Books

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · The debate over whether digital books are better continues. But in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.
 

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · Yotam Ottolenghi and his partner have a thriving food empire that includes wildly successful cookbooks. We go inside their London test kitchen as recipes are put through their paces.
 

May 27, 2015 | NPR · In her memoir Whatever … Love is Love, Bello describes the evolution of her “modern family,” which includes her romantic partner (a woman), her adolescent son and her son’s father.
 

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · There are different kinds of fat people in literature — funny or comforting, sometimes despicable. But Sarai Walker’s Dietland gives us a new fat protagonist — complex, compelling and dangerous.
 

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May 26, 2015 | NPR · Over 800 years before tea was known in the West, a Chinese master penned the The Classic of Tea. In it, he blends the practical with the spiritual and emphasizes rituals from cultivation to drinking.
 

Thomas Dunne Books
May 26, 2015 | NPR · In his memoir Do No Harm, Henry Marsh confesses to the uncertainties he’s dealt with as a surgeon, revisits his triumphs and failures and reflects on the enigmas of the brain and consciousness.
 

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May 26, 2015 | NPR · The authors — who are black and queer — didn’t see a lot of kids like them in children’s books growing up. They wanted to help change that.
 

May 26, 2015 | NPR · Mat Johnson’s funny, humane new novel follows a biracial man coming to terms with his identity — and the daughter he never knew about. Michael Schaub calls it a “beautiful, triumphant miracle.”
 

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May 24, 2015 | NPR · “I’ve never accused myself of being manly,” Offerman says, noting his real-life persona is different from his Parks and Recreation character. His book is a set of essays about people who inspire him.
 

Meera Bowman Johnson
May 24, 2015 | NPR · Johnson, the son of an African-American mother and an Irish-American father, has just written Loving Day, a funny, sometimes absurd look at what it means to grow up mixed heritage in the U.S.
 

 

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News

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · In the 1990s, hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled war and found a new home — and new opportunities — in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · The debate over whether digital books are better continues. But in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · The Warriors return to the Finals for the first time in 40 years with a convincing 104-90 victory over the Rockets.
 

Arts & Life

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · The debate over whether digital books are better continues. But in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.
 

May 27, 2015 | NPR · For this final round, every answer contains an article of clothing or wardrobe accessory. So if we said, “colorful wasps sometimes mistaken for bees,” the answer would be “yellow jackets.”
 

May 27, 2015 | NPR · We all remember Clint Eastwood’s character Dirty Harry and his famous line, “Go ahead, make my day.” In this game, contestants deliver that line… Ask Me Another-style. So go ahead, make our pâté.
 

Music

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Robert Siegel sits down with Oscar Paz Suaznabar, who has played at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and on the NPR show From The Top.
 

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · The titanic 85-year-old jazz saxophonist and composer says two much younger musicians had no right to release a recording with him.
 

May 27, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel update listeners on our crowdsourcing music project, the All Things Considered Road Trip Playlist. NPR has received nearly 2,000 song suggestions, and on Wednesday shares some of the most literal picks — songs that are all about the feeling and adventure of hitting the road.
 

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