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Not My Job: Designer Jonathan Adler Gets Quizzed On New Coke

Thirty years ago the Coca-Cola company introduced New Coke, which is legendary as both the most disastrous and most successful product launches of all time.
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At 81, The Man Behind Big Bird Sees 'No Reason To Quit'

"It's an awfully good job," Caroll Spinney says, of the more than 40 years he has spent on Sesame Street. A new documentary tells the story of the octogenarian man playing a 6-year-old bird.
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A Veteran Scientist Dreams Boldly Of 'Earth And Sky'

Famous — and occasionally controversial — physicist Freeman Dyson's new essay collection ranges from scientific history to today's hot-button issues like climate change and genetic engineering.
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Above The Fray: Mafate Offers A Roadless, Island Isolation

On La Réunion, a remote Indian Ocean island, one community lives in a collapsed volcanic crater, reachable only by foot or helicopter. We bring you an audio postcard.
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Can You Spot The Fake Fragonard?

A London gallery has asked visitors to spot the single fake, produced for about $100 in China, and displayed among its priceless collection. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what makes art valuable.
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Getting To Know The Real Story Was Key To Broadway's 'King And I' Revival

The musical's heroine was inspired by an English-Indian governess who really did travel to the king of Siam's court. The revival, directed by Bartlett Sher, has received nine Tony nominations.
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'Outsider Baseball': Tells Tales Of Obscure Baseball Characters

Gary Cieradkowski's new book is an illustrated compendium of baseball's forgotten characters. He talks to NPR's Scott Simon about The League of Outsider Baseball.
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'Far From The Madding Crowd': Counterprogramming Writ Victorian

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews the new movie version of Thomas Hardy's Victorian romance, Far From The Madding Crowd.
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Hollywood Offers Up A Bevy Of Superheroes In 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Reviewer David Edelstein says Joss Whedon's new film plays like "a strategic set-up for a Hollywood franchise." Viewers will be blitzed by sound and fury — and a certain amount of "gobbledegook."
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What's Inside A 'Derby Pie'? Maybe A Lawsuit Waiting To Happen

Around Louisville, "derby pie" is de rigueur fare for the Kentucky Derby. But the pie's creators are real sticklers about what can be called a "derby pie" — and they're not afraid to sue over it.

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