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After A Disaster In 'Family Life,' Relief Never Comes

Akhil Sharma took over a decade to write his novel, Family Life, a mostly autobiographical account of an immigrant family and an accident that shatters their dreams for the future.
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Songwriters Behind 'Frozen' Let Go Of The Princess Mythology

Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez tell Terry Gross about the inspiration for "Let It Go" and a "very strong strike across the bow at all princess-myth things" song that didn't make the film.
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Colbert Plans To Take Up The Late Night Mic For CBS

CBS announced that comedian Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as a late night host on the network. Letterman, who turns 67 on Saturday, announced his retirement last week.
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Sex, Style And Success In 'An African City'

If you miss the HBO hit show Sex and the City, there's the new web series, An African City. We get an inside look at its take on friendship and fashion with young women looking for love in Ghana.
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The Secretive Couple Behind D.C.'s Folger Shakespeare Library

We'll talk with the author of a new book about Henry and Emily Folger, the couple behind D.C.'s legendary Folger Shakespeare Library.
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Update: Suspected Nazi-Looted Art Returned to Collector

We hear the latest in story from Munich about 1,200 Nazi-era artworks that were confiscated last fall from a reclusive German collector.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 10

This weekend, you can see a play about loss or check out an art show featuring found objects.

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Nicolas Cage Trades Theatrics For Authenticity In 'Joe'

In a new film, Cage plays an ex-con who takes a teenage boy under his wing. He and director David Gordon Green discuss the film's use of amateur actors and finding levity in difficult stories.
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Pop Stars Are Sippin' On Patron, And Teens Are Bingeing

If you know Ciroc and Patron, you may well be listening to a lot of songs that name-check brand-name alcohol. And if you're a teenager, you may be binge drinking a lot more, researchers say.
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Edie Falco On Sobriety, The Sopranos, And Nurse Jackie's Self-Medication

Falco plays ER nurse Jackie Peyton, who is competent at her high-stress job but struggles with addiction. The sixth season of Nurse Jackie begins Sunday on Showtime.

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