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The Dark History Of Green Food On St. Patrick's Day

Cupcakes, cookies and beer dyed green may mean party time in America, but on the Emerald Isle, they harken back to a desperate past. Still, Ireland has learned to embrace the kitsch for the tourists.
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P.J. O'Rourke On Baby Boomers, Retirement And Nostalgia

Political satirist, journalist and frequent "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!'" panelist P.J. O'Rourke joins Kojo in studio.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 17

You can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Celtic music at three local performances.

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Pumping Up A Star: The Leaky Suit That Blew Up A Career

June Ambrose is a celebrity stylist for big names like Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige. Her big break came after a chance wardrobe malfunction during a shoot for Missy Elliott's first hit, "The Rain."
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'Le Week-End': A Story Of Feuding Couples On Screen And Off

The fourth film from writer Hanif Kureishi and director Roger Michell follows a married couple who vacillate between love and war. Kureishi says that tension resembles his relationship with Michell.
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Novel Reflects Desperate But Futile Search For Answers

Inspired by the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, author Jonathan Evison recommends the novel Songs for the Missing, by Stewart O'Nan, as a book with something to say about mysterious disappearances.
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David Brenner Dies; The Comedian Was 78

When he introduced Brenner as a guest on his show for the first time, Johnny Carson described him this way: "He's very clever. Somewhat warped."
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'Rebel Music': When Hip-Hop Met Islam

From Afrika Bambaataa to Public Enemy and beyond, hip-hop has long been a culture to which young urban Muslims around the world can relate.
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Two Is Company, But Three Is A Crowd

A series of paired words will be provided. For each pair think of a third word that can follow the first one and precede the second to complete a familiar two-word phrase. Every answer stars with "W."
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Not A Lazy Move: Making Sweatpants Work For Work

In a popular scene from Seinfeld, Jerry chastises George for wearing sweatpants out in the world. But the rise of fashionable sweats suggests maybe George was ahead of the curve.

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