Arts & Life

10:46am

Wed June 6, 2012
Remembrances

The Curious Life Of Futurist Author Ray Bradbury

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 10:07 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Some sad news this morning: The world has lost a literary giant. Author Ray Bradbury died last night after a long illness. He was 91 years old. He wrote such classics as "The Martian Chronicles" and "Fahrenheit 451" - futuristic tales from a man who never used a computer, or even drove a car. NPR's Arnie Seipel has more on Bradbury and his curious life.

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10:22am

Wed June 6, 2012
Remembrances

'Fahrenheit 451' Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 6:17 pm

Ray Bradbury's career spanned more than 70 years — during which he transported readers to other dimensions with his futuristic and innovative stories. He died Tuesday at age 91.
Lennox McLendon AP

Ray Bradbury, author of The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451, died Tuesday. He was 91. Bradbury was known for his futuristic tales — but he never used a computer, or even drove a car.

Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Ill., in 1920 and grew up during the Great Depression. He said it was a time when people couldn't imagine the future, and his active imagination made him stand out. He once told Fresh Air's Terry Gross about exaggerating basic childhood fears, like monsters at the top of the stairs.

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8:57am

Wed June 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Ray Bradbury, Author Of 'Fahrenheit 451' And Other Classics, Dies

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 9:45 am

Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury in 2000.
Mark Lennihan AP
  • Bradbury on writing 'Fahrenheit 451'

Author Ray Bradbury has died, his daughter tells The Associated Press. The wire service says Bradbury passed away Tuesday night.

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5:44am

Wed June 6, 2012
Pop Culture

Muppet's Elmo Campaigns To Carry Olympic Torch

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 10:07 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Eight thousand people will carry the Olympic torch before it reaches London to open the summer games, though one would-be torch barer isn't even human. He's a small red fuzzy monster.

KEVIN CLASH: (As Elmo) Elmo's ready to start training to be a monster torch-bearer. Yay. Oh, oh, Cramp, cramp.

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3:03am

Wed June 6, 2012
The Salt

Road Brew: How To Make Hooch With Tunisian Date Juice (Or Try)

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 4:26 am

Filling up on legmi by the side of the road
John Poole NPR

Over the next couple of weeks, NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep is taking a Revolutionary Road trip across North Africa to see how the countries that staged revolutions last year are remaking themselves.

Inskeep and his team are traveling some 2,000 miles from Tunisia's ancient city of Carthage, across the deserts of Libya, and on to Egypt's megacity of Cairo.

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