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What Ever Happened To The Boozy Cake In 'To Kill A Mockingbird'?

In Harper Lee's classic first novel, Scout Finch's neighbor is known for her Lane cakes. But it's now hard to find this Southern layered sponge cake filled with raisins and whiskey anywhere.
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"The Orphan Sky"

Singer, composer, and- most recently- author Ella Leya was born in Communist Azerbaijan and received asylum in the United States in 1990. Leila, the main character of her new novel "The Orphan Sky" shares a similar story. We talk with the first-time novelist about the rarely-explored setting of Azerbaijan and how music influenced her life and writing.

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George Lucas, Cicely Tyson, Eagles Win Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center bucked tradition today, announces six honorees for the Kennedy Center Honors this year, instead of the usual five.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 15, 2015

You can see a dance program that speaks to the subjective experience of women or take a trip down memory lane with a hands-on, historical exhibit.

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'Dance Of The Cranes' To Enliven D.C. Sky During Fringe Festival

"Wow that's something that's really quite sublime," Brandon Vickerd says about the moment he was inspired to choreograph giant construction cranes and set the performance to music. The show is Wednesday at 8 p.m.

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The 'Immortal' Homemade Yogurt That Traveled 'Round The World

An Indian immigrant in Oklahoma missed the yogurt she'd grown up with. So when she traveled to India, she brought some back to use to make it herself. Forty years later, that yogurt lives on.

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Smithsonian To Post Sign At Exhibition Featuring Bill Cosby-Owned Art

The museum says the exhibition is "fundamentally about the artworks and the artists who created them, not Mr. Cosby." The move comes amid allegations of sexual assault against the comedian.
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Residents Of Harper Lee's Hometown Celebrate 'Go Set A Watchman'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Spencer Madrie, the owner of the Ol' Curiosities and Book Shoppe in downtown Monroeville, Ala., for the reaction to Harper Lee's latest book, Go Set a Watchman.
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Smuggled Photos Document Thousands Of Detainee Deaths In Syria

About a year ago, a Syrian police photographer smuggled out photos of thousands killed by the regime. Now activists are showing the photos in rebel areas in Syria and this week in the U.S. Capitol.
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New Exhibit Laces Together Sneakers And History

From high-heeled kicks to Air Jordans, a traveling exhibit from the Brooklyn Museum encourages us to look at everyday footwear as exquisite objects of desire, and see "sneakerheads" as the historians.

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