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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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Tina Brown's Must Reads: The Post-Sept. 11 World

Tina Brown, editor of the Daily Beast and Newsweek, joins NPR's Steve Inskeep for another round of reading recommendations. This month, she offers three picks that show how the world looks after the 2001 attacks.
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The Art And Anatomy Of The Cinematic Trailer

Before films hit theaters they are heralded by trailers that can either drive people to the box office or keep them away. Stephen Garrett, owner of the trailer house Jump Cut Creative, talks about what it takes to lure audiences without spoiling a film.

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