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5:04pm

Sat October 19, 2013
The New And The Next

The New And The Next: Punk Rock Love, A Sensible Scary Movie

Originally published on Sat October 19, 2013 9:30 pm

Courtesy of Ozy

The online magazine Ozy covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins All Things Considered regularly to tell us about the site's latest discoveries.

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4:43pm

Sat October 19, 2013
Around the Nation

For Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, A Mixed Midterm Report Card

Originally published on Sat October 19, 2013 5:41 pm

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel speaks at his election night party on Feb. 22, 2011, in Chicago. As mayor of Chicago, Emanuel has faced major challenges, ranging from a ballooning deficit to education, the economy and crime.
Kiichiro Sato AP

A little more than two years ago, Chicago's then-mayor-elect, Rahm Emanuel, expressed his gratitude to supporters on election night.

"Thank you Chicago, for this humbling victory," he told the crowd. "You sure know how to make a guy feel at home."

But today, Emanuel faces sobering challenges common to most of American's biggest cities.

Not only are schools troubled, Chicago's homicide rate spiked last year — a total of 516 murders — the highest in 10 years. Unemployment is 9 percent. And the city's deficit is looming near the $1 billion mark.

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4:43pm

Sat October 19, 2013
Sports

Pitching Like It's 1860, Teams Play Ball With Vintage Flair

Originally published on Sun October 20, 2013 2:54 am

The Essex Base Ball Organization, a vintage baseball league, holds its games on a farm in Newburyport, Mass.
Edgar B. Herwick III for NPR

The Red Sox square off against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park on Saturday in Game Six of the American League Championship Series. Forty miles north, another league is putting the finishing touches on its season.

This particular brand of baseball comes with a curious twist.

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4:43pm

Sat October 19, 2013
Author Interviews

'The Book of Jezebel': An Honest Look At 'Lady Things'

Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 3:02 pm

Courtesy of Grand Central Publishing

The website Jezebel takes a unique approach to women's media — focusing on politics, entertainment and advocacy issues typically absent from so-called beauty magazines.

Now the site is making its first foray onto the bookshelves with The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things.

"I've been calling it an illustrated encyclopedia of the world," Jezebel founder Anna Holmes says. Holmes edited the new book, and warns NPR's Arun Rath that the volume isn't intended to be comprehensive.

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5:18pm

Fri October 18, 2013
Book Reviews

Bridget In Middle Age: We're Not So 'Mad About' This Girl

Originally published on Wed October 23, 2013 5:43 pm

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As you may have already heard by now, in the latest installment of the Bridget Jones saga, sexy love interest Mark Darcy is dead. The outcry over his death was not caused by sadness so much as by the sense readers had that killing him was a cheat, a sacrilege, somehow morally wrong. There hasn't been this much of a fuss made over the death of a character since Downton Abbey knocked off Lady Sybil in childbirth.

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