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Siblings, Seafarers And 'Secrets' In Moviemaker's Novel

Screenwriter, director and producer Chris Columbus has teamed up with young adult novelist Ned Vizzini to write a book about the adventures of Cordelia, Brendan and Eleanor Walker. In House of Secrets, the three siblings, ages 8 to 15, find themselves in a fantastic world after a family move.
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Through Art And Industry, Chicago Shaped America

Blues, jazz and gospel; a civil rights movement that began with the Emmett Till case; modern glass and steel buildings that dared the sky. In Third Coast, Thomas Dyja writes that "the most profound aspects of American Modernity grew up out of the flat, prairie land next to Lake Michigan."
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Not My Job: Kal Penn Takes A Quiz On The Microbiome

In honor of the colonies of bacteria and other critters alive in our bodies, we've invited Penn to play a game called "Ahhh! Get It Off Me!"
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'Horrific' And 'Surreal': The Words We Use To Bear Witness

After more than a week of gruesome media coverage, linguist Geoff Nunberg takes a close look at the words we use to describe events that mesmerize and horrify, that sensitize and desensitize, that transfix and repel us at the same time.
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'Guilt Trip': Streisand On Songs, Film And Family

Singer, actor, writer, director and producer Barbra Streisand plays a well-meaning if overbearing Jewish mom in The Guilt Trip. The star says her own mother both encouraged her talents and was jealous of them.
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Listeners Tweet Flowers And Fruitfulness

Tell Me More is celebrating National Poetry Month by hearing poetic tweets from listeners for the 'Muses and Metaphor' series. Today's poems come from Susan Crane of Longmont, Colorado and Phil Boiarski of Galloway, Ohio.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 26

This weekend, you can enjoy a drama about a dysfunctional family or see an exhibit of art that speaks for and to the soul.

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Book News: DeLillo Wins First Library Of Congress Fiction Prize

Also: Rescuing precious manuscripts in Timbuktu; the birth of the Midwestern noir novel; and a campaign against explicit passages in The Diary of Anne Frank.
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So Jerry Seinfeld Called Us To Talk About Coffee

After years of not understanding coffee, Jerry Seinfeld says he's finally discovered the delight of meeting someone over a cup. "You have coffee and for some reason it makes you talk a lot," he says.

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