Arts

Author Interviews
7:18 am
Sun May 27, 2012

'Finding Ultra': The Ultimate Athletic Test

Originally published on Sun May 27, 2012 7:55 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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Sunday Puzzle
9:03 pm
Sat May 26, 2012

Just Give It A Shot In The Dark

NPR Graphic

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 6:16 pm

On-Air Challenge: Every answer is a phrase in the form "___ in the ___." You'll be given rhymes for the first and last words, and you give the phrases.

Last Week's Challenge From Listener Peter Persoff of Piedmont, Calif.: Think of a common three-letter word and five-letter word that together consist of eight different letters of the alphabet. Put the same pair of letters in front of each of these words, and you will have the present and past-tense forms of the same verb. What words are these?

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Movies
4:02 pm
Sat May 26, 2012

The Movie Peter Berg's 'Seen A Million Times'

Jack Nicholson and Danny Devito in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).
United Artists/Fantasy Films

Originally published on Sun June 24, 2012 12:28 pm

The weekends on All Things Considered series Movies I've Seen a Million Times features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking about the movies that they never get tired of watching.

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Author Interviews
4:02 pm
Sat May 26, 2012

Sketching The Family Tree, Discovering His Family's History

Lawrence Jackson's previous books include The Indignant Generation and Ralph Ellison. He is a professor of English and African-American studies at Emory University.
Rahmeek Rasul University of Chicago Press

Originally published on Sat May 26, 2012 5:44 pm

Lawrence Jackson went through most of his life not knowing much about his family history. That didn't bother him until he had a child and wanted to share stories about his ancestors.

So he began a search, armed with only early boyhood memories, for his late grandfather's old home by the railroad tracks in Blairs, Va. Jackson describes his journey in a new book, My Father's Name: A Black Virginia Family after the Civil War.

Discoveries

Shortly after Jackson began a search for his roots, he found out his great-grandfather was a slave.

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Author Interviews
6:49 am
Sat May 26, 2012

Author's Tweets Give New Meaning To Short Fiction

Originally published on Sat May 26, 2012 9:52 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Thursday night, dispatches from a glum future began to appear on the Twitter account of The New Yorker magazine's fiction department - a science fiction story, told sentence by sentence, tweet by tweet, a story about Jennifer Egan titled "Black Box." It features a character from her 2010 novel "A Visit from the Goon Squad" which won the Pulitzer Prize.

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