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'The Avengers': Slick Summer Superheroics

Marvel superheroes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk and more band together to save the world. NPR's Bob Mondello says the Joss Whedon-directed genre flick is enjoyably zingy, delivering zippy banter, fun effects and spectacular battle scenes.
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Man Cannot Live On Rice And Beans Alone (But Many Do)

Rice and beans is a cultural icon in many parts of the world. It's pretty healthy and relatively cheap. It may keep people from starving, as TV personality Sean Hannity suggests, but it doesn't have all the nutrients a body needs for life.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus: From 'Seinfeld' To 'Veep'

The actress will forever be known to millions as Elaine Benes, the character she played for nine seasons on Seinfeld. But she was also an early cast member of SNL, won an Emmy for The New Adventures of Old Christine and now stars in a new HBO comedy series called Veep.
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The Man Who Revitalized 'Doctor Who' And 'Sherlock'

TV writer and producer Steven Moffat specializes in injecting new life into old, familiar characters and stories. He first worked his magic on the revived edition of Doctor Who. Now, he's responsible for bringing to life the critically acclaimed series Sherlock.
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'The Avengers': A Marvel-Ous Whedonesque Ride

In Joss Whedon's The Avengers, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor and Captain America unite in what, on the basis of advance ticket sales, promises to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer. Critic David Edelstein says the movie's a blast — and one that will let fanboys geek thoroughly out.
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Cinco De Mayo: Excuse To Indulge In Tacos, Salsa?

As the Mexican holiday approaches this weekend, host Michel Martin and writer Gustavo Arellano look at America's layered relationship with Mexican culture and food.
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Winners To Be Announced In National Mall Design Contest

The Trust for the National Mall has selected winners in a design competition for three sites on the National Mall.

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Watching 'The Avengers' In India, With A Twist

Once, moviegoers in India waited patiently for the latest Hollywood releases to trickle their way over. That's no longer true for the big popcorn blockbusters like The Avengers, which was in 39 countries before its U.S. debut. A fan in India welcomes the change.
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Colorful Visions At African-American Art Exhibit

For three decades, the Smithsonian Institution has been collecting work by African-American artists, work that is now on display at the American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. The exhibition offers a wide-ranging and colorful view of African-American life.

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