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Move Over, Comic Book Guy: Philly Comics Store Prizes Diversity In Its Heroes

NPR | Jan. 27, 2016 12:39 p.m.

At Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia, owner Ariell Johnson says diversity isn't just an afterthought. She tells NPR's Michel Martin that new faces keep the heroics interesting.

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Portland-Based Rapper Elton Cray Shares His Favorite #Popebars

OPB | Dec. 3, 2015 1:40 p.m. | Portland

This week, Pope Francis set the Twitterverse on fire.

Business | Economy | Music | Nation

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.

Nation | Arts

$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.

Nation | Arts

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.