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An Underground Supper Club Where Music Moves The Menu

Philip Gelb once toured with top musicians. Now he's a chef who hosts intimate dinner parties where the entertainment, by innovative world musicians, is as experimental as the ever-changing fare.
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Roger Thurow: "The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time For Mothers And Children—And The World"

A new book tells the story of the First 1,000 Days movement, an international effort to end malnutrition during the most crucial time of development, from the beginning of a woman’s pregnancy to her child’s second birthday.

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Author Viet Thanh Nguyen Discusses 'The Sympathizer' And His Escape From Vietnam

Nguyen and his family fled their village in South Vietnam in 1975. He won the Pulitzer Prize this year for The Sympathizer, a spy novel set during and just after the war in Vietnam.
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Who Was Joe Gould, And Did He Really Write The World's Longest Book?

Years ago, two New Yorker articles told the story of a Harvard dropout who claimed to be writing the longest book ever. Did he succeed? In Joe Gould's Teeth, Jill Lepore tries to answer that question.
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The Power Of Genes, And The Line Between Biology And Destiny

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee says genetics play a significant role in identity, temperament, sexual orientation and disease risk — but that environment also matters. His new book is The Gene.
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Marilu Henner and Michael Brown: "Changing Normal"

When Marilu Henner’s husband got a double cancer diagnosis, she vowed to help him get well... and avoid the life-altering treatments patients typically receive. The former “Taxi” star and her husband on their surprising journey to beat his cancer.

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'Valiant Ambition' Tells Of Benedict Arnold's Turn From Hero To Traitor

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick about his new book, Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution.
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How A Poison Pill Worded As 'Sex' Gave Birth To Transgender Rights

Author of a book on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Tom Purdum tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer how that bill came to shape today's transgender rights, and comments on the current battle in North Carolina.
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Stung By 83 Different Insects, Biologist Rates His Pain On A Scale Of 1 To — OW!

Biologist Justin Schmidt has traveled all over the world looking for bugs ... and getting stung by them. He documents his travels/travails in his new book The Sting of the Wild.
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Physicist Talks 'Great Leaps' Of Physical World In 'Seven Brief Lessons On Physics'

At only 78 pages long, Carlo Rovelli's "Seven Brief Lessons on Physics" is certainly that. He speaks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about modern physics.

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