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This Is Moebius' Brain Off Drugs: Late Artist Gets High On Life

February 22, 2018 - 4:00am

Inside Moebius is the last long-form book the legendary French comic artist completed before his death in 2012. It's a loopy story based on the notes he kept while weaning himself off of marijuana.

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W.E.B. Du Bois At 150

February 22, 2018 - 2:07am

The great African-American sociologist, historian and writer W.E.B. Du Bois was born 150 years ago this week. His classic book, The Souls of Black Folk, has been republished with a new introduction.

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Rick Steves Gets Uncomfortable In 'Travel As A Political Act'

February 21, 2018 - 4:00am

Your parents' favorite travel expert has made his name as a low-key, approachable, optimistic guy. But in his new book, he doesn't shy away from trouble and the ways travel makes you an outsider.

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Zadie Smith Ruminates On Brexit, Bieber And Much, Much More In 'Feel Free'

February 20, 2018 - 11:36am

Smith's massive new essay collection covers a wide assortment of topics, but critic Maureen Corrigan says Feel Free is strongest when it focuses on art and identity.

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Memoirist Retraces Her Journey From Survivalist Childhood To Cambridge Ph.D.

February 20, 2018 - 10:07am

Growing up, Tara Westover had no birth certificate, never saw a doctor and didn't go to school. She writes about her awkward transition into the mainstream in Educated: A Memoir.

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Michio Kaku Predicts "The Future of Humanity"

February 20, 2018 - 8:18am

The futurist and physicist talks about mankind's next giant leap.

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'Decarcerating America' Is A Powerful Call For Reform

February 20, 2018 - 4:00am

This new essay, edited by Ernest Drucker, argues that mass incarceration — more than 2 million Americans are locked up — tears at our social fabric and leaves people with no option but to reoffend.

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Artists And Criminals: On The Cutting Edge Of Tech

February 20, 2018 - 2:01am

Sci-fi authors like William Gibson foresaw what the Internet would bring. Inspired by their visions, NPR's Laura Sydell set out to see what artists and criminals think about and do with technology.

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