.

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Clinton Sought 'Tougher Deal,' But Won't 'Second Guess' Bergdahl Swap

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:50am

NPR's Renee Montagne sat down for a conversation with Hillary Clinton. Clinton's new book, "Hard Choices," will be published on Tuesday, June 10.

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Forbidding Fruit: How America Got Turned On To The Date

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 2:45am

Introducing the humble date to the U.S. over decades in the 20th century required dangerous Middle Eastern adventures, harem pants and a little bit of sex. Hollywood helped with movies like Cleopatra.

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'Working Stiff TV' — Hey, Meat And Potatoes Are Pretty Tasty

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:33pm

This is the era of prestige television — but Eric Deggans sings the praises of what he calls "Working Stiff TV," the kinds of shows that will never win awards but still make good solid viewing.

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Audra McDonald Racks Up The Tonys, This Time As Billie Holiday

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 3:06pm

Audra McDonald just won her sixth Tony, the most wins by anyone to date. McDonald is a Broadway staple, and she earned her latest Tony playing Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.

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Invisible 'Supermensch' Avoided The Spotlight While Making Others Famous

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:33pm

Mike Myers' documentary Supermensch chronicles the work of Shep Gordon, who has "jump-started" the careers of superstar musicians and chefs. Now, it's Gordon's turn for a taste of celebrity.

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Sandwich Monday: Taco Bell's Quesarito

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:05pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the brand new creation from Taco Bell labs, the Quesarito. It's a quesadilla combined with a burrito.

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Laverne Cox Loves 'Trouble'

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:12pm

Netflix's Orange is the New Black is back, and Laverne Cox returns to her role as transgender prisoner Sophia Burset. For Tell Me More's "In Your Ear" feature, she shares her favorite music.

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Are Asian Men 'Less Than' In America?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:10pm

After Alex Tizon emigrated to the U.S., he grew up feeling that Asian men were considered 'less than' in America. He shares his experience in a new memoir, Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self.

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These 10 Summer Cookbooks Will Make The Good Life Even Better

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 8:38am

Summer is the time for indulgence, whether that means lingering in farmer's markets, or partaking in some usually forbidden pleasures — the fried, the icy sweet, the charred and meaty.

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2014 Tony Awards: Audra McDonald Nets A Record Sixth Win

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 8:02am

Audra McDonald walked off the stage as the most decorated actress in the event's history Sunday night. Other winners included Neil Patrick Harris and Bryan Cranston.

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Hugh Jackman Jumps; Tony Viewers Say, 'What?'

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 7:47am

Sunday night's Tony Awards got off to a jumping start, but from there, they seemed to hit a few rough patches.

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