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No Longer A 'Style Rookie,' Teen Sets Fashion Scene

Most girls play dress-up in private. Not Tavi Gevinson. By the time she was 13, her blog, Style Rookie, had earned her a front-row seat at Paris Couture fashion shows. Host Audie Cornish profiles Gevinson, now 15 and a veteran of the fashion world, writing for Harper's Bazaar and launching her own online magazine.
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A Family Searches For Peace In War-Torn Somalia

Somali writer Nuruddin Farah's latest novel, Crossbones, centers on a family's return to Somalia on the eve of the Ethiopian invasion. As war breaks out, each character looks for personal peace in a society rife with violence and tension.
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Islands In The Stream

Name the well-known island concealed in consecutive letters of each sentence. For example: "Helga is a saucy Prussian." The answer: "Cyprus."
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Three-Minute Fiction: Time Is Running Out

Short story writers, your time is short! The deadline for this round of our contest Three Minute Fiction is Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. The rules set by this round's judge, writer Danielle Evans, are simple: One character must come to town and, one character must leave town. And remember, your story can't longer than 600 words.
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Drug Trafficking, Corruption At The 'Triple Crossing'

In his first novel, investigative reporter Sebastian Rotella explores the paranoia and tensions of a border patrol agent infiltrating a Mexican drug gang. Rotella uses his own experience covering South America to make the story as authentic as possible.
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The News, As Reported By Andy Warhol

On Sunday, the National Gallery of Art opens Warhol: Headlines, an exhibit of the late artist's works depicting the front pages of American newspapers. Host Scott Simon tells us more about how Andy Warhol regarded the news business.
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'Book Of CIA Humor' Declassifies Top-Secret Jokes

Two spies walk into a bar. One spy says to the other, "I'm sorry, you're not clear to read the punchline." CIA veteran Ed Mickolus tells host Scott Simon more top-secret jokes from his new book, The Secret Book of CIA Humor.
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Palestinian Kids' Art Deemed Unsuitable For Children

An exhibit of children's art from Palestine was supposed to open Saturday at the Oakland Museum of Children's Art, but the show was canceled. Museum officials say community members raised concerns about whether the art, depicting scenes of Israeli-Palestinian violence, was appropriate for children. NPR's Richard Gonzales reports.

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