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It's All Politics
8:36 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

After Cory Booker's Remarks, Press Aide Resigns

Originally published on Thu May 31, 2012 8:41 am

Perhaps Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker's gaffe on NBC's Meet the Press has caused collateral damage, with the resignation Tuesday of his communications director.

The aide, Ann Torres, insists her departure isn't related to the mayor's remarks, or his subsequent clumsy backpedal, saying on Twitter that such rumors are "ridiculous...come on folks."

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The Thistle and Shamrock
7:23 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Thistle And Shamrock: Underneath The Stars

Nightnoise
Courtesy of the artist

As the days grow longer our music looks to the Northern and Western skies for inspiration and draws meaning, guidance and solace from the sun, moon and stars.

Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

The Two-Way
7:00 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Canadian Police Issue Warrant In Severed-Foot Case

Originally published on Wed May 30, 2012 9:32 pm

Note: As you may have guessed from the headline, there is disturbing content in this post.

It's that kind of news day: First Mark reported the latest in Florida's face-eating attack. And now there's a significant development in a crime story that has gripped Canada.

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It's All Politics
6:37 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

South Dakotan Hopes Video Stroll Ends In Congress

Some of us missed the Jeff Barth video when it first hit the Internet last week, which is like a year ago in web time.

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PG-13: Risky Reads
6:19 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Growing Up And Grasping Gone With The Wind

In mourning: Scarlett broods while Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) woos.
Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 31, 2012 5:03 pm

Jesmyn Ward's novel Salvage the Bones was the 2011 winner of the National Book Award for Fiction.

When I was 13 I went to a small, mostly white, Episcopalian, junior high school.

Much of my free time was spent lurking in the library. I'd transferred from a more diverse public school, and as a working-class black kid, I felt out of place.

That's about the time I pulled Gone With the Wind from the library shelf.

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Books
6:18 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Summer Books 2012: Cool Reads For Hot Days

Harriett Russell

Summer is glorious and far too short to waste on the wrong book. Let the NPR critics you know and trust help you find the year's best fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, cookbooks and more.

Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

PG-13: Risky Reads
6:18 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Ready For Romance: Reading Gone With The Wind

Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone With the Wind was published 75 years ago this month. A 1936 promotional poster for the book shows heroine Scarlett O'Hara running through the streets as Atlanta burns.
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Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 1:14 pm

Jodi Picoult's latest novel is Between the Lines.

One of my first childhood memories is of the moment I got my own library card, so it's clear that I grew up in a family of readers. I always had a book in my hand, and as I grew into my preteen years I began to veer away from the All-Of-A-Kind Family series to more modern Judy Blume novels, whose heroines held a mirror up to my own life. You can imagine my shock, then, when one day I came home from the library with Forever by Judy Blume — and was told by my mother that I wasn't allowed to read it.

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This Is NPR
6:17 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

A Sticky Situation: Baking the Tapes

A reel-to-reel tape player
Lauren Sin NPR

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 1:20 pm

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With more than 40 years of audio, preserving and archiving the hundreds of interviews, reports, specials, and programs produced by NPR is no small task. It gets even more complicated when old reel-to-reel tape starts sticking together. Fortunately the NPR librarians know just the trick to get them unstuck: bake 'em.

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This Is NPR
6:10 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Pics from Robert Siegel's Colin Powell Interview

Robert Siegel and Colin Powell during a light moment of the evening.
Emily Hellewell NPR

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 1:19 pm

Yesterday evening, All Things Considered host Robert Siegel lent his interview skills to an event sponsored by the Washington, D.C.'s Politics and Prose bookstore, the 6th & I Historic Synagogue, and NPR.

In front of a capacity crowd, Siegel talked to former Secretary of State Colin Powell about his life, career and new book, It Worked for Me.

Here are a few shots from the event:

The Two-Way
5:59 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Ambassador Susan Rice: The Best Solution In Syria Is Still Political

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice speaks to the media after a U.N. Security Council meeting on Syria on Wednesday.
Mario Tama Getty Images

The situation in Syria is obviously at a crossroads. After the massacre in Houla that killed more than 100 people — many of them women and children — the diplomatic engine has picked up steam.

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