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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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For Chris O'Dowd, 'Of Mice And Men' Is More Than An American Story

NPR Arts & Culture - 1 hour 7 min ago

"All of us have chased the American dream so there's something very universal about it," the Irish actor says. O'Dowd and James Franco star in a new Broadway production of Steinbeck's novella.

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Tech Week: Earnings, A Heartbleed Arrest And Digital Distraction

NPR News - 1 hour 19 min ago

Fears of a bubble continue as tech titans reported their quarterly earnings; the culture of digital distraction finds more critics; and fallout from the Heartbleed bug raises questions for government.

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Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

NPR News - 1 hour 20 min ago

The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.

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Captain Of Sunken S. Korean Ferry, 2 Crew Arrested

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Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

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

NPR News - April 18, 2014 - 7:12pm

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 - April 18, 2014 - 7:12pm

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 - April 18, 2014 - 6:31pm

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 - April 18, 2014 - 6:31pm

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 - April 18, 2014 - 6:31pm

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 - April 18, 2014 - 6:31pm

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 - April 18, 2014 - 6:27pm

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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Marketplace - April 18, 2014 - 5:48pm
With spring in full swing across the US, economists are looking forward to a busy home-buying season. One factor that might push people to buy – the high cost of renting compared to owning. Since the financial crisis, people who hold a mortgage have been spending less on housing than people who rent. But that’s beginning to change, as Adriene Hill reports. Plus, Gillette is said to be close to unveiling a new razor with a blade that rotates on a ball hinge, the latest innovation in the high-end battle for the dollars men spend on grooming. The thing looks like a Dyson vacuum cleaner, and it’s enough to make you wonder… how do Gillette and others go about convincing men that this is something they need to have? Then, the Obama administration announced $2.5 billion more in loan guarantees for solar energy. Despite the Solyndra failure (followed not long after by the failure of several Chinese solar companies), solar has grown into a big industry. We count the ways.
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In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand

NPR News - April 18, 2014 - 5:31pm

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 They Say This Was Different

NPR News - April 18, 2014 - 5:30pm

A police sweep after Friday prayers is the latest in a weeks-long 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 - April 18, 2014 - 5:29pm

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 - April 18, 2014 - 5:02pm

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 - April 18, 2014 - 5:01pm

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 - April 18, 2014 - 4:58pm

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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