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'Jane Eyre' Retelling Swaps English Countryside For Bustling City Streets

Patricia Park's novel, Re Jane, is a retelling of Charlotte Bronte's classic Jane Eyre set in modern-day New York and South Korea. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with author Jean Kwok about Park's novel.
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In This Twist On Tricky Dick's History, A President's Secrets Can Save Us

In Crooked, novelist Austin Grossman excuses Richard Nixon's rocky political career in the weirdest ways possible — by reimagining the former president as a warrior against supernatural forces.
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Put That Wok To Work: A Trick For Smoking Fish Indoors

Smoking fish usually requires a pricy smoker or other specialized gear. But you can get great smoky flavor with just a wok, some foil and a quick raid of the pantry.
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50 Years Ago, Bob Dylan Electrified A Decade With One Concert

It's been 50 years since Bob Dylan strolled on stage at the Newport Folk Festival, plugged in an electric guitar, and infuriated his flock. Historian Elijah Wald says there's much more to the story.
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Want To Get Inside Your Favorite Show? Go To Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con is the sweet spot for immersive marketing, a form of advertising involving elaborate experiences that let fans feel like they're inside their favorite games, movies and shows.
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Back To Walley World: The Griswolds Go On 'Vacation' Again

The movie's co-director says the goal wasn't to remake the National Lampoon film, but rather "to bring it to the next generation." Rusty, the son from the '80s classic, is now in the driver's seat.
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Not My Job: Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Gets Quizzed On 'General Hospital'

Sure, he knows hospitals, but does he know General Hospital? We ask Murthy three questions about the long-running soap opera which treated 5,000 percent more amnesia cases than the national average.
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From Canes To Closures, Designing With Style For People With Disabilities

Almost 60 million Americans have a permanent disability, but the fashion industry hasn't tapped into that market. Activists and designers are trying to change that, a signature and a stitch at a time.
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In 'Wondering Who You Are,' A Man Wakes Up And Doesn't Know His Wife

Sonya Lea and her husband Richard Bandy had been married for more than 20 years when he had to have an operation for a rare cancer. Since then, he's been piecing together the puzzle of his past.
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Finding The Humor In Desparation In 'Samba'

In the new movie, Samba, Omar Sy plays a Senegalese immigrant living illegally in France. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Sy about his own background and his transition from comedy to drama.

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