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'Publicly Shamed:' Who Needs The Pillory When We've Got Twitter?

Host Steve Inskeep explores modern-day humiliation with writer Jon Ronson, whose new book So You've Been Publicly Shamed digs into the lives of people who've been raked over the coals on social media.
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'Wolf Hall' On Stage And TV Means More Makeovers For Henry VIII's 'Pit Bull'

Hilary Mantel's popular novels breathed new life into Thomas Cromwell's legacy. Now, between a play and a miniseries, there seems to be no limit to the blacksmith's son's potential for reinvention.
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Why Are Chinese Artists Representing Kenya At The Venice Biennale?

Kenya will participate in the Venice Biennale, the prestigious art show that opens on May 9. But only two of the artists representing Kenya will be Kenyan. Most aren't even African — they're Chinese.
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Jon Stewart's Replacement Is Unlikely Choice For 'The Daily Show'

"The Daily Show" replaces departing host Jon Stewart with South African comedian Trevor Noah. He is a relatively unknown comedian and an unlikely choice for the program.
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Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say

More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.
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How 'One Nation' Didn't Become 'Under God' Until The '50s Religious Revival

Kevin Kruse's book looks at how industrialists in the '30s and '40s recruited clergy to preach free enterprise. And under the Eisenhower administration, Christianity and capitalism moved center stage.

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Open A Critic's 'Poetry Notebook' And Find The Works That Shaped Him

Clive James was diagnosed with leukemia a few years ago. "There is a grief in all poetry," he writes in his latest book of essays. "Poetry holds itself together, and eventually we ourselves do not."
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Sandwich Monday: The Passover Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we introduce our non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.
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5 Thoughts On Trevor Noah Taking Over 'The Daily Show'

South African comedian Trevor Noah was announced Monday as the next host of The Daily Show. It might not be the most obvious pick, but why make the most obvious pick?
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Trevor Noah Will Replace Jon Stewart As Host Of 'The Daily Show'

Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless says that Trevor Noah "has a huge international following and is poised to explode here in America."

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