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Watch The Super Bowl Or We'll Kick This Dog: The Saddest Ads Ever

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 7:43am

After years of nearly naked women and crazy animals, the Super Bowl ads had a new theme this year: your heart, and how to break it.

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Reclusive Author Takes Questions On Temporary Website

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

Haruki Murakami is a best-selling author and constant candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature, but rarely gives interviews. "Mr. Murakami's Place" gives fans a chance to engage with the writer.

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Fast-Sprouting Acorn Challenges PBS' British TV Dominance

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

The niche digital portal Acorn holds rights to some of the best-known British TV shows. David Folkenflik reports it's now streaming some of those shows on its own, in competition with PBS and the BBC.

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From The Ivy League To 'The X-Files': David Duchovny's Big Break

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:32pm

Before he became Fox Mulder, Duchovny was working on his Ph.D. in literature at Yale. He was going to be a poet — or maybe a novelist — or maybe a playwright ...

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The Success Of Fox's 'Empire' Reveals A Few Dos And Don'ts For TV

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:09pm

Fox's hip-hop drama is a growing hit that could rescue the network. In a fragmented marketplace, the TV industry is learning the value of creating shows for under-served audiences.

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As America Grays, A Call For Dignity In Aging And Elder Care

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:05pm

In The Age of Dignity, Ai-jen Poo says rather than viewing aging from a place of scarcity and fear, we should see getting older as an opportunity. And, she writes, we must fix our flawed care system.

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'Happy' Isn't So Happy, But It Packs A Punch

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 2:03pm

Novelist and playwright Yasmina Reza's new book is a slim collection of interlocking stories that's confusing but compelling. Reviewer Nishant Dahiya says it crackles with emotion and playfulness.

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The Ol' Puzzle Switcheroo

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 7:03am

Every answer is a made-up two-word phrase, where the second and third letters of the first word are switched to get the second word.

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Are Danes Really That Happy? The Myth Of The Scandinavian Utopia

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 6:36am

Are the Nordic countries really the utopias they're cracked up to be? NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Michael Booth about his new book that attempts to answer that question.

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'History Of Lonliness' Explores The Complexity Of Priest Sex Abuse

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 6:32am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with John Boyne about his novel, A History of Loneliness, which addresses the difficult subject of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests.

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College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:44am

Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.

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College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:44am

Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.

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Be More Awesome — With Help From Kid President

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:36am

Kid President (aka 11-year-old Robby Novak) is an internet sensation whose sunny, personality-driven YouTube videos have garnered over 75 million views. Now, he's written a book on how to be awesome.

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