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Movie Interviews
1:48 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Bennett Miller On Making The True-Life Crime Film 'Foxcatcher'

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 4:22 pm

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Monkey See
11:22 am
Wed November 19, 2014

'Grape Salad' Is Not Minnesotan, And Other Lessons In Cultural Mapmaking

Organic grapes are on display at trade fair on Sept. 5, in Berlin, Germany.
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Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 3:15 pm

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The Two-Way
10:32 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Book News: Artist, Falconer And Neurosurgeon Make Costa Award Shortlist

In the Costa-nominated H Is For Hawk, Helen Macdonald recounts how her relationship with a goshawk like this one helped her to grapple with the loss of her father.
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The Costa Book Awards unrolled their shortlists Tuesday — and, well, they offer plenty of fodder for a reading list.

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Book Reviews
7:03 am
Wed November 19, 2014

'Unspeakable' Gives Voice To Things We All Think, But Don't Say

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Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 3:12 pm

Meghan Daum's The Unspeakable is nominally a collection of essays about the conversations we all want to partake in but hold back from; the thoughts we all have but refuse to admit out loud.

And, in several respects, the book fits the bill. "Matricide," the collection's opening essay, recounts Daum's experience watching her mother die from gallbladder cancer. But the piece is equally an exploration of their troubled relationship, and Daum is open about her grievances. "I had a hard time not seeing her as a fraud," she says at one point.

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Author Interviews
3:35 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Norman Lear Looks Back On His Long Life In 'Even This I Get To Experience'

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All Tech Considered
3:35 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

How A Feud Between Two Russian Companies Fueled A 'Spam Nation'

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 3:58 pm

Don't install software from the Web unless it's directly from the company that made it. If you do install software, make sure you update it. And whatever you do, don't open attachments emailed to you by spammers.

These are just a few warnings from Brian Krebs, an investigative journalist and cybersecurity expert.

Krebs learned the ins and outs of how the spam industry works when he was given documents in the aftermath of a feud between two Russian companies — two of the largest sponsors of pharmaceutical spam.

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Monkey See
2:47 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

'MasterChef Junior': The Secret Ingredients Are Moppets And Empathy

Abby knows better than to lose her concentration while cooking.
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Arts
1:01 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Your Guide to the Allentown Art Museum's Fall 2014 Exhibits on LV Arts Salon

Allentown Art Museum Director David Mickenberg joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle for a wide-ranging conversation about the Museum's fall exhibits, Robert Indiana from A to Z, American Pop: The Prints, and Building the Arena: Photography by Theo Anderson.

(Original air-date 11/10/2014)

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The Salt
12:04 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

As Espresso Rises, Will 'Greek Coffee' Be Left To The Turks?

"Greek coffee" may be a matter of national pride in the Mediterranean nation. But increasingly, Greeks are embracing espresso, an imported brew, as their cup of Joe of choice.
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Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 1:08 pm

Greeks have loved coffee for centuries. Today, they drink more per capita than even the French and Italians, and almost as much as Americans, and they may spend hours each week in cafes.

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The Two-Way
10:49 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Book News: Jonathan Franzen's New Novel Poised For September Release

Jonathan Franzen, pictured here at The New Yorker Festival Fiction Night in 2009, won the National Book Award for his third novel, The Corrections.
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Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 11:02 am

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

Say one thing about Jonathan Franzen: He doesn't shy from an ambitious book title. Fresh off Freedom in 2010, Franzen plans to release a new novel next September — the modestly titled Purity.

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