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PHOTOS: Animals That Could Disappear Because Of Us

December 16, 2017 - 4:00am

And the well-being of humans could suffer if the species go extinct. The images are from the new book Endangered by Tim Flach.

(Image credit: Tim Flach)

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Reinventing The Cheese Wheel: From Farmhouse To Factory And Back Again

December 15, 2017 - 8:00am

A new book traces the transatlantic cheese wars that led to the rise of factory cheeses and loss of traditional varietals, and looks at the farmhouse cheesemakers working to restore that lost legacy.

(Image credit: Bronwen Percival )

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A Look At The Man Who Started 21st Century Fox

December 14, 2017 - 1:45pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Vanda Krefft, author of The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox about the origins of the studio, 21st Century Fox, that was sold today. Born in Hungary, Wilhelm Fuchs came to the U.S. where officials changed the family name to Fox. As a teenager, Fox was inspired to buy a peepshow theatre and got into the movie business.

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Poetry's Not Dead, And Here Are Books To Help Appreciate It

December 14, 2017 - 1:45pm

Our poetry reviewer, Tess Taylor, received a stack of books over the course of this year to help encourage reading poetry. She began reading skeptically, but grew to love two of them: Why Poetry by Matthew Zapruder and A Little Book on Form by Robert Hass.

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Tiffany Haddish: 'I Know What I'm Supposed To Do Here On This Earth'

December 14, 2017 - 2:07am

The Girl's Trip actress has had what seems like a meteoric rise over the last year: a blockbuster movie, a gig hosting Saturday Night Live, and now a new memoir, The Last Black Unicorn.

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