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When Is Peak Season For Cherry Blossoms This Year?

Spring still seems a ways away with a snow storm bearing down on the D.C. area, but as the Park Service has announced, cherry blossom season isn't far off.

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Book News: 'New Yorker' Plagiarist's Book Pulled From Shelves

Also: The best books coming out this week; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the movie; and cakes that look like classic works of literature.
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Time Rules In Jamaica Kincaid's New Novel, 'See Now Then'

The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Sweet is anything but sweet. In Jamaica Kincaid's first new novel in 10 years, she traces the unraveling of a marriage. See Now Then follows the joy, pain and destruction that time can wreak on a union.
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The Movie Alex Karpovsky Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actor-writer-director Alex Karpovsky could watch Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch Drunk Love a million times. "I saw it with a friend of mine, and we both absolutely loved it and immediately started quoting it," he says.
Sunday, March 3, 2013

Locally Grown: Community Supported Arts Festival

Theater J continues its celebration of Washington, D.C.'s burgeoning playwriting community with an expanded Locally Grown Festival and new Locally Grown Year-Round Initiative.

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Family Keeps Jewish Soulfood Alive At New York 'Appetizing' Store

When it opened its name alone made it different, advertising the shared ownership of the family's daughters, instead of sons. Today, the shop, which specializes in smoked fish, continues to thrive.
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Film Hoists 'Hava Nagila' Up Onto A Chair, In Celebration Of Song And Dance

Director Roberta Grossman talks about her new film, which traces the evolution of the song that everybody knows — but nobody knows much about — from Jewish folk melody to unmistakable party favorite.
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Secretly Working To Win The War In 'Atomic City'

The U.S. military called its Oak Ridge, Tenn., facility "Site X." During World War II, thousands of workers there enriched uranium for the first atom bomb — even if they didn't know it at the time. Author Denise Kiernan's new book, The Girls of Atomic City, follows some of the women who worked there.
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Perfectly Puzzling

You will be given two words starting with the letter P. Name a third word starting with P that can follow the first one and precede the second one, in each case to complete a familiar two-word phrase.

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