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Does Your Food Have A Bad Case Of The Blahs? Put An Egg On It!

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 11:41am

If you're wondering what to do with all those eggs left over from Easter, we're here to help. Inspired by Portlandia and Beyonce, we'll show you all the ways you can put an egg on it.

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The Times Grow Messier As The Last Chapter Of 'Mad Men' Begins

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 10:39am

The corseted '60s give way to the freer '70s as Don Draper begins to fall to pieces in earnest.

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Explosive Protests: U.S. Bombings During 'Days of Rage'

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 4:06pm

In the '70s, bombings by American protesters were regular occurrences. Bryan Burrough's new book tracks down the underground radicals behind such attacks — which he calls "exploding press releases."

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What's In A Word? Another Word

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 7:00am

Every answer is a made-up, two-word phrase in which the first word has seven letters. Drop its first and last letters to get a five-letter word that is the second part of the phrase.

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Alt.Latino Explores Songs In Native American Languages

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 6:34am

When you think of Latin American music, you may think of songs in Spanish or Portuguese. This week, Jasmine Garsd of NPR's Alt.Latino brings NPR's Rachel Martin music sung in indigenous languages.

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Making Sense Of Murder In 'Visiting Hours'

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 6:34am

In college, Amy Butcher found herself on the periphery of a murder. The incident haunted her for years. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Butcher about her debut memoir, Visiting Hours.

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After One Very Bad Week, Tobias Jesso Jr. Finds His Voice

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 6:34am

Canadian musician Tobias Jesso Jr. is having great success with his debut album, Goon. But he had to bottom out with a terrible week in Los Angeles. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to the musician.

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Candace Bergen On Marriage, Death And Murphy Brown's Demons

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 6:34am

In her latest memoir, Candice Bergen writes about coping with her husband's death. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Bergen about how that experience changed her relationship with her daughter.

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The Dilemma With Dong From 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 6:34am

Dong's character in the show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has raised eyebrows. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Kat Chow about whether his character pushes against stereotypes, or reinforces them.

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Brattling After The Pacifire: 'That Should Be A Word'

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 6:34am

Kinnovator, Fidgital, Bangst. This isn't gibberish. It's the language of Lizzie Skurnick. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Skurnick about her new book, That Should Be a Word.

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Drinking With 'Mad Men:' Cocktail Culture And The Myth Of Don Draper

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 6:03am

The culture of retro cocktails that the show helped reignite is intriguing, considering how much of Mad Men is actually about excessive — even abusive — drinking.

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Florida Teen, War Criminal: The Life Of An 'American Warlord'

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 4:27pm

Johnny Dwyer's new book explores the life of Chuckie Taylor: the son of Liberia's former president, a leader in the Liberian Civil War and the only American ever convicted of torture committed abroad.

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Salad Ties And Breadsticks: Star Chef Started At The Olive Garden

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 4:17pm

Stephanie Izard is the chef behind Chicago's award-winning Girl and the Goat restaurant — and the first woman to win on Bravo's Top Chef. But her food career began in the land of unlimited salad.

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Movies Explore The Intersection Of Religion And Violence

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 6:59am

There has been a spate of religious movies and documentaries from Killing Jesus to Going Clear. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Rev. Gary Hall of the National Cathedral in Washington.

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'So That Happened:' Confessions Of A Duck-Man

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 6:59am

Actor Jon Cryer's new memoir details his life in show business, including, of course, co-star Charlie Sheen's meltdown. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Cryer's a smart guy who's often been overlooked.

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'Lulu Anew' Is No Lifetime Movie

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 6:03am

Étienne Davodeau's new graphic novel sounds like it could be laden with chick-flick schmaltz, but critic Etelka Lehoczky says this tale of female self-discovery is fresh, funny and unexpected.

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Just 'Between You & Me,' Here Are Some Handy Grammar Tips

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 4:13am

Mary Norris has been a copy editor at The New Yorker since 1978. She dispenses some of the collected grammatical wisdom of those decades in a new book, Between You & Me (and it is "me," not "I").

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Michelle Obama's 'Evolution Of Mom Dancing' Is Back With Part 2

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 2:47pm

On The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon and first lady Michelle Obama dug out their cardigans to dance the "This Ol' Thing? I Got It At Talbots."

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The PBS Version Of 'Wolf Hall' Unfolds Like A Real-Life House Of Cards

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 2:13pm

The show, based on Hilary Mantel's acclaimed novel, stars Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's chief minister. Critic John Powers says it's darkly lit, finely acted and thoroughly compelling.

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Mantel Takes Up Betrayal, Beheadings In 'Bodies'

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 2:13pm

Hilary Mantel is the first woman to win the Man Booker Prize twice, first for her 2009 novel, Wolf Hall, and also for its 2012 sequel, Bring Up the Bodies. She discusses the books with Terry Gross.

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