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Take A Ride On The Plural Side

Two clues will be given. The first answer will be a brand name that sounds like it's plural; change the first letter to spell a new word that answers the second clue.
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To Meet A 'Mockingbird:' Memoir Recalls Talks With Harper Lee

Marja Mills spent more than a year living next door to reclusive author Harper Lee and her sister. She documents that time in The Mockingbird Next Door. But Lee says she never authorized the book.
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Watch Out For That Butterfly: The Lure Of Literary Time Travel

As part of our summer Book Your Trip series, Petra Mayer delves into the mysteries of time travel: how do authors make it work? What's the appeal? And should you kill Hitler, if you get the chance?
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With Humor, 'Dead And Breathing' Dives Into End-Of-Life Struggles

Carolyn, 68, is ready to let go. Dying of cancer, she tries to get her nurse to assist in her suicide. Playwright Chisa Hutchinson drew on real-life inspirations for this dark comedy's characters.
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Elaine Stritch: 'I'm Not Easy'

The legendary actress Elaine Stritch died this week. NPR's Scott Simon remembers her career and an interview he had with her earlier this year.
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Author Finds The Human Side Of The IMF

Liaquat Ahamed's new book looks at one the world's most powerful international institutions. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author talks with NPR's Scott Simon about Money and Tough Love: On Tour with the IMF.
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In The World Of Global Gestures, The Fist Bump Stands Alone

Obama does it. And increasingly, so do folks around the world. Why is the fist bump so popular? And do other cultures have similar gestures?
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Surviving An Adult World In Fairy Tales, And Real Life

Since October thousands of children attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border have been taken into custody. Author Kate Bernheimer recommends a book to help reflect on the lives of these children.
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In New Film, Zach Braff Asks: How Long Can You Pursue Your Dreams?

Wish I Was Here follows a struggling actor and father of two whose breadwinning wife is starting to rethink her role. It's the first feature film Braff has directed since 2004's Garden State.
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So, Thor Is A Woman And Cap Is Black: Is This A Big Deal Or Not?

Marvel plans to make big changes to two of its iconic characters, announcing that Thor will be rewritten as a woman and that Captain America's identity will be assumed by an African-American. To learn more about the decisions, Audie Cornish speaks with Maggie Thompson, the former editor of Comics Buyers Guide.

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