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Mrs. Obama Saves The Cardigan: 'The Obama Effect' In Fashion

In fashion, most first ladies have worshiped at the altar of "The Suit." Michelle Obama transformed American fashion by favoring dresses, moderately-priced brands, and simple basics like the cardigan.
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Not My Job: Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo Gets Quizzed On Actual Islands

We're taping the show in Providence this week, and we can't help but notice — Rhode Island isn't actually an island.
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The Ultimate Latin Dictionary: After 122 Years, Still At Work On The Letter 'N'

Work on the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae began in 1894 and carries on to this day in a Bavarian palace in Munich, Germany. There's still a long way to go for a project with a soft deadline of 2050.
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When Being Human Got His Goat, This Designer Became One

To be human is to worry, but "you look at a goat," says Thomas Thwaites, "and it's just ... free." In GoatMan, Thwaites explains how he learned to walk, eat and think like the ruminant.
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Kate Beckinsale Talks Film Adaptation Of Jane Austen's 'Edgy' Novella 'Love & Friendship'

"Love & Friendship," a new comedy of manners set in 18th century England, opens this weekend. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with actress Kate Beckinsale, who plays Lady Susan Vernon.
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'The Hollywood Reporter' Woody Allen Story Provokes Backlash For Avoiding Sexual Abuse Allegations

The Hollywood Reporter's affectionate cover interview with Woody Allen sidestepped accusations he abused his daughter more than 20 years ago, and stirred a backlash as a result.
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For Pulitzer Prize-Winner Gregory Pardlo, Poetry Offers 'Intimacy' Between Strangers

In the latest conversation marking the centenary of the Pulitzers, NPR's Scott Simon asks Gregory Pardlo what it means for a poet to win the prize and how it affects his poetry.
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VIDEO: The Taliban Hated Her Art, But She Became An Artist Anyway

Sughra Hussainy, a 27-year-old artist from Afghanistan, never imagined her talent in traditional Persian calligraphy would take her around the world.
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'The Lobster': A Rom-Com With Satirical Claws

The Lobster is a comedy in which single people are given 45 days to fall in love before being turned into an animal of their choice.
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Baltimore Author Discusses 'Living (And Dying) While Black'

Author D. Watkins says that crack destroyed his East Baltimore neighborhood, and he explains how the real day-to-day of selling drugs is nothing like the movies. Originally broadcast Oct. 1, 2015.

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