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What The Real Witches Of America Eat

NPR | Oct. 26, 2016 7:55 p.m.

Nope. It's not eye of Newt and toe of frog. But food – and its connection to dead loved ones – does play a starring role in the major Pagan holiday Samhain, which coincides with Halloween.

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Novelist Paul Beatty Is First American To Win Britain's Man Booker Prize

NPR | Oct. 26, 2016 4:33 a.m.

Beatty won for The Sellout, a satire hailed as hilarious about the fraught subject of race in the U.S. The competition was opened recently to any author writing in English and published in the U.K.

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Christopher Marlowe Officially Credited As Co-Author Of 3 Shakespeare Plays

NPR | Oct. 24, 2016 11:09 a.m.

Oxford University Press will list both William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe as co-authors of the three Henry VI plays in its newest complete edition of Shakespeare's work.

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Charlotte Holmes Is On The Case In 'A Study In Scarlet Women'

NPR | Oct. 23, 2016 1:05 p.m.

Sherry Thomas' new novel presents a gender-flipped Sherlock Holmes tale, with a heroine who must battle not only the bad guys but also the Victorian era's unfair restrictions on women's lives.

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Skeletons In The Closet: What Ghost Stories Reveal About America's Past

NPR | Oct. 12, 2016 2:47 p.m.

Why are so many ghosts unmarried women? And why doesn't Richmond, Va., have ghost stories about slavery? Writer Colin Dickey explores all that and more in a new book called Ghostland.

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On Columbus Day, A Look At The Myth That 'All The Real Indians Died Off'

NPR | Oct. 10, 2016 4:07 a.m.

Two Native American authors tackle the perpetual challenge of combating ignorance, stereotypes and the notion that there's such a thing as a "real" Indian.

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Cookbook Tells The Story Of Sri Lanka's Civil War Through Food

NPR | Oct. 9, 2016 3:45 p.m.

Handmade trains its lens on 34 women from across the war-torn north, interweaving their stories of struggle and survival with recipes representative of the region's distinctive cuisine.

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No, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Does Not Intend To Retire Anytime Soon

NPR | Oct. 3, 2016 8:26 a.m.

"I will retire when it's time," the 83-year-old Supreme Court justice said in an interview with NPR. She also shares wedding advice from her mother-in-law and reads a letter from her late husband.

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The Sweet Success Of Bananas Foster Has An Unsavory Past

NPR | Sept. 30, 2016 8:16 a.m.

One of New Orleans' favorite desserts is a lasting legacy of an oft-forgotten chapter in the city's history: the banana trade, and its infamous practices.

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A Growing Champagne Trend Is Uncorking More Ways To Celebrate

NPR | Sept. 30, 2016 7:01 a.m.

Champagne shouldn't be just for special occasions, says wine writer David White. He explains how to choose it, how to pair it with food and how small growers are changing the industry.