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Banksy Mural May Be Coming To U.S. After All

The stencil of a young boy sewing the Union Jack is the centerpiece of an exhibition in London, after which it will head to the U.S. where it is to be part of a private collection. Organizers say Slave Labour is not being put up for sale, but residents of the London neighborhood from which it disappeared want it back.
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He Didn't Just Call His Mother, He Made Her A Star

Filmmaker Josh Seftel thought starting a Web series with his mom could bring them closer together. Amazingly, it did. In My Mom on Movies, they take on the big topics in the entertainment and pop culture world.
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A 'Cooked Seed' Sprouts After All, In America

Anchee Min's new book, The Cooked Seed, picks up 20 years after the end of her bestselling memoir Red Azalea, as Min arrives in America with little money and no English. After persecution in China, Min describes art school in America as "a strange environment, very surreal."
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This One Is For You, Ma

You are given two words starting with M-A. The answer is a third word that can follow the first one and precede the second one, in each case to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.
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Chasing A Dream, Speeding Down 'The Emerald Mile'

Host Rachel Martin talks to writer Kevin Fedarko about his new book, The Emerald Mile, which tells the harrowing story of three men who ride the flooded Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.
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The 'Curious' Story Of Robert 'Believe It Or Not!' Ripley

Neal Thompson's new biography traces the life of the newspaper cartoonist who became an international celebrity and media superstar. Ripley's pioneering mix of the strange, the shocking and the barely believable shaped the way Americans saw the world.
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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Plays Not My Job

We use Google to search for just about everything, so we've invited Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt to answer three questions about things that are un-Googleable.
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Hard Art: DC's Punk Scene 1979

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lucian Perkins and musician Alec MacKaye on D.C.'s unique underground music scene.

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Wolf Trap's New President

Arvind Manocha spent more than a decade growing the audiences for the L.A. Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl, two of the West Coast's most iconic music venues. He's now leading Wolf Trap, the country's only national park for the performing arts.

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Luhrmann's 'Gatsby': Bracingly Novel

The movie is loud and obvious, but it's not a desecration of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 masterpiece. Baz Luhrmann's interpretation of The Great Gatsby is more like a cartoony Broadway musical version of Gatsby in which no one, alas, sings.

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