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A College Project That Imagines A Floating City For Oil Workers

Plans for man-made islands — designed by Rice University architecture students — have attracted the attention of one of the world's largest oil companies as a way to house way-offshore oil workers.
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Harold Ramis: A Big-Screen Comedy Nerd, Eager To Please

The creative force behind films like Groundhog Day, Animal House, Caddyshack and Ghostbusters died Monday of an autoimmune disease. NPR's Bob Mondello says Ramis knew how to turn chaos into laughs.
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Sandwich Monday: The Wrecking Ball

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a delicacy from Potbelly Sandwich Shop's "secret menu." It's called the "Wrecking Ball," and it does not disappoint.
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If You Think You're Anonymous Online, Think Again

In Dragnet Nation, Julia Angwin describes an oppressive blanket of electronic data surveillance. "There's a price you pay for living in the modern world," she says. "... You have to share your data."
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Black, British And 'Brain Drained': Playwright Takes Charge In Baltimore

As part of Black History Month, host Michel Martin asks actor, playwright and theater director Kwame Kwei-Armah why he, and so many other British actors, have chosen careers in the U.S.
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'Cut Me Loose': After Exile, A Young Woman's Journey In 'Sin'

Leah Vincent grew up in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family. They cut her off when she was 16, after she was caught sending letters to a boy. Vincent shares her journey outside the faith in her memoir.
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A 'Tale' That's A Labor Of Love, But Not A Complete Success

Book fans can be picky about how Hollywood treats their favorite reads. How does a new movie of Marc Helprin's Winter's Tale fare? (This story originally aired on Morning Edition on Feb. 17.)
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Director Says 'Omar' Is A Love Story, Not A War Story

In Hany Abu-Assad's Oscar-nominated drama, the title character is a young Palestinian in love with an Israeli woman. NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with the director and with Adam Bakri, the film's star.
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In 'Kinder Than Solitude,' History Always Haunts

Yiyun Li's latest novel is a coming of age novel set in the Tiananmen Square era in Beijing. Li spoke with NPR's Rachel Martin about lonely youth and China's post-Tiananmen generation.
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Famous Four-By-Fours That Aren't Trucks

Every answer is the name of a famous person with four letters in his or her first name and four letters in the last. For each person, you'll be given initials and an anagram of the full name.

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