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Book Review: 'A Replacement Life'

Alan Cheuse reviews A Replacement Life, Boris Fishman's humorous account of Holocaust survivors in today's New York.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 28

You can see two solo exhibits featuring work that speaks in metaphor.
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What It's Like To Own Your Very Own Harrier Jump Jet

The Harrier Jump Jet is known for vertical take-offs and landings. It also has an accident-prone track record, but that didn't dissuade one pilot from buying his dream plane.
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'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands

In the Land of Love and Drowning, the islands are a magical setting for three generations of one family living through the modern history of the territory as it passes from Danish to American hands.
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Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding

Artist Willie Baronet is on a 24-city, 31-day trek across the country this month, buying handmade signs from homeless people. He says the project has changed the way he views homelessness.
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First East Coast Exhibit Of Italian-American Artist's Work Opens In D.C.

The Hirshhorn is hosting the first solo exhibit of Salvatore Scarpitta to appear on the East Coast.

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At 75, Batman Still Seeks Justice, Not Revenge

Batman keeps avenging the death of his parents, but "it's not a vendetta, it's a crusade," says author Glen Weldon. "He represents the idea of: 'This thing that happened to me? Never again.' "
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At Some Venues, iPads Take The Place Of Opera Glasses

An experiment at a new production of Carmen has many wondering how technology will affect operagoers' experience. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Kim Witman, director of the Wolf Trap Opera.
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A Flowery Puzzle For Budding Quizmasters

Today's puzzle is a game of categories based on the word peony (a type of flower). For each category, name something in the category beginning with each of the letters P-E-O-N-Y.
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What Made Double Agent Kim Philby A Great Spy? His Friends.

Philby was one of the 20th century's most legendary spies. NPR's Arun Rath talks with author Ben Macintyre about his new book, A Spy Among Friends, and the boozy secret to Philby's success.

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