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My Life as a Foreign Country book cover....
War is in Brian Turner's blood. His father served during the Cold War, his uncle fought in Vietnam, his grandfather fought in World War II and his great-grandfather in World War I. And the family's...
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This past week, John Abdallah Wambere finally heard the seven words he had been waiting for:"Your application has been recommended for approval."Wambere, a prominent Ugandan LGBT-rights activist, had...
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Michael Emberley's illustrations, like this one showing an egg traveling thr...
Banned Books Week kicks off Sunday: Each year, the American Library Association takes this week to sponsor events all over the country to talk about the books that shock, offend, and generally make...
Sunday night, we're heading back to Mars: NASA's MAVEN spacecraft is supposed to fire its six main engines, slowing down enough so it can be captured by the gravity of the red planet and go into...
In order to secure a career as a stunt woman, Georgia Durante would show up ...
As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into...
Chad Lawson's new album is The Chopin Variations....
Even if you're not a fan of classical music, you have heard of Frédéric Chopin: His music has appeared in countless movies, TV shows and commercials, even video games. But it's almost certain you...
At a cybersecurity conference in Tel Aviv on Sept. 14, Israeli Prime Ministe...
Last Friday, 43 veteran and reserve members of Israel's secretive spy organization, Unit 8200, claimed they'd been directed to spy on Palestinians for coercion purposes.The group signed an open...
Amy Landecker and Jeffrey Tambor are two of the stars of Transparent, in whi...
This fall, one of the more interesting and bold TV shows you'll see isn't being released by a major network — instead, it's coming out of Amazon Studios.Transparent is a comedy-drama that centers on...