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'Skagboys': Heroin Highs In 'Trainspotting' Prequel

It's been almost 20 years since Irvine Welsh first introduced Rent, Spud and Sick Boy — a group of gritty characters struggling to survive a grim, heroin-fueled existence in late 1980s Edinburgh. Walsh brings the boys back in his new prequel, Skagboys.
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Amy Adams: A Steely Wife Stands Behind 'The Master'

In Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, Amy Adams plays Peggy Dodd, the spouse of a charismatic spiritual leader, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Adams says her character is smart and educated but feels "more powerful behind a man than in front of a man."
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Remembering D.C. Theater Icon Jaylee Mead

D.C. theater icon Jaylee Mead died Friday at the age of 83, but her memory will not be forgotten. Long-time friend and colleague Victor Shargai discusses her remarkable life.

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'The Master': Filling A Void By Finding A Family

Many comparisons have been made between Paul Thomas Anderson's film The Master and the history of Scientology. But, as David Edelstein explains, the challenge of balancing the search for surrogate family with American individualism dominates the film. (Recommended)
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Love To Hate Cilantro? It's In Your Genes And Maybe, In Your Head

From stinky, crushed bugs to fresh citrus aromas, cilantro's flavor profile is a contentious issue. But is our opinion of the herb hard-wired in our genes, or can we learn to enjoy it? Scientists say maybe it's both.
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What Does It Mean To Be A Jew?

A lot of Jewish people identify somewhere between orthodox and atheist. As Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur approach many might come face-to-face with questions about faith and identity. Host Michel Martin talks with Theodore Ross about his book and his journey to answer the question, Am I A Jew?
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 14

H Street Festival, body modification, and a little more Occupy.

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A Little Patience, A Lot Of Salt Are Keys To A Lost Pickle Recipe

Expert pickler Marisa McClellan recreates a listener's lost pickle recipe, and explains why her grandma's pickles are saltier than many modern-day versions. They're fermented, like a true kosher dill pickle.
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TV Networks Reach For Different Territory This Fall

Audie Cornish talks to Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times about the fall offerings on television. They cover Last Resort, Nashville, and The Mindy Kaling Project.
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Washington National Opera Names Permanent Artistic Director

Francesca Zambello has just been named the permanent Artistic Director at the Washington National Opera, effective in 2013.

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