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These Nightclub Entertainers Paved The Way For Asian-Americans In Showbiz

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 6:35am

Forbidden City was part of a Chinese-American nightclub scene that flourished in 1940s and '50s San Francisco. But between racial taunts and scandalized parents, its performers didn't have it easy.

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The Family Peach Farm That Became A Symbol Of The Food Revolution

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 6:35am

Heirloom peach trees, and an essay about them, turned one California farm into a landmark of local food. It's now the scene of another unconventional choice: a daughter's return to take the helm.

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'Persona' Is A Dangerous Dance Of Diplomacy And Celebrity

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 6:03am

Genevieve Valentine's new novel is set in a world where diplomats are the equivalent of Hollywood stars, glamorous Faces manipulated by behind-the-scenes handlers and stalked by eager paparazzi.

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Univision Incident Reignites Questions About Diversity In Latino Media

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:45pm

Fashion critic and host Rodner Figueroa has been let go for offensive comments about First Lady Michelle Obama. Critics see the incident as an example of racism in Spanish-language broadcasts.

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What's Familiar Becomes Unnerving In 'It Follows'

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:54pm

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews It Follows, a film that he says works some interesting changes on the horror genre.

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If Drugs Could Talk: In 'Delicious Foods' They Do

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:54pm

In James Hannaham's novel Delicious Foods, addiction itself is a character — it even narrates some of the chapters. The book imagines what slavery would look like in modern America.

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In 'I Hate Christian Laettner,' ESPN Explores The Belly Of The Beast

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 2:13pm

Christian Laettner played basketball for Duke in the early '90s, and ESPN's excellent documentary series investigates the intriguing vehemence with which people ... well, hated him, and still do.

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Horror Film Fans Beware: 'It Follows' Isn't The Fun Kind Of Scare

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:36pm

The film is about a teenage girl who sleeps with a boy and is suddenly under a curse. Critic David Edelstein says he didn't enjoy feeling "sick with dread," but the ending is unexpectedly moving.

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Making Pies For Pi Day: Think Inside The Circle

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:37am

As math lovers know, it's almost Pi Day. And what better way to celebrate than by rolling out the dough? An NPR editor known for her experimental baking shares some of her favorite recipes.

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