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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 24, 2015

You can take a walk through nature without having to endure shiver-inducing temperatures or see a play by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

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Family Secrets — And Mango Chutney — In 'Don't Let Him Know'

Longtime Morning Edition commentator Sandip Roy has written a new novel, propelled by family secrets, which crisscrosses back and forth between the two "Cals" in his life: California and Calcutta.
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Daughters Back An Artful End To The Rivera-Rockefeller Rivalry Story

Capitalist Nelson Rockefeller and painter Diego Rivera clashed over a political mural in the 1930s. Now their daughters have teamed up to preserve both their fathers' legacies and the art they loved.
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'After Birth' Author On 'Mommy Wars': 'It Doesn't Have To Be This Way'

"We are pitted against each other and ultimately, then, are pitted against ourselves," says writer Elisa Albert. Her new novel is about the singular and universal experience of having a baby.
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Oscars Highlights For Those Who Skipped (Or Fell Asleep)

For those of you who skipped the Oscars on Sunday night (or fell asleep during the nearly four-hour broadcast), let us fill you in on the highlights.
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Victorian Romance Meets 'House Of Cards' In 'Mr. And Mrs. Disraeli'

Daisy Hay's new book is a joint biography of 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and his wife, Mary Anne, whose fortune and status as a gentile helped boost her husband's career.
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Prisoners Of War And Ojibwe Reservation Make Unlikely Neighbors In 'Prudence'

Native American writer David Treuer bases the World War II camp for German prisoners on a real-life one that existed near the village of Bena, Minn., on the Leech Lake Reservation where he grew up.
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Becoming American: Immigrants Tweet Their Stories

Entrepreneurs and engineers, performers and professors are among those who are sharing their stories about becoming American on Twitter.
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The Oscars: What People Are Saying The Day After

From civil rights to immigration and health issues such as Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's diseases, advocacy was a big part of last night's show. Here's what people are saying about it Monday.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 23, 2015

You can see an art exhibit or check out an opera about faith, resistance and sacrifice.

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