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'Muses And Metaphor' Series Returns For Poetry Month

Tell Me More is celebrating National Poetry Month in April with its third annual 'Muses and Metaphor' series. Listeners can tweet their short poems using the #TMMPoetry.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 2

You can go your own way, but why not see a movie and an award-winning drama while you’re at it?

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Book News: American Library Association, Barnes & Noble Called 'Facilitators Of Porn'

Also: Accidental haikus in The New York Times; Alanis Morissette is working on a book; the history of the word "clue."
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'Bioshock Infinite': A First-Person Shooter, A Tragic Play

BioShock Infinite uses a mix of history and fantasy to create a world dominated by a racist fundamentalist Christian cult. The latest installment in the video game series drew praise from critics as proof that games could be more than just computer graphics. Can the genre really reach the heights of great art?
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Nora Ephron's 'Lucky Guy' And Tom Hanks Make Their Broadway Debuts

Lucky Guy is one of the spring theater season's most highly anticipated plays. It stars Hanks, in his first Broadway performance, as tabloid journalist Mike McAlary. Director George Wolfe calls Ephron's last play "a love poem to journalism."
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Star Of MTV's 'Buckwild' Found Dead

The bodies of Shain Gandee, 21, his uncle David Gandee, 48, and a third person were found inside an SUV near Sissonville, W.Va. There was no sign of foul play. Shain Gandee was one of the most popular cast members on the MTV reality show.
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Mining Books To Map Emotions Through A Century

Anthropologists find that the use of "emotional" words in all sorts of books has soared and dipped across the last century, roughly mirroring each era's social and economic upheavals. And psychologists say this new form of language analysis may offer a more objective view into our culture.
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In Digestion: Mary Roach Explains What Happens To The Food We Eat

With books like Stiff and Spook, Roach has built a reputation for making unpalatable subjects entertaining. In her new book, Gulp, she tackles the human digestive system, from the mouth on down. Along the way, she gets a sedation-free colonoscopy and goes on location for a fecal transplant.

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