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Thank The Patron Saint Of Bakers For This Cake Today

Pictures of Saint Honore or (Saint Honoratus) from church iconography reinforce his baker background. He's holding his wooden peel, often with a few delicious-looking loaves of crusty French bread nearby.
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'The Dictator' Rules With A Satirist's Fist

There was Ali G, Borat and Bruno — and now, in The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen has a new character to add to his repertoire: the capricious ruler of an oil-rich country who travels to the U.N. to assert his right to have nuclear warheads.
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Yul Kwon, From Bullying Target To Reality TV Star

Korean-American Yul Kwon went from being bullied in school, to being named one of People magazine's 'Sexiest Men Alive.' The Yale-educated lawyer catapulted to stardom when he won the reality TV show Survivor. He talks with host Michel Martin about his efforts to change the game for Asians and how they're reflected in media.
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Just What's Inside Those Breasts?

In her new book, Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, Florence Williams offers her take on why breasts are getting bigger and developing earlier, why tumors seem to gravitate toward the breast, and how toxins from the environment may be affecting hormones and breast development.
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A Fleeting Memory Of Carlos Fuentes

The Mexican literary legend's passing this week spurred a particular recollection from NPR's Linton Weeks, who spent time with him in 1995.
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In Writing, Fuentes Shed Light On Poverty, Inequality

Carlos Fuentes, one of the most influential Latin American writers, died Tuesday at a hospital in Mexico City at the age of 83. He was instrumental in bringing Latin American literature to an international audience, and he used his fiction to address what he saw as real world injustices.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, May 16

The Music Man, the belly of a killer whale, and the Mayan underworld.

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Remembering Mexican Writer Carlos Fuentes

Robert Siegel talks to literary critic Alan Cheuse, a writing teacher at George Mason University, about the legacy of Carlos Fuentes. The Mexican writer died Tuesday at the age of 83.
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Home Video Picks: 'Being John Malkovich'

Bob Mondello recommends the Criterion Collection's Blu-ray release of Being John Malkovich, directed by Spike Jonze and starring Malkovich, John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, and Catherine Keener.
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Vermont Beer Makers Bring Back Old-Time Maple Sap Brews

Boiling down the last of the season maple sap and brewing a strong dark beer to share in the summer was a common tradition on Vermont farms a couple of generations ago. The practice had all but died out but is being revived now, thanks to a handful of local brewers.

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