Dear Big Something Readers,

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October 25, 2016 | NPR · The Indians took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and added four more runs with two homers by catcher Roberto Perez.

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October 25, 2016 | NPR · That’s despite far fewer people making the treacherous passage. The U.N. says smugglers set people off on mass embarkations on “flimsy inflatable rafts that often do not make the journey.”

October 25, 2016 | NPR · 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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October 25, 2016 | NPR · It’s life imitating art — election edition. A look at movies that have covered ground that’s been well trod this campaign season, like A Face in the Crowd and The Lion in Winter and Ace in the Hole.

October 25, 2016 | NPR · Our poetry reviewer, Tess Taylor, praises the most recent collection by W.S. Merwin called, Garden Time.

October 25, 2016 | NPR · T.C. Boyle’s new novel is ripped from the headlines … of 1993. It follows the misadventures of a group of scientists conducting experiments in a hermetically sealed, Biosphere 2-like environment.


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October 25, 2016 | WXPN · The band revisits the psychedelic spirituality of its debut album on its latest release, K 2.0. Hear the performance and conversation.

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October 25, 2016 | NPR · The Seattle rapper’s newest single is an emotional, sometimes unsettling takedown of what he sees as a pandemic of drug addictions driven by doctors who overprescribe medicine.

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October 25, 2016 | NPR · The intimate, completely unadorned performance was recorded live in Andrew Bird’s living room as part of his ongoing “Live From The Great Room” home recording series.

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