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Want To Learn About The Scientific Method? Go Bake Some Cookies

September 17, 2014 - 3:09pm

How one woman's quest to bring you the scientific method has resulted in a blog project chock-full of chocolate chip cookie experiments. Wear your oven mitt and bring a glass of milk.

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As A Lyricist And Novelist, The Mountain Goats' Lead Man Writes About Pain

September 17, 2014 - 1:43pm

John Darnielle's novel, Wolf in White Van, is about a man who survives a trauma. The songwriter tells Fresh Air about his difficult childhood and finding shelter in music and the Incredible Hulk.

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Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You

September 17, 2014 - 1:01pm

Do you want to be a lab rat? That's what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana's harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.

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Book News: A Q&A With Alison Bechdel, Cartoonist And MacArthur Winner

September 17, 2014 - 8:38am

Also: a biography of Joan Rivers; the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Award is announced.

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'Broken Monsters' Hits Horror Out Of The Park

September 17, 2014 - 7:03am

We're hard to shock these days, but reviewer Michael Schaub says Lauren Beukes' new novel, Broken Monsters, is flawlessly tense and scary in its tale of a terrible murder in Detroit.

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How One Poet's 'Genius Grant' Became A Gift To Future Generations

September 17, 2014 - 4:13am

Amy Clampitt was named a MacArthur genius in 1992. Today, the home she bought with her award money is used to house rising poets in tuition-free residencies.

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'Breaking Bad' Fans Get Their Fix In Spanish

September 17, 2014 - 4:12am

Metástasis, the Spanish-language remake of the AMC series, ends this week on UniMás. The show is set in Colombia instead of New Mexico, but the story of a teacher-turned-drug dealer stays the same.

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Meet The 2014 Winners Of The MacArthur 'Genius Grants'

September 17, 2014 - 12:07am

This year's winners include a cartoonist, a documentarian, a leader in the legal fight for gay marriage, a saxophonist, mathematicians and scientists, poets, lawyers and advocates.

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

September 16, 2014 - 4:11pm

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

September 16, 2014 - 2:23pm

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

September 16, 2014 - 1:39pm

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

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