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Novel Explores 'Silence' And 'Roar' Of Life In A Place Like Syria

The Silence and the Roar doesn't explicitly take place in Syria, but the similarities between its setting and author Nihad Sirees' home country are undeniable. Sirees' work has been banned from publication in Syria, where he's considered an opponent of the government.
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It's 'Literally' In The Dictionary

Can we take a second and just talk about a word? It might be a word that you use all the time. Or maybe you hear people use the word, and it drives you up the wall. Host Rachel Martin talks with David Haglund, an editor at Slate Magazine.
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From A To Z

Every answer is a word containing an A and a Z. Given anagrams of the remaining letters, you name the word. For example given "leg," you would say "glaze."
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Thirty Years Later, 'Hazzard' Still 'A Good-Old-Boy Thing'

The Dukes of Hazzard still inspires legions of fans. This weekend, many of those fans — and some of the show's surviving stars — descend on central Georgia for a celebration of TV's most famous good ole boys. James Best, who played Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane, joins Rachel Martin for a look back at the show.
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Three-Minute Fiction: The Round 10 Winner Is ...

Did you leave a message after our prompt? For Round 10 of Three-Minute Fiction, we asked you to submit a short story in the form of a voice mail message.
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The Movie Emily Spivey Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Comedy writer Emily Spivey could watch the comedy 9 to 5 a million times. "It really showed me that women are just as hysterical and funny as men," she says.
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Tadd Dameron, A Jazz Master With A 'Lyrical Grace'

Dameron was a composer and pianist who fused the sophisticated arrangements of the Big Band era with bebop's complex harmonies. A new biography shines a light on the too-brief life of the man known as "The Architect of Bop."

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