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Brilliant, Unsparing 'Prelude' Will Leave A Bruise

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 5:32am

Saeed Jones' visceral, affecting new poetry collection Prelude to Bruise centers on the experience of Boy, an African-American child negotiating gender, sexuality and family in the South.

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In Tom Hanks' iPad App, Typewriters Make Triumphant Return (Ding!)

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 4:03pm

For iPad users who are nostalgic for the clickety-clack of keystrokes and "ding!" of the carriage return, Hanks has created Hanx Writer, an app that simulates using a typewriter.

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There's Much More To Apples Than Meets The Eye

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:48am

Growing up, I knew two kinds of apples: red and green. Then I started dating an apple enthusiast and discovered we are in the midst of a rare apple renaissance.

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Book News: New Haruki Murakami Book Coming Out In December

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 6:59am

Also: the man who dug through John Updike's trash; a new biography of Robin Williams.

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Accepting The Strange Brilliance Of 'Acceptance'

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 6:03am

Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy comes to an end with Acceptance; reviewer Jason Sheehan says it's a maddening, fascinating read that will stay with you long after you finish the last page.

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Doing The Hard Work Of Becoming A 'Real Man'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:07pm

The process of becoming a man isn't always an easy one, but poet Saeed Jones says that reading Real Man Adventures by T Cooper, can make the journey more joyful.

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After A Ho-Hum Summer, Hollywood Ramps Up For Fall

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:26am

Until Guardians of the Galaxy came along, this year's box office figures were the worst in years. But critic Bob Mondello says there are bound to be some fall films that get pulses pounding again.

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Author Charles Cumming Ponders The Seductions — And The Sins — Of Spying

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:03am

NPR's Madhulika Sikka profiles Cumming, the author of thoughtful spy sagas like A Colder War. Cumming's books provide plenty of action, but also grapple with the moral quandaries of espionage.

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MK Asante's Poem 'In Summer' Honors Paul Laurence Dunbar

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:58am

MK Asante reads a poem composed for Morning Edition titled, "In Summer." The Baltimore-based writer says it is in tribute to Paul Laurence Dunbar, an African-American poet.

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Ghanaian Mystery Writer Says, 'It's Easy To Get Murdered In Accra'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 2:16am

And, author Kwei Quartey adds, "The police may not find you for a little while." That's why he chose to set his second Detective Inspector Dawson book in Ghana's capital.

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'A Thousand Mirrors' Shows Two Views Of One Long, Brutal War

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 5:01pm

In her new novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, Sri Lankan-American author Nayomi Munaweera shows the decades-long Sri Lankan civil war from the perspective of two girls who witness the horror.

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Fast-Talking 21-Year-Old Makes A Winning Bid For Auctioneer Glory

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 4:40pm

Auctioneering runs in Blaine Lotz's blood; he says he was "pretty near born in a livestock market." Now, he's won the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship — the Super Bowl of auctioneering.

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Native American Artists Reclaim Images That Represent Them

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:47am

While debates over the use of Native American imagery and heritage roil on, Native creators and entrepreneurs are asserting control over their own visual narratives.

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