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Millennials Navigate The Ups And Downs Of Cohabitation

Millennials are more likely to live with the person they're dating than previous generations were — it's practically a rite of passage. So what does that means for their relationships?
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Actor's Calendar: 'Girls,' 'Star Wars,' Taking Theater To The Military

Adam Driver is famous for his role in HBO's Girls and his major (and mysterious) part in the next Star Wars film. Less famous: The former Marine's nonprofit organization, Arts in the Armed Forces.
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'Comedy Is Extraordinarily Difficult': John Cleese On Being Funny

John Cleese of Monty Python fame has written a memoir, So, Anyway ... , which brings him from boyhood in a quiet British town called Weston to the footlights of London and screens all over the world.
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40 Is The New Cute: Hello Kitty Celebrates Birthday

The milestone inspired a Hello Kitty Con in Los Angeles this week. But the largest fete was in Tokyo, where parent company Sanrio put on a parade and other events.
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Not My Job: Actor Daniel Radcliffe Gets Quizzed On Chia Pets

We ask the man who spent a decade playing Harry Potter three questions about hairy pottery.
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Reviving A Grand Tradition Of 'Black Prophetic Fire'

Cornel West's new book laments the decline of what he calls "prophetic fire" among black leaders, and lifts up six examples of people who were willing to risk their lives in the service of the truth.
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'Ciao, Carpaccio!' Painter's Reputation No Longer Sliced Thin

Jan Morris's new book is an ode to Renaissance painter Vittore Carpaccio. Yes, the thinly sliced meat is named after him. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Morris about her life, work and favorite painter.
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Election Night Eating: A Tasting Menu For What's At Stake

NPR's politics team is hosting an election night party Tuesday. But you can't have a party without good grub. So we've put together a menu inspired by the politics in play.
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With Style And Silo, 'Modern Farmer' Melds Agrarian With Urban Hip

Modern Farmer is less than two years old but it's already won a National Magazine Award. "We're making fun of ourselves, in a way, because we don't know anything about farming," says the editor.
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A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation.

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