Around the Nation

BY Saskia De Melker  October 11, 2011 at 6:30 PM EDT

Almost 20 years after Pearl Jam’s inception, American Masters takes an in-depth look at the evolution of the legendary band.

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In advance of the National Book Award finalists being announced on Wednesday, OPB asks Oregonians to share their nominees for this year’s best non-fiction book.

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Who says science films have to either be dry documentaries or fantastical science fiction? The Imagine Science Film Festival, held in New York City from October 14 to 21, challenges precisely that notion to show how the stories of scientific breakthrough and discovery have a perfect narrative arc. Studio 360 looks closer at the festival.

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Superheroes are real … and they may be right next door to you! NHPR talks with Michael Barnett, director of the HBO documentary Superheroes, which profiles everyday people who make their own costumes and take on the evils of modern society.

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In the newest episode of Craft America, Lisa Sorell shows how she makes vampire costumes.

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