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Bradbury's Tale: A 'Wicked' Read, A Haunted Book

It wasn't just the creepy carnival that drew Seth Grahame-Smith to Something Wicked This Way Comes. It was also the book's frank portrayal of parents who don't behave like grown-ups. Do you remember when you realized your parents weren't perfect? Tell us about it in the comments.
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'Moist,' 'Dude' and 'Slacks': The Worst Words Ever?

The New Yorker started a tongue-in-cheek contest last week to purge the worst word from the English language. Some of the submissions were words that are "like" overused. Others had "bad textures."
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'Best Man' John Larroquette Takes Broadway

Perhaps most recognizable for his role on Night Court, John Larroquette has recently taken to the stage, earning a Tony Award for his role in the 2011 production of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Now, he's returned to Broadway in a revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man.
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National Cathedral Gargoyle Tours Resume

For the first time since last August's 5.8-magnitude earthquake rattled the stonework at the Washington National Cathedral, people will be able to tour the building's famous gargoyles.

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Your 'Food Porn' Verdict? Keep The Photos Coming

In our poll on food photos on social media, 45 percent of respondents said that they like the photos and don't think the "culinary paparazzi" has gone too far. Still, some 28 percent of respondents said they're fed up.
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Philly Poet Likens Twitter To Modern-Day Scrolls

As part of Tell Me More's series for National Poetry Month, host Michel Martin shares a poetic tweet from Philadelphia poet and English professor, Kelly McQuain. Listeners are invited to tweet original poems of 140 characters or less to #TMMPoetry.
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A Father-Son Acting Team Commit To The Stage

Dr. Ross Fletcher and his son, Jim, are a rarity in the theater world: a father-son acting team committed to their work in the marathon off-Broadway show, GATZ.

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Following Garbage's Long Journey Around The Earth

Americans generate more trash than anyone else on the planet: more than 7 pounds per person each day. Journalist Edward Humes explores how that happened in his new book Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash.

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