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The Week in Books

NY Times - Sun, 2019-08-18 16:37
Téa Obreht’s new novel, Barack Obama’s summer reading list and more.

Blackface, Staple of Arab Comedy, Faces Surge of Criticism

NY Times - Sun, 2019-08-18 16:36
The racist comedy trope, unacceptable in the West, is alive and well in mainstream Arab media.

I’m a Black Feminist. I Think Call-Out Culture Is Toxic.

NY Times - Sun, 2019-08-18 16:26
There are better ways of doing social justice work.

The Tired and Poor Who Make America Great

NY Times - Sun, 2019-08-18 16:26
As long as the Statue of Liberty stands, it renders Donald Trump an impostor.

The Pain of Losing a Local Record Store

NY Times - Sun, 2019-08-18 16:26
Saying goodbye to a beloved brick and mortar business hurts.

The Species Act, Endangered: ‘Like a Plan From a Cartoon Villain’

NY Times - Sun, 2019-08-18 16:26
The president and his Interior Department undermine the landmark Endangered Species Act in the service of “energy dominance.”

What to Do When You Feel Uninspired at Work

NY Times - Sun, 2019-08-18 16:15
It happens to us all, but it’s not the end of the world.

Always Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop? Here’s How to Quit Worrying

NY Times - Sun, 2019-08-18 16:15
There isn’t always something negative on the horizon.

Can I Just Tell You: Remembering Dr. Carl Bell

NPR All Things Considered - Sun, 2019-08-18 16:04

In her essay, NPR's Michel Martin reflects on the life of Carl Bell, a psychiatrist who died earlier this month at the age of 71.

Reddit's Alexis Ohanian On His Push For Paternity Leave

NPR All Things Considered - Sun, 2019-08-18 16:04

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian about his article in The New York Times advocating for increased paternity leave.

Movie: 'Blinded By The Light'

NPR All Things Considered - Sun, 2019-08-18 16:04

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Gurinder Chadha about her new film, Blinded by the Light.

In Congo, Dancing Amid A Fight Against Ebola

NPR All Things Considered - Sun, 2019-08-18 16:04

While Ebola ravages parts of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, some are able to find joy through dance.

D.C. Councilmember On Why He Opposes Proposed Facility For Migrant Families

NPR All Things Considered - Sun, 2019-08-18 16:04

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Washington, D.C. Council member Brandon Todd about the federal government's plan to build shelters for unaccompanied migrant children in the District.

Actor Diane Guerrero Talks Family Separation Firsthand

NPR All Things Considered - Sun, 2019-08-18 16:04

NPR's Michel Martin talks with actor Diane Guerrero about immigration and the lasting effects of family separation, something she experienced when she was 14.

In Kashmir, 'Fear Is Palpable From Both Sides'

NPR All Things Considered - Sun, 2019-08-18 16:04

Journalist Rahul Pandita tells NPR's Michel Martin about his recent 10-day trip in the contested, Indian-controlled Kashmir region, which had its semi-autonomous status revoked earlier this month.

Hong Kong Lawmaker: 'Our Demands Are Reasonable'

NPR All Things Considered - Sun, 2019-08-18 16:04

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Alvin Yeung, a member of Hong Kong's Legislative Council and leader of the Civic Party, a pro-democracy political party, about the ongoing protests there.

Jack Whitaker, Emmy-Winning Sportscaster, Dies at 95

NY Times - Sun, 2019-08-18 15:48
He covered all areas of sport, from baseball and football to golf and the Olympics, but he was perhaps best known for his graceful essays.

Florida: Man arrested for threatening to open fire on a large crowd of people

CNN - Sun, 2019-08-18 15:38
A Florida man has been charged for threatening to commit a mass shooting after his ex-girlfriend alerted authorities to a series of ominous text messages he sent her.
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