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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 12

You can see a play that explores issues of race, class, motherhood and immigration or speak your mind at a free discussion about the arts and activism.

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One Collector's Plan To Save Realistic Art Was Anything But Abstract

In the 1950s Abstract Expressionism was wow-ing the art world and elbowing Realism out of galleries. Art lover Sara Roby set out to change that, and a new exhibit celebrates the impact she had.
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Why Take-And-Bake Pizza Is Giving The Tax Guys A Headache

These days more and more foods are straddling the line between prepared and unprepared, taxable and nontaxable. And that leaves policymakers with a strange conundrum: what to do about pizza.

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'Stand Up Planet' Follows Jokes To Serious Global Issues

The TV documentary takes Los Angeles-based comedian Hasan Minhaj to South Africa and India, in search of comics who are bringing light and laughter to some serious topics.
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For Artistic Criminal, Breaking Rules Is Key To 'Creativity'

Performer Philippe Petit, who walked between the World Trade Center towers in 1974, says the difference between the average criminal and an artistic one is that the former takes and the latter gives.
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Portraits Of Mothers (And The Children Who Love Them)

Mother's Day unfolds with a stream of stunning, emotional and beautiful pictures on social media. Here are some of our favorites.
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Mothers, The Rich Emotional Centers Of The Movies

From Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich to Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side, moms make the movies. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Richard Corliss about his new book that looks at iconic screen mothers.
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Director Richard Ayoade Holds Up A Dark Looking Glass In 'The Double'

In The Double, a man finds that he's been replaced by his own doppleganger, whom everyone likes more than him. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with the director, Richard Ayoade.
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The Pains Of Parenting, And Other Life Lessons From Louis C.K.

The new series of Louie is underway, and the schlubby everyman portrayed by comic Louis C.K. is confronting the difficulties of raising two daughters — and the possibilities of dating while fat.
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'Snow In May': The Lives Of Magadan, Gateway To The Gulag

Kseniya Melnik's debut collection of short stories portrays life in Magadan, Russia, a town notorious for it's Gulag labor camps. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Melnik about her book, Snow in May.

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