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Monday, August 11, 2014

A Look Inside The Emoji Craze

"Face Screaming In Fear" is one of thousands of emoji.

“Face Screaming In Fear” is one of thousands of emoji.

You may have noticed that your emails and text messages are no longer so black and white. You can thank emoji creator Shigetaka Kurita for that.

Another 250 of these little Japanese ideograms are expected to be released soon.

Caroline Moss, who covers technology and Internet culture for Business Insider, joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss the role of emoji and emoticons in our messages — both personal and professional.


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Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

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Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.

November 24 3 Comments

Sam Sifton’s Tips For A Happy, Delicious Thanksgiving For All

The New York Times' food editor talks about his favorite dishes and how to accommodate everyone without going crazy.

November 23 3 Comments

James Taylor Is ‘Gobsmacked’ By Medal Of Freedom Honor

The five-time Grammy winner looks back on his career, ahead of receiving the country's highest civilian honor.

November 23 29 Comments

How To Travel While Black During Jim Crow

A postal worker created a guide for black travelers that was published almost every year from 1936 to 1966.