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From Freud To Possession, A Doctor Faces Psychiatry's Demons

In Shrinks, Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman looks at the development of what he himself calls the most distrusted, feared and denigrated of all medical specialties.
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How The Luxury Fashion Industry Became All Business

Once family-owned, luxury fashion houses have been gobbled by conglomerates. Industry watchers say designers have suffered from a pressure-cooker environment that focuses intensely on the bottom line.
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These Nightclub Entertainers Paved The Way For Asian-Americans In Showbiz

Forbidden City was part of a Chinese-American nightclub scene that flourished in 1940s and '50s San Francisco. But between racial taunts and scandalized parents, its performers didn't have it easy.
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Murder City Earns Its Name In 'Blood Runs Green'

Before Beulah Annan or Leopold and Loeb, another murder became a Chicago sensation. Scott Simon speaks with Gillian O'Brien, author of Blood Runs Green: The Murder that Transfixed Gilded Age Chicago.
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Univision Incident Reignites Questions About Diversity In Latino Media

Fashion critic and host Rodner Figueroa has been let go for offensive comments about First Lady Michelle Obama. Critics see the incident as an example of racism in Spanish-language broadcasts.
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What's Familiar Becomes Unnerving In 'It Follows'

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews It Follows, a film that he says works some interesting changes on the horror genre.
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If Drugs Could Talk: In 'Delicious Foods' They Do

In James Hannaham's novel Delicious Foods, addiction itself is a character — it even narrates some of the chapters. The book imagines what slavery would look like in modern America.
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Obama 'Embarrassed' For Republicans Who Wrote Iran Letter

In two interviews, the president weighs in on controversies over the letter 47 Republicans wrote to the leaders of Iran and Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account.
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Horror Film Fans Beware: 'It Follows' Isn't The Fun Kind Of Scare

The film is about a teenage girl who sleeps with a boy and is suddenly under a curse. Critic David Edelstein says he didn't enjoy feeling "sick with dread," but the ending is unexpectedly moving.
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Making Pies For Pi Day: Think Inside The Circle

As math lovers know, it's almost Pi Day. And what better way to celebrate than by rolling out the dough? An NPR editor known for her experimental baking shares some of her favorite recipes.

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