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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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Revisiting An 'Endless Summer'

NPR Arts & Culture - 9 min 55 sec ago

While corny and dated and even offensive in places, the seminal surfing film Endless Summer, now getting a 50th anniversary rerelease, remains a rich visual exploration of the freedom of a wave.

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'A Most Wanted Man': A Parable Grounded In The Real World

NPR Arts & Culture - 9 min 55 sec ago

One of the final performances of Philip Seymour Hoffman comes in the strong John le Carre adaptation A Most Wanted Man.

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Maturity And Improvisation In 'Happy Christmas'

NPR Arts & Culture - 9 min 55 sec ago

Joe Swanberg's Happy Christmas perhaps chooses the wrong character to focus on, but the story has loose, improvisational charm.

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DOJ Reaches Agreement For Oversight Of Albuquerque PD

NPR News - 45 min 13 sec ago

The deal follows a Justice Department report released in April that showed the city's police used excessive force in dealing with many suspects.

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When It Comes To Creativity, Are Two Heads Better Than One?

NPR Arts & Culture - 52 min 23 sec ago

Joshua Wolf Shenk says it's time to debunk the myth of the lone genius. His new book explores creative partnerships — and explains how Emily Dickinson wasn't actually as much of a loner as we think.

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Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis?

NPR News - 53 min 21 sec ago

Many kids and teenagers leave Central America to avoid climbing levels of gang violence, extortion, and drug trafficking. Sometimes, it's to find their family.

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5 Things I Learned About TV's Future From The Critics Press Tour

NPR Arts & Culture - 55 min 16 sec ago

From being mistaken for Randy Jackson to confronting network executives about diversity issues, TV Critic Eric Deggans runs down highlights of the two-week blizzard of parties and press conferences.

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5 Things I Learned About TV's Future From The Critics Press Tour

NPR News - 55 min 16 sec ago

From being mistaken for Randy Jackson to confronting network executives about diversity issues, TV Critic Eric Deggans runs down highlights of the two-week blizzard of parties and press conferences.

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'Tigerman' Will Get Its Claws Into You

NPR Arts & Culture - 1 hour 1 min ago

Nick Harkaway's new novel mixes up a heady brew of comics, longing, tea, murder, post-colonial guilt and mystical tigers. Reviewer Jason Sheehan says it's "not just good, it's shake-a-granny good."

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The Death Clerk, And Other Details Of Last-Minute Execution Appeals

NPR News - 1 hour 1 min ago

An hour into Wednesday's botched execution in Arizona, an attorney for the inmate reached out to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy seeking his intervention. How do such appeals work? And how often do they happen?

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Botched Ariz. Execution Renews Unease Over Lethal Injections

NPR News - 1 hour 1 min ago

Activists against the death penalty are seizing on a botched execution in Arizona Wednesday. Witnesses say that death row inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air, taking nearly two hours to die by lethal injection.

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Missing Air Algerie Flight Appears To Have Crashed In Mali

NPR News - 1 hour 1 min ago

According to Air Algerie, one of the airline's flights has likely crashed in the African country of Mali. The plane, which carried 116 passengers and crew, lost contact with authorities an hour after it took off.

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Central American Leaders: Immigrant Children Are A Shared Problem

NPR News - 1 hour 1 min ago

The presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are offering their take on the mounting numbers of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. from Central America. They're talking to reporters on the day before a meeting with President Obama.

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Palestinian Authority Faces A Fraught Path To Peace In Gaza

NPR News - 1 hour 1 min ago

The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.

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Attack On U.N. School Kills Over A Dozen Civilians In Gaza

NPR News - 1 hour 1 min ago

A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.

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For Better Treatment, Doctors And Patients Share The Decisions

NPR News - 1 hour 2 min ago

Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital are working on ways to help patients better understand their chances of suffering heart attacks and surgical complications.

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U.S. Teens Still Lag In Getting Vaccinated Against HPV

NPR News - 1 hour 12 min ago

Eight years after the FDA approved the first vaccine against HPV, only 57 percent of female teens and 35 percent of male teens have been inoculated, the CDC says. Are doctors partly to blame?

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4 Theories About Why Wal-Mart Changed Its U.S. Chief

NPR News - 1 hour 41 min ago

Wal-Mart, the nation's biggest company, affects the lives of millions of workers and shoppers. So its U.S. leadership change is attracting lots of interest. Here are some theories about what happened.

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This Suit Keeps Ebola Out — So How Can A Health Worker Catch It?

NPR News - 2 hours 16 min ago

The head-to-toe protective gear is designed to prevent Ebola from infecting health care workers, yet some do contract the disease. It's not the suit's fault. It's likely a case of human error.

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