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2:46 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

For Judd Family, Home Is Where The (Rectilinear) Art Is

Originally published on Mon July 22, 2013 5:35 am

The former studio and home of artist Donald Judd is in what used to be called the Cast Iron District of Manhattan. He bought the five-story building in 1968, long before the Gucci store and Ivanka Trump Boutique moved into the neighborhood. When Judd died in 1994, the house stayed in the family, with much of his stuff exactly where he left it. Now, after a three-year renovation, the general public can tour the building and see firsthand how Judd thought art and architecture could work together.

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The Picture Show
2:46 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

On Photo Assignment: The Management Of Montana's Wilds

John W. Poole NPR

Originally published on Sun July 21, 2013 6:08 pm

In June, NPR science correspondent Chris Joyce and I visited southwest Montana for a series about what it takes to "manage" wilderness, as strange as that sounds.

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The Sunday Conversation
2:45 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

Innocence, After Serving 11 Years On A Wrongful Conviction

Dennis Fritz now works with The Innocence Project, which helped overturn his conviction.
Courtesy of Dennis Fritz and The Innocence Project

Originally published on Sun July 21, 2013 11:41 am

Each week, Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.

In 1982, Dennis Fritz and Ron Williamson were convicted of a brutal rape and murder in a small town in Oklahoma. The victim was 21-year-old Debra Sue Carter, a waitress at the Coachlight Club. Williamson and Fritz each spent more than 11 years in prison for a crime that DNA evidence later proved they did not commit.

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Author Interviews
2:45 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

Living With Tragedy And Fright In A 'Beautiful Place'

Originally published on Sun July 21, 2013 6:02 pm

Howard Norman's memories of the strange incidents of his life compose his memoir. In 2003, his family rented their house to a poet, who killed her son and then herself in the Normans' home. Norman, his wife and daughter decided to continue living there, giving a certain weight to the title of his memoir, I Hate To Leave This Beautiful Place.

But his book begins in a very different place, with the story of Norman's childhood, a bookmobile and a swan.

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Music Interviews
2:45 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

OMD: New-Wavers Look Backward To Go Forward

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Tom Oxley Big Hassle Media

Originally published on Sun July 21, 2013 6:16 pm

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This Is NPR
2:44 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

Stay Cool With Sweet Stories On 'National Ice Cream Day'

Katie Burk NPR

Originally published on Sun July 21, 2013 6:42 am

You may need some napkins for this one. Today we all scream for what may be the coolest holiday of the year, National Ice Cream Day.

Before you run to your freezer, we're serving up a few stories from NPR and NPR Member Stations about the sweet treat, from unusual recipes to the science behind brain freezes. To top it off, we found a photo of Carl Kasell getting in on the frozen fun.

Scoop on!


More Ice Cream from NPR Member Stations

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PG-13: Risky Reads
2:44 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

A Gut-Punch Of Sadness In James Joyce's 'Dubliners'

Originally published on Sun July 21, 2013 5:24 am

Kevin Maher is the author of The Fields, which comes out in the U.S in August.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:44 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

Comedian Tig Notaro Plays Not My Job

Courtesy of Ruthie Wyatt

Originally published on Sat July 20, 2013 12:53 pm

In 2012, comedian Louis C.K. tweeted: "In 27 years doing this, I've seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night at Largo." The set C.K. was referring to was Notaro's performance the day she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. That set became "Tig Notaro: Live," which is now out now on iTunes.

We've invited Notaro to play a game called "Tig, meet Tug." Frank Edwin McGraw, known as Tug, was one of the great relief pitchers in baseball, or at least the most colorful. We'll ask Notaro three questions about her near-namesake.

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Commentary
2:43 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

'Wringing' Out Personal Bias Is A Daily Exercise

President Barack Obama delivered remarks on the Trayvon Martin case from the White House briefing room Friday.
Win McNamee Getty Images

Originally published on Sat July 20, 2013 3:48 pm

President Obama, in his speech on Friday, said that all of us should do some soul searching.

Not a conversation on race organized by politicians, he said. He suggested smaller and more personal places for those conversations — families, churches and workplaces — and he suggested a conversation that each person could have with him or herself: "Am I wringing as much bias out of myself as I can?"

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Music Interviews
2:43 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

Bombadil: Scattered By Fate, A Band Regroups And Rebuilds

Left to right: Daniel Machalak, James Philips and Stuart Robinson of Bombadil.
Melissa Fuller Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat July 20, 2013 6:32 pm

Bombadil was founded by a group of friends who met while attending college in Durham, N.C. They graduated in 2006, released a self-titled EP that was well-received, and soon seemed on their way to finding an audience. But by 2009, bassist Daniel Michalak was struggling with an unexplained pain in his hands.

"I started noticing it during shows," he says. "And it got to the point where I couldn't hold a spoon to feed myself, or brush my teeth, or hold the phone to my ear."

Michalak's daily routines became increasingly difficult — and draining.

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