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"It seems to me the book has not just aesthetic values-- the charming little clothy box of the thing, the smell of the glue, even the print, which has its own beauty. But there's something about the sensation of ink on paper that is in some sense a thing, a phenomenon rather than an epiphenomenon. I can't break the association of electric trash with the computer screen. Words on the screen give the sense of being just another passing electronic wriggle."

—John Hoyer Updike (b. 1932) American writer, Rabbit, Run, Rabbit at Rest


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Mr. Spock, Mixed-Race Pioneer 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 07:06:57 -0500 
    As Mr. Spock on Star Trek, the late Leonard Nimoy embodied the conflicts faced by many biracial and other people of color. Even on the diverse crew of the Enterprise, he stood out.

Teaching The Holocaust: New Approaches For A New Generation 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 06:15:55 -0500 
    Amid the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, a focus more on 'how Jews lived than about how they perished.'

To Curb Bear Population, Florida Reinstates Hunting Season 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:12:00 -0500 
    In the past decade, the number of bear-related calls Florida wildlife officials have received has increased by 400 percent. To stop the rise in bear population, officials have agreed to start hunting.

Is The Battle Won And Done For Those Who Fought For Net Neutrality? 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:56:07 -0500 
    In a 3-2 vote on Feb. 26, the FCC approved new rules, regulating broadband internet as a public utility. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mat Honan, San Francisco bureau chief for BuzzFeed News, about the political implications of the vote.

The Challenges Of Jury Selection In The Boston Marathon Bombing Trial 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:56:00 -0500 
    Is it possible to find an impartial jury to serve in a high-profile trial? NPR's Arun Rath talks with jury consultant Karen Fleming-Ginn about the issues that come up during jury selection.

One Man's Race To Outrun Alzheimer's 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:56:00 -0500 
    Cape Cod journalist Greg O'Brien has always found solace in running, and a diagnosis of Alzheimer's hasn't stopped him. But making it work — for himself and his family — isn't always easy.

How Conservatives Are Readying Their 'Grassroots Army' For 2016 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:25:00 -0500 
    The message from the Conservative Political Action Conference's first-ever Activism Boot Camp was clear: a win for Republicans in 2016 must be a team effort.

A 'Show Boat' With An Asian-American Cast Hits The Rocks 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:03:17 -0500 
    Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the "Ol' Man River" musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn't make sense to get on board.

Funding Homeland Security: Where Do We Go From Here? 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:16:00 -0500 
    President Obama late Friday signed a stopgap measure to keep the department running for another week, but the tussle over his executive action on immigration, linked to the funding, is not over yet.

Conservatives Heckle Jeb Bush On Education, Immigration 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:01:44 -0500 
    Some Republicans have said that former Gov. Jeb Bush isn't conservative enough. This week he appeared before the Conservative Political Action Conference and made his case for a possible 2016 run.

More U.S.-Cuba Talks Ahead, Including Human Rights Dialogue 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:01:44 -0500 
    The United States hosted a second round of talks with Cuba aimed at restoring diplomatic ties and re-opening embassies.

Despite Big Advantages, Emanuel Forced To Face Chicago Runoff 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:01:44 -0500 
    Chicago will hold a runoff mayoral election in April. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Carol Marin about the race.

Researchers Examine The Ways Of Southern Coyotes 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:01:00 -0500 
    The number of coyotes in the Deep South is growing, but biologists know relatively little about their habits across the south and how they are diverging from their cousins out west.

House GOP Scurries To Avert Homeland Security Shutdown 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:01:00 -0500 
    A last-minute scramble to fund the Department of Homeland Security exposed rifts among Republicans. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Ailsa Chang about the latest battle in Congress.

Not So Fast, Jamestown: St. Augustine Was Here First 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:01:00 -0500 
    Jamestown, Va., claims to be "America's First Region," but St. Augustine, Fla., turns 450 this year, making it the U.S.'s oldest continuous European settlement, a title residents are quick to defend.
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