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'Most Dangerous Book': A Rich Treasury Charting James Joyce's 'Ulysses'

There are many heroes in Kevin Birmingham's new book about the novel that sparked a revolution, but James Joyce isn't one of them. The strength of The Most Dangerous Book lies in its subtle details.
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Lupita Nyong'o's Father On His 'Wise' Daughter, Her Rising Fame

Peter Anyang Nyong'o is a Kenyan senator. He's also the father of Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o. He talks to host Michel Martin about his own history and his family's newfound fame.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 26

You can take your young children to a play that’s just for them, or check out an exhibit that blends past with present.
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In Mystery Series' W.Va. River Town, There's No Escape From Terror

Writer Julia Keller, who grew up in the state, says she surprised herself when she set her novels there. But riverbanks, convenience stores and abandoned coal mines make for perfect crime scenes.
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Arrivals And Departures: Films Explore The Immigrant Experience

The Immigrant and Zinda Bhaag are idea-driven films that delve into the global arc of migration from different corners of the world.
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Is It Time For Food To Get Its Own Major Museum?

The U.S. has no major museum dedicated to food and drink, but a group of upstart foodies says it can change that. The first exhibition will feature technology that revolutionized breakfast cereal.
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Ending on a High Note: NSO Players Look Back

This summer the National Symphony Orchestra says goodbye to seven members, who collectively made 251 years of music with the group. Kojo sits down with three retiring NSO players to talk about music, memories and moving on.

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Diane Sawyer's 'World News' Departure Sets Off Big Changes At ABC News

As the veteran anchor steps away from ABC's flagship evening newscast, the network gives key duties to George Stephanopoulos — making the man who co-anchors its morning broadcast the face of ABC News.
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Kandinsky On A Plate: Art-Inspired Salad Just Tastes Better

Would a salad arranged like an abstract painting be more enjoyable and valuable to diners than a typical salad presentation? Psychologists tried to find that out.
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Michael Jackson, We Barely Knew You

Five years after his death, a new book about the King of Pop written by two of his former security guards provides a new look at the famous — and sometimes infamous — musician's life.

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