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After 33 Years, Potomac Video Presses 'Stop' Button On Business

After three decades of business, D.C.'s last independent video store is finally shutting its doors.

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"Astonish Me" by Maggie Shipstead

"Astonish Me" is a family drama set against the high-stakes and vibrant world of professional ballet during the Cold War. We talk with author Maggie Shipstead about her second novel, writing what you don't know and the value of solitude.

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'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner On The End Of Don Draper's Journey

Weiner is currently writing and shooting the show's final episodes. He tells Fresh Air, "I'm going to be leaving these characters in a place where they belong."
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Taffety Punk Shines Spotlight On Classic Rulebreakers

Taffety Punk Theater Company's "Rulebreaker Rep" highlights rabble-rousing 19th-century writers who broke the rules before it was considered cool.

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Beauty Is In the Ear Of The Beholder: Artisphere Presents 'Fermata'

Artisphere's "Fermata" is the largest all-sound exhibition the D.C. area has ever seen or, for that matter, heard.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 1

You can get funky at a festival this Saturday or bust out your monocle and party like a sir at a kick-off event for a new exhibition.

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Bob Hoskins: A Specialist In Tough Guys With Soft Hearts

British actor Bob Hoskins has died at the age of 71, after a bout with pneumonia. The skilled character actor starred in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and received an Oscar nomination for Mona Lisa.
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At 90, 'Fiddler' Lyricist Tells His Story

"Any successful lyricist has to be part playwright and has to be able to put himself into the minds and the hearts and the souls of the characters," Sheldon Harnick tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
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V. Stiviano 'Thunderously Unintelligent' In Sterling Scandal?

The NBA has banned L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life after tapes revealed racist comments he made to girlfriend V. Stiviano. The Beautyshop ladies weigh in.
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A Jazz Journey Around The World

On International Jazz Day, Alt Latino's Felix Contreras talks about musicians abroad who are heating up the U.S. jazz scene.

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