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Winners To Be Announced In National Mall Design Contest

The Trust for the National Mall has selected winners in a design competition for three sites on the National Mall.

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Watching 'The Avengers' In India, With A Twist

Once, moviegoers in India waited patiently for the latest Hollywood releases to trickle their way over. That's no longer true for the big popcorn blockbusters like The Avengers, which was in 39 countries before its U.S. debut. A fan in India welcomes the change.
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Colorful Visions At African-American Art Exhibit

For three decades, the Smithsonian Institution has been collecting work by African-American artists, work that is now on display at the American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. The exhibition offers a wide-ranging and colorful view of African-American life.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, May 3

Classical music, classically-trained experimental musicians, and Dolores Kendrick.

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Studios To Movie Fans: Take Our Clips, Please

Studios and content owners are worried about the appearance of unauthorized clips on YouTube, but one startup is trying to help make it possible to share clips legally.
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Sherlock: A Character Who's More Than Elementary

What can explain the enduring popularity of Sherlock Holmes? Critic John Powers says it's that Sherlock "embodies an archetypal aspect of the human psyche" — and appeals to the part of us that loves a good mystery.
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When It Comes To War, Humor Helps Us Survive

Water by the Spoonful is this year's winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It's a play about addiction, memory, and the Iraq War. Host Michel Martin speaks with playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes, who says that her people don't have to wallow in misery, that we can laugh, even in our darkest moments.
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ExxonMobil: A 'Private Empire' On The World Stage

In Private Empire, investigative journalist Steve Coll explains how ExxonMobil has used its money and power to wield significant influence in Washington, D.C., concerning issues like climate change.

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