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Some Indonesians Fear Country's Religious Intolerance Is Growing

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A man gazes out at the water during a four-hour journey from Bali to Lombok. The public ferries are a key link for a nation spanning some 17,000 islands. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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PHOTOS: A Tranquil Ferry Between Indonesian Islands

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Women walk through Istiqlal Mosque, on a recent Sunday, in Jakarta, Indonesia. The fourth-largest country in the world is also one of the most diverse. Indonesia is a democracy, with a larger Muslim population than the entire Arab world combined. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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PHOTOS: Indonesia At A Crossroads

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Sakdiyah Ma'ruf is a comedian in Indonesia. Now she is breaking ground as a stand-up comedian who wears a hijab while openly mocking religious fundamentalists. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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She Watched Bootleg Episodes Of Seinfeld, Now The Indonesian Comic Performs Stand-Up

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Amy Sedaris says her new show was inspired by everyone from Red Skelton to the Two Fat Ladies. KC Bailey/Tru TV hide caption

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The Best Hostess Gift? A Pound Of Butter, Says Amy Sedaris

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Rasika chef Vikram Sunderam, here with a towering dish of eggplant and potato, says, "Indian cuisine is a very personal cuisine. It's made from family to family, how they like to cook." Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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In New Cookbook, Acclaimed Indian Restaurant Finally Spills Its Secrets

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The USS Franklin D. Roosevelt sails down the East River after leaving the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1945. Jennifer Egan's new book follows a woman who works the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II. Harry Harris/AP hide caption

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In 'Manhattan Beach,' Jennifer Egan Dives Deep Into WWII New York City

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Wold Without Mind by Franklin Foer (Emily Bogle/NPR) Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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'World Without Mind': How Tech Companies Pose An Existential Threat

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Leaving The Past Behind — Or Trying To — In Rushdie's Latest

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U.N. Security Council Urges More Robust Action Against North Korea

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One of Starry Kitchen's signature dishes is Singaporean chili crab, which is served with beer buttermilk beignets to sop up the spicy sauce. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Starry Kitchen Cookbook: The Rocky Journey Of A Famed Underground Restaurant

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El Corrido de Boyle Heights, or The Ballad of Boyle Heights, was painted in 1983 by the East Los Streetscapers, an artist collective that painted a number of murals across Los Angeles' Boyle Heights neighborhood. Monika Evstatieva/NPR hide caption

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'¡Murales Rebeldes!': These Disappearing LA Murals Mirror Their Community

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Brothers Josh (left) and Benny Safdie are the directors of the new action thriller Good Time. Larry Busacca/Getty Images hide caption

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'Good Time' Filmmakers Wanted To Make A Movie That 'Actually Feels Dangerous'

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Kelp plants grow on a 30-foot-long, white PVC pole suspended in the water. If this is successful, instead of just one row, there would be a whole platform, hundreds of meters across and hundreds of meters deep, full of kelp plants. Courtesy of David Ginsburg/Wrigley Institute hide caption

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Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean

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Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard is the author of a series of six autobiographical novels called My Struggle, as well as the novels Out of the World and A Time for Everything. Sam Barker/Penguin Press hide caption

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Knausgaard's 'Autumn' Considers Everything From Toilet Bowls To Twilight

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