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'Torn': Living As An Openly Gay Christian

Justin Lee grew up in a Southern Baptist family. At age 18, he came out to his family and church, who had trouble accepting him as a gay man. Lee later started the Gay Christian Network to encourage a dialogue between gay Christians, their families and their churches. His new book is Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays Vs. Christians Debate.
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A Wintry Mix: Alan Cheuse Selects The Season's Best

Critic Alan Cheuse maps out a winter wonderland of fiction and poetry — from ancient Greece to the near-future visions of Walter Mosley, a selection of the best books to give and receive this holiday season. Cheuse says these five books strike the perfect balance between lyricism and narrative.
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Hollywood Heights: The Ups, Downs And In-Betweens

When we go to the movies, we want our heroes big and our villains bigger. But Hollywood actors are only slightly taller, on average, than their fans. NPR critic Bob Mondello takes a look at actors' heights: who's commandingly short, or diminutively tall.
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Kids And Young Adult Winter Reading

Winter reading suggestions for the tots and teens in your life.

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What Makes It Great: Classical Music And Beyond With Rob Kapilow

Rob Kapilow's exuberant commentary could prove you've never listened--really listened--to even the most familiar tunes. Classical music's ambassador takes on all genres--jazz, rap, country--and even the Kojo theme song.

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The Craft Of Speechwriting

Speeches are the most effective way to rally people to your cause. Kojo discovers what goes into crafting a great speech.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 7

This weekend you can fall in love with movement with three very different approaches to the art of dance.

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Architect Designed Exuberant, Optimistic Places

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Oscar Niemeyer is virtually responsible for the strikingly modern look of Brazil's capital and co-led the team that designed the U.N. building in New York City. Neimeyer died Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 104.
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In 'This Is 40,' Family Life In All Its Glory

Judd Apatow draws on his own experiences as a husband and father in a new comedy that explores the ups and downs of family life. The film stays close to home, literally and figuratively. It stars his wife, Leslie Mann, as well as their two daughters, and was filmed a few doors down from his house.
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National Gallery Of Art Presents Roy Lichtenstein's Pop Art Vision

In our latest contribution from NPR's Susan Stamberg, we'll visit an art exhibit that's great for adults and kids alike: a Roy Lichtenstein retrospective at the National Gallery of Art.

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