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During World War II, Even Filmmakers Reported For Duty

A new book looks at how the military and Hollywood directors teamed up during the war. The films they made helped show Americans what was at stake, and served as evidence during the Nuremberg Trials.
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Alvin Ailey Artistic Director Moves To Missy Elliot

Robert Battle is the artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, so music is a big part of his job. He shares the songs that move him for Tell Me More's "In Your Ear" series.
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Best Picture Win For '12 Years A Slave' Sends New Message To Hollywood?

The Oscars brought out the glitz, glamor and gowns in Hollywood. People Magazine's movie critic Alynda Wheat recaps the evening.
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Actress Alfre Woodard On Truthful Storytelling In '12 Years A Slave'

12 Years a Slave won Best Picture at the Oscars last night. In this encore broadcast, host Michel Martin speaks with actress Alfre Woodard about her work in the film.
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Oscars 2014: Low On Laughs, But A Great Speech Or Two

Sunday night's Oscar ceremony was overlong and underfunny — though it did pick up here and there, with heartfelt acceptances and a few notable flubs.
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When A Lost 'Lunchbox' Leads To Love, A Mistake Becomes A Miracle

When two lonely souls are connected through a misdelivered lunch box, they begin a romance by letters — and by food. Ritesh Batra, director of The Lunchbox, talks about his surprising love story.
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Roving Literary Death Match Aims To Breathe Life Into Literature

Imagine writers on stage, squared off in a fight to the death. That's the idea behind Literary Death Match –- kind of. It's a performance series that pits authors against each other in live readings.
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Let's All Go To The Lobby, To Get Ourselves A Treat

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or title containing the consecutive letters L-E-T. Specifically, the first word will end in L-E and the second word will start with T.
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Carnaval In Recife: Long History, Interesting Future

In northeastern Brazil, a pre-Lenten Carnival party has its roots in slavery and religion.
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'These Birds Walk': The Story Of Pakistan's Runaway Children

The documentary These Birds Walk is about great sadness in the very young. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks to co-directors Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq, who spent three years in Pakistan to make the film.

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