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

NPR | April 20, 2015 3:51 p.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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#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

NPR | April 17, 2015 11:38 a.m.

We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."

Arts | Food | Entertainment | Nation

How AeroPress Fans Are Hacking Their Way To A Better Cup Of Coffee

NPR | April 14, 2015 2:38 p.m.

Coffee aficionados say the simple, syringe-like device makes exceptional espresso, and allows for countless variations on the perfect cup. Not surprising, given that its inventor is a serial tinkerer.

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I Saw The All-Stars Of Our Generation Honor Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl'

NPR | April 12, 2015 3:43 p.m.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Ginsberg's once-controversial poem. A group of musicians and actors put on a show in Los Angeles this week in celebration of Ginsberg and his iconic poem.

Environment | Food | Health | Nation

Lunch, Not Landfill: Nonprofit Rescues Produce Rejected At U.S. Border

NPR | April 10, 2015 12:57 p.m.

Each year, millions of pounds of Mexican produce are rejected just past the border even though they're tasty and edible. Instead of the landfill, they're now going to needy families across the U.S.

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These Vintner Monks Turn Wilderness Into The Divine Gift Of Wine

NPR | April 9, 2015 4:34 a.m.

In a part of Northern California better known for cattle ranches than grapes, the monks of New Clairvaux abbey are cultivating the art of winemaking. The hard work feeds the spirit and the coffers.

Food | Nation

The Navajo Nation's Tax On Junk Food Splits Reservation

NPR | April 8, 2015 2:06 p.m.

The Navajo Nation started taxing junk food and soda. No other tribe has passed such a law. But half of the tribe is unemployed and say they can't afford expensive food.

Food | Business | Nation

The Latest Item On McDonald's Shifting Menu: A $5 Burger

NPR | April 8, 2015 1:49 p.m.

McDonald's is trying to hold down menu prices and keep options simple to speed up service while at the same time create pricier premium burgers and more sophisticated dining options.

Food | Nation

Hold The Mammal: Daring To Make Dairy-Free Cheese From Nuts

NPR | April 7, 2015 9:35 a.m.

A new generation of cheese-makers is culturing the milk of nuts like almond and cashew with bacteria. The idea is to give the cheese more umami taste than what many other vegan products have.

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Busy Chef Strives For Balanced Mix Of Home Life, Culinary Ambitions

NPR | April 7, 2015 6:28 a.m.

Restaurant owner and Top Chef finalist Bryan Voltaggio tries to find the right recipe for blending work, family duties, and the pressures of being on the road.