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Alexandria's Old Town Theater To Stay A Theater

Alexandria's Old Town Theater, which was set to be repurposed for retail shops, will actually revisit its Vaudeville roots after a renovation that will reveal some of the building's original early 20th-century features. 

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Super Man, Wonder Woman: The New Power Couple

Dating can be difficult at the best of times, but if you're the Man of Steel it's near impossible — until now. The latest edition of Justice League gives Superman a romantic break by pairing him up with Wonder Woman. According to Justice League writer Geoff Johns, the relationship will definitely cause tension around the office.
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New Teen Buzzword: Yolo

You might know the word "Yolo" if you're under 25. But if you aren't, Boston Globe language columnist Ben Zimmer says it's the buzzword of the year for teenagers and young adults.
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The Writer Who Was The Voice Of A Generation

A new biography of David Foster Wallace traces the author's anxieties to childhood. Biographer D.T. Max says the accidents of Foster's life gave him the key to his writing.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 3

Long weekend travel — time and space — and enjoying some artistic labor.

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Architects Employ A Can-Do Attitude For A Cause

Architects from around the region are getting their hands dirty — and making people hungry — at the annual CANstruction event at the National Building Museum this weekend. 

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Wanted: Sitter For Rural Bookshop. Must Like Cats

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with Wendy Welch and Jack Beck, owners of Tales of the Lonesome Pine bookstore in Big Stone Gap, Va. They are looking for someone to watch their shop while embarking on a two-month book tour. Wendy has written a memoir about owning a brick and mortar bookshop in a small, rural community.
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Broadway Spoofers Return To 'Forbidden' Territory

After a three-year hiatus, satirist Gerard Alessandrini is back with Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking! Alongside Once and The Book of Mormon, they also target the Broadway-centric TV series Smash — but like all good parody, the skewering comes from a loving place.
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An 'Amusing' Set Of 19th Century Riddles

Without a bridle or a saddle, across a thing I ride astraddle. And those I ride, by help of me, though almost blind, are made to see.

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