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The People Vs. Coloring Books: The Verdict Is In

Coloring books are everywhere. Some kids and parents love them. Even grown-ups are getting in on the fun. But do they have any educational value?
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Learn To Make Korean Food With A Charming Graphic Cookbook

Robin Ha's Cook Korean! uses brightly colored illustrations to break down the process of making dishes like acorn jelly salad or kimchi stew.
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Credibility Concerns Overshadow Release Of Gay Talese's New Book

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Paul Farhi of the Washington Post about Gay Talese's new book, The Voyeur's Hotel. The credibility of the book, which follows a self-proclaimed sex researcher who bought a hotel to spy on his guests through ventilator windows, has been called into question after Farhi uncovered problems with Talese's story.
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100 Years Of Olivia De Havilland Handling Sexism, Her Sister, And Scarlett O'Hara

An appreciation of Olivia de Havilland — Gone With the Wind's last surviving cast member — on her 100th birthday.
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For Filmmaker Brian De Palma, It All Started With Alfred Hitchcock

NPR's Robert Siegel uses a new documentary about film director Brian De Palma to talk to him about his career highs and lows, techniques, and how deeply he has been influenced by Alfred Hitchcock.
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A Personal History Of L.A. Punk: 'It Was A Free-For-All For Outcasts'

John Doe, Exene Cervenka and Dave Alvin of the band X discuss punk's early days. "Anybody could belong to punk that wanted to be there," Cervenka says. Originally broadcast May 2, 2016.
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'BFG' Is A 'Delumptious' Pairing Of A Happy Child And A Radiant Old Soul

Steven Spielberg's latest movie is an adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1982 children's book about a big friendly giant. Critic David Edelstein says the BFG is "pure joy" — especially in its second half.
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Gay Talese Disavows His Disavowal Of His New Book

Talese had told The Washington Post he wouldn't promote his new nonfiction book, The Voyeur's Motel, after the paper found flaws in its story. But now he says the book will go ahead as planned.
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Mislabeled As A Memoirist, Author Asks: Whose Work Gets To Be Journalism?

Suki Kim wrote Without You, There Is No Us after working undercover as a teacher in North Korea. She says the response to her book is also a response to her identity as Korean and a woman.
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This Shakespeare Reconstruction Sets 'Merchant' In Post-Civil War D.C.

In District Merchants, Shylock is still Jewish, but half of the other characters are freed slaves. The playwright says he was inspired but a reference to slavery in Shakespeare's original text.

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