If the Renaissance Festival in Larkspur, Colorado is, essentially, one big outdoor, participatory Renaissance-themed theater even, then it is definitely a comedy, and anachronisms are among the funniest jokes. The King with a tray of French Fries, a young squire on his iPhone, a swashbuckling pirate with a Marlboro light and an Iron Man watch: here in this slide show we bring you some of our favorites.

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February 25, 2017 | NPR · The annular solar eclipse, which will leave just a sliver of sun shining behind the moon, will be visible from the southern hemisphere Sunday. Here’s how to watch, even if you’re outside its path.
 

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February 25, 2017 | NPR · At a time when incubators were rejected by most doctors, Martin Couney treated Horn with one at a sideshow of premature infants. She died earlier this month, 96 years after most experts expected.
 

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February 25, 2017 | NPR · Born six weeks early, the tiny one-month-old hippo has had a rather tough time. But in a video released by the Cincinnati Zoo, Fiona shows off her resilience — and her moves in the pool.
 

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February 25, 2017 | NPR · The Godfather was released 45 years ago this spring. NPR’s Scott Simon takes the anniversary as an opportunity to revisit some of his favorite lines from the classic film.
 

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February 25, 2017 | NPR · Yiyun Li’s first book of nonfiction is an unusual memoir — one that examines her depression and suicidal thoughts by drifting through her memories and thoughts on literature.
 

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February 25, 2017 | NPR · Sold in supermarkets for just 25 cents, these inexpensive picture books — with cheerful illustrations and golden spines — were designed to democratize the children’s book market.
 

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February 25, 2017 | NPR · Filmmaker Bruce Spiegel speaks with Weekend Edition about the eight-year process behind Bill Evans: Time Remembered.
 

February 25, 2017 | NPR · His grandfather is author Larry McMurtry, his father is songwriter James McMurtry. So it’s no surprise Curtis McMurtry’s songs are full of vivid characters. His new album is The Hornet’s Nest.
 

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February 25, 2017 | NPR · The Academy has a history of baffling picks for Best Score — but this year’s nominees are so daring and startling that it’s hard to go wrong.
 

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