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Birth Photographer Lives For The Moment

Photographing childbirth isn't always easy or convenient, but Emily Goodstein says it's a deeply rewarding job.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 16

You can see an independent film that hits close to home or see a comedy about a little person looking for love.

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Mindy Kaling On Refusing To Be An Outsider And Sexism On Set

The comedian says she often forgets that as an Indian-American woman who's not pencil thin, she's kind of a new thing for broadcast TV. But, she says, "I refuse to view myself in such terms."
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'Citizenfour' Charts The Early Days Of Snowden's NSA Revelations

Melissa Block speaks with documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras about her new film, Citizenfour that charts her meeting with Edward Snowden and his subsequent revelations about government surveillance.
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Roald Dahl, A Bottle Of Dreams And A 'Letter Of Note'

Audie Cornish speaks with Amy Corcoran, who shares a treasure from her childhood: a letter she received when she was 7 years old, from her favorite author at the time, Roald Dahl.
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'The Assassination Of Margaret Thatcher' And Other Stories From Hilary Mantel

Heads tend to roll, figuratively and otherwise, in Mantel's writing. Critic Maureen Corrigan says this new short story collection — about grotesque characters in the modern world — is breathtaking.
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HBO Without Cable, Coming In 2015

HBO has announced that beginning in 2015, it will offer what many have long wanted: access to HBO without having cable.
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Video: Silver Spring Singer Survives 'Battle' On 'The Voice'

Menlik Zergabachew, an Ethiopian-American reggae singer from Silver Spring, Maryland, will have the chance to sing again on NBC's The Voice.

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Get To Know The Finalists For The 2014 National Book Award

The shortlists — for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature — were announced Wednesday on Morning Edition.
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Book News: Big Names And A Few Surprises Among National Book Award Finalists

The prominent literary prize narrowed its nominees to 20 writers — a mix of heavyweights and many new ones. And across the Atlantic, Richard Flanagan won Britain's biggest award, the Man Booker Prize.

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