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Jennifer Weiner: 'Best Thing' Would Be Equality

Author Jennifer Weiner's new novel draws on her experience creating and running a television show. Weiner writes bitingly about the experiences of women in Hollywood writers' rooms — and she's also very vocal about the disrespect female authors face from literary critics.
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If You Want In The Mix, You've Got To Split The Six

For each six-letter word given, rearrange the letters to make two three-letter words that rhyme. Example: For the word "tweets," the pair of rhyming three-letter words would be "wet" and "set."
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'Agent Garbo,' The Spy Who Lied About D-Day

Juan Pujol Garcia lived a lie that helped win World War II. Nicknamed for the enigmatic actress Greta Garbo, Garcia's own performance was so convincing he fooled Hitler himself.
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Manju: A Taste Of Home For Seattle's Japanese Community

Manju are traditional Japanese dough buns, often filled with sweet bean paste, that are best eaten fresh. A Seattle native recently opened a manju bakery to replace one he remembers fondly from childhood.
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Abraham Lincoln 'Impeached.' Wait, What?

Did Abraham Lincoln subvert the Constitution? That's the startling premise of a new novel from Yale Law School professor Stephen Carter, in which Lincoln survives that terrible night at Ford's Theatre, only to face an impeachment trial two years later.
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'After Murder': Learning To Live After You've Killed

Can a murderer ever be redeemed? That's the question journalist Nancy Mullane takes on in her new book, Life After Murder. Over the past few years, Mullane has made dozens of trips to California's San Quentin prison to interview men locked up for committing heinous crimes.
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Portraits: Texas Ranchers Remember An Epic Drought

Their faces have weathered decades of hardship.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Summer Cooking From Top Chefs

Jack Bishop and Bridget Lancaster highlight some of their favorite grilling techniques and summer recipes. Also, James Beard award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson explains what it takes to work in America's finest kitchens.
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Remembering George Szell, Powerhouse Conductor

Michael Charry's new biography captures the power Szell brought to the Cleveland Orchestra, as well as his tempestuous personality.
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Sarah Polley: On Love, Desire And The Female Body

The actress turned director just released her second feature, Take This Waltz, a look at a young couple's suddenly flat marriage. Polley spoke with NPR's Melissa Block about the movie, Hollywood's portrayal of women, and the perspective that comes with being a female director.

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