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Cubs Fans Try To Make Up For Sending Another Cubs Fan Death Threats In 2003

After Steve Bartman possibly interfered with a catch in a 2003 playoff game, his fellow Cubs fans sent him death threats. Now they want to send him to the National League wild card game next week.
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U Street Alley Named After D.C. Blues Legend Nap Turner

A Northwest D.C. alleyway has just been named after Nap Turner, a beloved D.C. musician and radio host who died in 2004.

Breaking The Mold: Artist's Modern Miniatures Remix Islamic Art

As an art student, Shahzia Sikander used her region's miniature painting tradition to tell the story of a modern Pakistani woman. Now her work has moved beyond the page into animation and video.

Taking The Heat: Is Foodie Culture Making Room For Female Chefs?

Women have long been told their place is in the kitchen — but not as chefs. To this day, only about 20 percent of chefs are women. With the growth of "foodie" culture, that might finally be changing.

Book Review: 'The News,' By Tess Taylor

Critic Tess Taylor reviews journalist Jeffrey Brown's poetry collection, The News.

The Great Bluff That Led To A 'Magical' Pill And A Sexual Revolution

In the '50s, four people collaborated to create a pill that would allow women to enjoy sex. Jonathan Eig details the history in The Birth of the Pill. Originally broadcast Oct. 7, 2014.

'The Martian' Is A Gripping, Out-Of-This World Space Saga

Ridley Scott's new film stars Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars. Critic David Edelstein says The Martian features special effects that make you feel like you are seeing the real red planet.

Riding Rings Around Iran's Censors In 'Jafar Panahi's Taxi'

An Iranian director banned from making films skirts the rules again in Jafar Panahi's Taxi.

#NPRreads: China's One-Child Policy, And Pat Sajak's Politics

Also this week: What the Washington Nationals dugout clash between Jonathan Papelbon and Bryce Harper says about the culture of baseball.

Live From New York, It's Lorne Michaels

There are few shows in comedy with the influence of Saturday Night Live, and few producers with the influence of SNL creator Lorne Michaels. The latest season premieres this weekend.