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The Benefits Of Letting Bygones Be Bygones

Forgiving someone who's done you wrong can be challenging, but learning how to do it can benefit your mind and body. Frederic Luskin of the Stanford Forgiveness Project writes about this in his book, Forgive For Good. He joins host Michel Martin to talk about why learning to forgive is worth it.
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Book News: What Will 'Win' Oddest Title Of The Year?

Also: The U.K. issues Jane Austen postage stamps; in the U.S., biographer Paula Broadwell's promotion in the Army Reserves is suspended; it's Edward Gorey's birthday; and an anti-bullying poem goes viral.
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For Publicist Marvin Levy, It's All About Eyeballs

A publicist is responsible for making a movie known — in a good way, with any luck. It's a multifaceted job, but what does he or she really do? NPR's Susan Stamberg continues her annual Hollywood Jobs series with a story of one prolific publicist and the director he serves.
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Baby Boomers Return To The Multiplex, And Hollywood Notices

With popular films like Amour and Quartet filling theater seats — and winning awards — it's clear that targeting the 50-plus demographic can be a win-win for filmmakers.
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"Vampires in the Lemon Grove"

Karen Russell earned early praise for her work: a coveted "5 Under 35" award from the National Book Foundation for her first short story collection, and her first novel, "Swamplandia!," was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. She's in the studio with Kojo to talk about her latest work.

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The Past And Future Of Big Box Bookstores

Barnes & Noble recently announced it will close nearly 300 bookstores over the coming decade. We consider the past and future of chain bookstores.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 21

Manipulate art, not people with this pair of arty events in the D.C. area.

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Book News: Even Mark Twain Has A Shirtless Picture On The Internet

Also: Bill O'Reilly has a new book; George Saunders g-chats The Paris Review; and Batwoman is getting married.
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For Film Set Decorators, Tiny Details Count

On a movie set, every piece of furniture, wall hanging or bit of desktop clutter that an actor doesn't touch is chosen by the film's set decorator. For her annual Oscar-season series on Hollywood jobs, NPR's Susan Stamberg follows a handful of these decorators from prep through "Action!"
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Amid Lawsuits, Aereo Brings Broadcast TV To The Internet

Backed by broadcasting powerhouse Barry Diller, a new service picks up broadcast TV signals and makes them available over the Web — and the TV networks don't like that one bit. Currently available only in New York City, Aereo is planning to expand ... if it makes it through the legal challenges.

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