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Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies At 75

NPR | May 26, 2015

The influential photographer was known mostly for her humanist work.

Novelist Mat Johnson Explores The 'Optical Illusion' Of Being Biracial

NPR | May 26, 2015

Johnson, the son of an African-American mother and an Irish-American father, has just written Loving Day, a funny, sometimes absurd look at what it means to grow up mixed heritage in the U.S.

Prolific Fantasy And Science-Fiction Writer Tanith Lee Has Died

NPR | May 26, 2015

Lee wrote dozens of books, including Don't Bite The Sun and Death's Master -- the latter of which was part of her popular Flat Earth series. She was 67.

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Music

First Listen: Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard, 'Django And Jimmie'

NPR | May 24, 2015 8:03 p.m.

The country titans pair up again, this time for an album that puts eclecticism front and center.

Music

A Mother-Son Folk Duo Went 'From The Kitchen To David Letterman'

NPR | May 24, 2015 3:54 p.m.

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear's debut album, Skeleton Crew, has arrived with considerable buzz.

Arts | Entertainment

Single-Named Singers From The Present And Past

NPR | May 24, 2015 8:15 a.m.

Every answer is the name of a famous, one-named singer like Madonna or Beyoncé. Identify each one from its anagram, to which one extra letter is added. The singers are a mix of past and present.

Arts | Music | local

A Long, Winding Trajectory Leads To Art Of Ballistics

OPB | May 21, 2015 3:38 p.m.

In this artist feature, Watts and Reynaud tell the story of how a problem with Reynaud’s passport helped launch Art of Ballistics.

Arts | Books

The Science Of 'Collected Fiction' Is Pure Magic

NPR | May 20, 2015 9:51 a.m.

Finnish sci-fi author Hannu Rajaniemi's new collection spans everything from haunted spacesuits to the HMV logo. Reviewer Amal El-Mohtar says her only criticism is that not every story is perfect.

Music

What's On Your Road Trip Playlist?

NPR | May 22, 2015 1:43 p.m.

Hear our playlist of songs listeners say are essential for a long drive, then suggest your own.

Arts | Entertainment

Terry Gross To Marc Maron: 'Life Is Harder Than Radio'

NPR | May 22, 2015 1:25 p.m.

The WTF host asks the Fresh Air host about her childhood, her start in radio and her record-strewn apartment. Gross says Maron's "no bulls***" style made her feel comfortable opening up.

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