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Military Children

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 6:37am

Nearly 2 million children have parents currently serving in the military. And yet their everyday lives are mostly invisible to the rest of us, especially their education.

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The Enduring Life Of Lit Mags: We'll Always Have (The) Paris (Review)

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 6:03am

Magazines of all stripes are struggling to negotiate the digital age — but writer Juan Vidal finds hope for the future of reading in the pages of his favorite new literary magazines.

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Novel Gives Voice To Virginia Woolf's Overshadowed Sister

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 4:38am

In Vanessa and Her Sister, Priya Parmar imagines what Vanessa Bell wrote in her journal when she and Woolf were helping to form the Bloomsbury Group, a gathering of London artists and intellectuals.

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Wonder Abides, Even For A Skeptical Doctor

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 4:36am

When science cannot explain patients' recoveries, even a doctor who studiously makes decisions based on the medical evidence is forced to rethink his ideas about hope and miracles.

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Adebisi Alimi: Gay Nigerian Actor Puts His Sexuality In The Spotlight

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 4:35am

The rising star was the first Nigerian to come out on national TV, was nearly beaten to death in his home and is now an international activist for LGBT rights and for men with HIV.

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Latin Music We Loved In 2014: Texas Heat and Miami Soul.

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 4:34am

Our friends from NPR's Alt.Latino stop by to talk about their favorite artists of the year.

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Before The Internet, Librarians Would 'Answer Everything' — And Still Do

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 4:34am

The New York Public Library recently came upon a box of questions posed to the library from the 1940s to the '80s — an era when humans consulted other humans for answers to their daily questions.

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