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'The Book Of Strange New Things' Treads Familiar Territory   |   

Michel Faber's best-seller, The Crimson Petal and the White, captured the feel of Victorian London. His latest is a literary science-fiction tale that might disappoint hard core sci-fi fans.

'Nightcrawler' Jake Gyllenhaal: We're All Complicit In 'If It Bleeds, It Leads'  |   

"There's something very primal about the slowing down at an accident scene," says Gyllenhaal. He plays a freelance cameraman, racing to get the grisliest footage, in the film Nightcrawler.

Remembering All-Night Fright Fests And Halloween Horrorthons  |   

For Halloween, NPR movie critic Bob Mondello remembers scaring up some frights from his first job at a movie theater.

A Well-Designed Parking Sign Can Make Life Much Easier  |   

Is it safe to park on the street, or are you risking a ticket? The more signs there are, the more confusing that question gets. Designer Nikki Sylianteng has found a way to help.

Funny, Dirty, Sad: The 'Holy Trinity' For 'Transparent' Creator Jill Soloway  |   

When writer Jill Soloway's father came out as a trans woman, Soloway says, it was a huge relief. And it helped her create the series Transparent about "boundaries, legacy, gender, family."

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