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Book News: Taliban Shooting Victim Is Publishing A Memoir: 'I Am Malala'

Also: Sheryl Sandberg's spokesperson reportedly lashes out at a critic; Sylvia Plath's children's book; and the Atlas Shrugged adaptation no one asked for.
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Hollywood's History Of Putting Gay Rights On Trial

With the Supreme Court hearing arguments this week on same-sex marriage, film critic Bob Mondello observes a parallel evolution in what he calls a Hollywood mini-genre: films in which gay characters are either taken to court or seek redress in court for issues involving their sexuality.
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Chris Hayes: From 'Up' In The Morning To 'All In' At Night

After hosting his Sunday morning show on MSNBC for the past year and a half, Hayes is making the move to a weeknight news show that premieres April 1. At 34, Hayes will be the youngest prime-time anchor on any of the major cable news channels.
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The Apathy In 'A Thousand Pardons' Is Hard To Forgive

The rich and good-looking get a taste of life among the 99 percent in Jonathan Dee's novels. In A Thousand Pardons, his protagonist, Helen Armstead, finds a secret talent for getting powerful men to apologize after her marriage falls apart and she is forced to enter the working world.
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A Struggle To Fit In And Overcome Stereotypes In 'Ghana Must Go'

In Taiye Selasi's debut novel, members of the Sai family have trouble assimilating both in the United States and while in Ghana for the patriarch's funeral. Host Michel Martin speaks with Selasi about her novel and the immigrant experience.
Thursday, April 11, 2013

27th Annual Washington, D.C., International Film Festival

For those who love movies, the 27th annual Washington, D.C. International Film Festival is in town.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 27

You can appreciate the diversity of art with a punk concert, printmaking exhibit, and a collection of street art.

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Book News: Fifty Shades Of Greenbacks: Random House Profits Jump

Also: The Daily Beast says it has uncovered more plagiarized passages in Jane Goodall's book; Junot Diaz goes head to head with Stephen Colbert on immigration.
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Can Arlington's Artisphere Survive Without County Funding?

Funding for Artisphere in Rosslyn comes in large part from Arlington County, but with potential budget cuts in the future, some are wondering whether the arts center can be self-sustaining.

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You're So Dumb, You Probably Think This Book Is About Getting Slapped

"Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!" Philosophy professor William Irvine's new book, A Slap in the Face, is a compendium of insults — and a scholarly look at why we're constantly compelled to one-up each other.

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