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Inspired By History, A Novelist Writes Of Jewish South Africa

Before World War II, numerous Jewish emigrants left Lithuania for South Africa. In his debut novel, Kenneth Bonert tells the story of a family among their number. As reviewer Ellah Allfrey writes, despite a few rookie mistakes, that story is told with great inventiveness and care.
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Photographer Editta Sherman, 'Duchess Of Carnegie Hall,' Dies At 101

For six decades, in her light-filled studio on top of New York's Carnegie Hall, Sherman photographed celebrities from Leonard Bernstein to Yul Brynner to Joe DiMaggio. She was a legend as a portrait photographer — and she'd tell you that herself.
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Biography Of Director Bob Fosse Razzles, Dazzles And Delights

A new biography from Sam Wasson examines the life and legacy of the Broadway, TV and film director Bob Fosse, who is known for such game-changing entertainments as Cabaret, Liza With A Z and Chicago. NPR's Bob Mondello says the book has both substantial research and vivid descriptions.
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Roy Choi's Tacos Channel LA And The Immigrant Experience

The Los Angeles chef says the Korean taco was "like a lint roller," pulling its chefs' backgrounds into one food truck offering. Choi's new book, L.A. Son, tells his story of addiction, culinary success and growing up Korean in Orange Country, Calif.
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Remembering Legendary Shaw DJ Lord Fauntleroy Bandy

In the 1950s, in the building now inhabited by the 9:30 Club, DJ Lord Fauntleroy Bandy put on a show for WUST that many area residents remember to this day.

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'Self-Help Messiah' Dale Carnegie Gets A Second Life In Print

In the many decades since the publication of How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie's self-help classic has been both celebrated and mocked, but it's still selling plenty of copies. Steven Watts' new biography of the man may feel overstuffed, but, as Maureen Corrigan notes, Carnegie's relentless positivity always shines through.
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The Literature Of War

War and literature have long been linked. We revisit some classic works that continue to resonate today and consider the emerging hallmarks of fiction about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Typing Love Letters To St. Louis

An artist is finding a new way to tell the story of a great American city with an old-fashioned tool. Henry Goldkamp installed nearly 40 typewriters in places around St. Louis and encouraged passers-by to type out their thoughts about the city. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Goldkamp about his project.
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Art Revolution Blooms After Arab Spring

The Arab American National Museum is taking a fresh look at the Arab Spring movement through street art, painting and photography. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with guest curator Christiane Gruber and Egyptian artist Nazeer about the new exhibit "Creative Dissent."
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Shonda Rhimes Knows Where This 'Scandal' Will End

Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the ABC political drama, spoke with NPR's Renee Montagne about the series — and whether it might survive another administration.

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