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Watch The Oscars With Us

Follow along as Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Bob Mondello and Glen Weldon live tweet the 87th Annual Academy Awards.
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And The Oscar Goes To ...

In this week's puzzle, every answer is the name of an Academy Award winner or nominee for best picture. Using a given anagram, decipher the title of the film. The films will go from oldest to newest.
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To Change People's Minds, First Make Them Laugh

In this week's "For the Record," NPR's Rachel Martin talks with three Muslim comics — Adil Ray, Negin Farsad and Ahmed Ahmed — about the motivations and challenges of using humor to change minds.
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In Oscar Nominations For Best Score, Some Hear Sour Notes

The distinctive music in the movie Birdman will not win an Oscar — in fact, it wasn't even nominated. Like other acclaimed film scores from years past, it didn't comply with Academy rules.
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Reckoning With Afghanistan's Toll In 'Green On Blue'

"Green on Blue" tells the story of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of an Afghan orphan. NPR's; Rachel Martin speaks to the unlikely author: Elliot Ackerman, a former U.S. marine.
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Mink Is The New Black

Fur is showing up on supermodels strutting down the runways. Despite previous protests, fashion columnist Robin Givhan tells NPR's Rachel Martin that for some designers, fur is back.
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Director Of Oscar-Nommed 'Timbuktu' Found A Star In A Refugee Camp

A 12-year-old girl followed him everywhere. And she got the part. Abderrahmane Sissako tells what it's like to make a reality-based movie in Mauritania.
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Visual Feast: If The World's Major Cities Were Made Of Food

A charming photo series called BrunchCity re-creates metropolises in miniature, with famous local noshes as part of the architecture.
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The Woman Behind The Oscar-Nominated Sound Of 'Unbroken'

The film's tricky dialogue and dogfights were made possible by Becky Sullivan — the fifth woman ever nominated for the sound editing award. NPR's own Becky Sullivan met her to learn about the craft.
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Exploring The Solar System Through The Eyes Of Robotic Voyagers

The Voyager spacecraft revolutionized our understanding of space. In a new book, The Interstellar Age, planetary scientist Jim Bell shares stories about the planning and excitement back on Earth.

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