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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, June 19

Memphis, C.S. Lewis ballet, and Goldilocks!

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Lights, Camera, YouTube: Studio Cashes In On An Entertainment Revolution

When Lisa Donovan (a.k.a. LisaNova) started making a living off her homemade YouTube videos, she and her fiance knew they'd hit something big. They founded Maker Studios to help other YouTubers hone their content. Today, their company and others like it are turning the entertainment industry model on its head.
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Chef Tempts Tourists Back To Tijuana By Focusing On The Food

Chef Javier Plasencia focuses on long ignored local foods in his dishes. He's credited for revitalizing Baja cuisine, and is trying to remake Tijuana into restaurant town, one local plate at a time.
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It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's A New Superman Bio!

For the past 80 years, the Man of Steel has endured in books, movies, radio serials, comic books and cartoons. "Americans embrace Superman partly because he captured so many things that are part of our psyche and part of our sense of ourselves," says biographer Larry Tye.
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'Beautiful Ruins,' Both Human And Architectural

Jess Walter's latest novel spans decades and traverses the Atlantic to create a kaleidoscopic collection of "beautiful ruins." Characters include a hotelier, a young script reader and real-life movie star Richard Burton. NPR's Maureen Corrigan says the book is a "literary miracle."
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Chanticleer: A Botanical Distraction From Daily Life

The Chanticleer estate in Wayne, Pa., is 37 enchanting acres open to the public. "It's music, it's ballet, it's cinema," writes one garden critic, "the garden as an art form."
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After War And Fame, Dad Is Author's Challenge

Jarhead author Anthony Swofford's second memoir recounts a war much closer to home — a private one waged with his father in the years following the success of his book.
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The Movie Whoopi Goldberg's 'Seen A Million Times'

Comedian and actress Whoopi Goldberg could watch Robert Mulligan's classic drama To Kill a Mockingbird over and over again. "The performances are spectacular," she says.
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A Future President Finds Himself In New Obama Bio

In Barack Obama: The Story, journalist David Maraniss chronicles the president's "classic search for home." Maraniss says Obama's young life was defined by his experience of being an outsider — a feeling that stayed with him well into early adulthood.

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