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Algerian Writer Kamel Daoud Stands Camus' 'The Stranger' On Its Head

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:45pm

His first novel, The Meursault Investigation, Kamel Daoud retells The Stranger from an Arab perspective. John Powers says that Daoud's retelling will forever change the way you read the Camus classic.

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'Me And Earl' Director Taces Path From Scorsese's Assistant To Sundance

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:45pm

Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's film Me and Earl and the Dying Girl won the audience award and the grand jury prize at Sundance. He talks about how losing his dad shaped his approach to the film.

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Could The Masterpiece Be A Fake? Profit, Revenge And 'The Art Of Forgery'

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:45pm

The art world is "fertile ground for criminals," says art scholar Noah Charney. In his new book, The Art of Forgery, he traces a tradition of fakes and forgeries that dates back to the Renaissance.

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Senate Votes To Advance The White House Trade Agenda

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:41pm

The 60-37 vote clears away procedural hurdles for legislation that would allow the president to negotiate trade pacts and then put them on a so-called fast track through Congress.

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Hollywood’s History Of Putting Gay Rights On Trial

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:40pm

In anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage, we revisit this piece by NPR film critic Bob Mondell.

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Gillette In For Rough Ride As Razor Sales Rise Online

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:33pm

While Proctor & Gamble's Gillette commands 60 percent of retail store sales of razors, it only has 20 percent of the online market.

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Solar-Powered Plane Is Primed To Leave Japan For Hawaii

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:31pm

The Solar Impulse, an aircraft that generates power solely from the sun's energy, is leaving on a trip of some 115 hours between Nagoya, Japan, and Hawaii.

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Actor Dick Van Patten Dies At 86

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:24pm

The cause was complications from diabetes, his publicist said in a statement. Van Patten is perhaps best known for the role of Tom Bradford on ABC's Eight Is Enough.

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How One Nonprofit Is Working With Houston Immigrants

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:20pm

The Baker Ripley Neighborhood Center is helping immigrants in Houston deal with common challenges in the United States.

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Obama Administration To Shift Ransom-For-Hostages Rules

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:08pm

While the Obama administration maintains it will not negotiate with terrorists, it will allow families to negotiate on their own for release of their children taken hostage.

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