Author Interviews

Jhumpa Lahiri Finds Freedom In Italian Memoir: 'No One Expected Me To Do It'

The Interpreter of Maladies author is a successful, Pulitzer Prize-winning English-language writer. But she found writing in Italian gave her true freedom; "Language is a very messy thing," she says.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Videos: Republicans — Then And Now — Talking About Drug Addiction

In New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidates are using compassionate language when it comes to drug abuse. It's a marked change for a party that has advocated tough stances on the issue.

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The Salt

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.

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Movie Interviews

'Mad Max' Director George Miller: The Audience Tells You 'What Your Film Is' FA

Miller, who directed the first Mad Max film in 1979, says it will be a few years before he has any idea as to whether Mad Max: Fury Road "endures in some way."

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Music News

Beyonce's 'Formation' Is A Visual Anthem

Filmmaker and writer dream hampton says that Beyonce's provocative new video is "about a black future [where] we are imagining ourselves having power and magic."

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All Tech Considered

A Skeptical Review Of CBS' Super Bowl Online Streaming Success

For the first time, CBS put the full Super Bowl, with ads, online and claimed record viewership. But StreamingMedia.com's Dan Rayburn says the decision to stream is getting too much hype.

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Goats and Soda

UNICEF Estimate Of Female Genital Mutilation Up By 70 Million

And 60 million of the cases are in Indonesia, which was added to the survey for the first time — evidence that FGM goes far beyond Africa and the Middle East.

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Politics

5 Ways Sanders And Trump Are More Alike Than You May Think

On the face of it, the two hottest candidates heading into the New Hampshire primary couldn't be more different. But there are definite similarities.

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi's motorcade drives on a red carpet during a trip to open a social housing project in a suburb of Cairo on Saturday. One local newspaper devoted its entire front page Monday to accusing Sisi of decadence even as he asks Egyptians to tighten their belts. AP hide caption

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Outrage Over Egyptian President's Red Carpet Arrival

The massive red carpet at the opening of a social housing project has sparked a barrage of criticism in a country suffering from high levels of poverty.

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Around the Nation

What It Takes To Get Dads To Take Parental Leave

Social scientists see long-term benefits to new dads spending a few months caring for a baby. But these studies won't nudge fathers to take leave if they still see a work culture that frowns on it.

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Shots - Health News

When Men Get Breast Cancer, They Enter A World Of Pink

Most breast cancer cases are in women, so treatment and support are geared toward them. Men with breast cancer can feel isolated. One man was given a pink ice pack with instructions to "place it inside your bra."

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Code Switch

How Will Host Chris Rock Treat The Oscars' Lack Of Diversity?

Since it was revealed that all 20 of this year's Academy Award acting nominees are white, everyone's waiting to see how the host — a comedian who never pulls punches — will handle it.

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