1. Peter Mendelsund is a book jacket designer for Knopf. Tomorrow he joins us to talk about his designs, his creative process, and ‘What We See When We Read.’ 

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  1. 
“The sexts are just their currency. The girls described it to me as, “Oh, [it’s like] the guys are collecting baseball cards or Pokémon cards.” They don’t take actually take them that seriously. They’re not a huge part of their sex life, it’s just something [the boys] collect. … It’s cool to have one that nobody else has. It’s kind of a social currency more than it is a springboard for fantasy, which is kind of surprising.”


— Hanna Rosin on teen sexting 



'Why Kids Sext' Describes Nude Photos As 'Social Currency' Among Teens
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    The sexts are just their currency. The girls described it to me as, “Oh, [it’s like] the guys are collecting baseball cards or Pokémon cards.” They don’t take actually take them that seriously. They’re not a huge part of their sex life, it’s just something [the boys] collect. … It’s cool to have one that nobody else has. It’s kind of a social currency more than it is a springboard for fantasy, which is kind of surprising.”
    — Hanna Rosin on teen sexting 

    'Why Kids Sext' Describes Nude Photos As 'Social Currency' Among Teens

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  1. Posted on 15 October, 2014

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Sequoia National Park

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  1. 
A new Hilary Mantel book is an Event with a “capital “E.” Here’s why: The first two best-selling novels in Mantel’s planned trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, each won the Man Booker Prize—that’s a first.  The BBC is filming an adaptation of Wolf Hall for airing in 2015, and Mantel’s original short story, “The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher,” was printed in The Sunday New York Times Book Review a few weeks ago.  That story is from Mantel’s new short story collection of the same name.  Heads always tend to roll—figuratively and otherwise—in Mantel’s writing.  Hers is a brusque and brutal world leavened with humor—humor that’s available in one shade only: black.
-Maureen Corrigan


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    A new Hilary Mantel book is an Event with a “capital “E.” Here’s why: The first two best-selling novels in Mantel’s planned trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, each won the Man Booker Prize—that’s a first.  The BBC is filming an adaptation of Wolf Hall for airing in 2015, and Mantel’s original short story, “The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher,” was printed in The Sunday New York Times Book Review a few weeks ago.  That story is from Mantel’s new short story collection of the same name.  Heads always tend to roll—figuratively and otherwise—in Mantel’s writing.  Hers is a brusque and brutal world leavened with humor—humor that’s available in one shade only: black.

    -Maureen Corrigan

    'The Assassination Of Margaret Thatcher' And Other Stories From Hilary Mantel

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  1. There’s more to Swedish pop music than Abba. In recent years, worldwide pop hits from acts such as Robyn and Icona Pop have achieved success in America; the Swedish pop producer Max Martin has written hits for acts like Katy Perry and Britney Spears. Now a singer-songwriter in her 20s called Tove Lo is scoring hits in this country that mix dance club pop with rock soulfulness. Rock critic Ken Tucker has a review of Tove Lo’s debut album Queen of the Clouds.
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    There’s more to Swedish pop music than Abba. In recent years, worldwide pop hits from acts such as Robyn and Icona Pop have achieved success in America; the Swedish pop producer Max Martin has written hits for acts like Katy Perry and Britney Spears. Now a singer-songwriter in her 20s called Tove Lo is scoring hits in this country that mix dance club pop with rock soulfulness. Rock critic Ken Tucker has a review of Tove Lo’s debut album Queen of the Clouds.

    Tove Lo Chronicles Three Stages Of A Love Affair

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  1. 
On September 9, 2014, 22 people nestled into 16 hammocks for one epic chillout session. Photographer Sebastian Wahlhütter was on hand to capture the day’s events which took place on Monte Piana, in the famous Dolomites mountain range of northeastern Italy.
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    On September 9, 2014, 22 people nestled into 16 hammocks for one epic chillout session. Photographer Sebastian Wahlhütter was on hand to capture the day’s events which took place on Monte Piana, in the famous Dolomites mountain range of northeastern Italy.

    via Twisted Sifter

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  1. New York Times journalist James Risen could face prison for refusing to reveal his source for a story about a botched CIA operation intended to sabotage Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
Today he joins Fresh Air to talk about journalism, getting subpoenaed, and his new book Pay Any Price.

“You cannot conduct aggressive investigative reporting without confidential sources. Whistleblowers have to reveal things that can threaten their career or their livelihood because everything is secret and classified [and] in order to talk about almost anything important in national security or the war on terror, people have to take risks in order to tell the truth about what’s going on.
We as reporters have to be willing to provide confidentiality in order to receive that information and report on that information and tell the American people what’s really happening. If we don’t have the ability to maintain confidential sources and protect our sources, then people won’t be willing to talk to us and we won’t be able to find out what the government is doing.” 



Photo Caption: A 4000-page petition with 100,000 signatories who support New York Times reporter James Risen sits on a step ladder before being delivered to the U.S. Justice Department August 14, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) View in High-Res

    New York Times journalist James Risen could face prison for refusing to reveal his source for a story about a botched CIA operation intended to sabotage Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

    Today he joins Fresh Air to talk about journalism, getting subpoenaed, and his new book Pay Any Price.

    You cannot conduct aggressive investigative reporting without confidential sources. Whistleblowers have to reveal things that can threaten their career or their livelihood because everything is secret and classified [and] in order to talk about almost anything important in national security or the war on terror, people have to take risks in order to tell the truth about what’s going on.

