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Koreans Have An Insatiable Appetite For Watching Strangers Binge Eat

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:36am

What's behind the curious food fad of mukbang, or live-streamed broadcasts of people eating endless amounts of food? The genre is so popular in South Korea that its stars pull in $10,000 a month.

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'Cheated' Out Of An Education: Book Replays UNC's Student-Athlete Scandal

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:46pm

Authors Jay Smith and Mary Willingham explain how the school steered athletes to pass-through courses in order to keep players eligible.

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Former Orca Trainer For SeaWorld Condemns Its Practices

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:11pm

John Hargrove says he left SeaWorld after seeing "devastating effects of captivity" on orcas. His new book is Beneath The Surface. SeaWorld disputes such claims and says it treats whales with respect.

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Even Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Now Munching On Bugs

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:27pm

At an event to honor the modern-day science hero, $15,000 worth of edible insects were on the menu. So Tyson was willing — if not exactly eager — to explore the delicacies on offer. For science.

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Sandwich Monday: Burger King's YUMBO

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 1:55pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the YUMBO. It's a Burger King sandwich with ham and cheese recently pulled out of retirement.

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Liberte, Egalite, Gastronomie? France Rallies To Defend Its Food's Honor

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 12:42pm

With fast food now a staple at home and Danish and Spanish chefs in the limelight, France's culinary supremacy is no longer a given. The government has mobilized to save French food traditions.

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'13 Men,' No Clear Answers: Digging Into An Indian Gang-Rape Case

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 4:19pm

Last year, a woman in rural India said that she'd been gang-raped on the orders of her tribal council. Journalist Sonia Foleiro traveled to her village and found competing narratives and few facts.

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Decades Before YouTube, Video Pioneers Captured Turbulent Era

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 7:51am

In the pre-digital age, shooting video was unwieldy and expensive. But in the late 1960s, storytellers calling themselves "Videofreex" used the first portable video recorders to film a changing world.

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Author: Kids Need Abundant Connection With Nature

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 6:59am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Scott Sampson about his book, How to Raise a Wild Child, a field guide for getting kids in touch with nature in a tech-centered world.

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William Electric Black Tackles Gun Violence In 5 Ambitious Plays

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 6:59am

William Electric Black, the first African American writer for Sesame Street and winner of several Emmys, has a new project: a five-play cycle on gun violence.

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What's Last Comes First

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 6:59am

For each word given, name another that can follow it to complete a compound word or two-word phrase. The last and first letters of the first word must be the first and second letters of the second.

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Foraging In The Office Fridge: Petty Theft Or Public Service?

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 5:18am

A splash of milk for your coffee might pass, but helping yourself to a whole sandwich? Like any controversial office issue, the ethical lines that cut through the fridge aren't so clear.

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Foraging In The Office Fridge: Petty Theft Or Public Service?

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 5:18am

A splash of milk for your coffee might pass, but helping yourself to a whole sandwich? Like any controversial office issue, the ethical lines that cut through the fridge aren't so clear.

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Thanks To Chance (And Craigslist), A Writer Becomes A Carpenter

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 5:00pm

Writer Nina MacLaughlin hit her low point producing a listicle of the world's 100 Unsexiest Men. Six years and a lucky Craigslist ad later, she's a carpenter and author of the new memoir Hammer Head.

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'I'm Perd Hapley, And I Just Realized I'm Played By An Actual Newscaster'

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 4:31pm

Jay Jackson plays the hilariously odd newscaster on NBC's Parks and Recreation. But before he was a fake anchor, Jackson spent 22 years as a real TV reporter — and he became an actor by accident.

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Not My Job: Richard Price (aka Harry Brandt) Gets Quizzed On Pseudonyms

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 8:17am

For his latest book, The Whites, novelist Richard Price decided to use a pen name. In retrospect, he wishes he hadn't.

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Opera About Frida Kahlo Has Symbolic Meaning For Detroit Comboser

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 6:11am

The opera Frida is being staged in Detroit. It coincides with a new exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts devoted to the year Frida Kahlo and her husband, Diego Rivera, lived in the city.

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400 Years Later, Spain May Have Found 'Don Quixote' Author's Grave

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 6:11am

Archaeologists in Madrid may have discovered the long-lost remains of Miguel de Cervantes. NPR's Scott Simon asks whether or not the bones are his, and if they'll attract tourists to the site.

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One Man, New TV Show: James Corden Takes Over At 'Late Late Night'

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 6:11am

Come Monday night, CBS's The Late Late Show will have a new host: James Corden. The British actor told NPR's Scott Simon he's hoping to breathe some fresh air into late night TV.

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'Hausfrau' Strips Down Its Modern-Day Madame Bovary

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 6:11am

Debut novelist Jill Alexander Essbaum's heroine is a deeply unhappy married woman who seeks solace in sexual encounters. Essbaum says it's through those encounters that "we see where she's busted."

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