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March 3, 2015 | NPR · The complicated story behind the simple repetitive wordplay jest.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · The volcano spewed heavy smoke into the air and lava down its slopes, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people in southern Chile.
 

March 3, 2015 | NPR · Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is speaking before Congress this morning, in a much anticipated and controversial address. David Greene discusses the speech with NPR’s Michele Kelemen.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · Hell is actually a bureaucracy in Simon Kurt Unsworth’s debut novel. Reviewer Jason Heller says the tale of a demonic murder investigation starts strong but gets mired in the details of infernal life.
 

March 3, 2015 | NPR · Writer Sarah Manguso has been a compulsive diarist since childhood; her new memoir documents the ways motherhood has changed her writing. Critic Heller McAlpin says it’s full of lovely observations.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · The game Charles Darrow sold in the 1930s bore a striking resemblance to a game Lizzie Magie patented in 1904. In The Monopolists, Mary Pilon tells Monopoly’s origin story.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · Our opening night party in Austin — one of the highlights of our year — will feature a genre-spanning lineup that also includes up-and-comers Shamir and Boogie.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · Download 100 songs by artists to discover at the 2015 SXSW Music Festival.
 

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March 3, 2015 | WGBH · Watch the British alt-rock band perform “Gethsemane” live in Boston.
 

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