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'Battle Creek' Has The Flavor Of A TV Throwback From An Earlier Age

4 hours 50 min ago

The new CBS show about two very mismatched investigative partners plays like a comedy. The characters are complicated and surprising, and the dialogue is crisp and quick. It's "a lot of fun to watch."

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From Naked Mole Rats To Dog Testicles: A Writer Explores The Longevity Quest

4 hours 52 min ago

"Nature knows how to let animals live a very long time," says Bill Gifford, whose latest book is Spring Chicken, a look at the history of anti-aging schemes and current ways people try to live longer.

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Mavericks' Singer Raul Malo Restlessly Explores Genres

February 25, 2015 - 2:12pm

In the band's latest album Mono, Malo demonstrates how he likes to make music that confounds the usual expectations of what a country hit-maker can do.

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A Hard Look At The Risks Of Transporting Oil On Rail Tanker Cars

February 25, 2015 - 2:12pm

Marcus Stern has spent the past year investigating the practice. Recent accidents in Canada and U.S. show that the cars aren't built for carrying so much oil, he says, and tracks are deteriorating.

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Mavericks' Singer Raul Malo Restlessly Explores Genres

February 25, 2015 - 2:12pm

In the band's latest album Mono, Malo demonstrates how he likes to make music that confounds the usual expectations of what a country hit-maker can do.

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A Hard Look At The Risks Of Transporting Oil On Rail Tanker Cars

February 25, 2015 - 2:12pm

Marcus Stern has spent the past year investigating the practice. Recent accidents in Canada and U.S. show that the cars aren't built for carrying so much oil, he says, and tracks are deteriorating.

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The World Loves The Smartphone. So How About A Smart Home?

February 25, 2015 - 2:08pm

The ultimate smart-home vision is a home that basically runs itself, from coffee makers to washing machines. But we're not there yet: The real world is a hard place for little computers to operate in.

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The World Loves The Smartphone. So How About A Smart Home?

February 25, 2015 - 2:08pm

The ultimate smart-home vision is a home that basically runs itself, from coffee makers to washing machines. But we're not there yet: The real world is a hard place for little computers to operate in.

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After His Brother's Suicide, Writer Seeks Comfort In 'All The Wrong Places'

February 24, 2015 - 2:27pm

In his new memoir, Philip Connors writes about "living in the shadow of a suicide." Wracked by guilt and haunted by what-ifs, Connors investigated his brother's death and learned a terrible secret.

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Fair Warning: Watch One 'Foyle's War' Episode, And You'll Want To Watch Them All

February 24, 2015 - 2:27pm

The British series is set during and after World War II. Detective Foyle tackles crimes connected to the war — murder and spying, black markets and profiteering. It's "terrifically entertaining."

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After His Brother's Suicide, Writer Seeks Comfort In 'All The Wrong Places'

February 24, 2015 - 2:27pm

In his new memoir, Philip Connors writes about "living in the shadow of a suicide." Wracked by guilt and haunted by what-ifs, Connors investigated his brother's death and learned a terrible secret.

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Fair Warning: Watch One 'Foyle's War' Episode, And You'll Want To Watch Them All

February 24, 2015 - 2:27pm

The British series is set during and after World War II. Detective Foyle tackles crimes connected to the war — murder and spying, black markets and profiteering. It's "terrifically entertaining."

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How The Man Behind The Trailers Sparks An Urge To See A Movie

February 23, 2015 - 3:08pm

Mark Woollen has created trailers for many Oscar-nominated films, including Boyhood, The Theory of Everything and Birdman. He talks about how he crafts an audience's first glimpse of a film.

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Victorian Romance Meets 'House Of Cards' In 'Mr. And Mrs. Disraeli'

February 23, 2015 - 3:08pm

Daisy Hay's new book is a joint biography of 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and his wife, Mary Anne, whose fortune and status as a gentile helped boost her husband's career.

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How The Man Behind The Trailers Sparks An Urge To See A Movie

February 23, 2015 - 3:08pm

Mark Woollen has created trailers for many Oscar-nominated films, including Boyhood, The Theory of Everything and Birdman. He talks about how he crafts an audience's first glimpse of a film.

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Victorian Romance Meets 'House Of Cards' In 'Mr. And Mrs. Disraeli'

February 23, 2015 - 3:08pm

Daisy Hay's new book is a joint biography of 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and his wife, Mary Anne, whose fortune and status as a gentile helped boost her husband's career.

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Prisoners Of War And Ojibwe Reservation Make Unlikely Neighbors In 'Prudence'

February 23, 2015 - 3:06pm

Native American writer David Treuer bases the World War II camp for German prisoners on a real-life one that existed near the village of Bena, Minn., on the Leech Lake Reservation where he grew up.

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Prisoners Of War And Ojibwe Reservation Make Unlikely Neighbors In 'Prudence'

February 23, 2015 - 3:06pm

Native American writer David Treuer bases the World War II camp for German prisoners on a real-life one that existed near the village of Bena, Minn., on the Leech Lake Reservation where he grew up.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Writer Richard Price And 'The New Yorker's David Remnick

February 21, 2015 - 9:03am

The author of Clockers and others talks about his latest, The Whites; Editor David Remnick looks back on tough decisions he's made as The New Yorker turns 90.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Writer Richard Price And 'The New Yorker's David Remnick

February 21, 2015 - 9:03am

The author of Clockers and others talks about his latest, The Whites; Editor David Remnick looks back on tough decisions he's made as The New Yorker turns 90.

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