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Traveling By Cargo, With Lots Of Reading Time

Rebecca Hall is back home after a month-long journey from Greece to Hong Kong by cargo ship. For Weekend Edition Sunday's travel segment, "Wingin' It," host Rachel Martin checks in with Hall to see how it went.
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The Voice Of Rocky And Natasha Earns An Emmy

June Foray, who created Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha the from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show and many other characters, receives the Governor's Award at the Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday night.
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Read The Rainbow: 'Roy G. Biv' Puts New Spin On Color Wheel

Pink isn't just for girls — it's also for battleships. In a new book, design writer and synesthete Jude Stewart looks at color from linguistic, scientific and historical perspectives.
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'The Witness Wore Red': A Polygamist's Wife Finds A New Life

Rebecca Musser was raised in an extremist, polygamist church. She tells the harrowing story of her childhood, her first marriage, and her escape in her autobiography.
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At Fashion Week, Color Pops And Models Call For Diversity

Famed fashion icons Bethann Hardison, Iman and Naomi Campbell have joined a coalition that presses for more diverse representation on the runway. The group has sent a letter to the governing bodies of the fashion world calling out specific designers for their lack of diversity.
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Cows Have Accents ... And 1,226 Other 'Quite Interesting Facts'

The universe is shaped like a vuvuzela. Humans and elephants are the only animals with chins. These, and a trove of other factoids have been compiled in 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off — a book by the creators of the hit British television show QI.
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Art Spiegelman Reflects On 60 Years Of Pen And Ink

Art Spiegelman's new book, Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps, collects comics from a six-decade career, from his early, self-published works to his famous New Yorker covers. Spiegelman tells NPR's Scott Simon he knew in third grade that he wanted to be a cartoonist.
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In Los Angeles, Showcasing A City That Might Have Been

A exhibit at L.A's Architecture and Design Museum focuses on eye-popping buildings and structures that were imagined for the City of Angels — but never actually built.
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McMillan 'Asks' Readers To Empathize With A Family's Problems

Terry McMillan, the best-selling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back, tells NPR's Scott Simon that she writes because she wishes she were a magician. She shows off her tricks in Who Asked You?, a novel with many narrators — including a woman named BJ and her husband, children and grandkids.
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Not My Job: Writer Mark Leibovich Gets Quizzed On Louis XIV

New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich may be an expert on Washington culture, but what does he know about Versailles? We'll ask him three questions about what it was like in the court of the Sun King.

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