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In Film, Women's Stories Break Through At Fall Festivals

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:13pm

Study after study reveals that women remain underrepresented in film, both on screen and off. But film festivals can play a role in closing the gap.

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What's It Like To Be Neil Patrick Harris? He Gives You Options

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 9:03am

The actor says he's been able to do a lot of different things in his life, including his role as Doogie Howser. So when he sat down to write a memoir, he made it a "Choose Your Own Adventure."

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Friction Can Save Your Sandwich, And Other Tips For Better Bites

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:24am

Many sandwiches lack structural integrity due to "the sliced cucumber conundrum," says Dan Pashman, author of Eat More Better. He has fixes for it and other kitchen woes — like sad-looking leftovers.

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'As You Wish': Take A Peek At The Making Of 'The Princess Bride'

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:54pm

Actor Cary Elwes, best known for his dashing performance as the heroic farm boy Westley in The Princess Bride, has a new book out, full of memories from the cast of the cult classic.

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Striking Mosaic Found In Greek Tomb Dates From 4th Century B.C.

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:37pm

Dating from the last quarter of the 4th century B.C., the mosaic covers a space of nearly 15 feet by 10 feet. It features two horses, a man, and the god Hermes, in colorful detail.

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Wolverine's Death: Superheroes And The Cycle Of Eternal Return

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 1:00pm

Nerd-about-town Glen Weldon explains to a non-comics-reading guy exactly what is up with the impending death of Wolverine. (That's not a spoiler; the miniseries is actually called Death of Wolverine.)

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Neil Young's Writes Of His Love Affair With Cars

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 6:22am

Neil Young loves his cars so much he wrote a second memoir, Special Deluxe, devoted to them. He speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about music, the environment and, of course, automobiles.

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From VMI To James Island, Hollywood Battles To Get The Civil War Right

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 6:22am

The new film Field of Lost Shoes follows a group of VMI cadets who fought at the Battle of New Market. The film is one in a long history of Civil War movies, many of which have been problematic.

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Book Offers A Get-Wit-Quick Workout

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 6:22am

NPR's Ari Shapiro gets schooled in the art of being interesting by Benjamin Errett, the author of the new book, Elements of Wit.

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The Feathery Saga Of A 'Sucker For Unwanted Birds'

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 5:07am

Michelle Raffin's new The Birds of Pandemonium is an impassioned but occasionally jumbled memoir of her adventures in the noisy, smelly, exhausting, rewarding world of rare bird conservation.

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