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Muslim Feminists Rewrite Boundaries On The Street And At Home

Mona Eltahawy says as a female in Saudi Arabia you have two options: "To lose your mind or become a feminist." Rafia Zakaria says it's crucial to reclaim the identity of the modern Muslim woman.
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Letters: Greek Migrants, Summer Movies

NPR's Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read listener letters, including reaction to an interview about boatloads of migrants washing up on the Greek Island of Chios, and a Bob Mondello piece about good movies to cool you off on a hot summer's day.
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'Show Me A Hero' Offers A Nuanced Take On Public Housing Discrimination

David Simon's new HBO mini-series, Show Me a Hero, examines racial biases in New York City's public housing laws. Critic David Bianculli says, "This 25-year-old true story couldn't seem more timely."
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David Foster Wallace: The 'Fresh Air' Interview

In 1996, Wallace's novel Infinite Jest was a critical and popular success. The new movie The End of The Tour recreates the author's tour for that book. Originally broadcast March 5, 1997.
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Jason Segel On Breakups, Bromances And 'Freaks And Geeks'

The star of the The End of the Tour may be best known for his "bromance" films. "These kind of buddy movies are allowing men to open up a little bit," Segel says. Originally broadcast March 23, 2009.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 14, 2015

You can see a modern rock opera or check out a burlesque performance set to live music.

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Walter Mosley: Watts Riots 'Paved The Way For A Lot Of Change'

The author, whose "Easy Rawlins" mystery novels are largely set in Watts, looks back 50 years ago to the night when the neighborhood first went up in flames.
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HBO To Air Exclusive New Episodes Of 'Sesame Street'

The not-for-profit company that produces the children's TV show Sesame Street has struck a five-year deal with premium cable channel HBO. Older episodes of the show will still be available on PBS.
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Party Of 1: We Are Eating A Lot Of Meals Alone

We've never been more connected as a society: tweeting, texting, vining. But when it comes to eating, more of us are going solo. And even when we do have table companions, we may be tuning them out.
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Poet Richard Blanco On U.S., Cuba: 'We All Belong To The Sea Between Us'

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Blanco, who was born to a Cuban exile family and read at President Obama's second inauguration, about the poem he will read at the reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba.

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