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A Lifelong Surfer Explains Why There's No Such Thing As A 'Perfect' Wave

"Waves are not stationary objects in nature. They're not diamonds or roses or something that you just look at," says New Yorker journalist William Finnegan. His new memoir is called Barbarian Days.
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Trump Could Bump GOP Veterans Off Debate Stage

The billionaire businessman is under fire for remarks about prisoners of war. But his inclusion in GOP debates could mean Republicans' only two military veteran candidates don't make it on stage.
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Bill Cosby Deposition Offers New Clues About Possible Sexual Abuse

A nearly 1,000 page deposition from 2006 provides new information about comedian Bill Cosby's pattern of possible sexual abuse against dozens of women. But why hasn't he been prosecuted yet?
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Sleuthing With Offbeat Variations In 'Irrational Man' And 'Mr. Holmes'

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews two crime movies — Irrational Man and Mr. Holmes — that have different philosophies on logic.
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Why The Pig Is The Most Loved And Most Loathed Animal On The Plate

As long as pigs have existed, humans have weighed desire for their meat against disgust for how the animals lived and what they ate. Today we have fresh cause for worry about how pigs are living.
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At 76, Actor Ian McKellen Embodies An Older Sherlock In 'Mr. Holmes'

The acclaimed British actor talks about playing a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes, serving as grand marshal to New York City's gay pride march and his Lord of the Rings tattoo.
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Known As A Collector, Gustave Caillebotte Gets His Due As A Painter

Caillebotte was an independently wealthy artist who — unlike his Impressionist buddies — didn't need to sell paintings to make a living. Now, many of his works are on display at the National Gallery.
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Examining Hollywood's Pay Disparities

Hollywood's female stars have increasingly been speaking out about being paid less than their male costars. Hollywood Reporter's Matthew Belloni discusses the film industry's pay disparities with NPR's Arun Rath.
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From Adman To Stand-Up: Jim Gaffigan's Transition Took A Few Good Naps

The comedian once worked in advertising — until he got caught dozing on the job. So, he took his savings and stepped on stage. Still, it was years before he hit his big break: a gig on the Late Show.
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Written In Spanish About Belgium By A Colombian, 'It Feels American'

Nearly 15 years after his story collection was published in Spanish, Juan Gabriel Vásquez's Lovers on All Saints' Day has gotten an English translation. He explains the book's patchwork provenance.

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