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The National Theatre Prepares For A Buckswashling Show — All For Kids

D.C.'s National Theatre has entertained presidents and hosted theatrical stars. Now, a new collaboration with Imagination Stage will bring tens of thousands of kids to the grand, 1,700-seat house.
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Actor And Science Advocate Alan Alda

Actor Alan Alda talks about how he is using acting improvisation training and other techniques to help academics and researchers engage the public.

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'Go Set A Watchman' Is A Revelation On Race, Not A Disappointment

If Mockingbird gave us a South that could be read in terms of black and white, Watchman reveals the gray complexity that is the real Dixie.
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Men Strut Their Stuff At Their Very Own New York Fashion Week

This week was the debut of New York Fashion Week: Men's. Sixty designers and some big-name sponsors showed up. Jacki Lyden went behind the scenes for The Seams, our series about clothing as culture.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 16, 2015

You can see an art exhibit or a play that deal with the past and how it affects those who've lived it.
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Logo Or No Go? When Campaign Logos Look A Little Too Familiar

It turns out the stylized "E" in Gov. Scott Walker's campaign logo looks just like the logo of a major eyeglasses company. And he's not the only one who has faced a #logogate.
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Obama: 'No Precedent' To Revoke Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal Of Freedom

The president said: "If you give a woman — or a man for that matter — without his or her knowledge a drug, and then have sex with that person without consent, that's rape."
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'Cartel' Author Spins A Grand Tale Of Mexico's Drug Wars

Novelist Don Winslow spent 10 years researching the Mexican drug wars. His new novel, The Cartel, reveals "a new generation of cartel leaders that are more violent, more sadistic" than ever before.
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Tracing The Origin Of The Campaign Promise To 'Tell It Like It Is'

It's a common pledge of candor for a roster of presidential hopefuls. As linguist Geoff Nunberg explains, the promise to "tell it like it is" has its roots in black speech from the '40s and '50s.
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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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