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"The Taming of the Shrew" Meets The Spaghetti Western

Shakespeare's epic battle of the sexes is the story of the wooing--or corralling--of wildcat Kate by suitor Petruchio. He waxes poetic about his love: "She's rich, and she's.... rich." In the end, though, it's a rollicking love story, and in this Wild West version, there's even a "Blind Balladeer" whose original songs play off the show's themes.

Folger Shakespeare Library--The Story of the Taming of the Shrew"

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Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
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Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
NPR

Tough Problem: Airport Public Areas Designed For Commerce, Not Security

U.S. airports have security checkpoints to keep weapons off airplanes. But airports have public areas where people buy shop, check bags and line up for TSA. The public areas create vulnerabilities.
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Facebook Shakes Up News Feed, But We Still Don't Know Exactly How It Works

It will now prioritize posts from friends and family — potentially bad news for media companies relying on Facebook for traffic. The company has been under pressure to defend its political neutrality.

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