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3:08 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Sofia Coppola Hearts NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 6:33 pm

Oscar-winning director Sofia Coppola has a new movie out called The Bling Ring. It's based on the true story of middle-class Los Angeles teenagers who famously robbed celebrities' houses, the likes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom. She and Emma Watson, one of the stars in the film, talked about the movie on Weekend Edition Saturday.

Coppola told NPR Host Scott Simon the idea for the movie came from reading an article about the kids. She was struck by the fact that they didn't need anything; the kids were only in it for the excitement.

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The Two-Way
3:08 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Author Richard Matheson, 'I Am Legend' Writer, Dies At 87

Author Richard Matheson's science fiction stories included The Shrinking Man, I Am Legend, and numerous other movie and TV scripts, including episodes of The Twilight Zone.
Archive of American Television

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 8:09 pm

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The Two-Way
3:07 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Olympic Torch (But Not Olympic Flame) Headed To Space

Former cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, left, the first man to perform a spacewalk, passed an Olympic torch to Mikhail Tyurin, who will lead the mission to the International Space Station in November.
DChernyshenko Twitter

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 5:08 pm

The president of Russia's Sochi 2014 Olympic Committee could hardly contain himself — although Twitter contained him to 140 characters at a time:

"Our ambition to conquer Space 1st time ever in the Olympic history becomes reality," Dmitry Chernyshenko tweeted Monday. "#Sochi2014's Torch Relay will reach the open space!"

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This Is NPR
3:06 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

'Talk Of The Nation' Memories: Interview That Made Us Blush

Jacques Coughlin NPR

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 3:33 pm

All this week, we are remembering our favorite moments from the 21-year-run of Talk of the Nation. With so many driveway moment-inducing interviews, hours of live breaking news, segments with familiar voices, and insights from audience members, it's hard to know where to start. So we asked a few Talk of the Nation staff and alumni to share a story or two.

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Law
3:05 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Justices Seek 'Strict Scrutiny' In Affirmative Action Case

Students calling for diversity protest outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Oct 10, 2012.
Jose Luis Magana Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 11:59 am

The U.S. Supreme Court has surprised just about everyone with its decision on affirmative action in higher education. The surprise was an apparent compromise that leaves affirmative action programs in tact for now but subjects them to a more rigorous review by the courts.

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Music Reviews
3:04 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Sigur Ros Navigates Unknown Terrain On 'Kveikur'

Sigur Ros' new album is titled Kveikur.
Lilja Birgisdottir Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 5:10 pm

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The Record
3:02 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Remembering The Multidimensional Music Of Bobby 'Blue' Bland

Bobby "Blue" Bland performs on stage at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, in 1989.
David Redfern Redferns

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 5:10 pm

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Tiny Desk Concerts
3:01 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Patty Griffin: Tiny Desk Concert

Denise DeBelius NPR

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 5:25 pm

Patty Griffin has always had a gift for locating a song's nerve endings; for surveying her subject matter and identifying the most efficient possible pathways to listeners' emotions. Her warm, wise voice is comforting, inviting and relatable, even — perhaps especially — as she tackles weighty subjects like middle age and the death of a parent.

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The Salt
3:00 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Sandwich Monday: Zombie Burger

The menu at Zombie Burger is printed on the other side of a post-zombie-apocalypse newspaper.
NPR

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 1:57 pm

It's a testament to the food at Zombie Burger that it's named the place after a species best known for eating human brains — and yet, still trusts that you'll keep your appetite.

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All Songs Considered
3:00 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Question Of The Week: What's Your Stereo?

We asked readers what system they listen on, here is reader Andrew Limpic's music listening set up.
NPR Audience

Originally published on Sat June 29, 2013 7:55 pm

My first stereo had a built-in 8-track player, a turntable and a radio. My parents bought it at a local discount store for what probably seemed like a fortune to them at the time, and I used it for years. My mom eventually sold it at a garage sale. It wasn't that nice of course, but I'd love to have it back.

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