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A Tattooist And A Tweet Take A Band From Tiny Clubs To Tours

Fitz and the Tantrums' members clicked instantly, and won a famous fan early. But their rise also required an enormous amount of work — what the bandleader calls "success by a thousand paper cuts."
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Broken Promises On Display At Native American Treaties Exhibit

A rare exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian explores the history of treaties between Native American nations and the U.S.
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A Memoir Of A Family's Diaspora, And A Mother's Depression

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen looks back on his life and asks: Could a family's constant movement — four countries in four generations — contribute to a mother's struggle with mental illness?
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'Fresh Off The Boat' Repackages The Asian-American Story For TV

The TV show, based on Eddie Huang's memoir, retains some of the book's raw sensibility, but as he tells it, it's been a fight to keep his life's story from becoming a "cornstarch sitcom."
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Finding A Childhood Bully, And So Much More, In 'Whipping Boy'

In his new memoir, Allen Kurzweil goes looking for his childhood tormentor — and discovers he's served time for involvement in an international fraud scheme so wild and colorful, it could be a movie.
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'Train to Crystal City' Tells A Secret Story Of WWII Internments

A World War II program traded German and Italian Americans for Americans who were trapped abroad. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with author Jan Jarboe Russell.
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Sunday Puzzle: S.V. You

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name, with the initials S.V. For example, given "noted Idaho ski resort," you would say "Sun Valley."
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Illustrated Memoir Recalls Marching In Selma At Just 15

Lynda Blackmon Lowery was still a child when she joined the legendary 1965 march. Now she's written a book for young readers about the experience, called Turning 15 On The Road To Freedom.
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'Blackhat': A Classic Detective Story For A Brave New World

Over his years as a director, Michael Mann has taken on many crime stories. In his new film, malware is a central villain and the hero battles an adversary who resides in the virtual world.
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London Project Aims To Increase Diversity Of Filmmakers

Deborah Sathe, head of talent development and production for Film London's Microwave project, talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the project's efforts to recruit and mentor diverse filmmakers.

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