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The Life And Death Of Tower Records, Revisited

NPR | Nov. 3, 2015 11:48 a.m.

A new documentary from Colin Hanks looks back on a business empire that shaped musical tastes.

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$2 Photo Found At Junk Store Has Billy The Kid In It, Could Be Worth $5M

NPR | Oct. 16, 2015 4:02 a.m.

Photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier is the third generation of her family to grow up in Braddock, Pa. For years, she says, African-American contributions to the town have been "overlooked and ignored."

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Don't Toss That Sour Milk! And Other Tips To Cut Kitchen Food Waste

NPR | Sept. 23, 2015 7:57 p.m.

NPR's Marc Silver lost his mother-in-law in 2005. But she remains a presence at family meals this Jewish holiday season, through his dogged trial-and-error attempts to re-create her favorite treats.

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A Hip-Hop Soundtrack For A Musical About Alexander Hamilton? Sure, Why Not?

NPR | Aug. 7, 2015 2:38 p.m.

The new musical about the U.S.'s Founding Fathers — set to a mostly hip-hop score — that everyone's been talking about for months and months finally opens officially on Broadway Thursday night.

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With 'Paper Towns,' Author John Green Reopens Search For Agloe, N.Y.

NPR | July 30, 2015 9:24 a.m.

Agloe, N.Y., is not a town in the real sense. The fictitious town is among a number of map traps that inspired novelist John Green to write his book and now movie, Paper Towns.

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A Town Divided Over The Next Chapter Of An Iconic Harper Lee Book

NPR | May 4, 2015 9:13 a.m.

There's plenty of speculation about whether the octogenarian author really intended to release the manuscript, discovered by her lawyer last year.

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The Plan To Give E-Books To Poor Kids

NPR | April 30, 2015 5:19 p.m.

Today, President Obama announced a massive effort with major publishers to make thousands of e-book titles free for low-income kids.

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Ohio Kidnapping Survivors Recount Captivity, Escape From Horror

NPR | April 29, 2015 1:44 p.m.

In 2013, three young women who had vanished years earlier escaped from a house where they had been held captive. Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, along with writer Mary Jordan, discuss their new memoir.

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Jon Krakauer Tells A 'Depressingly Typical' Story Of College Town Rapes

NPR | April 29, 2015 10:11 a.m.

Krakauer's Missoula looks at stories of women who have been sexually assaulted by people they know. He says rape is unlike other crimes because in other crimes, "the victim isn't assumed to be lying."

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'Ashley's War' Details Vital Work Of Female Soldiers In Afghanistan

NPR | April 28, 2015 2:56 p.m.

A new book looks at the female soldiers who served alongside elite special operations units in Afghanistan in order to connect with a population that was off-limits to male soldiers: Afghan women.