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Book News: VICE Draws Ire By Staging Female Author Suicides

The anonymous book sculptor of Edinburgh strikes again; the childhood drawings of E.E. Cummings; Jonathan Franzen on literary sexism.
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Spy Reporter Works Her 'Sources' To Write A Thriller

Mary Louise Kelly used to cover national security for NPR, but lately she's turned her attention to fiction. Her new novel, Anonymous Sources, draws on Kelly's own reporting experiences, including things she couldn't say when she was a journalist.
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Teens Find The Right Tools For Their Social-Media Jobs

There was a time — a time long, long ago — when MySpace dominated the teen social-media world. Not anymore. NPR's Sami Yenigun looks at how teenagers use various social platforms in today's increasingly segmented online universe.
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Sandwich Monday: The Wendy's T-Rex Burger (R.I.P.)

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try "The T-Rex Burger," a nine-patty monster that, until this week, had been on the menu of a renegade Canadian Wendy's franchise.
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Maryland State House Closes For Filming Of Popular Netflix Series

The State House is being used as the set for Netflix's popular political drama "House of Cards."

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Book News: 'Tweet,' 'Geekery' Make The Oxford English Dictionary

Also: Judy Blume gets her own holiday; Michael Chabon considers the superhero costume; the best books coming out this week.
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An 'Adventure' For Kids And Maybe For Their Parents, Too

Adventure Time isn't your typical cartoon, but it's capturing an audience of kids and adults who believe it's getting at something special.
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This Blumesday Celebrates Judy, Not Joyce

Loyal fans of young adult novelist Judy Blume have riffed on Bloomsday — a celebration of James Joyce's Ulysses — and created Blumesday to honor the author of Are You There God? It's Me Margaret, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Blubber.
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In Neville's Thrillers, Belfast's Violent Past Still Burns

The capital of Northern Ireland is no longer the city of snipers that it was before the Good Friday Agreement, but novelist Stuart Neville still draws inspiration from the decades of violence. In The Ghosts of Belfast, he examines the shattered life of an IRA killer in the aftermath of The Troubles.
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Honoring 'Ulysses'

For devoted readers of James Joyce, June 16 marks the annual celebration of his acclaimed novel Ulysses. Live readings of the famously complex tome can go on for 24 hours or more. Jacki Lyden looks into the history of these marathon performances.

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