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Readers' Review: "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach

A novel about love, friendship, the pursuit of perfection – and baseball. For this month's Readers' Review: "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach.

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Listener Muses About Visions And Cherry Blossoms

Tell Me More is celebrating National Poetry Month by hearing poetic tweets from listeners for the 'Muses and Metaphor' series. Today's poem is about cherry blossoms and it comes from Sarah Jones of Seattle.
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'Pippin' Revival Is A Circus Of A Show

The smash-hit '70s musical, which made a name for Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz, gets a shiny new production set at the circus — with real-life acrobats and Broadway pros alike in the center ring.
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Presidential Libraries Inspire Design Of George W. Bush Center

On Thursday, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. David Greene talks to former first lady Laura Bush about the library and life after the White House.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 25

You can check out a concert featuring a Motown legend, or switch things up with a late-night marathon theater event.

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Book News: Maya Angelou Out Of Hospital, Recovering At Home

Also: Sexism on Wikipedia?; a defense of Oprah's Book Club; and Gary Shteyngart is coming out with a memoir next year.
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First Western War In Afghanistan Was An 'Imperial Disaster'

In 1839, Great Britain and Russia were playing the world map like a chessboard — and for no reason other than geography, Afghanistan got caught in the middle. In Return of a King, historian William Dalrymple tells the story of Britain's calamitous invasion.
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Getting The Gig: The Life Of A Career Poet

Like many poets, Charles Simic has a day job, teaching in the English Department at the University of New Hampshire. The Pulitzer Prize winner and former poet laureate has traveled the road for over 50 years — giving hundreds of readings at schools, book stores, jazz clubs and abandoned malls.

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