WYPR Arts http://wypr.org en Box Office Wallows In A Summer Slump, And Some Seek To Find Out Why http://wypr.org/post/box-office-wallows-summer-slump-and-some-seek-find-out-why <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Box+Office+Wallows+In+A+Summer+Slump%2C+And+Some+Seek+To+Find+Out+Why&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDI3OTAxMDEzMjA0NTMzMDZlMThkZA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 editor 502820 at http://wypr.org Tales Of Immigration Explore Modern-Day Odysseys And 'Hyphenated Identities' http://wypr.org/post/tales-immigration-explore-modern-day-odysseys-and-hyphenated-identities For many writers, the migrant's journey is a storytellers' dream. The transition from one part of the world to another is filled with anticipation, conflict and inherent literary drama. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Bilal Qureshi 502821 at http://wypr.org Tales Of Immigration Explore Modern-Day Odysseys And 'Hyphenated Identities' Book Review: 'A Replacement Life' http://wypr.org/post/book-review-replacement-life <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Book+Review%3A+%27A+Replacement+Life%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDI3OTAxMDEzMjA0NTMzMDZlMThkZA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 502819 at http://wypr.org Book News: The Clash Of The Comic(-)Cons http://wypr.org/post/book-news-clash-comic-cons <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>The nation's biggest comic book convention has issued a cease-and-desist letter to the nation's third-biggest comic book convention over the use of the name "Comic Con," <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/comic-book-convention-organizers-clash-over-name/2014/07/27/e93435ba-15e7-11e4-88f7-96ed767bb747_story.html">The Associated Press reports</a>. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:21:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 502797 at http://wypr.org Book News: The Clash Of The Comic(-)Cons What It's Like To Own Your Very Own Harrier Jump Jet http://wypr.org/post/what-its-own-your-very-own-harrier-jump-jet The Harrier Jump Jet combines the speed of a jet with the maneuverability of a helicopter.<p>These single-seater planes are known for vertical take-offs and landings, making them ideal for close-air support near the front-lines where runways may be damaged or non-existent.<p>Designed by the British and now flown by the U.S. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:44:00 +0000 editor 502782 at http://wypr.org What It's Like To Own Your Very Own Harrier Jump Jet 'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands http://wypr.org/post/love-and-drowning-us-virgin-islands In the new novel <em>Land of Love and Drowning</em>, the Virgin Islands and the ocean around them make for a magical setting.<p>The book follows three generations of one family living through the modern history of the territory as it passes from Danish to American hands.<p>It's also laced with magical realism: One main character can sense people's arrival; another family only gives birth to men, generation after generation; and one woman has a hoofed leg instead of one of her feet.<p>Author Tiphanie Yanique grew up on the island of St. Thomas, she tells NPR's Eric Westervelt. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 editor 502781 at http://wypr.org 'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands At Some Venues, iPads Take The Place Of Opera Glasses http://wypr.org/post/some-venues-ipads-take-place-opera-glasses <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=At+Some+Venues%2C+iPads+Take+The+Place+Of+Opera+Glasses&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDI3MDk2MDEzMjA0NDE3NTExOWRjNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Arun Rath.<p>Every day, it seems that more places are invaded by mobile devices. But the concert hall- surely that's the one place where it's completely unacceptable to pull out that iPhone, right? Well, no. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:12:00 +0000 editor 502767 at http://wypr.org What Made Double Agent Kim Philby A Great Spy? His Friends. http://wypr.org/post/what-made-double-agent-kim-philby-great-spy-his-friends <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=What+Made+Double+Agent+Kim+Philby+A+Great+Spy%3F+His+Friends.&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMzIzNDMxMDEzNTEyMDg4NzFlOTllMw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>If I say greatest spy ever, you probably imagine a James Bond or a Jason Borne type -gadgets, aliases, and action hero sort of adventures. But the man who's been called the greatest spy in history didn't do any of that stuff. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:12:00 +0000 editor 502768 at http://wypr.org A Flowery Puzzle For Budding Quizmasters http://wypr.org/post/flowery-puzzle-budding-quizmasters <strong>On-air challenge:</strong> Today's puzzle is a game of categories based on the word peony. For each category, name something in the category beginning with each of the letters P-E-O-N-Y.<p><strong>Last week's challenge:</strong> Name something in five letters that's nice to have a lot of in the summer. Change the last letter to the following letter of the alphabet. Rearrange the result, and you'll name something else that you probably have a lot of in the summer, but that you probably don't want. What is it? Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Will Shortz 502769 at http://wypr.org A Flowery Puzzle For Budding Quizmasters At 75, Batman Still Seeks Justice, Not Revenge http://wypr.org/post/75-batman-still-seeks-justice-not-revenge It's been 75 years since Batman first swooped onto the scene in 1939. Glen Weldon, author of <em>The Caped Crusade</em>, says it's important to note that for the last three quarters of a century, Batman has been seeking justice, not revenge.<p>"Once his parents are killed he doesn't seek revenge," Weldon tells NPR's Arun Rath. "That's what distinguishes a superhero from an action movie hero. He doesn't go out for revenge. It's not a vendetta, it's a crusade. He represents the idea of: 'This thing that happened to me? Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:26:00 +0000 NPR Staff 502763 at http://wypr.org At 75, Batman Still Seeks Justice, Not Revenge