Arts

4:25pm

Fri January 17, 2014
Author Interviews

A Strange Composition: Classical Music Meets Bioterror In 'Orfeo'

Originally published on Fri January 17, 2014 8:33 pm

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Richard Powers' new novel, Orfeo, tells the story of an avant-garde classical music composer who finds himself dabbling in DNA. Like the Orpheus myth that inspired the book's name, this story takes its hero, Peter Els, on a journey. He becomes a fugitive accused of bioterror, but what follows is also a walk back into the recesses of his own memory told through the music and people he's loved and lost.

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1:37pm

Fri January 17, 2014
Monkey See

You Can Now Send Someone You Temporarily Like A 'Bachelor' Bouquet

This is a real press release photo of the Bachelor bouquet.
Warner Brothers Entertainment

It's Friday, so let's take a moment to consider the greatest press release of the week. (And by "greatest," I mean "most ridiculous." As always.)

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1:31pm

Fri January 17, 2014
The Salt

Diet Soda: Fewer Calories In The Glass May Mean More On The Plate

Originally published on Wed January 22, 2014 1:17 pm

Ditching sugar-sweetened drinks in favor of diet ones shaves the empty calories. But it doesn't help if you make up for those calories on your plate.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

If only dropping pants sizes were as easy as switching from Coke to Coke Zero.

Sure, you're cutting out empty calories when you ditch the sugar-sweetened drinks in favor of artificially sweetened ones. But there's a growing body of research that suggests this isn't really helping in the battle of the bulge.

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12:56pm

Fri January 17, 2014
Remembrances

Did Author Amiri Baraka 'Remix' Who He Was?

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10:23am

Fri January 17, 2014
Monkey See

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Golden Globes And Eagle Eyes

NPR
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This week's show (which we taped before the Oscar nominations were announced, so you can bet we'll be getting to those later) catches us post-Golden-Globes for a conversation about awards hosts, speechifying, satisfying victories, and the odd surprises that keep us tuning in to the season's drunkest ceremony of them all.

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9:52am

Fri January 17, 2014
Wordless News

Wordless News: Trademarking The Cronut

Originally published on Fri January 17, 2014 11:20 am

Maria Fabrizio
  • Trademark Officially Registered For The Cronut

Every day, illustrator Maria Fabrizio posts a news-inspired image on her Wordless News blog. This week, all of her pictures will be inspired by stories she hears on Morning Edition.

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9:36am

Fri January 17, 2014
TED Radio Hour

How Do Leaders Deal With Failure?

Originally published on Fri January 17, 2014 1:39 pm

Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure. — Stanley McChrystal
James Duncan Davidson TED

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Disruptive Leadership.

About Stanley McChrystal's TEDTalk

Four-star general Stanley McChrystal recounts some tough lessons about leadership he gained from the front lines — to listen, to learn, and to address the possibility of failure.

About Stanley McChrystal

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9:36am

Fri January 17, 2014
TED Radio Hour

Have You Changed Someone's Life Without Realizing It?

Originally published on Fri January 17, 2014 1:39 pm

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Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Disruptive Leadership.

About Drew Dudley's TEDTalk

Drew Dudley calls on us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other's lives.

About Drew Dudley

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9:36am

Fri January 17, 2014
TED Radio Hour

Can Grandmothers Change The World?

Originally published on Fri January 17, 2014 1:39 pm

James Duncan Davidson TED

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Disruptive Leadership.

About Bunker Roy's TEDTalk

Bunker Roy shares stories from a school in India that equips rural women for leadership by training them to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors.

About Bunker Roy

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9:36am

Fri January 17, 2014
TED Radio Hour

Can Ordinary People Become Leaders?

Originally published on Fri January 17, 2014 1:39 pm

Asa Mathat TED

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Disruptive Leadership.

About Seth Godin's TEDTalk

Seth Godin says the Internet has revived the idea of tribes based on shared values and gives ordinary people the power to lead.

About Seth Godin

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