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Book Review: 'The Expedition To The Boabab Tree'

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:17pm

Alan Cheuse reviews The Expedition to the Boabab Tree. Originally written in Africaans by Wilma Stockenstrom, the short novel on slavery has been translated by Nobel-winning writer J.M. Coetzee.

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Comedian Joel McHale Talks Dyslexia, Bad TV And Filming A Thriller

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 1:44pm

The host of The Soup co-stars in the thriller Deliver Us From Evil. "I felt like a 12-year-old getting to be in an action film," McHale tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

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Sandwich Monday: The Concrete

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 1:26pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Concrete. It's a frozen custard confection so thick, you can turn it upside down and it won't fall out of its cup.

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Book News: Irish Writer Dermot Healy Dies

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:50am

Also: marketing and gender stereotypes; notable books of the week.

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Finding Promising New Games In A World Of Dispiriting Sequels

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 7:24am

A survey of some of the games that previewed at this month's Electronic Entertainment Expo shows that even in a landscape of mostly boring franchised sequels, there are a few standouts.

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