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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, August 21

A jazz band performs at a local venue and a play explores the difficulties of surviving the American high school experience.

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Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picture Phones: The Future, As Seen From 1964

The 1964 World's Fair showcased jet packs and other miracles of science. Here's how people back then thought the future would look (and how it actually turned out).
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A Maverick Director, At Home On The Range

Sin City director Robert Rodriguez has been making movies away from the Hollywood machine for years — he does most of his filming in his studio in Austin, Texas.
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'F' Is For Fraudster In A Family Novel For Our Modern Times

Daniel Kehlmann's F, about three brothers abandoned by their father, examines the detail of lives lived without integrity. It is brilliantly translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway.
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To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence

The American publishing industry has long been the realm of the privileged few. Lately, though, some writers of color are making their voices heard — and starting some uncomfortable conversations.
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Prepare For 'The Simpsons' Marathon With Interviews From The 'Fresh Air' Archives

Starting Thursday, FXX will air all 552 episodes of The Simpsons in the longest single-series marathon in TV history. Fresh Air listens backs to interviews with the show's creator, writers and actors.
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African Diaspora International Film Festival

The African Diaspora International Film Festival comes to Washington, D.C. from Aug. 22 to 24. We meet the filmmakers and explore new films from the African diaspora.

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What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Future Thinking Skills

There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, August 20

You can see an artistic interpretation of the change occurring in local neighborhoods or see a concert that highlights African and American talent.

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Deford: Frankly, Hot Dogs Best Served At The Ballpark

Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack. Sausages are the food most closely linked to the national pastime, says Frank Deford.

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