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Mindy Kaling On Refusing To Be An Outsider And Sexism On Set

The comedian says she often forgets that as an Indian-American woman who's not pencil thin, she's kind of a new thing for broadcast TV. But, she says, "I refuse to view myself in such terms."
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Editor: New 'Cosmo' Woman Is 'Interested In Mascara And The Middle East'

"Men are allowed to talk about sports relentlessly, and yet we still take them seriously," says Cosmo's Joanna Coles, so women should be able to talk about fashion and politics.
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Hugs For Hecklers: Cameron Esposito On Life As A Lesbian Comedian

Esposito discusses her new album, Same Sex Symbol, and tells NPR's Arun Rath she feels concern for the people who heckle her about her sexuality: "I just wonder, what's up with your life? Are you OK?"
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'You Can't Be This Furry' And Other Life Lessons From Gary Shteyngart

In Little Failure, the novelist recounts his emigration from the USSR to the U.S. when he was 7. For the first few years, he says, he would sit alone in the cafeteria, talking to himself in Russian.
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A Phone Call Helped Navy's First Four-Star Woman Embrace Her Path

On her way up, Adm. Michelle Howard found herself becoming a spokesperson for women in the military. Complaining to her mom, she got this reply: "As long as you stay in the Navy, this will not stop."
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Horror Of Horrors: Is H.P. Lovecraft's Legacy Tainted?

Lovecraft, the author who famously invented Cthulhu, was also known for his highly racist opinions. This has created some controversy around the World Fantasy Award statue that bears his likeness.
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Bio Credits Manson's Terrible Rise To Right Place And Time

California parolee Charles Manson arrived in San Francisco in 1967, when the city was full of young seeking a guru. In Manson, Jeff Guinn says it was the perfect spot for him to enact his cult vision.
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How Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes a case for creating an education system that nurtures — rather than stifles — creativity.
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Growing Up Broke Strengthened Daughter's Bond With Working Mom

A mother talks to her daughter about how hard it was to make ends meet as a single mom in the '90s, through the good times and the bad.
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'Bob's Burgers' Serves Up Gently Savory Entertainment

The winningly sweet, wacky (and now Emmy-winning) cartoon follows a family and their struggling seaside burger joint. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard.

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