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Ta-Nehisi Coates Hopes 'Black Panther' Will Be Some Kid's 'Spider-Man'

NPR | April 7, 2016 7:47 a.m.

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to writer Ta-Nehisi Coates about his new series of Black Panther comics that explore the character of an African-prince-turned-superhero.

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Jim Harrison, 'Legends Of The Fall' Author, Dies At 78

NPR | March 27, 2016 1:15 p.m.

Jim Harrison wrote more than three dozen books, including the novels Dalva and True North, the novella Legends of the Fall, and many collections of poetry. He died Saturday in Patagonia, Ariz.

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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.

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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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Why This Year's Blueberry Bounty Has Growers Feeling Blue

Northwest News Network | Aug. 16, 2013 7:52 a.m.

A large blueberry harvest means low prices for consumers, but could spell trouble for farmers.