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How George Lucas Transformed The Modern Fairy Tale

Star Wars superfan and IMDb critic Melanie McFarland tells NPR's Don Gonyea why George Lucas's career is worthy of a $1 billion museum on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive.
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'Rogue Elephant' Asks: Is Democracy Right For India?

Journalist Simon Denyer has been covering India's tumultuous political scene for most of the past decade. He tells NPR that Indian voters are tired of government corruption — but not of democracy.
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'Everything I Never Told You' Exposed In Biracial Family's Loss

In times of tragedy, our deepest insecurities can take over. In Celeste Ng's new novel, set in the Midwest in the late 1970s, the fear that bubbles up is related to race and identity.
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At VidCon, A Chance To See YouTube Celebrities Off The Screen

Producers, deal-makers and thousands of screaming fans turned out this week for VidCon. The largest conference for online video producers wraps up today in Anaheim.
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Life Is Tough, Says Joan Rivers, So 'You Better Laugh At Everything'

The comic has made a career out of saying exactly what she thinks. She tells NPR's Scott Simon, "I'm the one who says, 'The emperor has no clothes.' " Her new book is Diary of a Mad Diva.
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New York Streets Become A Recording Studio In 'Begin Again'

A scorned lover and a hapless music producer record an album on the streets of New York in Begin Again, starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo. Director John Carney speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.
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Princip Pulled 'The Trigger,' But Never Meant To Start A War

Journalist Tim Butcher's new book traces the footsteps of Gavrilo Princip, the young Serbian revolutionary who famously sparked World War I by assassinating Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.
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Classical Dub-Step Violin Finds Its Audience

America's Got Talent judges told the dancing hip-hop violinist Lindsey Stirling that her career had no hope, but she proved them wrong. She tells NPR's Scott Simon about her new album, Shatter Me.
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We Said, 'No Car Pictures.'

NPR photographer David Gilkey went to Cuba and made images of the one thing his editor told him to avoid: cars.
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A Modern Twist On Mexican Tradition Hits The Runway

Handmade rebozos and huipiles are staples of traditional Mexican attire. Designer Carla Fernández re-imagines those garments for runways in Tokyo and Amsterdam.

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