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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, April 5

Life in conflict zones and Aztec Two-Step.

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Catlett Blazed Trails As An African-American Artist

Elizabeth Catlett was one of the most important African-American sculptors of the 20th century and one of the last living links to the Harlem Renaissance. She died Monday at age 96.
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Fred Savage: A Child Star Makes Good, With Less Than Wholesome Comedies

Fred Savage has gone from child actor to a producer and director with a new comedy on NBC. He says growing up in show business doesn't have to mean a life of crime and disaster.
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A Texan Photographer Offers A Taste Of Spring

As part of Tell Me More's series celebrating National Poetry Month, host Michel Martin shares a poetic tweet from freelance photographer and administrative assistant Renea Hanna of Bandera, Texas. Listeners are invited to tweet original poems of 140 characters and less to #TMMPoetry.
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College Student Pieces His Way To Lego Mastery

After prevailing in a grueling Lego build-off by replicating a Picasso sculpture, 23-year-old Andrew Johnson of Illinois is the newest — and youngest — person to earn the title master model builder. Which means he'll get paid to build things with Legos.
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'Shanghai': A Rom-Com Look At Americans In China

The romantic comedy Shanghai Calling tells a fish-out-of-water story about a New York attorney on assignment in China. Frank Langfitt went to the Shanghai premiere and spoke with Chinese-American director Daniel Hsia about the film and the growing number of American professionals in China.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, April 4

Nightmare theater and glimpses of the future.

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Secret Worlds: 3 Magical Myths For Grown-Ups

So many fantasy classics are written with young readers in mind — books like Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. But for the adult who loves to escape into new and magical universes, author Lyndsay Faye recommends these three reads. Have a favorite magical novel? Let us know in the comments.

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