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Our Royalty: Bangs Aren’t All Michelle Obama And Kate Middleton Have In Common

Ask yourself this question: How weird would it be if you changed your hair and it was on the news? […]

What’s In A Name?

On-air challenge: You will be given the first names of two famous people, past or present. The first person’s last […]

‘All We Know’: Three Remarkable But Forgotten Lives

The scene is Paris in the 1920s. The stars are three women: Esther Murphy, a product of New York high […]

A Memorized Poem ‘Lives With You Forever,’ So Pick Carefully

Take just a moment to estimate how many songs you know by heart. Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands? Now… how many poems […]

After 30 Years, Neil Jordan Returns To ‘The Past’

Neil Jordan is best known as a filmmaker — he directed The Crying Game, Michael Collins, Interview with the Vampire […]

Former Sox Manager Reflects On Turbulent Tenure

Terry Francona probably never has to buy his own drink in Boston. He’s the manager who helped steer the Red […]

‘Art Of Betrayal’: A History Of MI6 That Reads Like A Spy Novel

For an organization that’s supposed to be “secret,” the British Secret Service, MI6, is awfully famous. MI6 agents turned novelists […]

U.K. Asks Students To Learn Poetry ‘By Heart,’ Not By Rote

When the Internet offers a superabundance of material to read, watch, listen to and play, it’s easy to skim over […]

Melinda Gates Plays Not My Job

Back in the early 1990s, Melinda French was a rising star at a software company when the boss asked her […]

I’ve Heard That Somewhere: ‘Glee’ Covers ‘Baby Got Back,’ And It Sounds … Familiar

This morning, musician Jonathan Coulton (who plays on the NPR show Ask Me Another, but whom I’ve never met) posted […]

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