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In 'True Story,' A Shamed Journalist Interviews A Fugitive Who Stole His Identity

In 2001, Michael Finkel was fired for making up a story. Then he learns that a suspected murderer is posing as him, so he gets to know him. The best word for the drama is "dumb," says David Edelstein.
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TV's 'Sabado Gigante' Will Cease Production This Fall, Ending Record Run

The Univision variety show has been a ratings and cultural phenomenon, captivating viewers with a three-hour blend that included amateur talent shows, interviews and music performances.
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ESPN Suspends Reporter Over Rant Recorded By Towing Company

A string of insults aimed at a woman who works at a towing company were recorded by a surveillance camera. Now they've come back to sting sports reporter Britt McHenry.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 17, 2015

You can see films from around the world or do math on the National Mall at a new festival.

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Clone Drama 'Orphan Black' Returns, As Complex And Complicated As Ever

The BBC America series returns for a third season on Saturday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show's dense stories are immensely absorbing, but can make it hard to follow for casual viewers.
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Deaths Of Unarmed Black Men Revive 'Anti-Lynching Plays'

The recent killings of unarmed black men by police have inspired a Brooklyn theater company to stage new readings of dramas written in the early 1900s about the lynching of African-Americans.
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Broadway Passes The Bechdel Test With 'Fun Home'

Alison Bechdel's bestselling graphic novel memoir about growing up gay with a closeted father doesn't seem like an obvious choice for a musical, but it's coming to Broadway. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.
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Yoda? Is It Thou? Figure In 14th-Century Manuscript Looks Familiar

A long time ago, in a place far away, a manuscript was created with an enigmatic figure who looks a great deal like a certain little — and yet powerful — green guy from the Star Wars films.
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The Chinese-Mexican Cuisine Born Of U.S. Prejudice

Fried yellow chilis. Baja-style fish. Not the typical Chinese restaurant fare, unless you're near the U.S.-Mexico border. The reasons why go back to an 1882 law enacted to keep Chinese out of the U.S.
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Baltimore's Loring Cornish Turns The Detritus Of Everyday Life Into Art

One man's trash is another man's art.

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