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Sandwich Monday: The Deep-Fried Grilled Cheese

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try an update to a sandwich classic: the grilled cheese, breaded and deep-fried.
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'Fresh Air' Remembers Screenwriter Paul Mazursky

Mazursky wrote such films as Next Stop, Greenwich Village; An Unmarried Woman; and Down and Out in Beverly Hills. He died last week at the age of 84. He talked with Terry Gross in 1991 and 1999.
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'Fresh Air' Remembers Actor Meshach Taylor

Taylor was best known for his role as Anthony Bouvier on the TV sitcom Designing Women. Taylor's other TV series included Buffalo Bill and Dave's World. He chatted with Terry Gross in 1990.
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Rainbow Rowell Does Romance With A Subversive (Read: Realistic) Twist

The author's female leads are plus-sized, and sometimes, instead of falling in love, they are just trying to stay in it. Her new book, Landline, opens with a marriage on the verge of collapse.
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The Life And Death Of 'The Internet's Own Boy'

Programmer and activist Aaron Swartz was a "complex person," says filmmaker Brian Knappenberger. He tells Swartz's story, including his legal battle and suicide, in a new documentary.
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After Assault, Woman Finds Hope And Career In Restorative Justice

In 1976, Lorenn Walker was attacked in an alley in Waikiki, Hawaii. That trauma inspired Walker, then a high school dropout, to enroll in college, become a lawyer and work in violence prevention.
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Undeterred By The Blacklist, Lee Grant 'Said Yes To Everything'

After losing 12 years of her career to the communist blacklist, the actress and director spent decades lying about her age to make up for lost time. Her new memoir recounts her life in Hollywood.
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If You Cut In The Middle, Go To The End Of The Line

Two clues will be given for two five-letter answers. Move the middle letter of the first answer to the end of the word to get the second answer.
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In Islamabad, A Rare Piano Teacher Pursues His Mission Quietly

One of the few piano teachers in Pakistan's capital is determined to keep his art alive. To avoid being victimized by hard-line Islamists, he teaches on digital keyboards with the volume dialed down.
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'Coffee For Roses' And Other Garden Myths Debunked

Did you know you can't kill a gopher with chewing gum and hummingbirds are not attracted to red flowers? C.L. Fornari's book Coffee For Roses busts common gardening myths.

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