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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 4

You can support charity at an annual Christmas concert or plan ahead for a documentary film about a decade of punk in D.C.


Hate The Idea Of 'Peter Pan Live'? NBC Is Counting On It

NBC's Peter Pan Live! production seems to be utterly in earnest — but TV critic Eric Deggans wonders if the show will need a viewership boost from critics snarking on Twitter to really succeed.

The Ant's Pants? Oxford Dictionaries Adds 1,000 New Terms

The new additions range from pop culture (xlnt; permadeath) to business-speak (algorithmic trading). We present a list selected by the editors.

How Private Collectors Helped Make Miami An Art Destination

Every December, tens of thousands of visitors descend on Miami. But they aren't there for the beaches; they're there for Art Basel, a giant art fair that private collectors helped lure to the city.

Hey, College Kids: You Really Can Minor In Craft Beer Studies

Paul Smith's College, in upstate New York, is among a handful of higher ed institutions offering coursework in craft beer. Be forewarned: The classes are heavier on the science than the partying.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 3

This month, familiar works of fiction come to life on stage.


The 2014 Book Concierge Is Here To Help You Find Your Next Great Read

NPR's Lynn Neary and Petra Mayer introduce an interactive guide to the books NPR staff and critics loved this year.

Missing Painting Found On Set Of 'Stuart Little'

A Hungarian art expert was watching the movie on TV when he noticed a painting hanging on a wall. He knew it as a famous, missing work of art that hadn't been seen by the general public since 1928.

A #SadTree Lot: Your Photos Of The Charlie Browniest Trees

To mark 50 years of A Charlie Brown Christmas airing on American televisions, our readers are sharing photos and memories of Christmas trees that reflect the spirit of that TV classic.

Fill 'Er Up: The Joys Of Good Gas Station Food

Forget dried-out doughnuts and creepy-looking hot dogs. In cities across the U.S., patrons can fill up on gourmet grub and top off their tanks in one stop.