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The Salt
5:42 am
Sun July 26, 2015

Put That Wok To Work: A Trick For Smoking Fish Indoors

Smoked fish — a cooking method that uses the smoke of an indirect fire to lightly cook, flavor, and preserve the meat — is too often left to the professionals. But there are ways to do it indoors, at home and without much effort.
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Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 2:09 pm

This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen.

This week: We learn how to smoke fish without any specialized, pricey equipment.

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Newport Folk Festival
5:18 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

50 Years Ago, Bob Dylan Electrified A Decade With One Concert

Diana Davies Courtesy of the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 5:28 pm

In the early 1960s, burgeoning folk music scenes were burbling up all over the country, and the Newport Folk Festival was their confluence.

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Movie Interviews
5:15 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

Back To Walley World: The Griswolds Go On 'Vacation' Again

Skyler Gisondo (from left), Steele Stebbins, Christina Applegate and Ed Helms are the new Griswold family — en route to Walley World — in the 2015 follow-up to the 1983 movie Vacation.
Hopper Stone Warner Brothers Pictures

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 5:28 pm

National Lampoon's Vacation has been resurrected: more than 30 years later, the Griswolds are back on another reckless, wild road trip.

In the new movie Vacation, Rusty Griswold, the son from the original series, is all grown up and taking his family on a cross-country trip to the theme park Walley World. It goes about as smoothly as you'd expect.

Co-writers and co-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein say the R-rated movie is not a reboot or a remake, but very much a sequel.

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Arts & Life
5:14 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

Want To Get Inside Your Favorite Show? Go To Comic-Con

This two-story ship is just one of many enormous marketing displays both inside and outside at San Diego Comic-Con.
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Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 10:23 am

The swarms of fans are gone from San Diego, and the elaborate displays that spilled out of the city's convention center during Comic-Con have been dismantled. Nonetheless, the studios and networks are already planning next year's show, because Comic-Con is the sweet spot for a peculiar kind of advertising that's at its peak here.

It's called immersive — or experiential — marketing, and it has taken off in the past few years. I ventured onto the convention floor to check out some of the displays, like the the giant installation for the TNT network show The Last Ship.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:29 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Not My Job: Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Gets Quizzed On 'General Hospital'

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Dr. Vivek Murthy — the 19th U.S. Surgeon General — has had a pretty good medical career: As a college freshman, he, along with his sister, co-founded an HIV/AIDs education program, and, in a move that would make even Doogie Howser jealous, he was confirmed as U.S. Surgeon General when he was just 37.

But! Did he ever work at General Hospital? We suspect not. We'll ask him three questions about the long-running ABC soap opera which mysteriously treated 5,000 percent more cases of amnesia than the national average.

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The Seams
8:42 am
Sat July 25, 2015

From Canes To Closures, Designing With Style For People With Disabilities

Parsons School of Design graduate Lucy Jones created Seated Design, a collection of clothing for people who use wheelchairs. The clothes include extra fabric at the elbows for greater mobility.
Courtesy of Lucy Jones

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 1:51 pm

Think of all the accessibility amenities you've gotten used to seeing since July 26, 1990, the day the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law: Wheelchair ramps leading into government buildings; Support rails in restroom stalls; ATM keypads and elevator buttons in Braille.

Despite these improvements, people with disabilities still struggle in many areas, including one you might not think much about: clothing.

Cute Canes, Like Eyeglass Frames

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Book News & Features
7:48 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Iconic Literary Road Trips, Mapped In Time For Summer

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 10:55 am

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Movie Interviews
7:48 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Finding The Humor In Desparation In 'Samba'

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 10:55 am

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Author Interviews
7:48 am
Sat July 25, 2015

An Unlikely Pair Form A Wily Duo In 'Crooked Heart'

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 10:55 am

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Time Machine
7:03 am
Sat July 25, 2015

'Sandman Slim' Is Urban Fantasy With Brains, Guts And A Blackened Heart

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 1:24 pm

Six years ago I picked up a book called Sandman Slim by an author, Richard Kadrey, whose name was only vaguely familiar to me. I bought it on a whim. I'm happy I did. Turns out Kadrey wrote Metrophage — a book I'd heard about but never actually got around to reading — back in the '80s, during the golden age of cyberpunk.

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