    We as reporters have to be willing to provide confidentiality in order to receive that information and report on that information and tell the American people what’s really happening. If we don’t have the ability to maintain confidential sources and protect our sources, then people won’t be willing to talk to us and we won’t be able to find out what the government is doing.” 

    Photo Caption: A 4000-page petition with 100,000 signatories who support New York Times reporter James Risen sits on a step ladder before being delivered to the U.S. Justice Department August 14, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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  1. Before they performed as a duo in Montreal in 1990, jazz guitarist Jim Hall and bassist Charlie Haden had recorded only one session together 20 years before. The album of their concert is now out. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead says it’s an unofficial memorial album. Hall passed away last December, and Haden in July: 

"It’s good to hear informal conversations between great musicians—these two obviously hadn’t worked much out in advance. It’s not the best thing either one ever did. But since Jim Hall loved playing duets with bass, and Charlie Haden loved duos with guitarists, and Hall thought of bass as an extension of guitar, and Haden could sound like he was picking a giant six-string, this 1990 meeting was a good idea waiting to happen. But not so good that the album came out before now." 

Hear the music/review: 
An Unofficial Memorial For Jazz Greats Jim Hall And Charlie Haden
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    Before they performed as a duo in Montreal in 1990, jazz guitarist Jim Hall and bassist Charlie Haden had recorded only one session together 20 years before. The album of their concert is now out. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead says it’s an unofficial memorial album. Hall passed away last December, and Haden in July: 

    "It’s good to hear informal conversations between great musicians—these two obviously hadn’t worked much out in advance. It’s not the best thing either one ever did. But since Jim Hall loved playing duets with bass, and Charlie Haden loved duos with guitarists, and Hall thought of bass as an extension of guitar, and Haden could sound like he was picking a giant six-string, this 1990 meeting was a good idea waiting to happen. But not so good that the album came out before now." 

    Hear the music/review: 

    An Unofficial Memorial For Jazz Greats Jim Hall And Charlie Haden

    Photo of Charlie Haden and Jim Hall via Bluenote

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  1. © Ron Arad Architects via archdaily

    © Ron Arad Architects via archdaily

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  1. Posted on 13 October, 2014

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    Death is going to happen to you — whether you want it to or not — and you’re never going to be completely comfortable with it. But it’s an important process, and please consider facing it.

    — Mortician Caitlin Doughty on what she wants readers and listeners to take away from her work. She spoke to Fresh Air's Terry Gross about how she’s trying to reform how we think about the deaths of loved ones. 

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  1. Totally Biased: Hari Kondabolu’s Columbus Day Wish

    Have you heard our interviews with Hari Kondabolu or ‘Totally Biased’ host, W. Kamau Bell

    Related: John Oliver's recent “How Is That Still A Thing" about the holiday. 

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  1. Posted on 13 October, 2014

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  1. I said to someone the other day — I don’t know who I was trying to kid — I said, “It’s not that hard being nice to people.” Which makes me sound like such a good guy. Then I thought about it later. And I thought, “No, it’s not that hard to be nice to nice people. It’s really hard to be nice to people who aren’t nice.” That’s work right there.

    — 

    A little morality tale, from David Sedaris. (via washingtonpost)

    'Let's Explore': David Sedaris On His Public Private Life

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  1. Today Neil Patrick Harris joins Fresh Air to talk about child stardom (as Doogie Howser M.D.) playing a punk rock trans woman on Broadway in Hedwig, and his new autobiography. 
In the interview shares why he was overly aware of how he carried himself when he was younger:

"Growing up, especially having done a TV show when I was younger, I was recognized more. I didn’t have 100 percent anonymity when I walked around in those years where I felt most awkward — through puberty, in my late teens where I had big ears and acne and an Adam’s apple. Maybe [I was] overly aware and conscientious of how I was carrying myself.
I wanted to be an actor who could play different types of roles, so I didn’t choose one way to carry myself. I chose a way that was … kind of Switzerland, in the middle: Stand tall, but don’t strut; walk straight. … And I was hyperaware of how I came across because I didn’t want to be overly effeminate. I didn’t want to be walking like I was a tough guy — I was oddly concerned about it.”


What’s It Like To Be Neil Patrick Harris? He Gives You Options

    Today Neil Patrick Harris joins Fresh Air to talk about child stardom (as Doogie Howser M.D.) playing a punk rock trans woman on Broadway in Hedwig, and his new autobiography. 

    In the interview shares why he was overly aware of how he carried himself when he was younger:

    "Growing up, especially having done a TV show when I was younger, I was recognized more. I didn’t have 100 percent anonymity when I walked around in those years where I felt most awkward — through puberty, in my late teens where I had big ears and acne and an Adam’s apple. Maybe [I was] overly aware and conscientious of how I was carrying myself.

    I wanted to be an actor who could play different types of roles, so I didn’t choose one way to carry myself. I chose a way that was … kind of Switzerland, in the middle: Stand tall, but don’t strut; walk straight. … And I was hyperaware of how I came across because I didn’t want to be overly effeminate. I didn’t want to be walking like I was a tough guy — I was oddly concerned about it.”

    What’s It Like To Be Neil Patrick Harris? He Gives You Options

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  1. Artists have made a beautiful animation of what the human body looks like doing yoga in X-ray form. The animators strived to make the video as scientifically accurate as possible, working with medical experts to create a 3D visual study of the human skeleton.

    via IFL Science

    Namaste, skeleton. 

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