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50 Years Ago, Bob Dylan Electrified A Decade With One Concert

It's been 50 years since Bob Dylan strolled on stage at the Newport Folk Festival, plugged in an electric guitar, and infuriated his flock. Historian Elijah Wald says there's much more to the story.
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Want To Get Inside Your Favorite Show? Go To Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con is the sweet spot for immersive marketing, a form of advertising involving elaborate experiences that let fans feel like they're inside their favorite games, movies and shows.
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Back To Walley World: The Griswolds Go On 'Vacation' Again

The movie's co-director says the goal wasn't to remake the National Lampoon film, but rather "to bring it to the next generation." Rusty, the son from the '80s classic, is now in the driver's seat.
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Not My Job: Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Gets Quizzed On 'General Hospital'

Sure, he knows hospitals, but does he know General Hospital? We ask Murthy three questions about the long-running soap opera which treated 5,000 percent more amnesia cases than the national average.
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From Canes To Closures, Designing With Style For People With Disabilities

Almost 60 million Americans have a permanent disability, but the fashion industry hasn't tapped into that market. Activists and designers are trying to change that, a signature and a stitch at a time.
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In 'Wondering Who You Are,' A Man Wakes Up And Doesn't Know His Wife

Sonya Lea and her husband Richard Bandy had been married for more than 20 years when he had to have an operation for a rare cancer. Since then, he's been piecing together the puzzle of his past.
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Finding The Humor In Desparation In 'Samba'

In the new movie, Samba, Omar Sy plays a Senegalese immigrant living illegally in France. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Sy about his own background and his transition from comedy to drama.
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Iconic Literary Road Trips, Mapped In Time For Summer

The website Atlas Obscura has mapped out a dozen famous road trips in American literature, from Mark Twain's stagecoach journey to F. Scott Fitzgerald's drive from Connecticut to Montgomery, Ala.
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An Unlikely Pair Form A Wily Duo In 'Crooked Heart'

An orphan boy becomes friends with the scheming woman who takes him in in Lissa Evans' new novel, Crooked Heart. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her WWII-era novel.
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Put An Herb In It: Lebanon's Fresh Approach To Beer And Cocktails

Herbs like za'atar and sumac have long been stars of Lebanese cuisine. Now they're moving out of the kitchen and into beers and cocktails, infusing them with a patriotic taste.

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