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For Kafka, Even Beer Came With Baggage

Many of Kafka's darkest comedies appear rooted in the cowering relationship he had with his father. Their only true bonding was over beer.
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'Alice & Oliver' Novelist On Marriage, Cancer And The Pain Of Uncertainty

Charles Bock's wife died from leukemia just before their daughter's 3rd birthday. Bock relived the final years of her life while writing his new novel. "I was just shattered," he says of the loss.
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Gardens Don't Tend Themselves: Portraits Of The People Behind LA's Luxury

Behind every gleaming bathroom or expertly manicured lawn is a person tasked with its upkeep. These workers are the stars of Ramiro Gomez's art — he's a former nanny and the son of Mexican immigrants.
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To Access Her Big, Boxy Muse, Photographer Set Her Sights On Allen Ginsberg

From a bland suburban upbringing, Elsa Dorfman emerged into a creative life inspired by her 6-foot Polaroid camera. And the famed Beat poet turned out to be the key to that astounding metamorphosis.
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Want To Teach In Urban Schools? Get To Know The Neighborhood

Many teachers in urban schools don't understand their students or the places they live, says author and educator Christopher Emdin.
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#NPRpoetry Moment: Poetry Of Potent Potables

It's National Poetry Month and listeners have been submitting Twitter poems with the hashtag #NPRpoetry. Graphic designer Kat Wedmore wrote about her connection with the show Jeopardy!
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#NPRpoetry Moment: Follow That Shiny Bald Spot

To celebrate National Poetry Month this April, All Things Considered asked listeners to Tweet poems with the hashtag #NPRpoetry. Eight-year-old Lily Sciacca writes about how she finds her father.
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With Hollywood's Advanced Digital Face-Lifting, Do We Even Need Actors?

You can now digitally replace just about anything on an actor's body — including the actor himself. Journalist Logan Hill explains this practice of often invisible digital retouching in media.
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Buster Keaton And Samuel Beckett Walk Into A Movie Studio ...

In 1964, the silent film master and the celebrated playwright made a film together. It was Beckett's first movie — and it showed. Notfilm tells the story of their collaboration.
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#NPRpoetry Moment: 'Love Is A Rube Goldberg Machine'

This National Poetry Month, All Things Considered challenged listeners to submit Twitter poems with the hashtag #NPRpoetry. Listener Tommy Welty wrote about his family.

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