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Justin Timberlake Returns To Music With Enthusiasm and 'Experience'

On his first album since 2006, The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake explores his range, from soul-man groove to falsetto croon, taking inspiration from neo-soul and the expansiveness of '60s and '70s rock song formats.
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Cold Weather Pushes Back Cherry Blossom Peak

The National Park Service has pushed back their prediction for the big cherry blossom bloom by a week, citing the cold weather in March.

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Muses And Metaphor 2013: Tweet Us Your Poetry!

Tell Me More will celebrate National Poetry Month in April with its 3rd annual 'Muses and Metaphor' series. Listeners can tweet their short poems using the hashtag: TMM Poetry.
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A Measured Look At Roth As The Writer Turns 80

The celebration of Philip Roth's career reaches its peak in a new documentary — Philip Roth Unmasked — that will screen on PBS next week as part of the American Masters series. There's no doubt that Roth is a master, and not just an American one, but the film tiptoes around the novelist's dark ferocity.
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'Drunken Botanist' Takes A Garden Tour Of The Liquor Cabinet

An incredible diversity of grains, herbs and fruits goes into the world's alcoholic drinks, as writer Amy Stewart explains. Her new book describes the plants behind cocktails and other boozy beverages and features drink recipes and growing instructions.
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Book News: Honolulu, Chicago Campaign To Host Obama's Presidential Library

Also: English town may ban apostrophes on street signs; feminist romance novels; and Marie Ponsot wins the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 19

Tonight you can relive the '90s at a concert with artist Jewel, or check out a documentary about the hotly debated immigration crisis.

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'FDR And The Jews' Puts A President's Compromises In Context

President Franklin D. Roosevelt said little and did less on behalf of Jews trying to get out of Nazi Germany; but he also won Jewish votes by landslide margins and led the Allies to victory in World War II. A new history by Richard Breitman and Allan Lichtman revises FDR's performance upward.
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'Still Point': A Meditation On Mothering A Dying Child

In 2011, Emily Rapp's baby was diagnosed with Tay-Sachs disease, a genetic, degenerative condition with no cure. He died just shy of his third birthday. In her new memoir, The Still Point of the Turning World, Rapp writes about what it's like to care for a terminally ill child.
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Two New TV Dramas Look Below The Surface

Jane Campion directs a new Sundance Channel miniseries, Top of the Lake, about a young New Zealand detective played by Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss. Meanwhile, producers from Lost and Friday Night Lights team up to create a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, called Bates Motel.

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