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Creepers, Golliwog, Spalding

Studio 360 - January 18, 2038 - 11:14pm
Kurt Andersen talks to novelist Anne Rice about the mystery and allure of monsters across movies, art, and literature.
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Poetry in Sexts & Music History in Drag

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Patricia Lockwood, one of poetry’s brightest young stars, combines her funny Twitter persona with serious poetry to create surreal, text message-sized verse. She became internet famous for a poem called “Rape Joke” that managed to be both hilarious and devastating. We hear from Taylor Mac, the avant-drag performer who’s working on a decade-by-decade revue of American popular music, beginning all the way back in the 1770s. Plus, a punk rock teen, pierced to the hilt, discovers something even more hardcore — opera.

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When The Wedding Is Just The Beginning

NPR Arts & Culture - 1 hour 20 min ago

The romantic drama Love Is Strange finds John Lithgow and Alfred Molina playing newly married men whose lives are upended and whose spaces are disrupted.

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'The One I Love': A Marriage That's Not Quite What It Appears

NPR Arts & Culture - 1 hour 20 min ago

The One I Love begins as an affecting story about marriage, but as it bogs down in too much explanation of its fantasy elements, it squanders good performances from Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass.

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ISIS 'Beyond Anything We've Seen,' Hagel Says

NPR News - 1 hour 39 min ago

The secretary of defense says the extremists are well funded and organized and that he expects them to "regroup and stage an offensive" despite U.S. airstrikes.

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Can Quinoa Take Root On The 'Roof Of The World'?

NPR News - 1 hour 54 min ago

Quinoa, once a homebody crop, crossed the Atlantic for the first time this century. Now the Food and Agriculture Organization has a hunch it can thrive in Central and Southwest Asia.

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Vision Problems Increase The Risk Of Death In Older People

NPR News - 1 hour 57 min ago

Older people whose visual acuity has slipped by just one line on the eye chart are more likely to die, researchers say. New glasses may be all it takes to maintain independence. Time for an eye exam?

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European Fighters Take On More Prominent Roles In The Islamic State

NPR News - 2 hours 12 min ago

The hunt is on to identify the man in the James Foley execution video who speaks with a British accent. An estimated 2,000 Europeans have left home to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

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McDonnell Takes The Stand, Founding Defense On Marital Dysfunction

NPR News - 2 hours 13 min ago

In the corruption trial of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, McDonnell took the stand as a witness. Jeff E. Schapiro, politics columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, discusses the testimony with Robert Siegel.

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The Quandary At Jackson Hole: Is It Time To Step Back From Stimulus?

NPR News - 2 hours 13 min ago

With the economy showing signs of positive momentum, the Federal Reserve is facing familiar questions at its monetary symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Chief among these: Are interest rates too low? Robert Siegel asks Alan Blinder of Princeton University.

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Bank Of America Settles With Feds And States For Record Amount

NPR News - 2 hours 13 min ago

In the latest fallout from misdeeds leading up to the financial crisis, Bank of America has agreed to a record $16.65 billion deal with federal and state governments. The deal helps the bank avoid prosecution for the fraudulent sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities to investors.

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Failed Foley Rescue Reveals Challenges Faced By U.S. Intelligence

NPR News - 2 hours 13 min ago

Earlier in the summer, a U.S. raid failed to rescue American hostages in Syria, including journalist James Foley, who was executed in a video released this week by Islamist militants. The hostages were not where they were thought to be. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston discusses the limits on America's ability to gather intelligence in Syria, as well as the latest developments since Foley was killed.

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American Ebola Patients Leave Atlanta Hospital Healthy

NPR News - 2 hours 13 min ago

Two U.S. missionaries who caught the Ebola virus in Liberia have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital after fully recovering. They were the first known Ebola patients flown to the U.S. for treatment. Both received an experimental drug called ZMapp, but it remains unclear what role that treatment played in their recovery.

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The Siege Deepens In Eastern Ukraine's Donetsk

NPR News - 2 hours 13 min ago

There are reports of heavy shelling on the outskirts of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, as government forces try to take the city from pro-Russian separatists. Meanwhile, thousands of the city's residents are trying to flee the fighting.

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Israel Unrolls New Series Of Strikes Against Hamas Leadership

NPR News - 2 hours 13 min ago

An Israeli airstrike killed three Hamas military commanders, who were buried shortly later amid threats that the militant group would respond.

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North Carolina Senate Race Shapes Up As Unpopularity Contest

NPR Politics - 2 hours 13 min ago

One of the most expensive Senate races this year is in North Carolina, where Democratic incumbent Kay Hagen is trying to keep her job. Her approval numbers are dismal, but so are those for her GOP opponent, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis.

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McDonnell Takes The Stand, Founding Defense On Marital Dysfunction

NPR Politics - 2 hours 13 min ago

In the corruption trial of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, McDonnell took the stand as a witness. Jeff E. Schapiro, politics columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, discusses the testimony with Robert Siegel.

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Why Ebola Is Making It Harder To Provide Good Health Care

NPR News - 2 hours 13 min ago

People are afraid to go to the doctor. Clinics have lost staff to the virus. Basic supplies aren't there. Ebola will have an impact on everything from malaria treatment to maternal health.

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Lawyers, Ready Your Pens: November Elections Could Mean Recounts

NPR Politics - 2 hours 13 min ago

With the electorate as polarized as ever and the promise of plenty of close House and Senate elections this November, lawyers are already preparing for the recounts that are almost certain to follow.

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How To Sell Diverse Books: A Bookstore Owner's Advice

NPR Arts & Culture - 2 hours 20 min ago

It's not news that the publishing world isn't very diverse. But over on the other side of the industry, how do owners of neighborhood bookstores try to sell books for or about people of color?

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