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Explaining Muppet Theory: Are You An Ernie Or A Bert?

Slate's Dahlia Lithwick believes that all relationships can be defined by the difference between Chaos Muppets and Order Muppets.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Fermenting, Joan Rivers

Comedian Joan Rivers' new book I Hate Everyone, Starting With Me details the things Rivers can't stand. And self-described "fermentation revivalist" Sandor Katz's new book, The Art of Fermentation, explores the ancient culinary art form.
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Novelist John Irving Plays Not My Job

We invite the author of The World According to Garp to answer three questions about the classic trail mix known as gorp. Irving has just published a new novel called In One Person.
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Beauty At The Beach Takes A Retro Turn

The vintage trend inspired by Mad Men features high-waisted bikini bottoms, ruffles and halters. But these suits are mostly for lounging, not laps in the pool.
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Of Best Friends, Siblings And Too Much Tequila

Lynn Shelton returns with Your Sister's Sister, an improvised comedy about the complications that arise from alcohol-fueled sex, starring Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt. Critic Bob Mondello says the film seduces through its spontaneous wit and understated charm.
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For 'Wiseguy' Henry Hill, Mobster 'Days Were Over'

Henry Hill, the mobster-turned-informant portrayed by Ray Liotta in the film Goodfellas, died on Tuesday. He was 69. Hill's colorful life was documented in Nicholas Pileggi's 1986 book Wiseguy, which later became the basis for the movie Goodfellas.
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'Car 54' Re-Release Drives An Old Fan To Reminisce

Car 54, Where Are You? was the TV comedy series about a mythical police station in the Bronx, created by Nat Hiken in 1961. It's just appeared for the first time on DVD to the delight of fans, like critic Lloyd Schwartz.
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It's #FollowFriday: Some Political Tweeters You May Not Already Follow

For this week's roundup of best political folks to follow on Twitter, we chose some lesser-known and local names you might want to see in your feed.

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