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Anika Noni Rose Breathes New Life Into Classic 'Raisin In The Sun'

The latest Broadway revival of one family's quest for a better life has been nominated for five Tony Awards this year. Michel Martin speaks with actress Anika Noni Rose.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 4

You can see a show that’s all about tango or check out a classic musical about love and race.

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As Myanmar Modernizes, Architectural Gems Are Endangered

Myanmar's biggest city Yangon has a distinct old-world feel: blocks of colonial buildings, untouched during decades of poverty and isolation. Now, development could bring them crashing down.
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From Lunch (n.) To Balding (adj.), Some Words Are Just 'Bad English'

A new book looks at words that self-appointed linguistic police have declared contraband, like "lunch," which should be a verb, and "balding," a participle formed from an adjective instead of a verb.
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Book Review: 'The Director' and 'Night Heron'

Alan Cheuse reviews two new spy novels: David Igantius' The Director and Adam Brookes' Night Heron.
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In 'Night Moves,' Filmmaker Dredges The Tension That Lives In Quiet

Director Kelly Reichardt lets her films live in the spaces of words unsaid. Her latest movie, Night Moves, is no different different; it's sparse and deliberately paced. She speaks about her work.
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Diverse Summer Reading Picks For Kids

School is ending, so what can parents do to keep their kids reading this summer? Our parenting guests share book recommendations for young readers, with a focus on Latino writers and characters.
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'Wait To Worry' About Challenges

When his cancer went into remission, columnist Steven Petrow was overwhelmed by the fear that it would return. But it taught him a philosophy that helped him cope: wait to worry.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 3

You can travel around the world with short film screenings or check out a ballet performance featuring work by three renowned choreographers.

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'The Director' Offers A Glimpse Into The Digital Underground

Veteran reporter David Ignatius' new novel explores the sometimes dangerous intersection between hacker culture and the world of intelligence — and offers a prescription for a new kind of agency.

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