Tales Of Migration Explore Modern-Day Odysseys And 'Hyphenated Identities'

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Barbra Streisand does a lot of singing on transit — over the course of Funny Girl, Funny Lady, Yentl and Hello Dolly (above) she sings aboard a train, a plane, a taxi a tugboat, and an ocean liner. 20th Century Fox/Chenault/The Kobal Collection hide caption

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By Trolley, Train, Show Boat Or Surrey, These Musicals Will Move You

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Guy Pearce aboard his time machine in the 2002 movie version of H.G. Wells' classic novel. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Watch Out For That Butterfly: The Lure Of Literary Time Travel

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"When there is danger, when there is destruction, we kind of feel like we're on the edge of life, fully alive, and that can really bring out some strong prose," says author Mitchell Zuckoff. iStockphoto hide caption

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Travel Disasters Bring Out The Best, The Worst ... And The Cannibalism

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Was "I think I can" the great-grandmother of "lean in?" Some readers see the plucky locomotive as a parable about working women, but some versions of the story feature a male protagonist instead. Platt & Munk, Penguin Young Readers Group hide caption

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In 'Little Engine That Could,' Some See An Early Feminist Hero

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Biker Ron Hamberg says he's read Dickens, Twain and Gandhi's autobiography, but as for books about motorcycles, "I just ride 'em, I don't read about 'em." Solvejg Wastvedt hide caption

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Vroom, Vroom, Hmmmm: Motorcycles As Literary Metaphor

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In Snowpiercer, Curtis (Chris Evans) and Yona (Ah-sung Ko) are trying to fight their way to the front of a train that is cruelly class segregated. "[It's] similar to Occupy Wall Street in terms of the 99 percent versus the 1 percent," says South Korean director Bong Joon-ho. "That's something that happens in other countries and also in Korea." Radius TWC hide caption

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In 'Snowpiercer,' A Never-Ending Train Ride And A Society Badly Off Track

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Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party delegates and supporters stage a demonstration on the boardwalk in front of the Atlantic City Convention Center in 1964. Courtesy of George Ballis/Take Stock hide caption

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'Freedom Summer' And 'The Watsons': Powerful TV About A Civil Rights Journey

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Librarian Nancy Pearl Maps Out A Plan For Your Summer Reading

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Book Your Trip with NPR this summer. We've got recommendations for literary travel by train, plane, car, bike, boat, foot, city transit, horse, balloon, rocketship, time machine and even giant peach. iStockphoto hide caption

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Book Your Trip: Because Reading Is About The Journey

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