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Not My Job: Travel Guru Rick Steves Gets Quizzed On Steve Ricks

2 hours 19 min ago

Since we specialize in asking people things they know nothing about, we've decided to ask Rick Steves three questions about the people out there in the world who have his name, but reversed.

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Picasso, Nazis And A Daring Escape In 'My Grandfather's Gallery'

4 hours 59 min ago

As a little girl, Anne Sinclair knew Pablo Picasso. She talks with NPR's Scott Simon about why she didn't want the master to paint her picture, and her new memoir, My Grandfather's Gallery.

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Beyond Charity: Turning The Soup Kitchen Upside Down

5 hours 30 min ago

For 25 years, DC Central Kitchen has been a place for the hungry to feed themselves and learn new skills. Now a bustling social enterprise, it's inspired similar programs across the nation.

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Bolano's Newly Translated Novel Wrests Beauty From Despair

5 hours 30 min ago

A Little Lumpen Novelita is an intoxicating tale of a teenage girl who struggles to stay afloat. It cements Roberto Bolano's place as the most commanding Latin American writer of the last few decades.

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Why Afghanistan's 'Underground Girls' Skirt Tradition To Live As Boys

7 hours 22 min ago

In a new book, journalist Jenny Nordberg writes about the bacha posh, young girls who dress up like boys to enjoy the freedoms of being an Afghan male for as long as they can.

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For The Autumnal Equinox, A Poem As Chilling As The Fall Weather

September 19, 2014 - 5:26pm

Tuesday is the first day of fall. This time of year reminds critic Abigail Deutsch of Stephen Dobyns' "How to Like It" — a poem about a man who ponders his lost summers and fleeting dreams.

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Amid NFL Scandals, A Novel About America's Love Of The Sport

September 19, 2014 - 5:25pm

It's the start of the season, and the NFL is already beset by scandal. Writer Mark Chiusano recommends a novel about football's place in American culture, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.

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Examining Bill Cosby's Legacy As 'The Cosby Show' Turns 30

September 19, 2014 - 4:15pm

As The Cosby Show celebrates its 30th birthday, NPR's Eric Deggans talks with the author of a new Bill Cosby biography on how the show and the comedian have shaped perceptions of black families.

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Examining Bill Cosby's Legacy As 'The Cosby Show' Turns 30

September 19, 2014 - 4:15pm

On the anniversary of the iconic series, NPR's Eric Deggans talks with the author of a new Bill Cosby biography about how the show and the comedian have shaped perceptions of black families.

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Keeping Heirloom Apples Alive Is 'Like A Chain Letter' Over Many Centuries

September 19, 2014 - 4:09pm

Scott Farm in Vermont grows 100 apple varieties, some of them dating back to the 1700s. These apples may not look as pretty as the Red Delicious, but what they lack in looks they make up for in taste.

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Keeping Heirloom Apples Alive Is 'Like A Chain Letter' Over Many Centuries

September 19, 2014 - 4:09pm

Scott Farm in Vermont grows 100 apple varieties, some of them dating back to the 1700s. These apples may not look as pretty as the Red Delicious, but what they lack in looks they make up for in taste.

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A Detective's 'Walk Among The Tombstones' Is Gripping But Unsatisfying

September 19, 2014 - 1:43pm

In the '70s, novelist Lawrence Block created New York private investigator Matthew Scudder who chases extreme bad guys. Liam Neeson now plays the character the new grisly film directed by Scott Frank.

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Women Can't Make Sushi, And Other Fishy Myths, Busted

September 19, 2014 - 12:05pm

Sushi is supposed to be eaten at room temperature and right after it's made. So why are we buying out of the cold case at the supermarket? And where are all the female sushi chefs?

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How Can Someone Move Beyond Murder?

September 19, 2014 - 9:58am

At the age of 19, Shaka Senghor was jailed for shooting and killing a man. That event started his years-long journey to redemption.

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How Do You Reveal A Life-Changing Transformation?

September 19, 2014 - 9:58am

For most of Geena Rocero's career modeling lingerie and swimsuits, no one knew she was born a boy. Rocero talks about her decision to risk her career and reveal her background.

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How Did The Son Of A Terrorist Choose Peace?

September 19, 2014 - 9:58am

Zak Ebrahim is the son of terrorist El-Sayyid Nosair, one of the masterminds of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He tells the story of being raised to hate and how he chose a very different path.

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Terry Gilliam Sees Future Through Familiar Eyes In 'The Zero Theorem'

September 19, 2014 - 8:55am

Terry Gilliam's latest sci-fi drama stars Christoph Waltz as a computer whiz working to decipher the titular equation. But the film's future is disappointingly similar to those we've seen many times.

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Terry Gilliam Sees Future Through Familiar Eyes In 'The Zero Theorem'

September 19, 2014 - 8:55am

Terry Gilliam's latest sci-fi drama stars Christoph Waltz as a computer whiz working to decipher the titular equation. But the film's future is disappointingly similar to those we've seen many times.

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A Tall And Silly Tale Signifies Nothing In 'Tusk'

September 19, 2014 - 8:53am

Kevin Smith's horror story about a podcaster who gets his kicks by humiliating others winds up making primarily its own director and cast look bad.

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A Tall And Silly Tale Signifies Nothing In 'Tusk'

September 19, 2014 - 8:53am

Kevin Smith's horror story about a podcaster who gets his kicks by humiliating others winds up making primarily its own director and cast look bad.

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