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Meet Joseph Duveen, The Savvy Art Dealer Who Sold European Masterpieces

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 2:53am

Duveen once observed: "Europe has a great deal of art, and America has a great deal of money." A new exhibit explores the relationship between Duveen and American mega-millionaire Norton Simon.

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Author Explores The Ripple Effects Of A Kidnapping In Mexico

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 5:27pm

In his collection Barefoot Dogs, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho offers varying perspectives on the kidnapping of a Mexican patriarch. He asks: "How do you reach closure when someone you love has disappeared?"

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Cyberpsychologist: Online, 'Every Contact Leaves A Trace'

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 3:57pm

Mary Aiken, who examines digital fingerprints to help solve crimes, is the real-life inspiration for the lead investigator on CSI: Cyber. She says she works where "humans and technology collide."

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Hollywood Producer Finds Unlikely Second Career: Prison Reform

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 3:57pm

Scott Budnick hit it big in Hollywood with the Hangover movies. Then, in 2013, he decided to leave it all behind.

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Broken Family Needs To Have A 'Man At The Helm'

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 7:08am

In Nina Stibbe's new novel, Man at the Helm, Lizzie, 9, wants to find a man for her newly divorced mother. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Stibbe about the freedom of writing in a child's voice.

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Seniors Speed-Date In 'Age Of Love'

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 7:08am

In his new documentary, The Age of Love, filmmaker Steven Loring profiled several people between 70 and 90 at a speed dating event in Rochester, N.Y.

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The Seratones Rock The Tiny Desk With A Jungle Beat

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 7:08am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to AJ Harvey and Adam Davis of the Louisiana rock band Seratones. The group had a entry to the recent NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert, though they didn't win the final prize.

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City And Stating The Obvious

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 7:03am

Letters that start the name of a city are combined with letters that start the name of its state to spell a word. What are the city and state? For the word "latex," the answer would be Laredo, Texas.

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Reading On The Roof? Now That's Punk Rock

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 6:03am

In The Savage Detectives, Roberto Bolaño invented the "visceral realists," a group of wild writers who read anywhere and everywhere — causing critic Juan Vidal to ponder the weird places we read.

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Helen Mirren Extends Her Elizabethan Reign In 'The Audience'

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 5:05am

Playwright Peter Morgan eavesdrops on more than 60 years of private conversations between Queen Elizabeth II, played by Mirren, and her prime ministers in The Audience.

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Helen Mirren Extends Her Elizabethan Reign In 'The Audience'

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 5:05am

Playwright Peter Morgan eavesdrops on more than 60 years of private conversations between Queen Elizabeth II, played by Mirren, and her prime ministers in The Audience.

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Movie Chains Balk At Netflix's Plan For Simultaneous Release

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 5:31pm

The streaming service plans to release Beasts Of No Nation, starring Idris Elba, in theaters and online at the same time. But at least four major movie theater chains won't be showing it.

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'Kimmy Schmidt' Finds Optimism (And Jokes) In Dark Premise

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 4:00pm

The new Netflix comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, co-created by Tina Fey and starring Ellie Kemper, offers a harrowing twist on the "small-town woman moves to the big city" story.

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Grace Hopper, 'The Queen Of Code,' Would Have Hated That Title

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 4:00pm

Gillian Jacobs, known for her role as Britta Perry on Community, directed a short documentary on the computer programming pioneer. She says Hopper wasn't fond of the hype over her accomplishments.

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Not My Job: Singer Robert Earl Keen Gets Quizzed On Cats

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 8:44am

The last time Keen was on the show he told a story about how he woke up one day to find his wife standing in the doorway, shooting at cats with a deer rifle.

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'Bowling Alone' Author Tackles The American Dream

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 7:25am

American political scientist Robert Putnam says we've lost sight of America as the land of opportunity. NPR's Scott Simon talks with him about his new book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.

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30 Seconds That Echo Through History In 'Epitaph'

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 6:03am

Forget whatever you thought you knew about the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Mary Doria Russell's new novel is an epic investigation into all the things that made the bloodshed inevitable.

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The Lusitania Mystery: Why British Codebreakers Didn't Try To Save It

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 4:48am

The ocean liner's sinking by a German U-boat led to the U.S. entering World War I. Erik Larson, author of Dead Wake, says British intelligence knew the ship was in danger and didn't tell anyone.

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After 60 Years Of Fabulousness, Dame Edna Embarks On Her Farewell Tour

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 4:29am

The housewife and superstar — a creation of Australian comedian Barry Humphries — says it's not entirely clear what her retirement will look like. "I'm a restless spirit," she says.

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Voluptuous Veg: Can Food Porn Seed Lust For Healthy Eating?

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 3:55pm

Tempting-looking spoonfuls of chocolate are plentiful online. Beautiful Brussels sprouts? Not so much. A campaign aims to boost the number of these images and whet our appetites for healthy foods.

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