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Actress Doris Roberts Of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' Dies At 90

Actress Doris Roberts was best known for playing an overbearing yet lovable mother on Everybody Loves Raymond. NPR has a remembrance of the 90-year-old character actress, who died this week.
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We Eat Tomatoes, Why Not Tornadoes? A New Kids' Book Clears Up The Confusion

Can I Eat That? by food critic Joshua David Stein gets young readers curious about their food. And it's fun for adults, too!
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50 Shades Of Shakespeare: How The Bard Used Food As Racy Code

The eggplant and peach emoji are standard code for racy thoughts these days, but food has been used for sexual innuendo for centuries. Shakespeare was a pro. (Happy Shakespeare Week!)
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David Duchovny On Baseball And How 'X-Files' Made Him A Better Writer

The co-star of the X-Files discusses his novel, Bucky F*cking Dent, about a son reuniting with his absentee father. Duchovny earned a master's degree in literature before starting his TV career.
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A Thrilling TV Adaptation Of John Le Carré's 'Night Manager'

Le Carré's 1993 novel comes to life in a six-part AMC series. John Powers says the show, which jets from Egyptian streets to posh Alpine lodges, is one of the most enjoyable thrillers he's seen on TV.
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Chris Anderson: "TED Talks"

Chris Anderson – the head of TED Talks – on fifteen years of speeches by some of the world's most innovative thinkers. Plus his take on the do's and don'ts of public speaking.

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The Lonely Side Of James Brown

When James McBride, a National Book Award winner for his fiction, decided to write an entire book about James Brown, he wanted to push beyond the hype and racism he says haunts Brown's legacy.
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Photos: Why Everyone In Mali Wanted To Pose For The Late, Great Sidibe

His death marks the end of a remarkable era in African and world photography.
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'It Takes A Lot Of Bravery To Be Kind,' Says Kids' Author Kate DiCamillo

DiCamillo says Raymie Nightingale, the 10-year-old protagonist at the heart of her latest novel, is a lot like she was as a child: "Very introverted, watching, worrying, wondering, but also hopeful."
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How Social Media Smeared A Missing Student As A Terrorism Suspect

The documentary Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi explores what happened after a tweet misidentified a Brown University student as one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

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