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From Mourning to 'Moonlight': A Year In Race, As Told By Code Switch

NPR | June 29, 2017 3:44 a.m.

As we light a candle on the Code Switch podcast's birthday cake, our team looks back on the stories that mattered.

World | Arts | Books

Michael Bond, The 'Giant' Behind Paddington Bear, Dies At 91

NPR | June 28, 2017 12:45 p.m.

"Mr. and Mrs. Brown first met Paddington on a railway platform" — and readers first met Paddington with those words in 1958. Bond, who died Tuesday, turned that bear into an unforgettable friend.

Arts | Nation

Documentary Giant Albert Maysles' Last Film, 'In Transit,' Is Still In Limbo

NPR | June 28, 2017 7:26 a.m.

Before he died, Maysles (who also made Grey Gardens) said In Transit was his "dream film." But questions about who owns the rights has made it difficult to see.

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'They Love Freedom': Ai Weiwei On His Lego Portraits Of Fellow Activists

NPR | June 28, 2017 6:56 a.m.

The Chinese artist created Trace while under house arrest, and he wasn't allowed to travel to their San Francisco debut. Now, he has his passport back, and was finally able to see it on display.

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From Film Stars To Naturalists, These Lives Have Become Boozy Inspirations

NPR | June 27, 2017 9:32 a.m.

Breweries and distilleries are collaborating with artists and fashioning their drinks after influential people to try to better connect with customers or bring attention to the drink's origin.

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'Interlaced Fingers' Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants

NPR | June 26, 2017 10:51 a.m.

When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he'd been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.

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Video: K-Pop Dance Routines Are A Workout For Body And Brain

NPR | June 26, 2017 8:33 a.m.

In NPR's Elise Tries series, correspondent Elise Hu tries out new experiences in East Asia. In this episode from Seoul, K-pop dance steps prove too complicated for completion.

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A New Delhi Family Learns To Navigate Wealth After A 'Windfall'

NPR | June 25, 2017 5:06 a.m.

Diksha Basu's new novel was inspired by the explosion of wealth she saw in 1990s India. She says money is a complex thing, and it takes a while for her characters to see that.

Arts | Nation

Imagining Daniel Day-Lewis In A Life Without Acting

NPR | June 24, 2017 5:01 a.m.

Daniel Day-Lewis says he is no longer going to act. Weekend Edition guest host Melissa Block remembers an interview she had with him that might shed some light on what he'll do next.

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Before Her Teacher's Murder, This 'Keepers' Witness Was Already Living A Nightmare

NPR | June 22, 2017 3:49 p.m.

In the docuseries The Keepers, Jean Wehner shares her story of being abused by her high school chaplain. She says the teacher she confided in may have been killed for knowing too much.