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Annual ZooLights Display Begins This Weekend

The National Zoo will be lit up by more than 500,000 lights for the holiday season, as the ZooLights display begins this weekend.

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Cartoonist On Sikh Superhero Who Fights Prejudice

The shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple this summer put the small religious community under the spotlight. One Sikh cartoonist says a Sikh superhero could help raise awareness. But after getting hateful responses, he's thinking even bigger. Cartoonist Vishavjit Singh talks with guest host Celeste Headlee about his plans.
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Perry Hall Students To Paint Love Mural In Wake Of Shooting

Students who witnessed a shooting in the school cafeteria on the first day of school in Baltimore County this year are installing a "love mural" to help the school community heal. 

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A Readable Feast: Poems To Feed 'The Hungry Ear'

According to poet Kevin Young, the best poems are like the best meals — they're made from scratch. Young has edited a new collection of poems that celebrate the pleasures of food, from "butter disappearing into whipped sweet potatoes" to oysters that taste like "starlight."
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We Ask A Historian: Just How Accurate Is 'Lincoln'?

Lincoln biographer Ronald White critiques the accuracy of Stephen Spielberg's new film about the Great Emancipator. White says that while not every detail of the film is true, "the delicate balance or blend between history and dramatic art comes off quite well."
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Rob Delaney Talks About Gratitude, Perspective, Spaceships And A Career With Teeth

Rob Delaney has almost 670,000 Twitter followers. He talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about what that means for his traditional standup career, and whether he cares if you call him a "Twitter comedian."

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Art Beat With Jacob Fenston, Nov. 22

Hitchcock and Ang Lee are celebrated this week — the former is the subject of a new flick, and the latter is putting a new one out himself.

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Mapping Virginia

Our region's early history through a new book featuring the most extensive map collection of Virginia's first 300 years.

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Shaping The City: Washington's Landscapes

Architect and Washington Post columnist Roger K. Lewis returns to discuss how landscapes shape the face of Washington, and the challenge of maintaining them.

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