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'A Door In The Ocean' Leads To Dark Depths

In his new memoir, David McGlynn describes how his teenage years were disrupted by violence. McGlynn was a swimmer who turned to evangelical Christianity in college. A Door in the Ocean is a compelling coming-of-age story marked by random tragedy and biblical tracts, church coffee and chlorine.
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'Margaret:' Inside The 'Fall' Of A Teenager

Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed film Margaret stars Anna Paquin as Lisa, a Manhattan teenager who tries to make sense of a bus accident she may have caused — one that resulted in a woman's death.
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In High-Def Shift, Are Studios Blurring The Picture?

Hollywood's archivists are re-releasing digital, high-definition versions of classic movies. But the process of converting a movie from film to digital can change an image in significant ways — and some say that can unfairly alter the artists' original intent.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, July 11

D.C.’s Hip Hop Theater Festival, weeks of cabaret, and an Ethiopian band on the bigger side.

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NewsPoet: Paisley Rekdal Writes The Day In Verse

Each month, NPR's All Things Considered invites a poet into the newsroom to see how the show comes together, and to write an original poem about the news. This month, our NewsPoet is Paisley Rekdal. Want to write your own poem about the day's news? You can put them in the comments below.
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Washington Monument Could Be Closed For Repairs Until 2014

The National Park Service is ready to move ahead on repairs to the Washington Monument after an earthquake damaged it in August of 2011, but it means bad news for tourists. 

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A One-Man Madhouse, With Murder On His Mind

Alan Cumming stars in a creative reinterpretation of Shakespeare's Scottish play Macbeth. Cumming stars as Fred, a mental patient who performs his own highly personal version of the classic tragedy, playing nearly every character.
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'The Life That Follows' Disarming IEDs In Iraq

Brian Castner commanded two Explosive Ordnance Disposal units in Iraq, where his team disabled roadside IEDs and investigated the aftermath of roadside car bombings. He returned home a completely different man, which he details in his memoir, The Long Walk.
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'Brownout,' From Music Experiment To Fan Favorite

The Latin funk group began as a side band by some members of the Grammy-winning Latin ensemble Grupo Fantasma. They wanted to test new sounds but quickly learned they had something bigger to offer. Now, Brownout is getting lots of fans and glowing reviews. Their newest album is Oozy. Member Greg Gonzales talks with guest host Maria Hinojosa.

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