Fatima Bhutto is also the author of Whispers of the Desert, Songs of Blood and Sword and 8.50 a.m. 8 October 2005. Paul Wetherell/Courtesy of Penguin Press hide caption

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Author Interviews

In Bhutto's 'Crescent Moon,' Pakistan 'Demands A Sacrifice From Its People'

Fatima Bhutto is a member of the one of the most famous families in Pakistan. Her novel, The Shadow of the Crescent Moon, is about Pakistan's remote tribal regions, where loyalties are very divided.

Maria Altmann fought her way to the Supreme Court to force the Austrian government to give back this painting by Gustav Klimt of her aunt, Adele Bloch-Bauer. DeAgostini/Getty Images hide caption

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Arts & Life

After Nazi Plunder, A Quest To Bring The 'Woman In Gold' Home

The new movie Woman In Gold tells the true story of Maria Altmann, who fought her way to the Supreme Court to force the Austrian government to give back a painting of her aunt, Adele Bloch-Bauer.

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Code Switch

The Fear Of Black Men In America: How It Feels To Be A Problem

In the #FearAndRace discussion, hundreds of people weighed in on what it was like to navigate the world as black men seen as a threat, and how they did it.

Author Interviews

Artist Goes Outside The Lines With Coloring Books For Grown-Ups

When Johanna Basford first told her publisher she wanted to draw books for adults, "you can imagine how quiet they were," she says. Today, both of her books have become sellout successes.

A big crowd turned out for the March of Dimes walkathon in Gainesville, Fla., in early March. But overall, the March of Dimes' March for Babies raised $3.5 million less in 2014 than it did the year before. Elizabeth Hamilton/Gainesville Sun/Landov hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Trading Walkathons For Ice Buckets, Charities Try To Hold On To Donors

Some of the largest, most established walkathons and similar events that raise cash for charity aren't doing as well as they used to. There's more competition, fundraisers say, for money and time.

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Shots - Health News

Germanwings Crash Highlights Workplace Approaches To Mental Health

The case of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has focused attention on what Lufthansa — or any employer — can really know about an employee's state of mind. Requiring a psychological evaluation has risks, too.

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The Salt

With Nostalgia And A Last Nosh, 1 Of 3 Remaining HoJo's Closes NCPR

The iconic orange roofs of Howard Johnson's restaurants were once fixtures of the American highway. But the chain faded in the '80s. The 60-year-old location in Lake Placid, N.Y., closed Tuesday.

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When fledgling networks like Fox, UPN and the WB started wooing black viewers in the 1990s, the prime-time audience began to split. Fox's Living Single was the highest-rated show among black viewers in 1994-1995, but didn't crack the top 100 among whites. Warner Bros. Television/The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Code Switch

This Isn't The First Time Network TV Discovered Black People

A recent Deadline article worried whether network TV might be becoming too brown. It missed some really important history, Code Switch's Gene Demby says.

Beginning April 1, all sugary beverages and food of "minimal-to-no nutritional value" sold on the Navajo reservation will incur an additional 2-cent tax. April Sorrow/Flickr hide caption

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The Salt

Navajos Fight Their Food Desert With Taxes On Junk Food And Soda

Many have dreamed of taxing Cheetos and soda. The Navajo Nation is now doing both. The first-in-the-U.S. tax measure aims to raise revenue for health programs and make wholesome food more affordable.

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