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Lizabeth Ault plays the puzzle with puzzlemaster Will Shortz and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

Olive Senior, author of <em>Boonoonoonous Hair,</em> says the Jamaican word has fallen out of fashion, but it's time to bring it back. "If you're told you're <em>boonoonoonous</em> that's a great compliment," she says.

Listener Dustin Dickerson plays the puzzle with puzzlemaster Will Shortz and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

In 2018, a photo of Parker Curry looking at a portrait of Michelle Obama went viral. Within a week, she got to meet the first lady. Parker tells the story in a new book she co-authored with her mom.

In the sequel, the story of the sister princesses veers into darker territory that Bell says is rooted in a darkness present in both her own life, as well as those of her collaborators.

A competition brought hundreds of architects, designers and engineers together to build a mini version of the Italian city out of Snickers, Mars bars, Jellybeans, cereal, gummy bears and more.

<em>The Serious Goose</em> invites kids to try to make a grumpy goose smile. In 2017, Kimmel's newborn son underwent heart surgery; in his honor, proceeds will go to children's hospitals around the country.

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with musician Bonnie Raitt and Amy Allison about the new album, If You're Going to the City: A Tribute to Mose Allison.

The tense China relationship and Hong Kong protests are big issues for Taiwan as it prepares to vote in January.

Listener Niels Sator plays the puzzle with puzzlemaster Will Shortz and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

In the sequel to author Tomi Adeyemi's West-African-inspired young adult bestseller, the maji in the land of Orïsha have their powers back — except the monarchy and military now have magic too.

Listener Brendan Shera of Queens, N.Y., plays the puzzle with puzzlemaster Will Shortz and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

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Harvey Weinstein and the women who brought a civil case against him have potentially reached a $25 million settlement.

A disappointing settlement for the women who brought civil claims against Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein and the women who brought a civil case against him have potentially reached a $25 million settlement.

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Harvey Weinstein just reached a tentative settlement with more than 30 women he allegedly harassed: $25 million split between the women and Weinstein’s legal defense.

Harvey Weinstein doesn’t have to pay a dime in a tentative settlement

Harvey Weinstein just reached a tentative settlement with more than 30 women he allegedly harassed: $25 million split between the women and Weinstein’s legal defense.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Billionaire presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg is going all-in on California, especially after Democratic Senator Kamala Harris dropped out of the race.

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Billionaire presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg is going all-in on California, especially after Democratic Senator Kamala Harris dropped out of the race.

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