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Baltimore Artist Helps Turn Liberian School Into A Mural Masterpiece

The building was damaged during the Ebola outbreak. How do you welcome kids back? That's the challenge that faced a team of street artists.
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A Film Critic Gets Meta (As Does Ours) In 'The Film Critic (El Crítico)'

NPR Film Critic Bob Mondello trips down the rabbit hole as he reviews a film that's both a winning romance and a gentle wake-up call for reviewers who forget their role.
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David Letterman Looks Back On Career As TV's Longest-Serving Late Night Host

NPR's Eric Deggans interviews David Letterman about his career as a late night host. Letterman will retire from CBS' Late Show next Wednesday.
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Blythe Danner Lands First Leading Film Role In 'I'll See You In My Dreams'

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Blythe Danner about her new film, I'll See You In My Dreams. It is the 72-year-old's first leading role in a film.
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Harry Shearer, Voice Of Ned Flanders And Mr. Burns, Will Leave 'The Simpsons'

In a tweet sent in the wee hours of Thursday, Shearer said he was leaving "because I wanted what we've always had: the freedom to do other work."
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A Fortune In Folios: One Man's Hunt For Shakespeare's First Editions

Henry Folger once spent nearly a year's salary on a William Shakespeare first folio. In The Millionaire and the Bard, Andrea Mays chronicles his obsession with collecting the playwright's work.
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David Letterman's Top 10 Late-Night Memories (Well, Not Really)

No one has been a late-night TV host longer than David Letterman, who retires Wednesday after 33 years. Here's what he told TV Critic Eric Deggans about leaving the Ed Sullivan Theater one last time.
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'Nimona' Shifts Shape And Takes Names — In Sensible Armor, Of Course

Comics creator Noelle Stevenson has written for Boom! Studios and Marvel's new female Thor. Her webcomic Nimona, about a young shapeshifter with a streak of villainy, has just been released as a book.
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Misadventures And Absurdist Charm Take Root In 'George Orwell's House'

In Andrew Ervin's comic novel, a disillusioned advertising executive rents the cottage once inhabited by dystopian author George Orwell. Critic Maureen Corrigan says the funny book has a serious core.
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Tom Brokaw Reflects On Cancer, 'Nightly News' And His 'Lucky Life'

The former NBC anchorman says his multiple myeloma diagnosis two years ago made him "more conscious of the fact that the days are more numbered." His new memoir is A Lucky Life Interrupted.

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