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Becoming American: Immigrants Tweet Their Stories

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 8:48am

Entrepreneurs and engineers, performers and professors are among those who are sharing their stories about becoming American on Twitter.

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The Oscars: What People Are Saying The Day After

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 8:16am

From civil rights to immigration and health issues such as Alzheimer's and ALS, advocacy was a big part of last night's show. Here's what people are saying about it Monday.

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A Former Wunderkind Drifts On In 'Some Other Town'

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:03am

Elizabeth Collison's debut novel follows a young art star who burned out and is now leading a hazily complacent life in her old university town — but that life is upended by an unexpected fling.

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Struggling Writer's Debut Novel Gets Coveted Oprah Winfrey Nod

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:02am

Oprah Winfrey has named Ruby, a novel about a beautiful, abused woman in Texas, as her March book club selection. That could make first-time novelist Cynthia Bond into a literary star.

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Cynthia Bond's 'Ruby' Gets Oprah Winfrey's Attention

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:02am

Cynthia Bond' tale of a beautiful, abused woman in an east Texas hamlet was praised for its lyrical language. Oprah Winfrey named it her March book club selection, and she bought the film rights.

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'Birdman' Wins Big On A Soggy Night At The Oscars

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 11:39pm

Sunday night's Oscars brought expected wins for actors like Julianne Moore and J.K. Simmons, and big awards for the quirky showbiz satire Birdman.

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The Woman Behind Marvel's Newest Team Of Heroines

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 5:44pm

G. Willow Wilson says it's been a blast creating a team of all-female Avengers for the new Marvel Universe coming in May. "We really got no directives besides 'Pick your team and go nuts,' " she says.

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Kim Gordon On Marriage, Music And Moving On

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 4:14pm

Kim Gordon is the former bassist and singer with the band Sonic Youth. Her new memoir is called Girl in a Band.

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The Scents And Sensibility Of LA's Nosy New Perfume Enthusiasts

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 4:14pm

Our sense of smell isn't simply a powerful trigger. It's a draw to scientists — and to a flourishing subculture in Los Angeles, where amateur perfumers collect fragrances like others collect stamps.

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Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon On Marriage, Music And Moving On

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 4:14pm

Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore were indie rock's power couple — until their marriage, and their band, ended in 2011. Gordon looks back on the experience in a new memoir called Girl in a Band.

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And The Oscar Goes To ...

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 7:01am

In this week's puzzle, every answer is the name of an Academy Award winner or nominee for best picture. Using a given anagram, decipher the title of the film. The films will go from oldest to newest.

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To Change People's Minds, First Make Them Laugh

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 6:51am

In this week's For the Record, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Muslim comics — Adil Ray, Negin Farsad and Ahmed Ahmed — about the motivations and challenges of using humor to change minds.

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Mink Is The New Black

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 6:51am

Fur is showing up on supermodels strutting down the runways. Despite previous protests, fashion columnist Robin Givhan tells NPR's Rachel Martin that for some designers, fur is back.

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Reckoning With Afghanistan's Toll In 'Green On Blue'

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 6:51am

"Green on Blue" tells the story of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of an Afghan orphan. NPR's; Rachel Martin speaks to the unlikely author: Elliot Ackerman, a former U.S. marine.

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In Oscar Nominations For Best Score, Some Hear Sour Notes

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 6:51am

The distinctive music in the movie Birdman will not win an Oscar — in fact, it wasn't even nominated. Like other acclaimed film scores from years past, it didn't comply with Academy rules.

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Director Of Oscar-Nommed 'Timbuktu' Found A Star In A Refugee Camp

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 6:03am

A 12-year-old girl followed him everywhere. And she got the part. Abderrahmane Sissako tells what it's like to make a reality-based movie in Mauritania.

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Visual Feast: If The World's Major Cities Were Made Of Food

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 4:41am

A charming photo series called BrunchCity re-creates metropolises in miniature, with famous local noshes are part of the architecture.

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Visual Feast: If The World's Major Cities Were Made Of Food

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 4:41am

A charming photo series called BrunchCity re-creates metropolises in miniature, with famous local noshes are part of the architecture.

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Adobe Photoshop: Democratizing Photo Editing For 25 Years

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 4:09pm

The photo editing system Adobe Photoshop turned 25 this week. NPR's Arun Rath talks to co-founder Thomas Knoll about how the system has changed and where it's going.

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Exploring The Solar System Through The Eyes Of Robotic Voyagers

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 4:09pm

The Voyager spacecraft revolutionized our understanding of space. In a new book, The Interstellar Age, planetary scientist Jim Bell shares stories about the planning and excitement back on Earth.

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