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P.J. O'Rourke On Baby Boomers, Retirement And Nostalgia

"The Greatest Generation" and "Baby Boomers" aren't the same cohort, but don't tell that to the latter group. Journalist and satirist P.J. O'Rourke takes on “the generation that never grew up” - his own - in his latest book. In a year that promises a plethora of 50th anniversary celebrations of pop culture moments fueled by Boomers remembering when, we talk with O'Rourke about nostalgia, retirement and the legacy the group will leave behind.

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Excerpt from THE BABY BOOM © 2014 by P. J. O’Rourke; reprinted with the permission of the publisher, Grove/Atlantic, Inc. All rights reserved.


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

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