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Fight Over Calif. Oyster Company Splits Chefs And Land Defenders

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is resisting the expiration of its lease in Marin County, Calif. The debate may reach the Supreme Court, and it's dividing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.
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In The Cockpit, Gazing At Stars: Saint-Exupéry's Life In Pictures

Children's book author and illustrator Peter Sís maps the life and flights of another kid-lit star, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, in his gorgeously illustrated new book, The Pilot and the Little Prince.
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Summer Reading: Three Books To Take You To New Frontiers

Alan Cheuse picks three debut writers to send your mind globe-trotting this summer.
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D.C. Actor Returns To Stage After Attack

Three weeks ago, a group of young men beat and robbed actor Frank Britton in Silver Spring, but tonight he returns to the stage.
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The Difficulty And Drama Of Building A Top Black Magazine

Essence might be the longest-running magazine for black women, but the authors of a new book, The Man From Essence, admit that the road to building the brand had many twists and turns.
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What Does Cantor's Loss Say About The Republicans' Future?

In a surprising defeat, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his seat to Tea Party challenger David Brat. But what does this mean for Republicans going forward? The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.
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5 TV Shows That Deserve Another Chance

With the success of the Kickstarter campaign for the erstwhile TV show Reading Rainbow, we draw up a short list of other shows worthy of another whirl.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 11

You can see a play that explores the difficulties of love with a heavy dose of humor or check out a solo exhibit by a local painter.

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Court OKs Universities' Quest To Turn To More Digital Copies Of Books

An appeals court has ruled against a group of authors, deciding in favor of a consortium of universities in a case that hinged on copyright law and provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Larry Wilmore Knows: Heavy Lies The Late-Night Mantle

Larry Wilmore talks to NPR TV critic Eric Deggans about the pressure of moving from his job as the "senior black correspondent" on The Daily Show to his spot as host of the new show Minority Report.

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