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In The Mood For Apocalypse? Skip 'Transformers,' See 'Snowpiercer'

Film critic David Edelstein says Snowpiercer — a dystopian film based on a French graphic novel — is far more invigorating and potent than Transformers 4: Age of Extinction.
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After The Rapture, Who Are 'The Leftovers'?

Tom Perrotta's 2011 novel examined the aftermath of an unexplained rapturelike event. A new HBO series inspired by The Leftovers begins Sunday. Originally broadcast Aug. 25, 2011.
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Popular Fort Reno Concert Series Cancelled

Organizers of a well-known D.C. summer concert series say rules from the U.S. Park Police and National Park Service forced them to cancel.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 27

You can see an exhibit of metalwork and mixed media at a local museum or hang out and crack a few brews with an indie-rock band.
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Cory Still ♡s Topanga As A New Generation 'Meets World'

The popular '90s TV show Boy Meets World is getting a reboot, but this time Cory and Topanga are the grown-ups, and their 13-year-old daughter is the one stumbling toward adulthood.
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The Future of the Fort Reno Concert Series

Kojo chats with the organizer of a long-running concert series in Washington, D.C. about its uncertain future.

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After Decades On VHS, Graffiti's Golden Age Returns To Big Screen

Stations of the Elevated was the first film to point a camera at the graffiti movement in New York, years before graffiti was recognized by the art world. Now, it's getting an official re-release.
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The Women Behind 'Obvious Child' Talk Farts, Abortion And Stage Fright

For her first feature film, director Gillian Robespierre says she wanted to cast Jenny Slate in the role as an empowered, funny woman. They tell Fresh Air what shaped them as women in comedy.
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'Most Dangerous Book': A Rich Treasury Charting James Joyce's 'Ulysses'

There are many heroes in Kevin Birmingham's new book about the novel that sparked a revolution, but James Joyce isn't one of them. The strength of The Most Dangerous Book lies in its subtle details.
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Lupita Nyong'o's Father On His 'Wise' Daughter, Her Rising Fame

Peter Anyang Nyong'o is a Kenyan senator. He's also the father of Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o. He talks to host Michel Martin about his own history and his family's newfound fame.

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