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Neuroscientist Turned Crime Solver in "Perception"

"Perception," a new TV show on TNT, stars Eric McCormack as an eccentric neuroscience professor who helps the FBI solve crimes between teaching classes. Series co-creator and executive producer Ken Biller describes the show, and explains how the writers work to get the science right.
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Soul Food Fans Say Goodbye To 'Queen' Sylvia

Sylvia Woods of the legendary Harlem soul food restaurant, Sylvia's, died yesterday at age 86. She made chicken and waffles cool long before today's current crop of retro hipsters decided to take it on.
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When Zombies Attack Lower Manhattan

Colson Whitehead's novel Zone One is a post-apocalyptic tale of a Manhattan crippled by a plague and overrun with zombies. He explains that he created the novel, in part, to pay homage to the grimy 1970s New York of his childhood.
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Michael Connelly: L.A. Reporter To Mystery Novelist

It has been more than 20 years since author Michael Connelly first introduced readers to the character who has become a fixture in his best-selling crime novels: Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch. We'll tour Los Angeles the way he and Bosch see it. This piece initially aired August 24, 2007 on Morning Edition.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, July 20

Events for the District’s great outdoors (if you’re not going to see The Dark Knight Rises).

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In Troubled Times, A 'Dark Knight' Returns

The Dark Knight Rises places Batman in contemporary New York amid familiar economic and social unrest. NPR's Bob Mondello says the film is as big and loud as expected. The biggest surprise is how satisfying an end it provides to Christopher Nolan's trilogy.
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600-Year-Old Bras Were Austrian Fashion Statement

A missing link in the history of women's underwear has been revealed by the University of Innsbruck in the U.K. They are four linen bras dating back to the Middle Ages and change the answer to that nagging question, "Which came first, the corset or the bra?" Hilary Davidson, fashion curator for the London Museum, explains the importance of the find.
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Wish You Were Here: Sunrise In Laos

Sunrise in Luang Prabang brings out a sea of saffron-cloaked monks and the women who feed them. Author Pam Houston, who writes about the American West, says for her it is a must-see place.
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Terrible Virus, Fascinating History In 'Rabid'

Journalist Bill Wasik and his veterinarian wife, Monica Murphy, have teamed up for a new book on the cultural and scientific history of rabies. Rabies causes terrible suffering — but it's fascinating to examine the way the virus is perfectly engineered to spread itself.

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