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A 'Snow White' As Bleak As It Is Grimm

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm first published Snow White in 1812, but the story had been around for centuries and would continue to evolve. Opening Friday is the latest and perhaps darkest treatment, Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth.
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Andrew Garfield, Disappearing Into Spidey's Suit

The actor, who's currently up for a Tony Award for the Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman, looks to be on the verge of stardom: In July, Garfield will play Peter Parker in one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, The Amazing Spider-Man.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, June 1

Discover Dupont, Art on the Edge, and Big Freedia.

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Meet Manjiro, Japan's Unlikely Teen Ambassador

Heart of a Samurai tells the true story of 14-year-old Manjiro, a boy who was shipwrecked, rescued by whalers and taken to America. It was the late 1800s, when Japan was cut off from the outside world — until Manjiro returned and influenced the shogun to open the country to diplomacy.
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D.C. Museum Uses Art To Help Alzheimer's Patients

The Kreeger Museum in D.C. pairs dementia patients and their caregivers with middle-school students to enjoy art.

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2012: Not The Best Year At Cannes

John Powers, Fresh Air's critic-at-large and the movie critic for Vogue, returns from this year's Cannes Film Festival. Though he says it wasn't the festival's strongest year, the experience once again left him feeling rejuvenated about the movies.
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The Internet: A Series Of 'Tubes' (And Then Some)

What does the Internet look like? Journalist Andrew Blum decided to find out. His new book, Tubes, is a journey into the Internet's physical infrastructure — where our data is stored and transmitted.
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It's The Day Of The National Spelling Bee Finals, Aka Know-Nothing Thursday!

Today, the National Spelling Bee moves on to the semifinals, and tonight, it moves to the finals. We'll be following.
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Happy 50th Birthday Incredible Hulk

Fifty years ago this month, comic book artists Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduced the Incredible Hulk to the world. The Hulk is the volatile alter ego of Dr. Bruce Banner, a physicist who's inadvertently exposed to radiation. As a result, whenever Dr. Banner gets angry or upset, he transforms into a giant, raging monster, capable of stunning feats of strength.

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