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Serial Host Sarah Koenig Says She Set Out To Report, Not Exonerate

The podcast is a reinvestigation of the 1999 murder of Maryland high school student Hae Min Lee. Her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed is serving a life sentence but has always maintained his innocence.
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For Australian Christmas, Everything's Overturned But The Pudding

Cooking in 100-degree weather is no fun, which is why many Australians ditched roasts and other holiday mainstays long ago. Except for Christmas pudding, a tradition steeped in history — and alcohol.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 23

You can watch a holiday movie, or six. A stage adaptation of work by C.S. Lewis comes to D.C.

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Videos Of Ray Rice, Eric Garner Among Biggest Media Moments Of 2014

Some of the most interesting things on TV in 2014 weren't actually made for TV. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans lists the moments in television, viral video and social media that changed us all this year.
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Time For A Holiday Favorite: 'Santaland Diaries'

About this time every year, we present an encore broadcast of the life and times of Crumpet the Elf. Crumpet is the alter ego of writer David Sedaris, who once worked as a department store elf.
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Satirizing Dictators Is Nothing New — Just Ask Charlie Chaplin

The Interview is hardly the first time a dictator has been portrayed on the big screen — Bugs Bunny, Mel Brooks and South Park have all taken aim at fearsome world leaders.
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A Vital Chapter Of American History On Film In 'Selma'

Director Ava DuVernay speaks to NPR's Michele Norris about making Selma, a searing depiction of the battle for voting rights — and the first major movie about the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
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Sandwich Monday: The 'Shroom Burger From Shake Shack

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a next-level veggie burger: the 'Shroom Burger from Shake Shack. It's a fried mushroom burger stuffed with two types of cheese.
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A Very Code Switch Christmas TV Special

It's that time around Christmas, when all we can see are a handful of stories on our TV screens. Frosty, and Charlie, and Ralphie, and Kevin, but there's not too much brown in this mostly white canon.
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We Ask A Scholar: How Does Ridley Scott's 'Exodus' Compare With The Bible's?

Robert Alter, a leading secular scholar of Scripture, says the film was fun to watch, but "it's not exactly Exodus; it's panorama and pageantry, which is what film does." And, he adds, why not?

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