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Obama Throws Some Zingers At White House Correspondents Dinner

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 1:31am

Tthe annual "nerd ball" was a comedic schmooze-fest, where Washington's media stars get comfy with a mix of political bigwigs and Hollywood beautiful people to celebrate a year of journalism.

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Drawing From The Experience Of 'Indolent But Relentless' Cancer

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 4:03pm

Cartoonist Matt Freedman chronicled 60 days of cancer treatment in illustrations and in writing. "I didn't think of it as a book or a journal to share," he says, "but simply as a kind of experience."

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Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Dies; Played Sleuths On TV Hits

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 10:54am

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.'s streak of success as a leading man on TV included parts of three decades. The star of 77 Sunset Strip and The F.B.I. died at home in California.

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'24' Returns To Live Another Action-Packed Day

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

Jack Bauer is back and fighting terrorism in Europe. Can he save the day again? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Kiefer Sutherland about bringing Bauer back for a new season of "24."

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Poland's Tumultuous History Never Straightforward In 'Ida'

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

Ida is the story of a young woman on the verge of taking her vows to be a nun when she learns her parents were murdered Jews. Pawel Pawlikowski's new film is unlike the director's other movies.

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'The Noble Hustle': In Vegas And In Life, We Play The Cards We're Dealt

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

Novelist Colson Whitehead is also a devoted poker player. And in 2011 Grantland gave him the assignment to write about the World Series of Poker — by playing in it.

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Ralph Naders Seeks A United Front Against Corporate America

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

Can political opposites attract? Ralph Nader's new book makes a case for the far left and right to come together. He tells NPR's Scott Simon there's common ground in opposing corporate America.

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One NYC Indie Bookstore Survives By Being Small And Specialized

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 4:32am

As bookstores both large and small close across the country, Posman Books, a niche-focused, nimble bookseller, is about to open its fourth store in Manhattan.

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