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Hollywood Dreams Of Wealth, Youth And Beauty

American movies have been telling stories that idealize hard work, strong character and the rise of the little man for decades. But there's always a catch. NPR's Bob Mondello looks at what Hollywood means when it talks about the American dream.
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For One Counterfeiter, It's Art, Not A Crime

Hans-Jurgen Kuhl started painting at ten and in his 20s, experimented with clothing design. Later in life he discovered his greatest art form — counterfeiting money. In a piece for Wired, contributing editor David Wolman tells the story of Kuhl, who viewed his work fabricating $100 bills as art.
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La Source: Helping a Haitian Village Survive

A university janitor is the unlikely subject of a documentary film. But in his home country of Haiti, Josue Lajeunesse is helping his village survive.

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Edible Fermentables: Wine, Beer, Cheese, Meat

Fermentation guru Sandor Katz returns to Fresh Air for a lively discussion about cured meats, cheeses — and some fermented beverages (notably wine and beer).
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Five Facts About Pie That Might Surprise You, And A Survey

The first pies were called "coffins" and full of meat, but for modern Americans, it's all about apple pie. Help us prepare for NPR's Pie Week by taking our survey and voting for your favorite pie.
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Vuillard: A Parisian Painter And His Jewish Patrons

A new exhibit in New York explores the life of Edouard Vuillard — a lesser-known, intellectual Parisian artist — and the Jewish tastemakers who supported him at the turn of the century.
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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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