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'Bloom County 2015': Berkeley Breathed Revives Comic Strip

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 9:57am

The cartoonist won a Pulitzer Prize for his work on Bloom County in 1987; two years later, he quit producing it.

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A Crime Of Passion: When The Love Of Yogurt Burned Too Bright

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 2:37am

Edgar Diaz poured his heart into building a yogurt company whose product won accolades. So why did he burn down his factory? The answer is a kind of love story: an ill-fated love affair with yogurt.

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A Crime Of Passion: When The Love Of Yogurt Burned Too Bright

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 2:37am

Edgar Diaz poured his heart into building a yogurt company whose product won accolades. So why did he burn down his factory? The answer is a kind of love story: an ill-fated love affair with yogurt.

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Before He 'Saw Dead People,' Haley Joel Osment Saw Casting Agents At Ikea

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 4:37pm

Discovered at an Ikea in Burbank, Calif., he was a Hollywood actor by the time he was 5. But it was his performance as Cole Sear in The Sixth Sense that propelled a career that's lasted over 20 years.

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'Happy Birthday' Hits Sour Notes When It Comes To Song's Free Use

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 4:23pm

"Happy Birthday to You" is sung everywhere, but because it's copyrighted, it's rarely heard on TV or in movies. A filmmaker has filed a lawsuit seeking to make the song part of the public domain.

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After Fight For Life And Media Firestorm, 'Distressed Baby' Is Happy Toddler

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 4:23pm

When a CEO blamed "distressed babies" for cuts to benefits last year, Deanna Fei discovered her infant was national news. She reflects on how she coped with a baby on life support — and in headlines.

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The Pitch Of A Lifetime: One Enterprising 'Star Trek' Fan's Big Chance

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 4:23pm

Like many fans of the franchise, Michael Gummelt has some ideas about why and how Star Trek should return to TV. But unlike any other fans, he'll have a chance to pitch his concept to Paramount.

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Opening Indonesia's Eyes In 'The Look Of Silence'

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 4:10pm

Joshua Oppenheimer's new film is a sequel to The Act of Killing, about the perpetrators of mass killings after Indonesia's 1965 coup. It follows an optician searching out his older brother's killers.

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How To Hack Béarnaise, A Mother Of A French Sauce

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 7:22am

Béarnaise is a classic French sauce typically served with steak. But it's tricky for a home chef to keep the raw egg and the butter in it from separating. A chef reveals his secret weapon.

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A Puzzle With A Northern Focus, Eh?

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 7:03am

Today's puzzle involves wordplay on some well-known Canadian place names.

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She Was Groot: After A Galactic Hit, Marvel Screenwriter Tackles Comics

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 6:48am

Nicole Perlman was the first woman to get a writing credit on a Marvel Studios movie, last year's Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, she's taking on a more earthly challenge: Writing her first comic book.

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French, English, Comics: Proust On Memory, In Any Language

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 6:48am

Proust's famous novel Swan's Way is out in the form of — wait for it — a graphic novel. Glen Weldon explains how much of it is substance and how much is gimmick.

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The Ramadan Breakfast Of Champions To Get You Through A Day's Fast

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 6:48am

Ramadan this year falls in the height of summer when days are longest. Many Observant Muslims are fasting 16 hours a day or longer, so their pre-dawn breakfast needs to be hydrating and satiating.

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'Cold Iron' Asks: What If Tolkien Had Been American?

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 6:03am

Stina Leicht's novel melds Tolkienesque fantasy with muskets and gunpowder in a tale of elves at war with humans. Critic Amal El-Mohtar calls it "an impressively character-driven doorstop."

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In Palestine, A Child Of Violence Becomes A Music Educator

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 5:26am

Children of the Stone tells the story of a rock-throwing Palestinian teen's journey to found a music school. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Ramzi Aburedwan and author Sandy Tolan.

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In The Writer's Room, Robin Thede Quietly Makes Late Night History

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 4:53am

Thede's wide-ranging career has included stints in both journalism and comedy. Now, at The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, she's the first black woman to work as a head writer in late night TV.

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In The Writer's Room, One Woman Quietly Makes Late Night History

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 4:53am

Robin Thede's wide-ranging career has included stints in both journalism and comedy. Now, at The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, she's the first black woman to work as a head writer in late night TV.

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Fearing Her Mind's Decline, Patricia Marx Scrambles To Get Less Stupid

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 4:09pm

The first woman to write for The Harvard Lampoon, now a New Yorker staffer, Marx still felt as if she was getting dumber with age. So, she put her head to work, doing every brain exercise she could.

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Roger Rees, Welsh-Born Stage, Screen And TV Actor, Dies At 71

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 11:08am

American audiences came to know him as the star of the adaptation of Charles Dickens' The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby on Broadway. He won a Tony Award in the title role.

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Why 'Self/less' Needs A Better Past To Build A Better Future

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 10:03am

Some science-fiction films like Mad Max: Fury Road and Ex Machina get away with giving characters very little history. But a body-jumping transformation story doesn't have that luxury.

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