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Online Dating Stats Reveal A 'Dataclysm' Of Telling Trends

OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder knows a lot about his site's users. He explains how he uses mass data to explore behavior in his new book Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking).
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No Tiara, No Problem: 'Rejected Princesses' Have Stories Worth Telling

A tank commander, a serial killer and a Mexican revolutionary wouldn't usually get to star in a Disney princess flick. But they do take the spotlight in a blog celebrating great women from history.
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One Woman, Many Surprises: Pacifist Muslim, British Spy, WWII Hero

A new docudrama tells the story of Noor Inayat Khan — a pacifist Indian-American woman who worked as a radio operator during World War II and became essential to operations in Nazi-occupied Paris.
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Blue Jeans Losing Their Grip On American Hips

Denim sales fell 6 percent over the past year. Blue jeans haven't hit the skids this hard since Marlon Brando and James Dean made them famous in the 1950s.
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A Judge Makes Critical Decisions In 'Children Act'

Fiona Maye holds the power of life and death in her hands. She's a family court judge at the center of Ian McEwan's new novel. NPR's Scott Simon talks to McEwan about his book, The Children Act.
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Joan Rivers On Her Own Funeral: 'I Want Paparazzi'

A collection of memorable interviews with the comedy queen, Joan Rivers, who passed away this week at the age of 81.
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Stars Line Up To Reimagine Laura Nyro

The late Laura Nyro penned hits, including "And When I Die" and "Save the Country." NPR's Scott Simon speaks with composer Billy Childs about his new album of tributes, Reimagining Laura Nyro.
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Comedians Take A Dark Turn In 'Skeleton Twins'

The Skeleton Twins is a new movie starring comedian Bill Hader as the estranged twin of Kristen Wiig. Hader talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his serious movie.
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'Starred Up' Not Your Typical Father-Son Tale

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the director and writer of the new hard-hitting British film set in a prison for violent offenders.
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Legal Dilemmas Become Human Drama In Ian McEwan's Latest

The Children Act by Ian McEwan is about a judge whose ruling decides the fate of a teenager in ways she can't imagine. It's written with McEwan's trademark gracefulness and control.

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