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A Place That Can't Exist Again: Blondie's New York

Chris Stein's photos in Me, Blondie And The Advent Of Punk Rock document a city that is barely recognizable today.

Sandwich Monday: The Pretzel Dog

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Pretzel Dog from Auntie Anne's. It's a hot dog, wrapped in soft pretzel and meditations on life and death.

'America's Bitter Pill' Makes Case For Why Health Care Law 'Won't Work'

Journalist Steven Brill's latest book critiques the Affordable Care Act, which he calls "unsustainable." In the next few years, "something is going to snap," he says. "We cannot pay for this."

Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

One consequence of the thousands of breweries that have sprung up? Just about all the beer names you can imagine have been snapped up. That's making it harder for newcomers to name that brew.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 5, 2015

This week, you can see and hear work by local artists.


How 'Star Wars' Helped Patton Oswalt Beat His Movie Addiction

The actor and comedian reveals in his new memoir, Silver Screen Fiend, that he used to have a film addiction. Watching the first Star Wars prequel led to a realization that helped him kick the habit.

TV In 2015: Late-Night Shuffles, Big Goodbyes And More

The most important TV events coming in 2015 include new voices in late-night, big goodbyes, online platforms picking up old shows and, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says, more of everything.
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National Museum Of Women In The Arts To Receive Prestigious Prize

The Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women's Freedom will be awarded later this week to the D.C. museum for recognizing women's role in the arts.


A Winter Puzzle To Brrring In The New Year

Given a clue, each response is a two-word answer with the first word starting with B-R and the second word starting with R.

'I Was So Grateful For My Body': Jennifer Aniston Portrays Chronic Pain

In Cake, Aniston plays a haunted woman who is suffering from debilitating pain. While Aniston is not actively looking for dramatic roles, she says "comedy and drama go hand in hand."