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An 'Oddly Normal' Outcome For A Singular Child

From the time their son Joe was 3, John Schwartz and his wife Jeanne Mixon suspected he was gay. They supported him through troubles in school, and when he decided to come out — but as a teen, Joe attempted suicide. Their memoir Oddly Normal chronicles their experiences.
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The Civil War And American Art

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., explores how the Civil War redefined American art and painting. Diane is joined by exhibit curator Eleanor Jones Harvey.

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The Onion Book Of Known Knowledge

We check in with the editor of The Onion about their coverage of election 2012 and their latest book, “The Onion Book of Known Knowledge."

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Sandy Pulls Curtain Over N.Y. Art Scene

Broadway may be up and running, but lower Manhattan is still without power, which means many of the city's art venues have been scrambling. Canceled performances, impromptu rehearsals and loss of revenue have plagued theaters and dance companies alike.
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'Richard Burton Diaries' Unveil A Theatrical Life

Actor Richard Burton was one of the most acclaimed actors of his time, but his tumultuous relationship with Elizabeth Taylor captured the public's curiosity. A new book of his diaries reveals his dramatic personal life. Host Rachel Martin talks to Burton's daughter, Kate, and Chris Williams, who edited the diaries.
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'SEAL Team Six' Gets Some Of Bin Laden Raid Right

The National Geographic Channel's movie about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden premieres Sunday night. Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin spoke with NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman about how accurate the film is compared to the real story.
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What's In A Name?

Every answer today consists of the names of two famous people. The last name of the first person is an anagram of the first name of the last person. Given the nonanagram parts of the names, you identify the people.
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The Movie RZA Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Rapper-turned-director RZA could watch Sergio Leone's western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly a million times. "It's funny, this movie is to me an American classic, even though it's an Italian film," he says.
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Nick, Nora (And Asta) Return In 'Thin Man' Novellas

Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man invented a new kind of crime fiction. It was hard-boiled, but also light-hearted; funny, with a hint of homicide. Now, for the first time, the stories of After the Thin Man and Another Thin Man have been published as novellas.

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