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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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A 'Closed Curtain' Conceals A Director's Real Confinement

NPR Arts & Culture - 21 min 53 sec ago

Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, officially banned from making movies, explores confinement, despair and cinematic structure in his latest project.

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'Empty Hours' Pass, But Little Is Said

NPR Arts & Culture - 21 min 54 sec ago

The drama The Empty Hours intentionally slows its pace to reflect the lives of its characters, but in the end, it seems a bit lost.

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'Apes' For A New Age, With Little Use For Us

NPR Arts & Culture - 25 min 13 sec ago

The first fully successful summer blockbuster of the year is Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the new chapter in a successful reboot that focuses on societies, human and otherwise.

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Signs Emerge Of A Compromise On Obama's $3.7B Immmigration Request

NPR News - 39 min 40 sec ago

The president wants the money to deal with the thousands of minors from Central America who have crossed into the U.S. Republicans said they want some policy changes; Democrats aren't opposed.

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Signs Emerge Of A Compromise On Obama's $3.7B Immmigration Request

NPR Politics - 39 min 40 sec ago

The president wants the money to deal with the thousands of minors from Central America who have crossed into the U.S. Republicans said they want some policy changes; Democrats aren't opposed.

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Alcohol Test: Does Eating Yeast Keep You From Getting Drunk?

NPR News - 52 min 13 sec ago

When we read about a way to stave off intoxication in Esquire, we were dubious. So we bought a breathylzer, a few IPAs and tested out the kooky theory.

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Alcohol Test: Does Eating Yeast Keep You From Getting Drunk?

NPR Health&Science - 52 min 13 sec ago

When we read about a way to stave off intoxication in Esquire, we were dubious. So we bought a breathylzer, a few IPAs and tested out the kooky theory.

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Doctors Face Ethical Issues In Benching Kids With Concussions

NPR News - 54 min 13 sec ago

There's plenty of evidence that playing with a concussion increases the risk of long-term problems. But athletes, coaches and parents can be reluctant to call a halt. Then how can doctors do no harm?

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No Charges For Police Who Killed Woman After D.C. Chase

NPR News - 1 hour 7 min ago

Miriam Carey, 34, was fatally shot by two police officers last fall after she led them on a high-speed pursuit from the White House to the U.S. Capitol.

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A New Device Lets You Track Your Preschooler ... And Listen In

NPR News - 1 hour 16 min ago

LG's KizON wristband lets you keep tabs on your child. But some experts say such devices send the wrong message about the world we live in. And the gadgets raise questions about kids' privacy rights.

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Maasai Warriors: Caught Between Spears and Cellphones

NPR News - 1 hour 22 min ago

One of Kenya's oldest tribes has held on to a traditional lifestyle but it's not uncommon to see members holding a cellphone in one hand while wearing their cultural robes, or shukas.

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In The High Drama Of Its 1964 Convention, GOP Hung A Right Turn

NPR Politics - 1 hour 22 min ago

In advance of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Republican Convention, Robert Siegel speaks with The New York Times writer-at-large Sam Tanenhaus. They discuss the impact that the Civil Rights Act, passed earlier that year, had on the nomination of Barry Goldwater.

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In A Unanimously Passed Law, The Seeds Of An Immigration Controversy

NPR Politics - 1 hour 22 min ago

The handling of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is governed by a law that was passed in 2008. For more, Robert Siegel speaks with David Abramowitz, who helped work on the law when it passed.

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Justice Dept. Declines To Step Into Dispute Between CIA And Senators

NPR News - 1 hour 22 min ago

The Justice Department has declined to bring criminal charges against anyone at the CIA or the Senate Intelligence Committee, in a dispute over access to sensitive materials on enhanced interrogations. The power struggle relates to a long-running Senate probe over the mistreatment of detainees after Sept. 11.

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Amid Eroding Trust, Germany Expels America's Top Spy In Berlin

NPR News - 1 hour 22 min ago

Germany has asked the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country. This comes as two Germans are under investigation for spying for the U.S. in Germany. While tensions between the allies are high, both countries are trying not to strain relations too far.

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After Losing An Only Child, Chinese Parents Face Old Age Alone

NPR News - 1 hour 22 min ago

China's one-child policy, introduced more than three decades ago, has had some unintended consequences. One is that, in the event of a child's death, many older parents lack a source of support.

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Justice Dept. Declines To Step Into Dispute Between CIA And Senators

NPR Politics - 1 hour 22 min ago

The Justice Department has declined to bring criminal charges against anyone at the CIA or the Senate Intelligence Committee, in a dispute over access to sensitive materials on enhanced interrogations. The power struggle relates to a long-running Senate probe over the mistreatment of detainees after Sept. 11.

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Deaths Mount Into The Dozens As Gaza Strip Bombardment Builds

NPR News - 1 hour 23 min ago

Israeli air strikes continue to pound the Gaza Strip. NPR's Emily Harris reports from Gaza on the intensifying conflict there.

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In West Africa, Officials Target Ignorance And Fear Over Ebola

NPR News - 1 hour 23 min ago

Health officials are trying to convince families to bring the ill to health centers and to change the way their bury their dead to rein in the disease, which has killed hundreds across the region.

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