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The peak of Meru has eluded some of the greatest climbers in the world. The Shark's Fin â a sheer wall of granite â is the central pillar in the formation.
September 4, 2015 Meru is a 21,000-foot mountain in northern India. Some of the greatest climbers in the world have tried and failed to reach its peak — a sheer granite wall known as the Shark's Fin.
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Movie lovers in Nairobi gather for a nighttime screening at last year's Slum Film Festival.
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September 3, 2015 The filmmaker is 21. He had to direct and star in a movie — his first movie, in fact. He was really, really stressed. Would he make the deadline?
Are people starting sentences with "so" more frequently than ever or are we just noticing it more?
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September 3, 2015 It has been called the new "um" or "like," but linguist Geoff Nunberg says starting sentences with "so" isn't a new trend. People have been doing it for years. We're just noticing it more now.
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September 3, 2015 NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Kira Pollack, director of photography and visual enterprise at Time, about how iconic photos might affect the conversation about the events they have come to represent.
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September 3, 2015 Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will get a kick out of a graphic novel series that takes the magical-teens-battling-evil-monsters trope and transplants it to a lovingly rendered Tokyo.
September 3, 2015 Zen Cho's new novel is a charming, character-driven romance, set in a magic-ridden Regency England — but there are serious questions of race and class underpinning the lighthearted action.
Actor Dean Jones, seen here in 1966, died Tuesday at age 84. Jones starred in 10 Disney films, including That Darn Cat!
September 2, 2015 Actor Dean Jones, who starred in The Love Bug, That Darn Cat! and other classic Walt Disney movies, also played the role of Bobby in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim's Company.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder.
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September 2, 2015 Steve Silberman talks about how Nazi extermination plans and a discredited scientific paper about childhood vaccines shaped our current understanding of autism.
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Purity by Jonathan Franzen
September 2, 2015 Jonathan Franzen weaves together a cavalcade of stories and characters in his latest novel. Critic Maureen Corrigan says that despite its breadth, Purity fails to "emotionally move the reader."
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September 2, 2015 Twelve immortal, iron-fisted god-kings rule over the desert metropolis of Sharakhai. No one can stand against them, until the gladiator Çeda begins hunting for the truth behind her mother's death.
September 2, 2015 The fantasy author's last novel opens with the death of one of his most beloved characters and serves as an illustration of his thoughts on his own impending death and the inevitability of change.
September 1, 2015 Elena Ferrante is the pen name of an anonymous Italian author. Very little is known about her, but Ferrante's books — widely believed to be a thinly veiled autobiography — have achieved cult status.
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September 1, 2015 The new novel reveals sharp observations and a great, sprawling story. But critic Roxane Gay says the book gets bogged down with absurdly drawn characters and misfired critiques of modern life.
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