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PostSecret Participants Divulge Secrets Large And Small

We'll meet local secret-sharers who've participated in the community mail art project, PostSecret.

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A 'Perfect Arrangement' In An Era Of Secrets

A world premiere in the sixth annual Source Festival tells the story of two seemingly picture-perfect 1950s couples who share a deep secret.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Secrets

This week we'll bring you stories of things you can make, keep, or even carry to the grave: secrets.

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Modern Movement: How The Ballets Russes Revolutionized Dance

In the early 1900s, the company shed the tutus and toeshoes and took a radically different approach to dance. A new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., explores how the Ballets Russes shocked audiences and married avant-garde music and art.
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Book News: Sci-Fi Author Jack Vance Dies At 96

Also: Don Share is named the new editor of Poetry magazine; Malcolm Gladwell hates the New York Public Library.
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Midcentury Furniture + Grandkid Nostalgia = Modern Trend

It first showed up in the 1950s and '60s — think low-slung sofas, egg-shaped chairs and the set of Mad Men. Today, midcentury modern furniture is "blazing hot," as one dealer puts it. One explanation is that people often like what their grandparents liked.
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How OxyContin's Pain Relief Built 'A World Of Hurt'

New York Times reporter Barry Meier's new e-book explores opiate painkillers and the consequences that come with long-term use. He focuses in particular on OxyContin, how it came to be prescribed for chronic pain, what the consequences have been, and how it became a street drug.
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Cooking With Cicadas: No Weirder Than Eating Cheese?

We know, eating bugs sounds strange, but 2 billion people already do it — and the U.N. has made the case for insects as a key protein source. For U.S. East Coasters, the coming of the 17-year cicadas provides an opportunity to cook with bugs. If you want to try your hand at it, there's a cookbook to guide your way.

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