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100 Years Ago, 'New Republic' Helped Define Modern Liberalism

4 hours 15 min ago

Robert Siegel speaks with The New Republic editor Franklin Foer about the new book Insurrections of the Mind, a collection of seminal essays from the magazine's first 100 years.

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13 Days Of High Emotion That Led To The Egypt-Israel Peace

6 hours 3 min ago

Lawrence Wright's new book examines the 1978 peace deal President Carter brokered between Egypt and Israel. During the tense summit, Carter had "never been angrier," Wright says.

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'Mindy' And 'New Girl' Navigate Their Worlds Of Crazy Love

6 hours 47 min ago

Fox brings two comedies back Tuesday night that are traversing the tricky matter of central romantic plots in different ways.

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Book News: Rankine, Glück On National Book Awards Longlist For Poetry

11 hours 47 min ago

Also: recently discovered letters by Jack Kerouac; Will Self doesn't like hipsters.

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Book News: Rankine, Glück On National Book Awards Longlist For Poetry

11 hours 47 min ago

Also: recently discovered letters by Jack Kerouac; Will Self doesn't like hipsters.

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The Monstrous And The Beautiful Dance In 'White Van'

13 hours 23 min ago

Musician John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats tries his hand at fiction in Wolf in White Van, the story of a disfigured genius who creates an immersive roleplaying game set in an imagined world.

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Medals Of Honor Recognize Harrowing Battle And A Dying Act

September 15, 2014 - 5:06pm

President Obama awarded the medals to two Vietnam veterans on Monday. Eighty-year-old Bennie Adkins, who suffered 18 body wounds, reflects on "a horrible, horrible type of battle."

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Iraq's Artists Defy Extremists With Bows, Brushes And A Low Profile

September 15, 2014 - 4:52pm

The musicians and artists of Baghdad work under a government that prefers religious festivals to classical concerts. But with a little cunning, they're finding ways to keep the arts alive.

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'Language Of Food' Reveals Mysteries Of Menu Words And Ketchup

September 15, 2014 - 4:22pm

Linguist Dan Jurafsky uncovers the fishy origins of ketchup and how it forces us to rethink global history. He also teaches us how to read a menu to figure out how much a restaurant may charge.

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Sandwich Monday: Lay's Cappuccino Potato Chips

September 15, 2014 - 3:25pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the new cappuccino-flavored potato chips from Lay's. They sound gross, but are they gross? We'll just go ahead and tell you: Yes they are.

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Australian Comic Finds Humor In Humiliation For His Sitcom 'Please Like Me'

September 15, 2014 - 1:14pm

Josh Thomas, 27, stars in the show geared toward 20-somethings on the new cable channel Pivot. He talks about coming out to his dad via text message and dealing with his mom's suicide attempts.

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Kids, Pants, Booze, Music: Trouble In River City And Always

September 15, 2014 - 11:38am

There's nothing new about the feeling that the culture is in constant decline or the ease of exploiting that feeling — just ask the fictional protagonist of a classic American musical.

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Book News: Agent Denies That Oscar Pistorius Is Writing A Memoir

September 15, 2014 - 7:38am

Also: writers ask Amazon's board to end battle with Hachette; notable books coming out this week.

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A 'Lasciviously LA' Lunch With Crime Novelist James Ellroy

September 14, 2014 - 5:08pm

Ellroy's new novel, Perfidia, follows the Los Angeles police response to a brutal murder on the eve of Pearl Harbor. In a vintage steakhouse, the author discusses the book and his tech-free lifestyle.

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Millennial Generation Likes Old-Fashioned Technology: Books

September 14, 2014 - 7:48am

NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center about a new study that looks at the reading habits of millennials.

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From Casting To Cutting The N-Word, The Making Of 'Gone With The Wind'

September 14, 2014 - 7:48am

As the film turns 75, a new exhibit looks back at the controversy over Scarlett being played by a British actress and how the African-American press influenced the script.

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In The Quest To Make A Difference, 'A Path Appears'

September 14, 2014 - 7:48am

Everyone wants to "make a difference" but the question is: how? Journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn set out to find the answer in their new book, A Path Appears.

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'Your Call Is Important ... ' Which Is Why You Hear Music

September 14, 2014 - 7:48am

We've all been put on hold. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to journalist Tom Vanderbilt, who says that music on the other end of the phone line helps keep customers sane while they wait.

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A Fresh Take On Dystopia In 'Chimpanzee'

September 14, 2014 - 5:29am

Dystopian literature usually focuses on global ills — climate change, GMO food, nuclear war. But Darin Bradley's new novel takes off from an economic collapse and the plight of student-loan debtors.

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A Fresh Take On Dystopia In 'Chimpanzee'

September 14, 2014 - 5:29am

Dystopian literature usually focuses on global ills — climate change, GMO food, nuclear war. But Darin Bradley's new novel takes off from an economic collapse and the plight of student-loan debtors.

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