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Nicole Cohen

Associate Producer, Arts Desk

Nicole Cohen is an associate producer for NPR's Arts Desk. In this role, she produces and edits arts features and interviews for NPR.org. She was part of the team that created NPR's annual Book Concierge, a collection of the year's best books as chosen by NPR staff and critics. Her other arts features include This Is Color and the podcast recommendation site Earbud.fm. She also coordinates the Web presence for Fresh Air.

Cohen joined NPR in 2010 after earning a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. As a student at the University of Michigan, she studied comparative literature and spent a year studying abroad in St. Louis, Senegal.

She is a second-generation American who is fluent in Spanish (with an Argentine accent), proficient in French and still remembers a few words of Wolof from her time in West Africa.

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20 Years Ago, Biopic Helped Give Pop Star Selena Life Beyond Her Tragic Death

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Over seven seasons, Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) conquered several Big Bads and even death itself. Warner Bros./Getty Images hide caption

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20 Years Ago, 'Buffy' Welcomed Us All To The Hellmouth (aka High School)

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Father and sons walk through a dust storm in Cimarron County, Okla. (1936) Steinbeck writes: "The dust was evenly mixed with the air, an emulsion of dust and air. Houses were shut tight, and cloth wedged around doors and windows, but the dust came in so thinly that it could not be seen in the air, and it settled like pollen on the chairs and tables, on the dishes." Arthur Rothstein/Library of Congress hide caption

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