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Singer Erykah Badu Plays Not My Job

Valentine's Day is coming up, and if you don't have a date — don't worry. There's help for everybody out there. Everybody. We've invited Badu to answer three questions about super-specialized dating sites.
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Melinda Gates Plays Not My Job

The co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plays a game called "But I meant well, your Majesty." Three questions about gifts given to Queen Elizabeth II.
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Actor Jeff Bridges Plays Not My Job

Bridges has been in dozens of films but will always be known for his defining performance as The Dude in The Big Lebowski. He recently co-wrote a book called The Dude and the Zen Master. We'll ask Bridges three questions about The Bridges of Madison County.
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Secretary Of Education Arne Duncan Plays Not My Job

We've invited Duncan to play a game called "Now, don't be fresh ... I just take dictation!" Three questions for the secretary of education about the education of secretaries.
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Emily Moore On How She Became A Poet

For National Poetry Month, young poet Emily Moore talks about how she got into poetry and why poetry is still relevant. She teaches English at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares and The Yale Review. In 2004, she received a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship.
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So Hot Right Now: Has Climate Change Created A New Literary Genre?

More and more writers are setting their novels and short stories in worlds, not unlike our own, where the Earth's systems are noticeably off-kilter. The genre has come to be called climate fiction — "cli-fi," for short.
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Inside The Graphic Novel Boom

Books that fall into the category of "graphic novel" encompass nearly all literary genres and artistic mediums. We explore the increasingly popular field and talk with artist-cum-authors who are finding new ways to tell stories.

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Septime Webre And The Washington Ballet

Septime Webre's latest ballet adaptation of a great American novel, Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises," transports audiences to the cafes of 1920s Paris and the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

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