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Thousands Line Up For Rare Rowling Appearance

Long lines snaked around New York City Tuesday as J.K. Rowling made her only U.S. appearance promoting her new book for adults, The Casual Vacancy. NPR's Margot Adler reports that while the crowds were large, they were overjoyed to meet the woman who created Harry Potter.
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Jessica Lange, Back In Black For 'Horror Story'

NPR's Neda Ulaby talks to the American Horror Story star and show creator Ryan Murphy about horror as metaphor, and what's in store in Season 2.
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'Gershwins And Me' Tells The Stories Behind 12 Songs

Musician Michael Feinstein chronicles his experience working as an archivist and cataloger for legendary songwriter Ira Gershwin. The book is presented through the stories of 12 of the Gershwin brothers' songs, including "Fascinating Rhythm," "The Man I Love" and "I Got Rhythm."
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What's For Dinner? Fueling A Presidential Debate

Both candidates fueled up on potatoes and meat last night as they prepared for the debate at separate Marriotts near Hofstra University. But did what they choose to eat help their performance? We asked an expert to weigh in.
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TV Westerns Prove The West Is Still Fun

While gritty TV Westerns like AMC's Hell on Wheels may be historically accurate, they often lack substance and fall victim to generic tropes. But as Eric Deggans argues, more modern Westerns like CBS' Vegas and A&E's Longmire make the West wild again with a dash of fun and style.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 17

Animals travel the world and the Bard's language is restless.

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Has Teen Courtship Gone Wild?

A Virginia teenager recently had a pilot fly a helicopter over his high school to ask a girl to a dance. Some say these spectacles are out of control but others ask, "why not?" Host Michel Martin leads a parenting panel on the costs of teen courtship with TV critic Eric Deggans, psychologist John Duffy, and blogger Carol Cain Alvarez.
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In A 'Dream,' Lincoln Checks In On State Of The Union

In Abe Lincoln's Dream, the 16th president wants to know how the nation is doing since the Civil War. Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator Lane Smith says he was inspired by stories of Lincoln's real dreams. "He had premonitions," Smith says. "He was haunted by his dreams."
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Picasso, Monet Paintings Among Those Swiped From Dutch Museum

Seven works by famous artists were stolen by thieves who broke into the Rotterdam museum around 3 a.m. The thieves set off an alarm, but managed to escape before police arrived.
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A Judge Dismisses 'The Bachelor' Discrimination Lawsuit, But Not Its Concerns

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit yesterday that claimed that The Bachelor discriminates against people of color. But the fact that the case was dismissed doesn't mean the conversation is over.

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