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For Centuries, These Asian Recipes Have Helped New Moms Recover From Childbirth

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 6:00am

Postpartum soups and stews have traditionally been prepared for new moms by Asian grandmothers and aunts, the recipes passed down orally. A new cookbook seeks to preserve them before they're lost.

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'Madame President' Author On 'Street Cred,' Economic Power Of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 5:32pm

Helene Cooper's new book "Madame President" takes a detailed look at the life and career of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female president of Liberia.

NPR Poetry Month Kicks Off With Your Twitter Submissions

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 5:32pm

It's April 1st! And the first day of our NPR Poetry month, where we ask listeners to tweet us their poems using #NPRpoetry. Today's selection reveals a poet's day job as a scientist.

Designer Of Rainbow Flag, Enduring Symbol For Gay Rights, Has Died

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 3:47pm

Gilbert Baker used his sewing skills to create the flag, an enduring symbol of the gay rights movement, and later, of growing solidarity with LGBT causes. He was 65.

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Not My Job: 'Serial' Creator Sarah Koenig Gets Quizzed On Cereal

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 10:34am

In 2014, producer Sarah Koenig launched Serial, a spin-off podcast of This American Life. Serial Productions has now released S-Town, which explores an unexpected mystery in a small Alabama town.

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Not My Job: 'Serial' Creator Sarah Koenig Getz Quizzed On Cereal

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 10:34am

In 2014, producer Sarah Koenig launched Serial, a spin-off podcast of This American Life. Serial Productions has now released S-Town, which explores an unexpected mystery in a small Alabama town.

(Image credit: Sandy Honig /This American Life / Serial)

'Ship Beyond Time' Sails Through The Centuries

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 9:00am

Heidi Heilig's duology, The Girl From Everywhere and the new The Ship Beyond Time, follows a girl who travels between worlds and times on her father's tall ship, trying to save her mother's life.

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Getty Museum Acquires Collection Of Architect Frank Gehry

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 7:04am

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles has acquired a major collection of work by the architect Frank Gehry. It includes more than three decades of Gehry's drawings, photos, models and ephemera.

In 'Our Short History,' A Dying Single Mom Pens A Letter To Her Son

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 7:04am

Lauren Grodstein's new novel follows a political consultant who's determined to use what time she has left to share as much as she can with her 6-year-old son, including the identity of his father.

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Literal Farm To Table: Here's The Dirt On Chefs Cooking With Dirt

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 7:04am

As Chopped host Ted Allen puts it, "People are already eating snout-to-tale, leaves-to-roots. ... Chefs are getting people to eat kale and drink rotted juices. Dirt, rocks and mud just follow."

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Facing Death Threats And A Ban On His Novel, A Palestinian Author Flees

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 7:04am

"I always thought there was much space to write, to think, in Ramallah, especially," says novelist Abbad Yahya. "I feel that this space has now disappeared." He's now in hiding, fearing arrest.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Abbad Yahya)

In The Art Of Netsuke, Tiny Toggles Tell Delightful Stories Of Japan

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 6:50am

Collectors covet the detailed and intricate charm-like pieces, used as anchors on kimono sashes. Master carver Komada Ryushi shares how he still gets nervous each time he starts a new netsuke.

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'Luna: Wolf Moon' Is A Howling Good Read

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 6:00am

No one builds worlds like Ian McDonald. In Luna: Wolf Moon, he gives us a lunar colony ruled by five brutal, powerful dynasties, orbiting an Earth wracked by scarcity wars and political squabbling.

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For Egyptian Collector, No Object's Too Dusty Or Trivial For 'Mosaic Of Our History'

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 5:31am

Amgad Naguib collects old ticket stubs, wigs, letters and toothbrushes that he says tell Egypt's history. "I am sure I have more dresses and hats and handbags than you and all your friends," he says.

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Artist's Exhibit Borrows Human Tech To Solve Nature's Manmade Problems

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 7:51pm

Artist and philosopher Jonathon Keats didn't need to create anything new to show the absurdity of human problem-solving. All he had to do was give human technology to animals.

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Two Ways Of Documenting Uncertainty: 'All This Panic' And 'God Knows Where I Am'

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 3:16pm

Two documentaries out now flex a bit of moviemaking technique: All This Panic, about young women exploring what life has to offer, and God Knows Where I Am, about a woman who's sure she's seen it all.

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During World War II, Even Filmmakers Reported For Duty

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 2:04pm

Mark Harris says the military worked with Hollywood directors to create movies about the war. His book, Five Came Back, is the basis for a new Netflix docu-series. Originally broadcast March 3, 2014.

Occupational Hazards

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:51am

Get ready for a final round about everyone's favorite subject: Work! Every answer contains a job or occupation.

Strip Ts

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:51am

Ask Me Another raunches up this word game where every answer is a famous phrase, but with its "Ts" stripped away.

Rolling In The Deep

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:51am

In this parody of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," clues are rewritten to be about things you could find in the sea.

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