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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 1

You can see a dance performance and a visual art exhibit that play with perception.
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Hard-Boiled Hero Jack Irish Lives, And Drinks, In A Shadowy Melbourne

Crime fiction writer Peter Temple has created a resourceful Aussie investigator: Jack Irish can fight off bad guys with everything from a child's swing to a tin sheet turned fatal Frisbee.
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Fort Reno Summer Concerts Back On

Organizers of the popular summer concert series met with federal entities and emerged with a compromise.
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Why 140 Characters, When One Will Do? Tracing The Emoji Evolution

The smiley face and heart icons popular in text messages predate today's smartphones. To trace their roots, you have to go back to Japan in the mid-1990s, when pagers were all the rage with teens.
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Book Review: 'The Expedition To The Boabab Tree'

Alan Cheuse reviews The Expedition to the Boabab Tree. Originally written in Afrikaans by Wilma Stockenstrom, the short novel on slavery has been translated by Nobel-winning writer J.M. Coetzee.
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Comedian Joel McHale Talks Dyslexia, Bad TV And Filming A Thriller

The host of The Soup co-stars in the thriller Deliver Us From Evil. "I felt like a 12-year-old getting to be in an action film," McHale tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
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Sandwich Monday: The Concrete

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Concrete. It's a frozen custard confection so thick, you can turn it upside down and it won't fall out of its cup.
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The 'Shifting' TV News Landscape: Will It Be Good For Diversity?

Diane Sawyer announced she's stepping down as anchor of ABC's World News Tonight. Host Michel Martin finds out what this mean for diversity in television.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 30

You can see two exhibits that blend art with design.
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Looking To Renovate, Alexandria's Torpedo Factory Hits Stumbling Blocks

The Torpedo Factory along Alexandria's Waterfront is in need of a facelift, but leaders at the arts center have had trouble finding ways to raise funds.

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