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Sherman Alexie On His New Kids' Book And The Angst Of Being A 'Jr.'

Alexie says he always struggled with being named after his dad — so he decided to write a book about it. Thunder Boy Jr. is about a little boy who is eager to have his own name and be his own person.
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On The Ever-Present Trauma Of Rape: 'You Are Not Alone. Don't Give Up'

More than 30 years after he says he was raped by a priest, Raymond Douglas wrote about his trauma. He hopes it will help more male victims to speak up and authorities to better address the issue.
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Teaching The Intangibles: How To Ingrain 'Grit' In Students

Author Paul Tough's book, Helping Children Succeed, lays out what he calls the tools for helping children succeed, particularly through attributes like perseverance and grit.
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Joe Hill On 'Fireman,' Family And ... Fart Cookies?

Novelist Joe Hill's latest, The Fireman, is an apocalyptic plague tale about a pathogen that makes sufferers explode. He says his father Stephen King has had a great influence on his storytelling.
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From 'Apprentice' To 'MacGyver,' TV Raids Old Shows To Excite Advertisers

The TV networks recently tried to sell their new shows to advertisers at the 2016 upfronts. But most of the shows being sold are things you've already seen.
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'Sounds And Sweet Airs' Remembers The Forgotten Women Of Classical Music

You may be familiar with Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann. But did you know Mendelssohn's sister Fanny and Schumman's wife Clara were accomplished composers, too?
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Now At Your Comic Shop: Ta-Nehisi Coates And Michael Chabon

Acclaimed authors — including Ta-Nehisi Coates and Michael Chabon — have begun penning comic books, to great acclaim. Coates' first issue of Black Panther is the year's top-selling comic so far.
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The Delicate Task Of Restoring One Of The World's Oldest Libraries

After a four-year restoration, Morocco is poised to reopen the Qarawiyyin Library, founded more than a millennium ago by a pioneering woman and home to some of the earliest works of Islam.
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Anthony Mackie On Portraying Martin Luther King Jr. In 'All The Way'

All The Way is a drama from HBO that chronicles President Lyndon B. Johnson's struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act. Michel Martin speaks with Anthony Mackie, who portrays Martin Luther King Jr.
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Coming Up Sunday: The Directors Of 'Weiner'

On Sunday's All Things Considered, we will take a look at Weiner, a new documentary that chronicles the political failure of Anthony Weiner as he ran for New York City mayor.

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