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Prayers And Holy Water Can't Exorcise The Terrifying 'Babadook'

In the Australian chiller, a bogeyman announces himself in a rhyming, pop-up book on a 7-year-old's shelf. But the real horror is that the boy's mom, a grieving widow, is battling psychic demons.
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What The Movies Taught Us About Teaching

As part of the 50 Great Teachers series, NPR Movie Critic Bob Mondello looks at what Hollywood's taught us about teachers.
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The Fine Art Of Deception

When visual tricksters play with perception, things are not always what they seem.
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Kennedy Center Breaks Ground On New Expansion

At a ceremony on Thursday, the ground was broken on a new expansion project for the Kennedy Center that will expand spaces both for the arts and for the public.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 5

A radical play hits the stage in D.C. and a folk festival celebrates Jewish art, music and culture.

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A Miami School Goes From Blank Canvas To Mural-Covered

Jose de Diego Middle School has large expanses of facade that are almost begging for decoration. To raise funds for arts education at the school, artists are helping transform its walls with paint.
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Sapiosexual Seeks Same: A New Lexicon Enters Online Dating Mainstream

OkCupid is adding a lot more options for gender and sexual orientation, including androgynous and genderqueer. And then there's sapiosexual, meaning someone who's attracted to smart people.
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After Decades Acting, Josh Brolin Still Wonders If He's 'Good Enough'

Brolin co-stars in an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel Inherent Vice. He says as an actor he's always wondering: "Can I live up to what this person has written? There's always a fear around that."
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Set In Appalachia, This Rewarding Story Collection Is 'Rich And Strange'

Ron Rash's best short stories from the past 20 years take you to a land apart psychologically and geographically. His writing is powerful, stripped down and very still.
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Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out

The food system is awash in chemicals and additives. One woman has made a career out of investigating them. But a cadre of critics says she's creating more confusion than clarity about food.

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