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TV Production Boom Fueled By Scripted 'Must See' Shows

We are in an era dubbed "peak TV," with more television being produced in the U.S. than ever. For people who work in the industry, and for people who watch TV, it's a big deal. Is it sustainable?
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'Art Bastard': A Rebel With A Canvas

Robert Cenedella established himself in the 1960s as the anti-Warhol. A new documentary goes through his years fighting against the New York art establishment by being, well, what the title says.
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For A Cordial Supreme Court, Keep The Food And Wine Coming

When court is in session, most justices lunch together — but absolutely no talking about cases. Wine, however, is not unwelcome at some of their gatherings.

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Track Star Alexi Pappas Chases Olympic Dreams In Her New Feature Film

Pappas co-wrote, co-directed and stars in Tracktown, which follows a young runner trying to make it to the Olympics. Pappas will be competing for Greece at this summer's games.
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U.S. Agency Tries Radical Rehab Technique On Aging Government Buildings

Love them or hate them, modernist buildings of the 1960s and '70s are beginning to need renovation, and the U.S. General Services Administration is trying something unusual — putting a 32-story office tower under glass. The double wall exterior will not only save energy but protect the inhabitants from a bomb blast. NPR explores whether the repairs are worth the $120 million and if the outer wall will ruin the original architecture design.
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With Late-Night Metro Service Gone, Many Wonder: Is The Party In Washington Over?

Metro will now close at midnight instead of 3 a.m. on weekends — and the change has business leaders worried about the nighttime economy and bartenders and building cleaners struggling to find alternate ways home.
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The D.C. Bookstore Landscape

We consider the health and heft of D.C.'s bookstore landscape with representatives from the oldest -- and newest -- shops in the city.

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After 'Fargo' Noah Hawley Writes 'Before The Fall'

David Greene talks with Noah Hawley, the creator of TV's Fargo, about his novel Before the Fall. It's rooted in what Hawley views as a very real human desire to create narratives to explain tragedies.
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The 'Best Fake Rappers Out There' Satirize Breakout Success In 'Popstar'

Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer describe themselves as "frappers" — fake rappers. Working together as The Lonely Island, they created a comic film about pop-music documentaries.
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Raise A Glass To Perry, Craft Cider's Pear Cousin

Cider made from perry pears is delicious - it rivals apple cider, but is sweeter. Long revered in England and Normandy, France (Napoleon was a fan), perry is now getting its due in the U.S.

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