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The Turbulent Love Story Behind Yves Saint Laurent's Revolutionary Rise

The designer and his lover, Pierre Berge, had deliberately defined roles — Saint Laurent was the fragile artist and Berge was the ultimate manager. A new film tells their story.
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Strange And Beautiful Love Stories Light Up 'Paper Lantern'

The stories in Stuart Dybek's latest collection concern themselves with strong feelings, and sometimes with crazed longings. Reviewer Meg Wolitzer finds them "a little alarming, a little wonderful."
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Sandwich Monday: Burger King's Extra Long Cheeseburger

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Burger King Extra Long BBQ Cheeseburger. It's like a regular BBQ Cheeseburger, but longer.
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50 Years Ago, Students Fought For Black Rights During 'Freedom Summer'

A PBS documentary about the 1964 movement to get blacks to vote in Mississippi airs Tuesday. Freedom Summer director Stanley Nelson and organizer Charles Cobb discuss the dangers the students faced.
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Librarian Nancy Pearl Maps Out A Plan For Your Summer Reading

NPR's go-to books guru shares some "under the radar" reads. Several of her recommendations — including fiction, fantasy and nonfiction — will make you reconsider your definition of a map.
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With Memories And Online Maps, A Man Finds His 'Way Home'

When Saroo Brierley was 4, he hopped on the wrong train in rural India, losing his way and his family. But as he recounts in A Long Way Home, Google Earth helped him return decades later.
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Saving Lives And Surviving Paperwork Inside The LA County ER

Trauma victims and the uninsured alike pour through the doors of LA County Hospital. Filmmaker-physician Ryan McGarry's new documentary, Code Black, takes viewers inside the busy emergency room.
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'The Illustrated Courtroom' Finds Art In Real-Life Legal Drama

For some trials, courtroom sketches are the only images the public ever sees. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with artist Elizabeth Williams about her new book, which looks at 50 years of such drawings.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 23

You can see two performances with vaudevillian elements.

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With Blocks And Bricks, A Minimalist Returns To The Gallery

Carl Andre helped shape modern sculpture in the mid-1960s, but his career was jolted when he was tried and acquitted of murder. Now he's the subject of his first major retrospective in three decades.

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