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'A Time To' Revisit Clanton, Miss., In John Grisham's Latest

John Grisham is returning to the world of his first novel, A Time To Kill, with a new sequel called Sycamore Row. The book comes out at the same time as the stage adaptation of A Time to Kill opens on Broadway. NPR's Lynn Neary profiles Grisham, who says he loved writing the new book so much, he didn't want to hand it to the publisher.
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Moms Petition Mars To Remove Artificial Dyes From M&M's

The petition to candy-maker Mars is motivated by concerns that artificial colorings can make some kids hyperactive. In Europe, natural dyes have now outstripped their artificial counterparts.
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'Dancing On The Edge' Is Fun For Both The Eyes And The Ears

Set in London in the early 1930s, the five-part miniseries is about a black jazz band trying to crack the dance halls and radio playlists. Critic David Bianculli says this music-centered show features full, unpredictable characters and some exceptionally intriguing performances.
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Billy Crystal Finds Fun In Growing Old (But Still Can't Find His Keys)

Crystal isn't happy about turning 65, but at least he's finding a way to laugh about it. The actor and comedian's new memoir — Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? — is on the best-seller list and he'll be back on Broadway in November.
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Jack London Believed 'Function Of Man Is To Live, Not To Exist'

A new biography of the writer behind Call of the Wild and White Fang explores the life experiences that informed those works. London grew up in poverty, says biographer Earle Labor. "He was a dreamer, and a visionary. And his dreams and visions almost always outran his finances."
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Arena Stage Premieres 'Maurice Hines Is Tappin' Thru Life'

Broadway legend Maurice Hines is teaming up with the D.C.-born-and-bred Manzari Brothers to tap audiences through his incredible 40 years in show business.

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'First Deaf Rapper' Connects With Hearing And Hearing-Impaired Audiences

Prinz-D — who calls himself "The First Deaf Rapper" — is working on a new album for both hearing and hearing-impaired audiences.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Connections

From rappers and tappers to phones and food, we'll look at the ties that bind us, as we bring you a show about "Connections."

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A Photographer Turns Her Lens On Men Who Catcall

Social media was abuzz this week with the images of photographer Hannah Price, whose project documents men she encountered on the streets of Philadelphia. In an interview, she talks about the choices and intentions behind the project.
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Pucker Up, America: Beers Are Going Sour

A brew that has all the complexity of a wine and the zing of a Sour Patch Kid, these tangy beers are rising in popularity. And with few hops in them, they're a great option to try if you don't like bitter beers or prefer a pinot noir to a Pilsner.

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