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Should Adults Be Embarrassed To Read Young-Adult Books?

Journalist Ruth Graham thinks adults shouldn't be reading young adult books. She speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the criticism she's received for writing that for Slate.
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Words Unlocked Free Voices Of Young Offenders

Aaron Martin's poem, "Meth," won this year's poetry contest for youths serving time in correctional facilities. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Martin and his teacher, Kim DeForest.
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Capturing A Dreamlike Moment In 'Time Present'

Weekend Edition is asking authors to recommend some great reads; the conversations kick off with Clever Girl author Tessa Hadley, who touts Irish novelist Dierdre Madden's Time Present and Time Past.
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'Obvious Child' Tells An Abortion Story With Rom-Com Heart

The film follows a comic as she gets dumped, fired and pregnant from a one-night stand. Director Gillian Robespierre says despite the film's dark opening, she always knew it'd have a happy ending.
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Disney Translates 'Frozen' Into A More Formal Arabic

Disney movies are typically dubbed into Egyptian Arabic, but the movie Frozen has been dubbed into Modern Standard Arabic. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Elias Muhanna of Brown University about why.
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Filing For Divorce From The World In 'Eyrie'

Tim Winton is one of Australia's most decorated literary novelists. Rachel Martin speaks to Winton about his new novel, Eyrie, where good struggles with evil.
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Confronting The Challenges Of Traveling With A Disability

Planning a vacation can be daunting, especially for people with disabilities. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Carole Zoom, a disability activist who's traveled the world.
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While Broadway Sings Its Praise, The Wigmaker Remains Unsung

Sunday night's Tony Awards will honor actors and actresses, but not those who create their elaborate coiffures. That's because the best in the business know how to stay out of the spotlight.
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'Take This Man': Uncovering A Mother's Reinventions

When Brando Skyhorse was 3, he and his mother were abandoned by his Mexican father. So his mother created a new story line for the family, identifying herself and her young son as American Indian.
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'Downton Abbey' Craze Serves Up A Demand For Butlers

Buttling — the proper term for what butlers do — is a booming vocation, mostly in emerging economies. The popularity of the PBS drama series Downton Abbey is helping to revitalize the status symbol.

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