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Book News: Publishers Object To Proposed Punishments For Apple

Also: a literary missed connection; Danielle Steel on condescending questions; Lewis Carroll on etiquette.
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Science Rap B.A.T.T.L.E.S. Bring Hip-Hop Into The Classroom

The program is part of a national push for science education among minorities. A U.S. Department of Commerce study found that blacks and Latinos are half as likely as whites to have a job in science or engineering.
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Libraries' Leading Roles: On Stage, On Screen And In Song

In the latest installment of our library series, NPR's Bob Mondello visits some notable libraries in popular culture: Jorge Luis Borges' Library of Babel; Lucien's Library in Neil Gaiman's The Sandman; and the stacks in Buffy, Hogwarts, Doctor Who and Fahrenheit 451.
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Pot Liquor: A Southern Tip To Save Nutritious Broth From Greens

Boiling up a pot of kale or collard greens can be tasty, but it also strips out a lot of the vitamins that make these vegetables so nutritious. Southern chefs have long known how to salvage the leftover liquid. They drink it as a tonic, use it as a soup base or create incredible entrees.
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A Future Where Class Warfare Is Much More Than A Metaphor

The writer-director of District 9 returns with Elysium, a dystopian sci-fi/action story with Matt Damon as the hardscrabble hero. Jodie Foster plays the severely chic Big Bad in a saga where the rich live a literally out-of-this-world life above a dying Planet Earth.
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'Orange Is The New Black' Transgender Actress Calls Role 'Complicated'

The Netflix series follows a diverse cast of characters in a women's prison in upstate New York. One of the breakout stars is Laverne Cox, whose character is a transgender inmate. She discusses her role on the show, and her experiences as a black, transgender actress.
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NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter Owes Everything To Football

Host Michel Martin speaks with Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter about his new book Going Deep: How Wide Receivers Became the Most Compelling Figures in Pro Sports. He talks about why receivers behave badly, his own shortcomings, and why injuries shouldn't scare people away from football.
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Book News: 'Hunger Games'-Themed Camp Opens In Florida

Also: A new short story by Stieg Larsson; Sherman Alexie's mullet; Rebecca Mead on Jane Austen.
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Amazon Enters Art World; Galleries Say They Aren't Worried

Will the local gallery go the way of the local bookstore or record store? In the past few years, there's been a growth in sites that sell fine art on the Internet. On Tuesday, Amazon joined that market.
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Fear Of Clowns: Yes, It's Real

Clowns are terrifying — that's pretty much a given. Even children, to whom they're supposed to appeal, are said to dislike them instinctively. Writer Linda McRobbie says darkness has always been a part of clowning.

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