Books

February 28, 2015 | NPR · Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the “Ol’ Man River” musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn’t make sense to get on board.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · Mohsin Hamid combines the personal and political in his new book, Discontent and Its Civilizations. NPR’s Scott Simon talks with the Pakistani author about his new collection of essays.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · On TV and in the movies, it can sometimes seem like black people only existed during slavery or the civil rights era. K. Tempest Bradford recommends some books that bring hidden history to light.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade follows an old couple on what might be their last journey: Hunting for memories of a son they think they had, in a land covered with memory-shrouding mists.
 

February 27, 2015 | NPR · For years, black authors stood out in science fiction and fantasy because there were so few. Now, says Alaya Dawn Johnson, though there are still obstacles, black authors are making themselves heard.
 

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February 26, 2015 | NPR · Val James became the first American-born black player in the NHL in 1982. He faced vicious racism, including fans throwing bananas on the ice. After 30 years in silence, he is talking about it now.
 

February 26, 2015 | NPR · Small, who died this week at 77, was one of a group of authors who helped transform romance in the 1970s from a relatively tame, demure genre to the bold, bawdy books that sell by the millions today.
 

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February 26, 2015 | NPR · “Nature knows how to let animals live a very long time,” says Bill Gifford, whose latest book is Spring Chicken, a look at the history of anti-aging schemes and current ways people try to live longer.
 

February 26, 2015 | NPR · In The Utopia of Rules, David Graeber argues that we live in an “age of total bureaucratization.” Reviewer Tomas Hachard says in places the book is almost as serpentine as modern bureaucracy.
 

February 26, 2015 | NPR · Once upon a time, a historian went hunting for fairy tales. He found hundreds, but his collection was long thought lost. But now they’ve been found, and several are reprinted in The Turnip Princess.
 

 

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News

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February 28, 2015 | WFSU · In the past decade, the number of bear-related calls Florida wildlife officials have received has increased by 400 percent. To stop the rise in bear population, officials have agreed to start hunting.
 

February 28, 2015 | NPR · In a 3-2 vote on Feb. 26, the FCC approved new rules, regulating broadband internet as a public utility. NPR’s Arun Rath speaks with Mat Honan, San Francisco bureau chief for BuzzFeed News, about the political implications of the vote.
 

February 28, 2015 | NPR · Congress will fund the Department of Homeland Security for one more week. Political correspondent Mara Liasson talks with NPR’s Arun Rath about the politics of the battles being waged by congressional Republicans.
 

Arts & Life

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · Women and minorities continue to be under-represented on TV and in film, both behind and in front of the camera, according to a new study — even though diverse films and shows make more money.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · Back in 1987, Nancy Cartwright made a risky, last-minute decision during an audition: Instead of trying out for the part of mild-mannered Lisa Simpson, she went for the role of rebellious Bart.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · The planned reopening was moved up following the release of a video showing self-declared Islamic State extremists destroying priceless ancient artifacts in the Mosul museum.
 

Music

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · The electronic artist’s new album, Gliss Riffer, is his most accesible yet. In a conversation with Arun Rath, he waxes philosophic on stress, technology and the value of a wandering mind.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · From Lana Del Rey to Father John Misty, musicians in the current pop moment who expose themselves, warts and all, do so in isolation, without support or challenge from a like-minded community.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · A Californian by way of North Dakota, with a voice that belies his gender, the singer-songwriter takes pride in being hard to pin down.
 

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