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Coming Soon — To A Theater Nowhere Near You

Feel like you're the last to see the new Hollywood blockbuster? You may be right — because studios have started premiering big films overseas before they come to the United States.
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A Conversation With Author Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes, one of the most influential writers in the Latin American world, died Tuesday at a hospital in Mexico City. He was 83. Fresh Air remembers the prolific author with excerpts from a 1987 interview.
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Remembering Vidal Sassoon, An Iconic Hairdresser

The British hairdresser Vidal Sassoon, who created some of the most iconic hairstyles of the 20th century, died on May 9 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 84. Fresh Air remembers the trendsetter with excerpts from a 2011 interview.
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Creating Art From Life's Momentoes

A D.C.-area artist is using her collection of day-to-day items from the past 30 years in a new art exhibit that will be part of Artomatic, opening tonight in Arlington. 

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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, May 18

Artomatic, Sound Bites, and Think Outside The Store.

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On Stage In Our Region

From "Xanadu" and Shakespeare to the "Music Man," we've got the picks of what's on this season, and what's coming up this summer.

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'Polisse' Shows Child Abuse Cases With Gritty Realism

Robert Siegel talks to French director and actor Maiwenn about her crime drama Polisse. The film follows the daily lives of a tightly-knit team of men and women working in the Child Protection Unit of the Parisian police. Basing her script on real child investigation cases, Maiwenn conveys the emotional strain of the unit's work with gritty realism.
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Two Gray Titles, One Sexy Mix-Up

What happens when two books with similar names are out at the same time? Well, when one is historical fiction set in Lithuania and the other an S&M novel that's ripping up the best-sellers list, some interesting teachable moments.
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Betting Better Fake Chicken Meat Will Be As Good As The Real Thing

A new Maryland company is betting that its mixture of soy, pea powder, carrot fiber and gluten-free flour tastes a lot like real chicken. Beyond Meat plans to expand into fake pork and ground beef next.

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