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Russian Opposition Leader Barred From Running For President

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 7:02am

Veteran Moscow reporter Shaun Walker of The Guardian talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer and assesses the threat posed by opposition activist Alexei Navalny to Vladimir Putin.

Movies You Missed: 'An Affair To Remember'

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 7:02am

We look at the 1957 classic An Affair to Remember.

Books To Look Forward To In 2018

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 7:02am

Weekend Edition recommends new titles coming out in 2018 — about women and by women. They provide escape from reality into the worlds of myth and science fiction.

Home, Home On The (Shooting) Range

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 7:02am

For comic book fans, there's Comic-Con. For would-be knights there's the Renaissance Festival. Now, we hear about cowboy wannabes acting out their six-shooter fantasies.

Meghan Markle's Royal Hat Debut

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 7:02am

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's fiancee, took a step toward acceptance in the royal clan by donning a hat. NPR's Linda Wertheimer considers her fashion statement.

China's Crackdown On Polluters

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 7:02am

You've seen the pictures of smog-filled skies over Chinese cities, pedestrians venturing out only in gas masks. But 2017 was the year China finally began to crack down on big polluters.

Board Games To Fight Bias

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 7:02am

Can a game help reduce a person's racial and ethnic biases? One researcher says yes. But how long the effect will last is an open question.

Does The Magic Last? Revisiting A Fantasy Classic As An Adult

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 6:00am

David Eddings' beloved Belgariad (and several sequels), co-written with his wife Leigh, follows farm boy Garion and his magical destiny. It wrapped up 20 years ago; are its powers still intact?

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PHOTOS: Malick Sidibe Shows Mali's Youth With A Groovy 'Twist'

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 6:00am

A Paris museum is showing the first major posthumous exhibit of work by the great photographer. As Sidibe himself once said, "I think photos are the best way of living a long time after you die."

(Image credit: Malick Sidibé/Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain)

A 1960s 'Hippie Clinic' In San Francisco Inspired A Medical Philosophy

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 5:00am

Fifty years ago a community health clinic first opened its doors as a safe, sympathetic space for countercultural youth. Today its motto is the same: "Health care is a right, not a privilege."

(Image credit: Courtesy of Gene Anthony/David Smith Archives)

Transgender Rights Lead NPR's Top LGBTQ Stories of 2017

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 4:00am

From so-called "bathroom bills" to a teen wrestling champion, 2017 saw transgender rights surge to the forefront of public consciousness.

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My Daily, Digital Memorials

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 2:18am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer shares her secret, private way of remembering loved ones who've passed away.

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