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He Had One Week To Make A Movie For The Slum Film Festival

NPR | Sept. 3, 2015 2:07 p.m.

The filmmaker is 21. He had to direct and star in a movie — his first movie, in fact. He was really, really stressed. Would he make the deadline?

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Dean Jones, Herbie's Driver In Disney Movies, Dies At Age 84

NPR | Sept. 2, 2015 4:10 p.m.

Actor Dean Jones, who starred in The Love Bug, That Darn Cat! and other classic Walt Disney movies, also played the role of Bobby in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim's Company.

Food | Arts | Business | Nation

The Bloody Mary Meat Straw: An All-American Story

NPR | Sept. 2, 2015 2:11 p.m.

Bloody Mary's have been around for ages, but an Iowa man has invented a way to take them to a whole new level: a straw made of meat. They've become a hit at bars, ballparks and stadiums. #America

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How Fishermen's Bragging Rights Gave Birth To Fine Art

NPR | Sept. 2, 2015 2:10 p.m.

In 19th century Japan, fishermen found a foolproof way to record trophy catches: a "fish rubbing" inked onto paper, creating a permanent record of their size. Gyotaku soon evolved into fine art.

Food | Science | Arts

Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?

NPR | Sept. 2, 2015 2:10 p.m.

Many in the wine and beer industry claim women have a keener sense of smell, and thus taste, than do men. Sensory scientists who've tackled this question say there's something to this.

Arts | Books | Elections | Nation

Ruth Bader Ginsburg And Sandra Day O'Connor, 'Sisters In Law'

NPR | Sept. 2, 2015 8:17 a.m.

A new book details that the women were not personal friends, but they were strong allies on the Supreme Court bench, especially in the legal fight for women's equality.

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Oregon's Great Jazz Teacher On Education And Race

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Thara Memory sits down for a wide-ranging — and at times feisty — conversation on race, education and jazz.

Arts | Books | Health

Oliver Sacks: A Neurologist At The 'Intersection Of Fact And Fable'

NPR | Sept. 1, 2015 4:52 a.m.

The neurologist, who died Sunday, saw "infinitely moving, dramatic, romantic situations" during his decades studying the human brain. Fresh Air remembers Sacks with two interviews from 1985 and 2012.

Arts | Books | Nation

Self-Help Author And Speaker Wayne Dyer Dies At 75

NPR | Aug. 31, 2015 3:48 p.m.

Many of his fans saw Dyer's own life story — he grew up an orphan in Detroit — as proof of the power of his ideas.

Science | Arts | Nation | Entertainment

How Shows Like 'Will & Grace' Can Change Your Brain

NPR | Aug. 31, 2015 9:02 a.m.

Go ahead, use this article to justify binge-watching Orange Is The New Black all weekend.