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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 6

You can see a funny romantic musical or check out an art exhibition that showcases a diverse collection of portraits.

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Can Student Journalists Ban 'Redskins' From Their School Paper?

A Pennsylvania school board will decide this month whether students are allowed to ban "Redskins" from their paper. Student editors say it's a racist term and are ready to bring the case to court.
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The Pizza Connection: Fighting The Mafia Through Food

In the first installment of the new season of Hidden Kitchens, The Kitchen Sisters explore how Sicilians are reclaiming farmland and providing Mafia-free jobs in a region gripped by corruption.
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Yeezy Or The Bard: Who's The Best Wordsmith In Hip-Hop?

A data scientist pitted rappers against Shakespeare to see who had the more extensive vocabulary. But he says he isn't trying to make some sweeping statement about the lyrical prowess of hip-hop.
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A Film And Fashion Icon On Aging, And The Power Of Turtlenecks

Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton's new memoir, Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty, tackles classic menswear, her insecurities about aging, and the new places she's learned to look for beauty.
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Why Bring Up Death When We Could Talk About 'Something More Pleasant'?

In her illustrated memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, longtime New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast describes being an only child and conflicted caretaker to her aging parents.
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In 'Hotel Florida,' Three Couples Chronicle The Spanish Civil War

Biographer Amanda Vaill's new book delves deeply into the lives of journalists like Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn, whose documenting of the war helped shape public perception.
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Todd Barry's New Stand-Up Strategy: 'Does Anyone Want To Talk To Me?'

Last year, the comedian teamed up with Louis C.K. to film a tour in which all he did was crowd work, or engage the audience in improvised conversations.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 5

You can see a play based on an ancient legend or see what local youth have to offer at a slam poetry festival.

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Extra! Read All About It: 'Girl Stunt Reporter' Turns 150

Nellie Bly of the New York World was one of the most famous "girl stunt reporters" of her time. Now, the first ever edited collection of her work is being released, in honor of her 150th birthday.

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