Arts & Life


Mon August 13, 2012
PG-13: Risky Reads

Wicked And Delicious: Devouring Roald Dahl

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 4:09 pm

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D.W. Gibson is the author of Not Working: People Talk About Losing a Job and Finding Their Way in Today's Changing Economy.

The bright white Heritage Park library opened up a mile from my house when I was 13, and the first thing I checked out was Roald Dahl's story collection Someone Like You. I should have known what I was in for because of that giant eyeball on the cover; but somehow I saw it as more of a temptation than a warning.

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Mon August 13, 2012
The Salt

From A British King To Rock 'N Roll: The Slippery History Of Eel Pie Island

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 8:59 am

F. Cooke's, one of the few remaining places to get eel pie in London.
Davia Nelson NPR

We were in London, searching for Hidden Kitchen stories, when we came upon an Eel Pie & Mash shop. It was full of old white marble tables, tile walls, pots of stewed and jellied eels, and piles of pies. These shops are now a dying breed, along with the eels they serve. Our search for the source of these vanishing eels led us to southwest London — to Eel Pie Island, a tiny slice of land with a flamboyant history that stretches from Henry the VIII to the Rolling Stones.

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Mon August 13, 2012
Lecture Series

Seminars At Steamboat: Robert Reischauer

Screencap from Robert Reischauer's exit interview from the Urban Institute
Urban Institute Vimeo
  • Robert Reischauer - Adjusting to America’s New Fiscal Reality: Why This Time It Really Is Different

Celebrating 10 years of engaging discussions on important public policy issues, KUNC broadcast the third in our lecture series. On Sunday, Robert Reischauer's lecture was titled Adjusting to America’s New Fiscal Reality: Why This Time It Really Is Different.

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Mon August 13, 2012
The Salt

Got Heartburn? Maybe You Should Rethink Your Drink

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 9:05 am

A waitress delivers a coffee and beer in Medellin, Colombia, in this 2010 file photo. Both drinks can trigger acid reflux.
Raul Arboleda AFP/Getty Images

Many of us experience heartburn, or reflux, from time to time — and when we do, we're quick to point the finger at heavy, fatty meals. But that burning, uncomfortable feeling may also be the result of what we're drinking: namely, coffee and other caffeinated beverages, and alcohol.

"Alcohol has a direct effect" on heartburn, says Kevin Ghassemi, a gastroenterologist at the University of California, Los Angeles. "Temporarily, of course."

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Sun August 12, 2012
Movies I've Seen A Million Times

The Movie Peter Hedges Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Originally published on Sun August 12, 2012 2:59 pm

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The weekends on All Things Considered series Movies I've Seen A Million Times features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking about the movies that they never get tired of watching.

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