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1936 'Show Boat': A Multiracial, Musical Melodrama, Now Out On DVD

With an unforgettable story and score, the 1927 musical tackled complex racial issues. Music critic Lloyd Schwartz says the 1936 film version of Show Boat is the best — and it's now out on DVD.
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Couple Goes High-Tech And Low Cost For Their Big Day

Putting on a wedding in New York City can be financial suicide. But one young couple, profiled in Fast Company, say they priced their upcoming celebration at just $10,000 by using online startups.
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With 'So Much Trouble In The World,' Music Calms Theater Director

As Center Stage's artistic director, Kwame Kwei-Armah has brought British talent and style to Baltimore. For Tell Me More's series 'In Your Ear,' he shares the music that soothes him.
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Cave-Dwelling In Spain Offers A Welcome Inconvenience

In the province of Granada in Southern Spain, thousands of people live completely unplugged in caverns. The caves have been a place of refuge for centuries. Now they provide a new kind of escape.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 5

People of all ages can enjoy live entertainment, though these two productions might not be suited for everyone.

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Book News: Experimental Debut Novel Wins Prestigious Baileys Prize

Also: A book at one of Harvard's libraries is "without a doubt bound in human skin"; J.K. Rowling has released an excerpt of her new novel.
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John Green's 'Stars' Shines Bright On The Silver Screen

The Fault in Our Stars hits cinemas this week, causing mass outbursts of tears. Author John Green based the character on a real-life girl with cancer — and his own feelings of growing up an outsider.
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Film Critic Kenneth Turan Picks 54 Films That Are 'Not To Be Missed'

Turan says movies are like friends — they speak to you, and can even change your life. In his new book, he shares some personal favorites, and explains why the magic of the movies endures.
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'Nerdfighters' Mobilize For Film Premiere, Armed With Favorite Lines

John Green's The Fault in Our Stars is a cult classic for young readers. The film adaptation comes out Friday, and excitement has reached a fever pitch among middle-schoolers obsessed with the book.
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'Burning Down The House' Makes The Case Against Juvenile Incarceration

In her new book, Nell Bernstein says America's juvenile justice system is overdue for reform. Time in jail as a child or teen, she says, is the best predictor of adult criminality and incarceration.

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