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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 14

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Mary T. & Lizzy K. tells the story of two women from drastically different backgrounds who became close friends.
Illustration by Jody Hewgill, courtesy of Arena Stage
Mary T. & Lizzy K. tells the story of two women from drastically different backgrounds who became close friends.

Mar. 15-Apr. 28: Mary T. & Lizzy K.

The world premiere of Mary T. & Lizzy K. opens tomorrow at Arena Stage in Southwest D.C. Written and directed by Tazewell Thompson, the play chronicles the unlikely bond that formed between First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth Keckly, a talented woman who bought her way out of slavery. The drama about friendship, love, loss and promises is the first installment in Arena Stage's American President's Project. The show runs through April 28.

Mar. 14-23: 2013 International Glass + Clay

You can see a collection of work by British and local artists at the 2013 International Glass + Clay exhibit at Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Northwest D.C. The group show features a diverse array of sculpture, ceramic objects, glass panels and more, and will be on display through March 23.

Music: "We Found Love" by 2Cellos


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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