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At Pop-Up Magazine Shows, No Recordings Allowed

The live magazine in San Francisco showcases documentary filmmakers, writers, radio producers, photographers and artists. They present their work live onstage — just once — and there is no record it ever happened. Editor Douglas McGray says he likes how it makes audiences' "brains work."

Presidents And Pilgrims: 3 Boundary-Pushing Books

'Tis the season to be thankful — especially for those pioneering patriots, our nation's founders. Author David O. Stewart recommends three page-turners that tell the true story of early America.

For The Origins Of Pie, Look To The Humble Magpie

Magpies and crows are well-known for their habit of collecting odds and ends in their nests. Not so very different, the thinking goes, from the way medieval cooks assembled ingredients for their pies.

Degas' Nudes Depict The Awkwardness Of Real Life

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Musee d'Orsay in Paris have collaborated on a show called Degas and the Nude, which includes works from all over the world. Lloyd Schwartz says that in portraits of everyday moments, Degas made women mysterious, vulnerable and heartbreakingly human.

The American Behind The 2008 Attack On Mumbai

David Coleman Headley was one of the leaders of the 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai. A new Frontline documentary chronicles how the son of a Pakistani father and an American mother became a radicalized Islamic militant while working as an informant for the U.S. government.

After 20 Years, No End Of The Road For Boyz II Men

The legendary R&B group broke onto the music scene in 1991, attracting fans worldwide, winning four Grammys and selling tens of millions of albums. Their latest album is titled Twenty. Guest host Tony Cox speaks with the group about their career, losing a band mate, and whether they'll change their name.

For Muppeteers, It Isn't Easy Being Invisible

With a new Muppets movie on its way to theaters, NPR's Susan Stamberg goes on set with felt-wrangler Bill Barretta and director James Bobin to find out what's new — and what techniques never change.

How One Man Played 'Moneyball' With 'Jeopardy!'

Roger Craig has wanted to be on Jeopardy! since he was 12 years old. When he finally got his shot, he knew he had to make it count. So he built a computer model to mine Jeopardy! for patterns. He says the most exciting part wasn't the money — it was that his system worked.