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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 15

You can see the world without ever leaving the DMV...but you will have to get up off your couch.

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Giving Thanks For Can-Free Cooking

You can do better than cans of cranberry sauce, pumpkin and cream of mushroom soup in your Thanksgiving recipes. Turkey Day meals average 3,000 calories. Make. Them. Count.
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'Antidote' Prescribes A 'Negative Path To Happiness'

In his new book, Oliver Burkeman shuns motivational seminars and the power of positive thinking in favor of uncertainty, insecurity and even pessimism. "Trying to let [negative] feelings be and not always struggling to stamp them out is a more fruitful alternative," he says.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 14

Think outside the box with abstract art and a musical featuring enchanted pumpkins and a fairy godmother. Spoiler alert: Your evening will have a happy ending.

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Superstorm Sandy Causes Shortage Of Large Christmas Trees

The supply of giant Christmas trees may be smaller than normal this year, as at least one supplier's crop of trees was devastated by the gale force winds and snow from Superstorm Sandy.

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Cook Anupy Singla Dishes On Her Diwali Table

Hindus from New Jersey to New Delhi are celebrating Diwali. The holiday has its own traditions, customs, and most importantly, food. Host Michel Martin speaks with writer and cookbook author Anupy Singla about the dishes she's bringing to the table for this year's Diwali celebration.
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Distilling Spirits

A decade ago there were about a dozen craft distilleries in the U.S., now there are more than 250. We explore the growing phenomenon and talk to local makers.

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'Testament Of Mary' Gives Fiery Voice To The Virgin

Irish writer Colm Toibin's novella recounts familiar stories of the New Testament, as seen through the eyes of Jesus' mother. But this isn't the iconic blushing virgin you're used to seeing. Toibin's Mary is modeled after the fierce heroines of Greek tragedies — and she is filled with anger.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 13

Let the rhythm and blues sink into your soul with these musical performances.

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