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The Battle Of The Sexes: When Women Out-Earn Men

Liza Mundy, author of The Richer Sex, discusses the trend — and implications — of women becoming the primary breadwinners in their families, a phenomenon that cuts across race, class and geographic location.
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If I Were An Animal, I'd Be An Alpaca

Name something in a given category such that the last two letters of the category's name are the first two letters of your answer. For example, given "U.S. state," the answer would be either "Texas" or "Tennessee."
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Betting On Two Pairs Of Filmmaking Brothers

Two pairs of filmmaking brothers are both opening movies on the same weekend, and both films are about the awkwardness of growing up. Critic Bob Mondello says Jay and Mark Duplass' Jeff, Who Lives At Home and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's The Kid with a Bike share a common sense of humanity.
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Starring On Capitol Hill: The Celebrity Or The Cause?

Despite the excitement surrounding actor and activist George Clooney's visit to Washington, D.C., this week, there's nothing new about stars testifying before Congress.

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'The O'Briens': A Multigenerational Canadian Epic

Peter Behrens' new novel starts with a teen, ends with a railroad magnate, and covers plenty of ground in between. Canada's nation-building is the background of this sweeping family saga.
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A St. Patrick's Poem On Shamrocks And Stereotypes

Poet and Irish expatriate Frank Delaney has enjoyed success as a BBC host, Man Booker Prize judge and author of the best-selling novel, Ireland. To honor St. Patrick's Day, Delaney shares with Weekend Edition his original poem, Drowning the Shamrock.
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Musician Joey Burns Plays Not My Job

Some people call Calexico an Americana band, some call them Tex-Mex — some just settle on calling them awesome. Guitarist-vocalist Joey Burns, who lives in Tucson, answers questions about music from really cold places.
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Your Turn: The Blurry Lines Dividing Theater & Journalism

In the wake of a recent controversy at the public radio show "This American Life," we explore the blurry lines between performance art and journalism.

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Pioneers Of The Sky: 3 Books That Take Flight

In the golden age of flight, pilots reveled in the magic of lonely nights aloft and suffered the perils of stormy skies. Author Gregory Crouch recommends three books that describe these harrowing aero-adventures. Do you remember the first time you flew? Tell us your story in the comments.

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