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Amazon And Hachette Reach A Deal On E-Book Pricing

The multiyear agreement, which will take effect in early 2015, ends a months-long stalemate between the online retail giant and the publishing powerhouse.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 13

A local dance company performs in Northern Virginia this weekend and a famous Shakespeare play in on stage this month.

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How Kodak's Shirley Cards Set Photography's Skin-Tone Standard

Named for the original model — an employee of Kodak — the portraits were used by photo labs to calibrate printers. But until the 1970s, that model was always white.
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Farewell To Randy Jackson, An Example Of All That Ails 'American Idol'

As founding judge Randy Jackson announces his departure from American Idol, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says he embodies all that's wrong with a pioneering show that's become a pop culture cliche.
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Sacred, Sad And Salacious: With Many Meanings, What Is True Blue?

In medieval art, Virgin Mary was cloaked in blue. In Colonial America "blue laws" made it illegal to buy alcohol on Sunday. And more recently, irreverent blue humor made blue the most off-color color.
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Maurice Sendak's Book Collection At Heart Of Legal Dispute

Robert Siegel talks with The Philadelphia Inquirer's Peter Dobrin about a dispute between a Philadelphia Museum and the estate of Maurice Sendak, over the late author's rare book collection.
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Phillips Collection Seeks Donations To Fund 'Migration Series' Project

D.C.'s Phillips Collection has turned to crowdfunding to help pay for a digital project tied to artist Jacob Lawrence's landmark "Migration Series."
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The Rare Place Where Israelis And Iranians Play Together

Iran and Israel are sworn enemies, but Germany is neutral ground where people from those countries can collaborate musically. Sistanagila, an Israeli-Iranian ensemble, is doing just that.
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Author Richard Ford Says 'Let Me Be Frank' About Aging And Dying

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer's new book centers on Frank Bascombe, a 68-year-old man dealing with his aging body, a dying friend and his ex-wife, who has Parkinson's.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 12

A contemporary art exhibit features a range of work with a common theme. A comedy follows two teachers who behave more like college students.

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