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Past articles by Caroline:

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Al Saqi Books, London's first Arabic-language bookstore, is closing down

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Al Saqi Books co-founder Salwa Gaspard and her daughter, Lynn, about the significance of the Arabic-language bookstore and the reasons for its impending closure. → Read More

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Opinion: Our tragic new normal

NPR's Scott Simon notes how common mass shootings have become in the U.S., and asks how this violence affects how we think about our everyday lives. → Read More

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Opinion: Remembering Mike Gerson, Washington Post columnist

Mike Gerson, the Washington Post columnist and former speechwriter for George W. Bush, died this week from cancer at the age of 58. NPR's Scott Simon has an appreciation. → Read More

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Opinion: A life lesson from these midterm elections

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on several electoral races in which candidates were posthumously elected. → Read More

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U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins on 'Music Tables', his new collection of short poems

Short poems take center stage in former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins' new collection, "Music Tables." NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the poet about his work and finding beauty in a couple of lines. → Read More

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In Iran, political dissenters find expression through rap music

NPR's Scott Simon speak to Nahid Siamdoust, assistant professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, about the role of rap in protests and political dissent in Iran. → Read More

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Opinion: An 8,000-year-old lesson

There is humanity in the evidence that a Stone Age child was interred wrapped in a cloak and with a dog. → Read More

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Director Cameron Crowe on the opening of his musical 'Almost Famous' in New York this week

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to writer and director Cameron Crowe, whose movie, "Almost Famous" is now a musical, and opening in New York next week. → Read More

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Opinion: Where did all of the political debates go?

NPR's Scott Simon ponders a diminishing and vanishing election year tradition: candidate debates. → Read More

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Swedish pop singer Tove Lo on her newest album 'Dirt Femme'

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Swedish pop singer Tove Lo about love, marriage, attention-seeking behavior, and her newest album, "Dirt Femme." → Read More

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Opinion: Yes, I am basic

NPR's Scott Simon is an unabashed, unreformed, unapologetic lover of pumpkin spice. He knows his ardor is not universal. He does not care. → Read More

Opinion: Yes, I am basic

NPR's Scott Simon is an unabashed, unreformed, unapologetic lover of pumpkin spice. He knows his ardor is not universal. He does not care. → Read More

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Opinion: The specter of nuclear Armageddon

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on President Vladimir Putin's threats to use nuclear weapons in Russia's war against Ukraine. → Read More

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Conductor Marin Alsop on her upcoming performances at Carnegie Hall in New York City

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to conductor Marin Alsop about her upcoming performances with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York City. → Read More

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Opinion: Observations from a quiet and rainy New York

In this week's essay, NPR's Scott Simon reminds us to look up from our screens and take note of the beauty in the regular routines and rituals around us. → Read More

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America's most famous French chef on the 'Art of the Chicken' and a life well lived

Jacques Pépin has cooked for France's president and was a friend of Julia Child. His new memoir — complete with paintings, recipes and stories — is dedicated to his love of all things chicken. → Read More

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Opinion: Remember the victims, not the killer

A new drama series on Netflix is about one of the country's most notorious serial killers. It has NPR's Scott Simon thinking maybe it's the names of his many victims we should remember. → Read More

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Opinion: Tiny movers of earth, and also our hearts

NPR's Scott Simon has worms. Hundreds of them. They live in a bin on his balcony and rejuvenate soil for flowers and vegetables. He talks about his admiration for the squiggly things. → Read More

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Opinion: Aaron Judge might break the true single-season home run record

New York Yankee Aaron Judge is approaching 62 home runs in a single season, which Scott Simon considers to be the true record, as those who have surpassed it used performance enhancing drugs. → Read More

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Opinion: Remembering Anne Garrels, who blazed trails to the front lines

Scott Simon remembers the life and work of Anne Garrels, the formrer NPR foreign correspondent who died this week at the age of 71. → Read More