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Chris Cleve's WWII Novel Draws From Family's Bravery

NPR's Lynn Neary asks Chris Cleve about his new novel Everyone Brave If Forgiven. He wanted to write about Randolph Churchill's World War II experiences but discovered surprising inspiration.
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Barnes & Noble Founder Retires, Leaving His Imprint On Bookstore's History

As Founder and Chairman of Barnes & Noble, Leonard Riggio steered it through the proliferation of free information in the Internet age. As he retires, he tells NPR's Lynn Neary about his long career.
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2016: Age Of The On-Screen Black Superhero

From Black Panther to Luke Cage, filmmakers say audiences today demand superheroes that better reflect their world. Comic creators say it's about time TV and movies caught up with diversity in comics.
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Examining The Lure Of ISIS In 'Another World'

A documentary play in London features actors performing the exact words, gathered from interviews, of Muslim mothers who lost children to ISIS, a U.S. general and a former Guantanamo detainee.
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Before The Races, Test Your Kentucky Derby Knowledge

NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with author and trivia master A.J. Jacobs about everything you always wanted to know about the Kentucky Derby.
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Not My Job: Actress Rachel Bloom Gets Quizzed On Crazy Ex-Boyfriends

Since she's the creator and star of the show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, we've invited Bloom to answer three questions about some notorious crazy ex-boyfriends.
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'Little Mosque' Creator Zarqa Nawaz On Mixing Comedy And Religion

The writer/filmmaker uses humor to help people understand Islam, but it took years for some mosque members to come around to her jokes. Nawaz's new memoir is called Laughing All The Way to the Mosque.
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Celebrating Mother's Day? Make Sure You Have The Date Right

Many countries in the world celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May, but it's not the global norm. Turns out it has to do with the origins of the celebration, historical events and culture.
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Bourbon To Bubbly: Shake Up Your Derby Mint Julep

On Derby Day, the mint-infused cocktail reigns supreme. The mint is a must, but these days, everything from brandy to gin and champagne can sub in for the whiskey.
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The Black Panther May Have His Roots In A 15th Century African Kingdom

Yes, he's a comic book character. And he lives in an imaginary place. But it may be based on a regional powerhouse that flourished in what is now Zimbabwe.

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