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How Art Transformed A Remote Japanese Island

NPR | Aug. 27, 2016 6 a.m.

The population of Naoshima has fallen to 3,000. But this year, its art will attract 800,000 tourists from around the world. "The level of our sophistication has gone up considerably," says a resident.

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#NPRreads: Take A Leisurely Trip Through These Four Stories This Weekend

NPR | Aug. 27, 2016 5:54 a.m.

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

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After Louisiana Floods, A Photographer Finds Resilience

NPR | Aug. 26, 2016 3:34 p.m.

Photographer Collin Richie and three colleagues have been shooting portraits of people who were impacted by the floods in Louisiana. The images focus on what people were able to save.

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More On Nate Parker And 'Birth Of A Nation': Join Our Twitter Chat, 2PM EST

NPR | Aug. 26, 2016 9:06 a.m.

On this week's podcast, we dug into rape allegations filed 17 years ago against the highly lauded black actor and director. Join Gene Demby and the Code Switch team to continue the conversation.

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Why Would Millions Tune Into 'Slow TV'?

NPR | Aug. 26, 2016 5:49 a.m.

Norwegian TV producer Thomas Hellum describes why his programs — which feature hours of train rides, fishing, and knitting — help viewers slow down and return to life in 'real time.'

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Can Slowing Down Help You Be More Creative?

NPR | Aug. 26, 2016 5:49 a.m.

Despite being a self-described 'pre-crastinator, psychologist Adam Grant says those who slow down — even procrastinate — tend to be more creative, original thinkers.

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What Happens In The Brain Of An Extreme Procrastinator?

NPR | Aug. 26, 2016 5:49 a.m.

Blogger Tim Urban explains his process of extreme procrastination in which his brain wages war between instant gratification and the moment of pure panic just before a deadline.

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When Was The Last Time You Did Absolutely Nothing?

NPR | Aug. 26, 2016 5:49 a.m.

Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe says one path to happiness is ten minutes, each day, to stop and enjoy the sensation of doing nothing.

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Nate Parker's Past, His Present, And The Future of 'Birth Of A Nation': Episode 14

NPR | Aug. 25, 2016 11:45 a.m.

News of a 1999 rape case against Nate Parker raises some age-old questions about culture. Can art be separated from its creator? What moral obligations, if any, do the consumers of culture bear?

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Portland Schools Expanding Music Options For Bus Drivers

AP | Aug. 25, 2016 9:36 a.m.

The district drew criticism from some parents after a March directive limited drivers to radio stations that played pop, country and jazz. The district banned talk radio, religious stations and rap music, the latter of which led to allegations of racism.