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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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House GOP Plows Forward With Plans To Sue Obama

NPR Politics - 1 hour 48 min ago

While House Republicans move ahead with their lawsuit alleging executive branch overreach, Obama is using the challenge to score political points of his own.

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Fate Of The New N.C. Voter ID Law Now Rests In A Judge's Hands

NPR News - 2 hours 5 min ago

North Carolina's voter ID law has come under fire in the courts. A judge will soon decide whether parts of the law should be implemented or delayed.

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Spread Of Palm Oil Production Into Africa Threatens Great Apes

NPR News - 2 hours 20 min ago

Palm oil growers are setting their sights on Africa as they amp up production. More than half of the land that's been set aside for plantations in Africa overlaps with ape habitats, researchers say.

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Newspaper Editor, Activist John Seigenthaler Dies At 86

NPR News - 2 hours 45 min ago

He worked for The Tennessean and took leave to assist Robert F. Kennedy in the White House and during the senator's 1968 presidential campaign. He later helped shape USA Today.

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Newspaper Editor, Activist John Seigenthaler Dies At 86

NPR Politics - 2 hours 45 min ago

He worked for The Tennessean and took leave to assist Robert F. Kennedy in the White House and during the senator's 1968 presidential campaign. He later helped shape USA Today.

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In Aftermath Of Brazil's World Cup Defeat, A Poem To Numb The Pain

NPR Arts & Culture - 2 hours 46 min ago

Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 this week. Author Kevin Roose says Ernest Thayer's classic poem on failure, "Casey at the Bat," might cheer the Brazilian soccer team up.

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After Decades In Storage, Damaged Rothko Murals Get High-Tech Restoration

NPR Arts & Culture - 2 hours 46 min ago

In the early 1960s, abstract artist Mark Rothko created five murals for a penthouse dining room at Harvard University. By the late '70s they were trashed — sun-faded and splattered with cocktails.

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In Aftermath Of Brazil's World Cup Defeat, A Poem To Numb The Pain

NPR News - 2 hours 46 min ago

Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 this week. Author Kevin Roose says Ernest Thayer's classic poem on failure, "Casey at the Bat," might cheer the Brazilian soccer team up.

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By Laying Waste To Houses, Israeli Strikes May Lay Seeds For New Rage

NPR News - 3 hours 13 min ago

Israeli air strikes have flattened Gazan homes, even as they target Hamas militants. One Palestinian human rights advocate says that, with these attacks, Israel is destroying a safe future for itself.

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Week In Politics: Israel And Immigration

NPR Politics - 3 hours 13 min ago

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the conflict in the Gaza Strip and President Obama's request of emergency immigration funds.

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Health Officials Push HIV Prevention Pills

NPR News - 3 hours 13 min ago

The World Health Organization has announced a sweeping new guideline, recommending that all men who have sex with mean take antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection.

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Among Israelis, Pressure Swells To Commence Ground War In Gaza

NPR News - 3 hours 13 min ago

One of the first serious hits by a Hamas rocket has left a gas station burning — and one Israeli badly injured — as Israel ramps up talk of a Gaza ground invasion. But that carries a lot of downsides.

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Declining Domestic Sales Speed Talks For Tobacco Mega-Merger

NPR News - 3 hours 13 min ago

Tobacco companies Reynolds American and Lorillard have confirmed they're in talks about a merger. For Reynolds, the move would mean doubling down on the future of e-cigarettes.

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Friday Feline Fun: A Ranking Of The Most Famous Internet Cats

NPR News - 3 hours 22 min ago

Forget the Forbes Celebrity 100. This is the Friskies 50 — the new definitive guide of the most influential cats on the Internet. The list is based on a measure of the cats' social media reach.

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New Guidelines For Gay Men: A Daily Anti-HIV Pill

NPR News - 3 hours 39 min ago

The World Health Organization strongly recommends that men who have sex with men consider a daily pill that would prevent HIV infection. That seems like a drastic measure — but is it?

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WATCH: Giant Undulating Anchovy School

NPR News - 4 hours 12 min ago

The largest school of the tiny fish seen in 30 years was spotted earlier this week off La Jolla, Calif.

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WATCH: Giant Undulating Anchovy School

NPR Health&Science - 4 hours 12 min ago

The largest school of the tiny fish seen in 30 years was spotted earlier this week off La Jolla, Calif.

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Oh, 'Boyhood!' Linklater's Cinematic Stunt Pays Off

NPR Arts & Culture - 4 hours 45 min ago

Richard Linklater's new film took 12 years to make and tracks the actual youth and adolescence of its lead actor. Critic Bob Mondello says Boyhood is a rich and resonant portrait of real life.

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In A Remarkable Feat, 'Boyhood' Makes Time Visible

NPR Arts & Culture - 4 hours 55 min ago

Boyhood is about a boy in Texas whose parents have separated. Filmed over 12 years, audiences watch him grow up — and his worldview evolve. The cumulative power of the movie is tremendous.

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