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Culture Yourself: Today At NPR For Monday, August 29, 2011

Morning Edition had an interview this morning with The Daily Show's Wyatt Cenac, who has a new DVD and CD out.

It was a busy day on All Things Considered, but Alan Cheuse did review the book The Lotus Singers, a collection of short fiction from authors in South Asia.

Fresh Air is kicking off a week of food-themed encore shows, and today's was Brad Bird and Patton Oswalt talking about the 2007 film Ratatouille.

Michel Martin discussed last night's VMAs with critic and blogger Patrice Evans on Tell Me More.

Today at NPR Books, our You Must Read This feature comes from author Keith Donohue, who recommends Walk The Blue Fields, a short story collection by Claire Keegan that he calls "seven stories to savor."

Wild Flag, a band that includes former (and still occasional, we hope) NPR Music contributor Carrie Brownstein, formerly of the band Sleater-Kinney, has their self-titled first album up as a First Listen.

And finally, All Things Considered had a story today about Lil Wayne's Facebook fan manager — yes, that's a real thing — whose name is Mazy Kazerooni.