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Sat June 11, 2011
NPR Story

Trash Talk Makes For Bruising NHL, NBA Finals

Here's an old joke: I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out. That might not be so far from the truth in the Stanley Cup series between Vancouver and Boston. There's not much love lost between the combatants in the NBA Finals, either. Host Scott Simon talks to NPR's Tom Goldman about the championship series in the NHL and the NBA.


Sat June 11, 2011
Author Interviews

New Bond Novel Comes With A Fresh 007

James Bond has been updated for the 21st century. Now he's a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, drives a Jetta instead of an Aston-Martin and uses iPhone apps instead of spy gadgets. The estate of the late Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, asked suspense writer Jeffery Deaver to write the book, surprising some fans with their choice of an American author. Host Scott Simon speaks with Deaver about his new book, Carte Blanche, the latest installment in the five-decade-long James Bond series.


Sat June 11, 2011

For A Navy SEAL, Balance Between 'Heart' And 'Fist'

Eric Greitens in Fallujah. After he returned from Iraq, Greitens founded the nonprofit group The Mission Continues. He is author of the new book The Heart and the Fist.
Courtesy of the author

Eric Greitens was a gifted young college student when a question from a Bosnian woman changed his life. It was the summer of 1994, and he had gone to the Balkans to work in refugee camps. He was on a train when he met her, and she asked him, "Why isn't America doing anything to stop the ethnic cleansings, rapes and murders?" Greitens thought he was.

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Sat June 11, 2011
The Picture Show

Gertrude Stein Through Artists' Eyes

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:45 am

Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Aix-les-Bains, France, circa 1927
Yale Collection of American Literature Contemporary Jewish Museum

Gertrude Stein, once one of the doyennes of American letters, is the center of two concurrent exhibitions in San Francisco. Both tread some familiar territory, like her friendship and patronage of Picasso and other artists. But the exhibitions also reveal some lesser-known sides of Stein.

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Fri June 10, 2011
Games & Humor

How Does Your Dad Rate On The Cringe-O-Meter?

Would your dad do this to you?

Few things can make a teenager squirm more than parents. They wear funny clothes and tell old, unfunny jokes.

But Dale Price may have earned a gold plaque in the Goofy Dads Hall of Fame.

When school bus routes were changed in American Fork, Utah, this year, 16-year-old Rain Price realized that the bus would go past his house every morning. And for 170 consecutive school mornings, his father, Dale, stood outside, waving goodbye in a different goofy costume.

Of course, Price blogged about it, too. And included photos.

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