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Bond With A Broken Heart: Defending Daniel Craig

npr.org — I love James Bond. Actually, I love Daniel Craig as James Bond. There, I said it. Now that's not a particularly popular sentiment among the critics who have seen the latest Bond episode, Quantum of Solace. "James Bond goes MIA" laments Variety. "Has Bond Lost His Balls?" asks The Daily Beast.

How Dogs Understand What We Say

npr.org — Scientists - and anyone who lives with a canine - know that dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices. They listen for whether our tone is friendly or mean, how the pitch goes up or down and even the rhythms in our speech.
Nov 28, 2014

Attention fellow dog lovers: We're not THAT crazy! Turns out, dogs do pay attention to the meaning of words n.pr/1FASrSm

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Kid Stuff And Leftover Outtakes

npr.org — It's a holiday weekend for many of us, but we've still got a fresh episode - and a sparkly new panelist in the fourth chair: Guy Raz, host of NPR's TED Radio Hour. When we asked Guy about coming on the show, we learned that pop-culture-wise, he - like our own Stephen Thompson - spends a lot of time sharing stuff with his kids.

A Nationwide Outpouring Of Support For Tiny Ferguson Library

npr.org — The Ferguson Public Library just a block away from the center of demonstrations at the Ferguson Police Department. As we've reported, when violent protests this week led to the burning of more than a dozen businesses and the uncertainty caused schools to close, the library stayed open.
Nov 28, 2014

Donations to the @fergusonlibrary this wk hit $175,000. The librarian tells the story on @NPRATC: npr.org/blogs/thetwo-w…

Nov 28, 2014

Lovely story about the value of libraries. 'A Nationwide Outpouring Of Support For Tiny Ferguson Library' zite.to/1FvrWj5

Nov 28, 2014

Library fan? Cool story on @fergusonlibrary's response to #Ferguson, the national support that followed n.pr/1vW0xFp via @elisewho

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Eyeing That BB Gun For Christmas? Don't Go There, Doctors Say

npr.org — If you've seen the classic movie A Christmas Story, you know that Ralphie really, really wanted that BB gun. And you know that his mother, his teacher, even the department store Santa all said: "You'll shoot your eye out." They're right, the nation's ophthalmologists say.

Episode 586: How Stuff Gets Cheaper

npr.org — We tend to get obsessed with things that get more expensive over time - college tuition, say, or health care. But lots of things have actually gotten cheaper in real terms. Things made by machines. Things like consumer electronics. Some new gadget comes out with a $1,000 price tag.
Nov 28, 2014

Episode 586: How Stuff Gets Cheaper: Today on the show, we visit a company where people's job is figuring out ... n.pr/1rz4lv8

Iconic Lebanese Singer Sabah Dies At 87

npr.org — Lebanese singer Sabah, who died this week at the age of 87, was one of the Arab world's most beloved entertainers. We have a remembrance.

Viral Videos Show Kenyan Women Assaulted For Wearing Miniskirts

npr.org — Nearly every day for the past 2 weeks, a woman in Kenya has been publicly stripped and molested for wearing a miniskirt. Cell phone video has galvanized an unprecedented show of condemnation.
Nov 28, 2014

.@MorningEdition: videos of women being assaulted drive a national conversation in Kenya npr.org/2014/11/28/367… (but no accountability, yet)

British Mystery Novelist P.D. James Dies At 94

npr.org — British mystery and crime novelist P.D. James, whose book-known works featured poet and Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh as a protagonist, has died at age 94, her publisher says.
Nov 27, 2014

Via @nprnews: British Mystery Novelist P.D. James Dies At 94 n.pr/1yfKYqr Death comes to P.D. James. RIP, master of mystery.

Your Adult Siblings May Be The Secret To A Long, Happy Life

npr.org — Somehow we're squeezing 16 people into our apartment for Thanksgiving this year, with relatives ranging in age from my 30-year-old nephew to my 90-year-old mother. I love them all, but in a way the one I know best is the middle-aged man across the table whose blue eyes look just like mine: my younger brother Paul.
Nov 27, 2014

Hug your sisters ad brothers tonight Via @nprnews: Your Adult Siblings May Be The Secret To A Long, Happy Life n.pr/1uHjJQE

Nov 27, 2014

Your Adult Siblings May Be The Secret To A Long, Happy Life fb.me/47JfN8FXK

Nov 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! (This one's for you, @paulmarantz) @nprnews: Adult siblings may be secret to a long & happy life n.pr/1uHjJQE

Thailand Blocks Access To Damaging Human Rights Report

npr.org — Thailand's military junta has apparently blocked domestic access to a scathing new report from U.S.-based Human Rights Watch which describes the country as having fallen into an "apparently bottomless pit" since Army Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha seized power six months ago.
Nov 27, 2014

Via @nprnews: Thailand Blocks Access To Damaging Human Rights Report n.pr/1rA1XPa

Millennial Doctors May Be More Tech-Savvy, But Is That Better?

npr.org — The University of Texas Southwestern class of 2014 is celebrating graduation. Class vice president Amy Ho has shed her scrubs for heels and a black dress. She says with modern technology, med school really wasn't too hard. "If you want to do the whole thing by video stream, you can," she says.

Slain Lawyer's Claims Creates Stir In Guatemala

npr.org — A Guatemalan lawyer killed over the weekend left behind a recorded message in which he accused the country's president, Alvaro Colom, of being behind his death. Now, a U.N.-backed commission says it will investigate the explosive allegations. Juan Carlos Llorca, a reporter for The Associated Press who is covering the story, offers his insight.

Stories Of Your First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

npr.org — This past week, we called for stories about your first Thanksgiving in the United States. Who'd you spend it with ? Where were you coming from? What'd you eat? What'd you think of it? we wondered. And many of the stories we heard from you were about food: You had issues roasting the turkey properly.

Beware The 'Babadook,' The Monster Of Your Own Making

npr.org — The monsters of repression are what terrorize a single mom and her little boy in . The small, independent, Australian, feminist horror movie was one of the buzziest films coming out of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. As of this writing, The Babadook enjoys an impressive 97 percent positive score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Nov 27, 2014

Waited patiently for almost a year to do this story. @nprnews: Beware The 'Babadook,' The Monster Of Your Own Making n.pr/1ts25Qv

For A Century, Thanksgiving's Must-Haves Were Celery And Olives

npr.org — Ari Shapiro speaks with Boston Globe editor Hilary Sargent on the use of celery and olives as popular meal items during Thanksgivings of the past and their eventual fade from popularity.

In A Land Of Few Christians, Pope Will Reach Out To Muslims In Turkey

npr.org — Pope Francis is heading to Turkey for what could be one of the most challenging trips of his young papacy. The three-day visit, which begins Friday, will be a mix of the religious and political, with the pope addressing topics ranging from Christian unity to the worsening plight of Christians in the Muslim-dominated Middle East.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @spoggioli1: Via @nprnews: In A Land Of Few Christians, Pope Will Reach Out To Muslims In Turkey n.pr/1uIiz7i

'Queen Of Crime' PD James Was A Master Of Her Craft

npr.org — A remembrance of murder mystery writer PD James, who died Thursday at her home in Oxford, England.

Moorish Science Spin-Off Group Bucks Federal And State Laws

npr.org — Melissa Block talks to Spencer Dew, assistant professor of religious studies at the Centenary College of Louisiana, about the history of Moorish Science and some of its followers' beliefs that they are exempt from federal and state laws. Copyright © 2013 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use.