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At The Movies, A Swirl Of Style And Substance

Special effects date back to the dawn of film, but with today's tools moviemakers can put pretty much anything on-screen — which has NPR film critic Bob Mondello thinking about how movie style affects movie substance.
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Could You Talk To A Caveman? Scientists Say It's Possible

Researchers at the University of Reading are speculating that today's languages share a common root dating as far back as the last Ice Age. Words like "mother," "man" and "ashes" are categorized as "ultraconserved," meaning they are survivors of a lost language from which many modern tongues are descended.
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In Newsrooms, Some Immigration Terms Are Going Out Of Style

In April, the Associated Press decided the word "illegal" should only be used to describe actions, not people. It's one of several major news outlets that have been reconsidering how to refer to people who are in this country illegally.
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What We Can Learn From The Viral Spotlight On Charles Ramsey

A compelling television interview with Charles Ramsey, who helped save three women held in captivity in Cleveland, quickly became an online meme in the vein of Antoine Dodson and Sweet Brown. Slate's Aisha Harris and Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post discuss what Harris has called the viral trend of the "hilarious black neighbor."
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Book News: Hacker Leaks Part Of 'Sex And The City' Author's New Book

Also: poems by New York City taxi drivers; Imelda Marcos and the power of spectacle; and USA Today is losing books staffers.
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An Epic Of India Gets A Canvas Its Own Size

Midnight's Children, from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Deepa Mehta, is a sweeping big-screen adaptation of Salman Rushdie's great novel of modern Indian history. NPR's Bilal Qureshi talks to the two storytellers about their collaboration on the project.
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Was Rapper Danny Brown Sexually Assaulted?

Some people were outraged when a fan seemed to perform a sexual act on rapper Danny Brown during a concert. The controversy raised questions about sexual assault against men and hip-hop masculinity. Host Michel Martin talks to a roundtable of pop culture experts.

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