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Comedians Take A Dark Turn In 'Skeleton Twins'

September 6, 2014 - 7:50am

The Skeleton Twins is a new movie starring comedian Bill Hader as the estranged twin of Kristen Wiig. Hader talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his serious movie.

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Comedians Take A Dark Turn In 'Skeleton Twins'

September 6, 2014 - 7:50am

The Skeleton Twins is a new movie starring comedian Bill Hader as the estranged twin of Kristen Wiig. Hader talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his serious movie.

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A Judge Makes Critical Decisions In 'Children Act'

September 6, 2014 - 7:50am

Fiona Maye holds the power of life and death in her hands. She's a family court judge at the center of Ian McEwan's new novel. NPR's Scott Simon talks to McEwan about his book, The Children Act.

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Joan Rivers On Her Own Funeral: 'I Want Paparazzi/'

September 6, 2014 - 7:50am

A collection of memorable interviews with the comedy queen, Joan Rivers, who passed away this week at the age of 81.

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Joan Rivers On Her Own Funeral: 'I Want Paparazzi/'

September 6, 2014 - 7:50am

A collection of memorable interviews with the comedy queen, Joan Rivers, who passed away this week at the age of 81.

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MOVIE- STARRED UP

September 6, 2014 - 7:50am

Starred Up is not your typical father-son movie story line. It's set in a prison for violent offenders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the director and writer of the new hard-hitting British film.

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MOVIE- STARRED UP

September 6, 2014 - 7:50am

Starred Up is not your typical father-son movie story line. It's set in a prison for violent offenders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the director and writer of the new hard-hitting British film.

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Stars Line Up To Reimagine Laura Nyro

September 6, 2014 - 7:50am

The late Laura Nyro penned hits, including "And When I Die" and "Save the Country." NPR's Scott Simon speaks with composer Billy Childs about his new album of tributes, Reimagining Laura Nyro.

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A Judge Makes Critical Decisions In 'Children Act'

September 6, 2014 - 7:50am

Fiona Maye holds the power of life and death in her hands. She's a family court judge at the center of Ian McEwan's new novel. NPR's Scott Simon talks to McEwan about his book, The Children Act.

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Joan Rivers On Her Own Funeral: 'I Want Paparazzi'

September 6, 2014 - 7:50am

A collection of memorable interviews with the comedy queen, Joan Rivers, who passed away this week at the age of 81.

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'Starred Up' Not Your Typical Father-Son Tale

September 6, 2014 - 7:50am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the director and writer of the new hard-hitting British film set in a prison for violent offenders.

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Two New Books Provide A Double Dose Of 'Sublime' Geekery

September 6, 2014 - 5:55am

Geeks rule — a fact celebrated in two new books: Vikram Chandra's Geek Sublime and xkcd creator Randall Munro's What If? Reviewer Jason Heller says both books share a bone-deep belief in science.

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Legal Dilemmas Become Human Drama In Ian McEwan's Latest

September 5, 2014 - 7:11pm

The Children Act by Ian McEwan is about a judge whose ruling decides the fate of a teenager in ways she can't imagine. It's written with McEwan's trademark gracefulness and control.

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A Foreshadowing Of Violence In A 1937 Middle East Travelogue

September 5, 2014 - 7:03pm

The Middle East, as portrayed in Robert Byron's The Road To Oxiana, is worlds away from the one we know. But author J.M. Ledgard says this flawed but fascinating book helps explain the region today.

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Not My Job: Loudon Wainwright III Gets Quizzed On Other Thirds

September 5, 2014 - 6:47pm

We invite the famed folk singer to answer three questions about other notable thirds: King Richard III, Albert Gore III and psychologist Russell D. Clark III.

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The Considered Bite: Low-Carb Diets And Our Relationship With Food

September 5, 2014 - 6:17pm

According to a new study, cutting back on carbs can lead to weight loss. Dana Goodyear and Jason Sheehan explore how to eat enjoyably, by recommending Tartine Bread and The Gastronomical Me.

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So, Are You Working On Your Novel? Or Tweeting About Your Novel?

September 5, 2014 - 12:46pm

"Working on my novel" is a favorite phrase on Twitter, used by writers who are diligently — or not so diligently — toiling away. Artist Cory Arcangel has collected some of these tweets into a book.

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What Do Our Dogs Really Think? A Poetic Possibility

September 5, 2014 - 9:15am

What do our dogs think when they look at us? Poet Billy Collins imagines the inner life of a former canine companion.

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Are We Training Dogs All Wrong?

September 5, 2014 - 9:15am

Animal trainer Ian Dunbar says we need to see the world through the eyes of our dogs if we want to really communicate with them.

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Why Do We Care About Some Animals More Than Others?

September 5, 2014 - 9:15am

Writer Jon Mooallem tells the story of the teddy bear, and considers how the tales we tell about wild animals have real consequences for a species' chance of survival — and the natural world at large.

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