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'Interlaced Fingers' Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants

June 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he'd been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.

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'Too Fat, Too Slutty' Challenges Cultural Expectations Of Women

June 24, 2017 - 6:00am

Anne Helen Petersen's new book is a thoughtful consideration of several public women — from Nicki Minaj to Hillary Clinton — who've run up against the invisible expectations our culture has of them.

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'The End of Eddy' Recounts Growing Up Amid Homophobia And Violence

June 24, 2017 - 4:01am

In The End of Eddy, French author Edouard Louis writes about his experience growing up gay and abused in industrial France. He speaks to NPR's Melissa Block.

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'The Force' Is Basically 'Game Of Thrones' With Cops — And That's Pretty Great

June 24, 2017 - 3:00am

Don Winslow's new novel is packed with crooked cops and crookeder crooks, all defending their territories and trying to maintain a status quo where everyone earns, everyone eats and no wars break out.

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Anne Frank's Diary At 75

June 23, 2017 - 1:02am

It's been 75 years since 13-year-old Anne Frank sat down to write her first diary entry about hiding during World War II. Today, her legacy is carried on at an elementary school in Philadelphia.

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What Hath Jobs Wrought?

June 22, 2017 - 7:06am

Odds are, you're looking at this on a smartphone.

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Shades Of Gray Turn Sumptuous In 'Chain Letter'

June 22, 2017 - 3:00am

In Chain Letter, cartoonist Farel Dalrymple returns to The City, the mysterious metropolis at the heart of his early 2000s series Pop Gun War. It's a weird, complicated and charming place.

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Updating Frankenstein For The Age of Black Lives Matter

June 22, 2017 - 2:13am

The classic tale of the Monster resurrected from the dead gets a new treatment in Victor LaValle's new limited-series comic.

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ExxonMobil Uses Carbon Tax Strategy To Its Advantage, Author Says

June 22, 2017 - 1:06am

ExxonMobil and several other oil companies are backing a Republican-led plan for a carbon tax. Steve Inskeep talks to Steve Coll, author of the book Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.

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