Loneliness And Longing — And Woody Allen — In 'Fading Gigolo'

Loneliness And Longing — And Woody Allen — In ‘Fading Gigolo’

by Bob Mondello With his long face and hangdog appearance, actor John Turturro is no one's idea of a matinee idol — not even his own — so h...

Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

by DAN CHARLES Wal-Mart/Flickr It could be another milestone in organic food's evolution from crunchy to commercial: Wal-Mart, the king of mas...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out McQsJazz.com's video of the week featuring George Benson performing Love Ballad....

Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography

Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography

by TELL ME MORE STAFF Syreeta McFadden has learned to capture various hues of brown skin. Syreeta McFadden/Courte...

Behold Ukrainian Easter Art: Incredible, Inedible Eggs

Behold Ukrainian Easter Art: Incredible, Inedible Eggs

by NPR STAFF As Nancy Shute reported in 2012, Ukrainians have for centuries practiced an ancient form of art,...

Restaurants: The Modern-Day Lab For Our Smartphone-Obsessed Ways

Restaurants: The Modern-Day Lab For Our Smartphone-Obsessed Ways

by ELISE HU Courtney Cranch tends bar at The Red Hen in Washington, D.C., where she estimates at least half her customer...

Getting Back In The Game: Arming Yourself To Play With Strangers

Getting Back In The Game: Arming Yourself To Play With Strangers

by STEVE MULLIS With millions of players worldwide, World of Warcraft is one of the largest and longest-running massiv...

Hannibal Buress On Moving To New York With '$200 And Dreams'

Hannibal Buress On Moving To New York With ‘$200 And Dreams’

"I've got $200 and dreams. Let's do this!" — Hannibal Buress Dave Taub Buress on his recurring role on 30 Rock YouTub...

Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community

Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community

by JOHN BURNETT Rev. David Buck sits next to the Jesus the Homeless statue that was installed in front of his church, ...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out McQsJazz.com's video of the week featuring George Duke, Stanley Clarke, and Howard Hewett performing Heaven Sent You....

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Books

'Traveling Pants' Author Tries Traveling In Time

‘Traveling Pants’ Author Tries Traveling In Time

by PETRA MAYER The Here and Now by Ann Brashares Hardcover, 242 pages Author Ann Brashares became a young adult superstar more than a decade ago with the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, a feel-good series of books about the adv...

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Music

Prince Fans, Prepare For The Deluge

Prince Fans, Prepare For The Deluge

by MICHAELANGELO MATOS Prince. NPG Records/Courtesy of the artist Prince fans are accustomed to not getting what they want. That's one reason Friday's news came as a shock — that Prince has re-signed, for the first time in 18 years...

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Food

L.A.'s Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, and How to Get the Real Thing

L.A.’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, and How to Get the Real Thing

by Barbara Hansen California olives - FELICIA FRIESEMA Felicia Friesema California olives Buy extra virgin olive oil off a supermarket shelf, and chances are that it's extra virgin in name only. "Unfortunately, in the United Stat...

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How A Music Writer Learned Trust Is The Ultimate Backstage Pass

How A Music Writer Learned Trust Is The Ultimate Backstage Pass

by NPR Staff Lisa Robinson has done just about every kind of music writing there is. She's followed Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones on tour, covered the scene around CBGB in the 1970s, been a syndicated newspaper columnist, writt...

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Food

Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

by LINDA POON Does this blue chicken make you queasy? Scientists say there might be an evolutionary reason for that. Courtesy of Lawrie Brown There's something unsettling — freakish, even — abou...

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Advice From Women About Negotiating For A Raise: Just Ask

by JESSICA GLAZER Many of the women who told us their stories said they didn't negotiate terms for their first job offers because they didn't know they could. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images Twice Juno Schaser asked for a raise. Twice ...

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Telltale Rainbow Sheens Show Thousands Of Spills Across The Gulf

by BOB MARSHALL The 300,000 wells drilled in Louisiana are connected by tens of thousands of miles of pipelines that are vulnerable to leaks, like this one in a coastal marsh. Gulf Restoration Network Jonathan Henderson of New Orle ...

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Ancient Landscape Is Found Under 2 Miles Of Ice In Greenland

by BILL CHAPPELL A new study suggests the Greenland Ice Sheet did not fully melt during previous periods of global warming — and that it preserved a tundra beneath it. A new study suggests the Greenland Ice Sheet did not fully me ...

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Tech Week: Earnings, A Heartbleed Arrest And Digital Distraction

by ELISE HU April 19, 2014 5:08 AM ET Google and other tech companies reported earnings this week, amid fears of another tech bubble bursting.i Justin Sullivan/Getty Images There was really only one tech story last week — the po ...

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Follow Your Dreams

Hey Ladies, Follow your dreams. Whatever you have a passion for do it. Don't let anyone talk you out if it. You know better than anyone on this earth what you like and what you don't like. Stand firm in what you believe. Make your drea ...

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Self-Made

It is possible to be the individual you want to be. Believe it or not, you were designed to be that person, and it is natural to desire and aspire to be that person. You have an unconscious pull towards that person. But it is a self-asp ...

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Art In A Jar: A Puzzle In Blue, Yellow And Shred

by LINTON WEEKS Jim Tuttle/npr The Puzzle The challenge: Guess the masterpiece — by looking at its pieces — in the jar. Can you identify a great painting by a random arrangement of details? Can you f ...

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The New SAT: Less Vocabulary, More Linear Equations

by CORY TURNER SAT preparation books on a bookstore shelf in New York City. The College Board has announced changes in the college entrance exam. Mario Tama/Getty Images The standardized test that's ...

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New Fossil Takes A Bite Out Of Theory That Sharks Barely Evolved

by GEOFF BRUMFIEL This mako shark looks like its ancient ancestors, but it's probably evolved to be even more terrifying. Sam Cahir/Barcroft Media/Landov Sharks have looked more or less the same for ...

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

by MARC SILVER i Cherry Belle radishes grow superfast. John Trainor/Flickr Yes, it is true that gardening requires patience. But face it, we live in an impatient world. And gardeners everywhere we ...

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