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Setting Your Movie In Boston? Bettah Get The Accent Right

A new film about mobster Whitey Bulger is in the works, and its success may ride on one crucial detail: whether or not the actors can deliver a convincing "hihowahya?"
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Poet Tishani Doshi Reads Her Summer Poem

In her poem, "Visiting My Parents in Summer," Tishani Doshi writes about returning to her childhood bedroom, where she experiences it being preserved just as she left it as a teenager.
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Emmy Awards 2014: Safe Choices In A Time Of Groundbreaking TV

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Monday's Emmy Awards promised to recognize TV's emerging future — but ultimately rewarded comfortable favorites over disruptive upstarts.
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Marine Turned Novelist Brings Brutal, Everyday Work Of War Into Focus

Michael Pitre, author of Fives and Twenty-Fives, served two tours in Iraq. He says, "It was not glamorous and it's not SEAL Team 6; it's just work, and I wanted to tell a story about that."
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Bronx Baker Turns Dominican Cakes Into A Sweet American Dream

An immigrant who mastered the art of the Dominican-style cake is baking up a business in her New York City neighborhood. And she is spreading Caribbean culture along with her frosting.
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From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation

While fans were watching him portray Walt in Breaking Bad's final episodes, Cranston was already reinventing himself — playing Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way. Originally broadcast March 27.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 26

A local theater company switches things up with a prog-metal version of an award-winning musical. Also, a free all-day event brings music and visitors to Reston.

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Past Winners Do Well At 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Plenty of statuettes were handed out Monday night at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. ABC's Modern Family won for best comedy series and AMC's Breaking Bad won best drama series.
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Longtime Friends Lithgow And Molina Play Longtime Couple In 'Love Is Strange'

The film about a 40-year relationship is "prosaic and quotidian," says John Lithgow, "and that's what's so amazing about it." Alfred Molina agrees: "It is the epic quality of the ordinary."
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Director Richard Attenborough Brought Intimacy To Big Ideas

Attenborough engaged audiences in the struggle for apartheid in Cry Freedom, and spent 20 years and his own fortune to bring Gandhi's story to the screen. NPR's Bob Mondello has this remembrance.

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