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Scotland's independence vote is just a few days away. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to the best-selling Scottish novelist Val McDermid about her thoughts on the referendum.
NPR's Lynn Neary ponders the plunder of a preschool pumpkin patch.
Sunday Puzzle....
Every answer today is a word or name with an accented syllable "pee" — spelled in any way — but always occurring inside the word, never at the start or end.
It could be the next big spy movie: an Estonian intelligence agent nabbed by Russia on spy charges. Russia says he was spying on them; Estonia says he was kidnapped in a cross-border raid.
Canadian author Margaret Atwood is the author of more than a dozen novels in...
Her new collection, Stone Mattress, features characters still shaped by events in their youth. She's also working on a project that's all about the future: a book that won't be read for a century.
Jason Moran's new album is titled All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller....
On a new tribute to Waller, Moran explores his subject's many contradictions: "The son of a preacher, the man who likes to drink, the man who finds his sorrow but expresses it through comedy."