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'I Don't Want Death To Be Such A Downer'
That's what Paul Bennett, chief creative officer at the IDEO design firm, told California Sunday writer Jon Mooallem. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Mooallem about Bennett's work "redesigning" death.
'We Wanted To Entertain': Jon Spencer On 25 Years In New York
Spencer is equal parts Little Richard and Iggy Pop, the funky, yelping frontman for the Blues Explosion. The band's new album is called Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015.
After Students Went To Wage Jihad, Teacher Highlights Youth Radicalization
A German-Syrian religious studies teacher was shocked when she heard that five of her former students had left Germany to join jihadist groups in Syria. "It felt like a personal defeat," she says.
Thanks To Chance (And Craigslist), A Writer Becomes A Carpenter
Writer Nina MacLaughlin hit her low point producing a listicle of the world's 100 Unsexiest Men. Six years and a lucky Craigslist ad later, she's a carpenter and author of the new memoir Hammer Head.
Not My Job: Richard Price (aka Harry Brandt) Gets Quizzed On Pseudonyms
For his latest book, The Whites, novelist Richard Price decided to use a pen name. In retrospect, he wishes he hadn't.
Who's Bill This Time
Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: To Bibi Or Not To Bibi, Schock & Awesome, We Shall Overcaffeinate.
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