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In Aftermath Of Brazil's World Cup Defeat, A Poem To Numb The Pain

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 3:37pm

Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 this week. Author Kevin Roose says Ernest Thayer's classic poem on failure, "Casey at the Bat," might cheer the Brazilian soccer team up.

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After Decades In Storage, Damaged Rothko Murals Get High-Tech Restoration

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 3:37pm

In the early 1960s, abstract artist Mark Rothko created five murals for a penthouse dining room at Harvard University. By the late '70s they were trashed — sun-faded and splattered with cocktails.

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Oh, 'Boyhood!' Linklater's Cinematic Stunt Pays Off

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:38pm

Richard Linklater's new film took 12 years to make and tracks the actual youth and adolescence of its lead actor. Critic Bob Mondello says Boyhood is a rich and resonant portrait of real life.

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In A Remarkable Feat, 'Boyhood' Makes Time Visible

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:28pm

Boyhood is about a boy in Texas whose parents have separated. Filmed over 12 years, audiences watch him grow up — and his worldview evolve. The cumulative power of the movie is tremendous.

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It's 'Etsy,' Kenyan Style: Making Art Out Of Flip-Flops And Bottle Tops

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:52am

This summer, Kenya artists came to Washington, D.C., for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Some of them make their living by turning trash into sculptures, jewelry and igloos.

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Avoiding The Border: Is This Obama's Hurricane Katrina?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:18am

The president says he's working on addressing the surge of unauthorized border crossings into the U.S. But is his decision to not visit the border an epic mistake? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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Expat Producer Finds A Sense Of 'Home' In Music

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:18am

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, producer Frederica Boswell shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

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In Troubled Times, Find Freedom Through Faith And Forgiveness

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:18am

T.D. Jakes was once called "America's Best Preacher" by Time magazine. In this encore broadcast, host Michel Martin speaks with him about how he found his calling to become a pastor.

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Fly Like An Eagle: Site Picks The Best Aerial Drone Photos

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:41am

An eagle soars above a park in Indonesia. A waterfall in Mexico is seen from high above. Those are two of the best images taken by aerial drones, according to an online contest.

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Book News: Singapore Pulls 2 Children's Books With Gay Couples From Libraries

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:52am

Also: Colin Barrett has won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award; Roxana Robinson on the painful fragility of her concentration.

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