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Great Long-Form Journalism, Just Clicks Away

In the age of digital media, many newspapers have been forced to gut their staffs, leading some media analysts to sound the death knell for enterprise reporting and long-form storytelling. Not so fast, say the craft's most passionate advocates.

Six Moments Of Code-Switching In Popular Culture

Popular culture and celebrities have shown us all sorts of motivations for code-switching. Here are some of the highlights.

Bands Aren't The Only Things That Incubate At Music Festivals

As the start of Coachella this weekend reminds us, tis the season for outdoor music festivals. But great bands aren't the only things these massive, multiday gatherings can foster. Two recent studies document how such events can be breeding grounds for foodborne illnesses that rock your belly.

Barbershop Guys Weigh In On 'Accidental Racist'

Country star Brad Paisley and rapper LL Cool J joined forces to drop a track called Accidental Racist. The Barbershop guys give their take on whether the song lives up to its name all too well.

Lemony Snicket Dons A Trenchcoat

In Who Could That Be at This Hour?, a prequel to A Series of Unfortunate Events, Daniel Handler satirizes pulp mysteries and uncovers the parallels between detective fiction and childhood. In both, he says, an outsider is trying to make his way in a mysteriously corrupt world.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 12

One good thing about music; when it hits you feel no pain, unless you're in a mosh pit, in which case there might be a little pain. But none of the following three shows feature mosh pits, so you should be OK.


Book News: DC Comics Introduces First Transgender Character

Also: Ireland bungles James Joyce coins; a literary hoax; and a new D.H Lawrence manuscript.

Listener Muses About Tobacco, Parcheesi, and Espresso Cups

Tell Me More continues to celebrate National Poetry Month with the 'Muses and Metaphor' series. It's where listeners submit their own poems via Twitter. Today's tweet is about a bazaar and comes from listener Chris Johnston, who tweets under the name Boinkaz.