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Ellar Coltrane Speaks Of Growing Up On Screen In 'Boyhood'

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 6:36am

Film director Richard Linklater's latest movie, Boyhood, was shot over 12 years. NPR's Tamara Keith speaks with the star of the film, Ellar Coltrane, who's spent over a decade shooting the movie.

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'Angels' FInd Pre-Civil War Home In Idyllic Interracial Enclave

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 6:36am

NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Breena Clark about her new novel, Angels Make Their Hope Here. It follows Dossie Bird, a girl who escapes slavery in 1849 and flees to an interracial enclave in New Jersey.

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Tracking The World's Famous Most Unread Books

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 6:36am

NPR's Tamara Keith speaks to Jordan Ellenberg about his part-serious, part-playful Hawking Index, which is an e-book-era mathematical measurement of how far readers get into books before giving up.

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History In The Groove: Q&A With Author (And 78 Collector) Amanda Petrusich

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 6:03am

There's a vibrant collecting community for old 78rpm records, ancestors of today's iTunes single. Music writer Amanda Petrusich got sucked in while writing her new book, Do Not Sell at Any Price.

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A Marriage In Crisis Is The Model For This 'Drawing'

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 4:35am

Robin Black's Life Drawing follows an artist couple working through the pain of a past betrayal. "It's ... a fascinating subject," Black says. "Who stays together and how do they manage it?"

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Not My Job: Skier Mikaela Shiffrin Gets Quizzed On Downhill Cheese Races

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 5:56pm

If you think downhill ski racing is dangerous, then you've never seen the Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Races, in which competitors hurl their bodies down a steep hill, chasing a wheel of cheese.

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