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Puerto Rican Cooking And The American South Mix In 'Coconuts And Collards'

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Author Von Diaz's cookbook Coconuts and Collards offers a vegetable-forward take on foods she learned to cook from her Puerto Rican grandmother and on the fly in her family's kitchen near Atlanta.

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In Daniel Mallory Ortberg's Version, The Little Mermaid Inhales Souls

March 17, 2018 - 4:13am

His new book The Merry Spinster infuses old stories with psychological horror, tackling issues of gender and property. "The blood was already there," he says. "I was just moving the blood around."

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'The Sparsholt Affair' Finds Truth Somewhere Between Satire And Sentiment

March 17, 2018 - 3:00am

Novelist Alan Hollinghurst's latest chronicles changing attitudes towards homosexuality in Britain through the stories of a closeted gay man — and later, his son — in the decades after World War II.

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From 'F-Bomb' To 'Photobomb,' How The Dictionary Keeps Up With English

March 16, 2018 - 10:53am

New words that enter the dictionary must meet three criteria, says Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper: widespread use, sustained use and meaningful use. Originally broadcast April 19, 2017.

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Putin's Strategy Is To Glorify Russia's Past, Journalist Says

March 16, 2018 - 1:09am

To preview this Sunday's presidential election in Russia, NPR's David Greene talks with reporter Shaun Walker about his new book The Long Hangover: Putin's New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past.

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Harper Lee Estate Sues Over 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Broadway Script By Aaron Sorkin

March 15, 2018 - 12:17pm

The author's lawyer says a contract bars the producers of a high-profile stage adaptation from departing "in any manner" from the spirit of the classic novel.

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Harper Lee's Estate Sues Aaron Sorkin Over 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Broadway Adaptation

March 15, 2018 - 12:13pm

Author Harper Lee's estate is suing Aaron Sorkin over editorial liberties Sorkin took when turning the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird into a Broadway production.

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