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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 6

You can hear classic rock songs performed on a classical instrument. Two contemporary companies bring North and South American dance styles to the D.C. area.

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A French Best-Seller's Radical Argument: Vichy Regime Wasn't All Bad

In French Suicide, conservative journalist Eric Zemmour argues that if the country wants to reverse its decline, it must cut through its complex about the collaborationist World War II government.
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A Dizzying, Fictional 'History' Draws On Bob Marley's Life

Marlon James' A Brief History Of Seven Killings is a novel based on a real-life assassination attempt on Bob Marley. Its hefty cast and sprawling plot make for a demanding yet rewarding read.
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Sotheby's Has Record Auction With Works By Giacometti, Van Gogh

On Tuesday night, Sotheby's brought in its highest total yet for a single auction: more than $422 million dollars. The record total owed a lot to the sale of two works — a Giacometti sculpture that went for $101 million and Van Gogh's "Still Life with Daisies and Poppies" fetched $61.8 million.
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'Daily Show,' 'Colbert' Strain To Lampoon Democratic Losses

Both comedy shows aired live, election-themed episodes Tuesday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the broadcasts showed the limits of news-tinged satire on the political scene.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 5

Think you know these two artists? A play and an art exhibit explore the influences behind the work of Edgar Allan Poe and Dana Tai Soon Burgess, respectively.

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'We Have Learned Absolutely Nothing': Tom Magliozzi On Decades Of 'Car Talk'

"People say, 'Tell us about radio!'" Magliozzi told Fresh Air in 2001. "We have no idea. We sit in front of the microphones and we know nothing about radio." The Car Talk co-host died Monday at 77.
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Stressed About Holiday Cooking? Take Our Survey, And We'll Help

NPR is planning our holiday food coverage, and we want to know what you would find useful. What sorts of tips and tricks are you looking for? Fill out our survey and let us know.
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How To Wean Your Kids Off Halloween Candy: Cold, Hard Cash

After the costumes and candy comes the hard part: the fights and negotiations that go along with trying to limit kids' sugar intake. Why not skip the ordeal by paying kids to give up their treats?
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 4

You can see an old film in a new space or see how a museum is giving part of its collection a fresh look.

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