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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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NPR Arts & Culture - May 27, 2014 - 12:00am

The summer-movie slate looks like a typically airheaded one, from Land of the Lost to the naughty new spoof Bruno. But fear not: We found a few dramas — even some foreign weepies — to help tide you over.

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A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India

NPR News - 58 min 25 sec ago

Abhina Aher is a member of the country's storied, yet marginalized, transgender community. Last week, the India's highest court legally recognized the group as a new gender — neither male nor female.

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A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India

NPR News - 58 min 25 sec ago

Abhina Aher is a member of the country's storied, yet marginalized, transgender community. Last week, the India's highest court legally recognized the group as a new gender — neither male nor female.

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Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

NPR News - 1 hour 38 min ago

Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.

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Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

NPR News - 1 hour 38 min ago

Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.

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Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

NPR Politics - 1 hour 39 min ago

Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.

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Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

NPR Politics - 1 hour 39 min ago

Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.

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A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review'

NPR Arts & Culture - 1 hour 43 min ago

Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday. It would be hard to overstate the importance of his novels, but author Gustavo Arellano recommends getting to know him in a different medium.

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In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand

NPR News - 2 hours 39 min ago

Clam digging satisfies that primeval urge to go out into nature and find free food. And inveterate Washington state clam diggers admit they compete to get their daily limit of 15 clams.

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Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But Say This Was Different

NPR News - 2 hours 40 min ago

A police sweep after Friday prayers is the latest in a weekslong crackdown against terrorism. The operations have pulled in thousands of refugees, immigrants and Kenyan citizens of Somali descent.

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In Virginia, Politicians Fish For Support At Old-Fashioned Event

NPR Politics - 2 hours 41 min ago

Even as technology and social media transform politics, some traditions still live on — like the annual Shad Planking festival in Wakefield. It's a must-attend event on Virginia's political calendar.

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Rescue Workers Erect Memorial To Washington Mudslide Victims

NPR News - 3 hours 8 min ago

Rescuers say they've recovered 39 bodies from the massive March 22 mudslide and are still searching for four others.

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Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities

NPR News - 3 hours 9 min ago

Airbnb and other rental websites have made billions marketing existing housing to tourists, without hotel tax. Soon, Airbnb will start collecting tax in New York City, San Francisco and Portland, Ore.

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Playwright Phillip Hayes Dean Dies At 83

NPR Arts & Culture - 3 hours 12 min ago

Dean's "Paul Robeson" originally starred James Earl Jones when it opened on Broadway in 1978. It would go on to several revivals in New York and Europe.

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Obama: Your Question, Ms. Keith?

NPR Politics - 3 hours 23 min ago

I had been NPR's White House correspondent for four months. On Thursday, I asked my first question at a presidential press conference. This is how it happened.

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One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic Seizures

NPR Health&Science - 3 hours 33 min ago

Ivan Soltesz studies epilepsy in mice, but says children with chronic seizures are his inspiration. He's closing in on a way to quell the seizures with light — and without drugs' side effects.

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One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic Seizures

NPR News - 3 hours 33 min ago

Ivan Soltesz studies epilepsy in mice, but says children with chronic seizures are his inspiration. He's closing in on a way to quell the seizures with light — and without drugs' side effects.

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Pipeline Put Off, As Keystone Review Is Indefinitely Extended

NPR Health&Science - 4 hours 2 min ago

It looks as though the "comment period" for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections.

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Superheroes Go To Washington, And They've Got Political Advice

NPR Arts & Culture - 4 hours 2 min ago

With a big comics convention in Washington, D.C., this weekend, NPR's Ailsa Chang asked some costumed enthusiasts for suggestions on how to help the folks inside the Capitol.

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