Syria: The Trojan Women inserts current events into an ancient Greek tragedy, performed here in Amman, Jordan, in 2013. Lynn Alleva Lilley/Lynn Alleva Lilley hide caption

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Syrian Artists Denied Visas, And A Voice In The U.S.

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Golf May Be Too Polite A Sport For Presidential Politics

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The Risks And Rewards Of Reporting In A War Zone

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Deford: Frankly, Hot Dogs Best Served At The Ballpark

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Remembering The Highs And Lows Of Robin Williams

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Amateurism's Dying Hour

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An NPR War Correspondent Reflects On A Pet Turning 100 (In Dog Years)

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Commentator Frank Deford says part of why we can't do away with college sports is history. Football and basketball have always been tied to college. AP hide caption

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Are NBA And NFL Rules Bush League?

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M. Caldwell Butler, A True Bipartisan Politician

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Happy Birthday To Amazon, And Its Data Mining

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Nadine Gordimer passed away this week at age 90, after a lifetime of achievement in writing and anti-apartheid activism. Radu Sigheti/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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In Writing, Nadine Gordimer Explored Why We're All Here

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A Mother's Essay Challenges Assumptions About Poverty

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The Letter That Kicked Off A Radio Career

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In sports, Americans only dilly-dally for crucial, life-affirming reasons: to allow commercials. L.G. Patterson/AP hide caption

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The Time Of Our Sports Lives: How Europe's Games Neglect The Clock

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