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Wounded Bull-Runner: 'If You Run Long Enough, You Get Gored'

4 hours 14 min ago

Bill Hillmann, a writer from Chicago, contributed to the book Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona. He was gored at this year's running of the bulls in that city, but says he plans to return.

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'Fightshark' Recounts His Struggles, In Kickboxing And Beyond

4 hours 14 min ago

Mark Miller chose his nickname because when he smells blood, he attacks. His new memoir, Pain Don't Hurt, tells of the heart surgery and alcohol problems that temporarily derailed his fighting career.

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Ellar Coltrane Speaks Of Growing Up On Screen In 'Boyhood'

13 hours 32 min ago

Film director Richard Linklater's latest movie, Boyhood, was shot over 12 years. NPR's Tamara Keith speaks with the star of the film, Ellar Coltrane, who spent over a decade shooting the movie.

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Tracking The World's Famous Most Unread Books

13 hours 32 min ago

NPR's Tamara Keith speaks to Jordan Ellenberg about his part-serious, part-playful Hawking Index, which is an e-book-era mathematical measurement of how far readers get into books before giving up.

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'Angels' Find Pre-Civil War Home In Idyllic Interracial Enclave

13 hours 32 min ago

NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Breena Clark about her new novel, Angels Make Their Hope Here. It follows Dossie Bird, a girl who escapes slavery in 1849 and flees to a refuge in New Jersey.

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History In The Groove: Q&A With Author (And 78 Collector) Amanda Petrusich

14 hours 5 min ago

There's a vibrant collecting community for old 78rpm records, ancestors of today's iTunes single. Music writer Amanda Petrusich got sucked in while writing her new book, Do Not Sell at Any Price.

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A Marriage In Crisis Is The Model For This 'Drawing'

15 hours 33 min ago

Robin Black's Life Drawing follows an artist couple working through the pain of a past betrayal. "It's ... a fascinating subject," Black says. "Who stays together and how do they manage it?"

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Not My Job: Skier Mikaela Shiffrin Gets Quizzed On Downhill Cheese Races

July 11, 2014 - 6:56pm

If you think downhill ski racing is dangerous, then you've never seen the Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Races, in which competitors hurl their bodies down a steep hill, chasing a wheel of cheese.

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

July 11, 2014 - 4:37pm

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

July 11, 2014 - 4:37pm

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

July 11, 2014 - 2:38pm

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

July 11, 2014 - 2:28pm

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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It's 'Etsy,' Kenyan Style: Making Art Out Of Flip-Flops And Bottle Tops

July 11, 2014 - 12:52pm

This summer, Kenyan artists came to Washington, D.C., for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Some of them make their living by turning trash into sculptures, jewelry and igloos.

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Avoiding The Border: Is This Obama's Hurricane Katrina?

July 11, 2014 - 12:18pm

The president says he's working on addressing the surge of unauthorized border crossings into the U.S. But is his decision to not visit the border an epic mistake? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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Expat Producer Finds A Sense Of 'Home' In Music

July 11, 2014 - 12:18pm

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, producer Frederica Boswell shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

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In Troubled Times, Find Freedom Through Faith And Forgiveness

July 11, 2014 - 12:18pm

T.D. Jakes was once called "America's Best Preacher" by Time magazine. In this encore broadcast, host Michel Martin speaks with him about how he found his calling to become a pastor.

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Fly Like An Eagle: Site Picks The Best Aerial Drone Photos

July 11, 2014 - 11:41am

An eagle soars above a park in Indonesia. A waterfall in Mexico is seen from high above. Those are two of the best images taken by aerial drones, according to an online contest.

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Book News: Singapore Pulls 2 Children's Books With Gay Couples From Libraries

July 11, 2014 - 7:52am

Also: Colin Barrett has won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award; Roxana Robinson on the painful fragility of her concentration.

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Snubs And Successes: 6 Lessons Learned From This Year's Emmy Nominations

July 10, 2014 - 7:03pm

HBO's Game of Thrones emerged as the most-nominated series with 19 nods for the Primetime Emmy Awards, but new series such as FX's Fargo and HBO's True Detective scored, too.

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Clerical Error Puts Church On New York's 'George Carlin Way'

July 10, 2014 - 6:03pm

The street named after the late comedian, who was known for his blistering attacks on religion, ended up being a block longer than city officials intended.

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