Arts & Life

7:29am

Sun March 17, 2013
NPR Story

The Beat Goes On: Titanic Band Leader's Violin Verified

Originally published on Sun March 17, 2013 9:32 am

An auction house in Britain announced this week it has authenticated a violin they believe belonged to Wallace Hartley, the band leader aboard the Titanic, who famously continued playing, even as the ship went down. Host Rachel Martin talks about the find and the seven-year process it took to authenticate it.

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6:28am

Sun March 17, 2013
Author Interviews

Reminder: Our Memories Are Less Reliable Than We Think

Originally published on Sun March 17, 2013 9:32 am

Cover of Pieces of Light

What's your first memory? You're a baby or a toddler. Maybe it's a specific experience, maybe an impression. Maybe someone's face, or just a kind of feeling or sense. Or maybe it's a compilation of stories over years. And maybe it's less true than you think it is.

In his new book, Pieces of Light, Charles Fernyhough digs deep into the recesses of memory to figure out what shapes it, how it works and why some things stick with us forever. Fernyhough talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about his own first memory and his exploration of the science of remembering.

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3:55am

Sun March 17, 2013
The Salt

Yogurt For Men: A Review

Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 10:44 am

That's pronounced "Man, Go!"
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Last week on Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me, we talked about a new yogurt for men, or brogurt, from a company called Powerful Yogurt. Here's what our panelist, comedian Jessi Klein, had to say about it:

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3:52am

Sun March 17, 2013
History

Sifting Through The World Of Locks, And Those Who Pick Them

Originally published on Sun March 17, 2013 9:32 am

Is there such a thing as a lock than cannot be picked? Host Rachel Martin talks with Tom Vanderbilt of Slate about the quest.

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6:35am

Sat March 16, 2013
Author Interviews

A Little Blue Alien Helped Hemon Bear Witness To His 'Lives'

Originally published on Sat March 16, 2013 5:46 am

Since his 2000 literary debut, Aleksandar Hemon has been hailed as "a maestro, a conjurer, a channeler of universes." In books including The Question of Bruno and Love and Obstacles, he's written about archdukes and exiles; a Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina of memories; and a Chicago that's in your face.

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