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Morally Messy Stories, Exquisitely Told, In Mia Alvar's 'In The Country'

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 2:18pm

Alvar was born in Manila and grew up in Bahrain and New York City. Her back story is shared by many of her Filipino characters in her debut short story collection.

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Fueled By Fear, How Richard Nixon Became 'One Man Against The World'

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 2:14pm

In his new book, New York Times journalist Tim Weiner paints a portrait of a president overwhelmed by wars at home and abroad, whose self-destructive behavior resulted in "political suicide."

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Mamma Mia! Olive Garden Food Truck Invades Boston's Italian Neighborhood

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 4:00am

That's right: The Italian food chain has jumped on the food truck craze. And this weekend it parked in Boston's North End, where Italian food is most sacred and many eateries go back generations.

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'You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up': Inside The Lives Of The 'China Rich'

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 5:27pm

Kevin Kwan's novel China Rich Girlfriend is inspired by real young Asian billionaires who live in the lap of luxury, spending fortunes on outfits and sports cars. "It's all ripe for parody," he says.

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Bankrolling A Dinosaur Dig And Unearthing A Giant: The Giganotosaurus

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 4:11pm

Don Lessem was the dinosaur adviser for the first Jurassic Park, a job he says sounds more impressive than it was. His real big-dinosaur break happened years later, thanks to a blurry photo of a bone.

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Shooting Barbs At The Stars: Kathy Griffin On Comedy And Intolerance

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 7:18am

The comedian says she doesn't hold back in her biting humor, but she does try to evolve with the times. She isn't calling herself an "F-word hag" these days — but she will joke about Caitlyn Jenner.

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German Cold War Drama Comes To American TV

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 6:42am

The German TV show Deutschland '83, about spies in East Germany during the Cold War, premieres on American television soon. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with its creators, Anna and Joerg Winger.

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The Color Of This Puzzle Is Punny Looking

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 6:42am

For the blank in each provided sentence, put in the name of a color to complete the sentence in a punny way.

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'Meteor' Is A Fiery Ride Through American History

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 6:03am

Norman Lock's new novel takes readers on a breathlessly-paced tour of the Old West, from the point of view of a former Civil War bugle boy who tags along with some of the era's legendary characters.

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Nocturnal Nosh: Americans Get A Taste Of Night Markets

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 4:35am

Evening markets are a common sight throughout Asia, where delicious aromas regularly beckon hungry shoppers. Now night markets are popping up here in cities across the U.S.

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