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Hacker-Artist's Mantra: 'Fun Makes The Politics Go Down'

Evan Roth knows how to get a rise out of the people and organizations he targets. Over his career, the Michigan-born "hacker-artist" has taken on Google, the Transportation Safety Administration, and — most bravely of all — Justin Bieber's fans.
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'The Blessing Cup': Polacco And Her Family Of Storytellers

Patricia Polacco has written and illustrated more than 90 picture books, and she says her early life had a profound effect on her work. In her latest children's book, The Blessing Cup, Polacco takes readers back to her grandparents' time in Russia.
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Not My Job: Tony Danza Plays Our Version Of 'Who's The Boss?'

It's simple: We'll tell him about three companies and three people who might be the head of those companies. He'll have to guess who's the boss.
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'Bummers, Blisters And Boondoggles': A Jokester Joins The Army

Humorist and late-night radio voice Jean Shepherd spent time in the U.S. Army during World War II. He never made it overseas, but the stories he mined from that experience have now been collected in a new volume, Shep's Army.
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Sisterly Conflict Against A Great War Backdrop In 'Daughters Of Mars'

Thomas Keneally's new novel, The Daughters of Mars, follows two Australian sisters who become nurses during World War I. Naomi and Sally Durance share a guilty secret, but they don't share any sisterly closeness — until the horrors of war begin to bind them together.
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Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

A new program is working to bring the same level of knowledge that sommeliers have about wine to the world of malt and hops, by turning out batches of certified beer experts known as cicerones.
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Bread And Puppet Celebrates 50 Years Of Paper Mache And Protest

Bread and Puppet Theater has been a familiar presence at political demonstrations since the anti-war protests of the 1960s. Its giant puppets and raucous brass band also marched against wars in Central America, Afghanistan and Iraq. The troupe marks its 50th anniversary this year.
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Batman Fans Howling After Ben Affleck Casting

Melissa Block talks with NPR pop culture podcaster and blogger Glen Weldon about the news that Ben Affleck has been cast as the next Batman.
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Boozy Bromance 'World's End' Rises Above Its Lowbrow Tactics

Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's latest collaboration follows five friends who reunite for an epic tour of 12 suburban English pubs. Critic David Edelstein calls the sci-fi comedy "the year's most uproarious movie."
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Class Of Dreams: Students Take On Dr. King's Legacy

This summer, Tell Me More has been asking listeners for their version of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous 'I Have a Dream' speech. Notre Dame Professor Maria McKenna took it to another level and pitched the question to her class. She tells us about some of the common threads from the assignment and the parallels between education and civil rights.

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