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July 29, 2014 | NPR · Monday night’s Bachelorette finale went in a very unusual direction for a show that usually denies the degree to which it’s about sex.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Batman keeps avenging the death of his parents, but “it’s not a vendetta, it’s a crusade,” says author Glen Weldon. “He represents the idea of: ‘This thing that happened to me? Never again.’ “
 

Richard Knapp
July 26, 2014 | NPR · Lifetime’s general manager says the channel is trying to reflect “the true breadth” of America. It recently launched a reality show called BAPs — which stands for “Black American Prince or Princess.”
 

Petra Mayer
July 26, 2014 | NPR · The cosplay community has descended on the annual Comic-Con in San Diego. They’re the dedicated folks who create lovingly accurate costume reproductions of their favorite fictional characters.
 

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July 25, 2014 | NPR · With special guest Barrie Hardymon, the gang discusses the way the middle of the country is portrayed in pop culture. Plus, works in which a single piece is out of place and What’s Making Us Happy.
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · From being mistaken for Randy Jackson to confronting network executives about diversity issues, TV critic Eric Deggans runs down highlights of the two-week blizzard of parties and press conferences.
 

July 24, 2014 | NPR · In the middle of a summer of sequels — from The Expendables 3 to 22 Jump Street — it seemed the right moment to have Bob Mondello look at the art of (Son of, Bride of) sequel titling (Part Deux).
 

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July 24, 2014 | OZY · This age of bold (or pragmatic) entrepreneurialism calls for a bag that bellows adventure. Before you dust off your grade-school book bag, consider these designer options.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · This year’s Television Critics Association press tour found networks pitching hard for the view beyond overnight ratings. But getting the right number isn’t the end of the issue.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · In 1990 when the episode first aired, AIDS testing was still new, and myths and misinformation ran rampant. But Rose, Blanche, Dorothy and Sophia taught us that AIDS can happen to anyone.
 

 

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News

AP
July 29, 2014 | NPR · The federal highway trust fund will run short of money starting this week unless Congress acts. But the Senate’s bill differs significantly from what the House passed last week.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · The effort to end polio is taking a toll on Pakistan’s already overstretched health system. With more children dying of measles and diarrhea, some question whether the focus on polio is worth it.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · Israel broadened its bombing campaign on Tuesday, bringing the Palestinian death toll above 1,200. Brief hope for a cease-fire was quickly dashed.
 

Arts & Life

July 29, 2014 | NPR · Ari Shapiro talks with first-time novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya about her book, Panic in a Suitcase.
 

ABC
July 29, 2014 | NPR · Monday night’s Bachelorette finale went in a very unusual direction for a show that usually denies the degree to which it’s about sex.
 

July 29, 2014 | NPR · Robert Timberg, who was disfigured by a land mine as a Marine in Vietnam, went on to become a successful journalist. His new memoir Blue Eyed Boy charts his struggle to recover from his wounds.
 

Music

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · “Cowboy” Jack Clement produced and wrote songs for the likes of Johnny Cash and George Jones. On his final album, the late visionary reclaims some of those tunes and makes them his own.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · On this week’s All Songs Considered, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis collaborate with fellow Seattle band Fences, plus new music from Frazey Ford, Spider Bags, Zola Jesus, GOAT and more.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · The roots reggae singer has played to thousands and appeared on Jimmy Fallon, but he says he is only willing to go a certain distance to please the mainstream.
 

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