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Media Should Reflect A Profane Society, Critic Says

Swear words are generally a no-go in the media. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Jesse Sheidlower, president of the American Dialect Society, about why we need more obscenities in our daily lives.
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Characters Try On Different Cultures In 'Other Language'

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Francesca Marciano about her new book, The Other Language, a collection of stories about characters experiencing new cultures and taking on new identities.
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Book Tells Of Life As A Perennial Co-Star, Almost Famous

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Judy Greer about the pitfalls of semi-celebrity, as depicted in her new memoir, I Don't Know What You Know Me From.
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Book Of War Photos Is 'Testament' To Slain Journalist's Work

Three years ago, photojournalist Chris Hondros was killed in Libya. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Jonathan Klein, co-founder of Getty Images, about a new book of Hondros' searing photographs.
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Lovers' Relationship Is Online Only In 'Hank And Asha'

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with husband and wife film-making duo James Duff and Julia Morrison about their new film, Hank and Asha.
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A Love Letter To Matzo: Why The Holey Cracker Is A Crunch Above

Plain, dry matzo tends to have a reputation for tastelessness. But Dan Pashman, host of the food podcast and blog The Sporkful, argues that the crunchy cracker is a culinary marvel.
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Making Math And Microscopes More Accessible

From popularizing a feared subject to scaling down high-tech tools, here are two examples of experts solving complicated problems with simplicity.
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Check It Out! A Photographic Tour Of America's Public Libraries

From one-room historic buildings to modern architectural marvels, Robert Dawson has been photographing libraries for almost 20 years. His new book is called The Public Library.
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With A Wink And Nod To Fans, Movies Roll Post-Credit Scenes

After-credits scenes have a long history in the movies, from the original Ocean's 11 to the latest Captain America. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with writer Alex Suskind about this cinematic trope.
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A Sheep Killer Is On The Loose In 'All the Birds, Singing'

All The Birds, Singing is the second novel by Australian-British author Evie Wyld. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Wyld about her sinister story revolving around the life of Jake, a sheep farmer.

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