January 31, 2012 The NFL championship is in Indianapolis this Sunday, and Indianans will be flaunting their signature items alongside beer, pizza and other standard football fare: pork, popcorn and sugar-cream pie. What's on the menu at your football party?
January 31, 2012 In February, NPR's Backseat Book Club will read Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai. In the book, a boy finds his voice — and the chance to find his lost little sister — through photography. Now it's your turn: Send us your photos of the people and places special to you.
January 31, 2012 Bestselling novelist Jonathan Franzen came out heavily against ebooks, but, really, who cares?
January 31, 2012 Member station WDET asked listeners to share what they want the world to know about their city. Tell Me More ends its Motown-based broadcast with comments from some of Detroit's biggest fans.
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January 31, 2012 In this eerie dystopian novel by Ben Marcus, the speech of children becomes (quite literally) toxic. Communication breaks down, but so do the metaphors, leaving the reader wondering what to take away from the book.
Introverts, who prefer quieter, lower-stimulation environments, have trouble thriving in today's extrovert-oriented culture, says author Susan Cain.
January 30, 2012 Introvert Susan Cain is here to make the case for people who like to work in peace and quiet. Today's workplaces are designed for extroverts, she says, and put too much emphasis on group work. Cain's new book is called Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking.
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For the first time in his life, Robert looks skeptical.
January 30, 2012 Next weekend, the New York Giants meet the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Here with a simulation match-up are the hot dog representatives from each team: the Boston Dog (with baked beans) and a New York dog (with traditional sauerkraut and mustard.)
A photograph represents "hygge," a Danish word that translates roughly to "cozy"
January 30, 2012 The Danish word translates roughly to "coziness," and here's what it looks like to one photographer.
January 30, 2012 Films such as Nanny McPhee and Mary Poppins have romanticized the nanny role, but there's no magic umbrella for the star of the reality TV show America's Supernanny. Deborah Tillman visits a home-in-crisis during each episode, helping kids and parents behave. She talks to host Michel Martin.
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January 30, 2012 Hilma Wolitzer's finely observed comedy of manners follows the romantic misadventures of recently widowed 62-year-old Edward Schuyler as he re-enters the dating pool with a splash.
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Cat's Eye Promo
January 30, 2012 Margaret Atwood's novel Cat's Eye is as philosophical as it is emotional, as poetic as it is psychological. Its story of an abusive friendship helped author Margaux Fragoso to recover from a relationship with a toxic frenemy.
January 30, 2012 Richie Palumbo, a middle-class Massachusetts father, follows the mysterious promptings of his heart and moves his family into his dream house in 1969. This lush, intimate novel by Anthony Giardina follows the Palumbo family fortunes for the next 40 years.
January 30, 2012 In Consent of the Networked, Rebecca MacKinnon investigates how the governments and corporations that control the digital world can impinge on civil liberties.
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January 29, 2012 What does it take to turn a story told in one medium into a hit film? In the weeks ahead, we're going to explore that question with some of the nominees in this year's Best Adapted Screenplay category of the Academy Awards. Host Rachel Martin speaks to Sasha Stone, founder and editor of AwardsDaily.com.
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Moscato was on display at the 2010 international wine and spirits show "Vinitaly" in Italy. Since then, moscato sales have skyrocketed.
January 29, 2012 The Italian dessert wine has gone from relative obscurity to the toast of the town. Moscato is the fastest growing varietal wine in the country. Hip-hop artists sing about it. Jugs of Barefoot moscato are sold at BJ's Wholesale Club. It's on the menu at Olive Garden. What's up with that?
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