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Big Bird Makes A Campaign Appearance

The Sesame Street character is getting lots of newfound attention since Mitt Romney brought up federal funding for PBS in Wednesday's debate.
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Vet Of 'The Apprentice' Heads Taste Of D.C.

Taste of D.C. is run with a very entrepreneurial spirit, thanks to the event producer — native Washingtonian Steuart Martens, a veteran of Donald Trump's "The Apprentice."

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Mandy Patinkin: 25 Years After 'The Princess Bride,' He's Not Tired Of That Line

Mandy Patinkin talks to Melissa Block about The Princess Bride as it turns 25.
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The Man Behind "A People's History:" Howard Zinn

We talk with historian Martin Duberman about his new biography of Howard Zinn, which paints an intimate portrait of a complex and private man.

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Hollywood's Horror History — For Kids

There have been a slew of animated family comedies based on horror classics in theaters recently — ParaNorman, Hotel Transylvania and Frankenweenie, to name a few. NPR's Bob Mondello explores the monster movie's transition from scream-inducing to family fodder.
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At College, A 'Pitch Perfect' Musical Comedy

Critic David Edelstein reviews a film that may sound a lot like a campus-bound version of Glee, but has more to it than that label might suggest.
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Interview: MacArthur 'Genius' Junot Diaz

His debut novel — The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao — won a Pulitzer Prize. He was recently named as one of the 2012 recipients of a MacArthur Fellowship. (Rebroadcast from December 2007)
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Memoirist James Wolcott Reflects On The '70s

The Vanity Fair columnist wrote about his early career at the Village Voice in Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and Semi-Dirty In the Seventies. (Rebroadcast from November 2011.)
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Picking The Best Bond: Connery And Craig Rise To The Top

It's official: Sean Connery IS James Bond, according to NPR readers who weighed the question this week. Connery set the gold standard as 007, the spy known for his playfulness, his ruthlessness — and his ability to look good in a suit. The Bond film franchise turns 50 today.
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Shake It Up, Baby: Are Martinis Made The Bond Way Better?

In honor of secret agent James Bond, who made his drink preferences crystal clear on film, we investigate the scientific differences between a shaken and a stirred martini. It turns out, you can tell the difference.

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