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Professional wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has died. He was one of professional wrestling's top villains and acted in the 1988 film They Live. Piper was 61.
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The award-winning author of Holes has just published a new novel for young readers, called Fuzzy Mud. It mixes middle-school social puzzles with a more sinister mystery: a rogue biotech threat.
A new documentary chronicles the famed Gore Vidal-William F. Buckley debates and the beginnings of TV political punditry. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with directors Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon.
When comedians write jokes about the news, they're bound to come up with similar punch lines. Comedy writer Larry Getlen tells NPR's Rachel Martin that stealing jokes happens sometimes, but it's rare.
There's a new, sixth taste for humans: the taste for fat. But Rick Mattes of Purdue University tells NPR's Rachel Martin to think less yummy ice cream, more rancid food.
Will the NFL's first female coach be a "distraction" for the Arizona Cardinals or merely a distraction for the media? NPR's Rachel Martin talks sensationalism in sports with Slate's Mike Pesca.