Arts & Life


Sat October 20, 2012


Sat October 20, 2012
This Is NPR

A Very Public (Radio) Halloween

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 8:41 am


It's fall y'all! No tricks here, just treats: check out these NPR-themed stencils to inspire your pumpkin carving.

If you use these templates to carve a pumpkin or if public radio otherwise inspires your Halloween celebrations, email a picture to We'll post the collection here and on our Facebook page on Halloween.

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Sat October 20, 2012

A Look At 'The Girl' Who Caught Hitchcock's Eye

Originally published on Thu October 25, 2012 7:24 am

Tippi Hedren (played by Sienna Millier) starred in two of Alfred Hitchcock's (Toby Jones) films: Marnie and The Birds.
Kelly Walsh HBO


Sat October 20, 2012

Anxiety Ahoy: Amazon Now Ranks Author Popularity

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 1:10 pm

Toby Talbot AP

What is the point of the best-seller list? Depends who you are. If you're a reader, it's a guide to what's popular — what's new, what your neighbors are buying, and what you might like to read next. If you're a publisher, it's a source of feedback and a sales tool: It tells you how your books compete, and gives you triumphs to crow about on paperback covers.

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Sat October 20, 2012
Author Interviews

'John Lennon Letters' Reveal A Life As It Happened

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 2:21 pm

John Lennon signs autographs during the filming of The Magical Mystery Tour.
Jim Gray Hulton Archive/Getty Images

John Lennon loved word play; he wrote songs that have not only become standards, but also milestones, like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "Strawberry Fields," which he wrote with the Beatles, and "Imagine" and "Give Peace a Chance," which he wrote on his own. For most of his life, he also composed letters to friends and family; then lovers, as he grew up; and strangers, as he grew famous. His notes, letters and postcards often contained small, funny drawings and self portraits.

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