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"Love In Afghanistan" At Arena Stage

In this new play by Charles Randolph Wright, an American hip-hop star and an Afghan interpreter navigate romance in chaotic, war-torn Afghanistan. The young woman has an intriguing past, having posed as a boy in order to attain the freedoms and status of a male in her society. Issues of race, religion and culture emerge in this complex love story. We speak with the playwright and an Afghan woman, now a student at an American university, who consulted on the script.

Clip From "Love In Afghanistan"

In this scene, "Show Me Afghanistan," Duke, an American hip-hop artist (Khris Davis), asks Roya, an Afghan interpreter (Melis Aker), to take him off Bagram Air Force Base and show him the true Afghanistan.

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Book Review: 'Born To Run,' Bruce Springsteen

Music critic Will Hermes reviews a new autobiography from Bruce Springsteen called Born To Run.
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Is a meal for a special occasion worth hundreds of dollars?

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Clinton-Trump Showdown Is Most-Watched Presidential Debate

An estimated 84 million people watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their first debate Monday, according to TV ratings data from Nielsen, making it the most-watched debate ever.
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When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

The report titled "Cellular Phones Are Completely Mobile" features a man who was "among the first 1,500 customers to use a new mobile phone system called cellular."

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