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Art, Mind And Brain Intersect In Kandel's Vienna

In The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind and Brain, Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel writes of turn-of-the-century Vienna, where artists mingled with writers, scientists and physicians, and explains how the brain perceives a work of art.
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Harry Crews On Writing And Feeling Like A 'Freak'

Writer Harry Crews had a hard life and didn't make it any easier for the characters in his novels. He died Wednesday at age 76. Fresh Air remembers the Southern novelist with excerpts from a 1988 interview.
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'Thrones,' 'Killing' Return ... And Revert To Old Habits

Both Game of Thrones and The Killing drew a lot of attention during their first seasons, and both are back Sunday night to start a second year — one hoping to build on the momentum from some positive late-season buzz, the other hoping to overcome some negative buzz from last year's cliffhanger.
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The Art Of The Everyday: The Alchemy Of Anne Tyler

In her first broadcast interview in decades, novelist Anne Tyler introduces us to her new book, The Beginner's Goodbye; her Baltimore; and her definition of heaven.
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James Cameron: Diving Deep, Dredging Up Titanic

Filmmaker James Cameron has just returned from a successful submersible expedition to the deepest spot in the ocean — and he's also gearing up for the 3-D rerelease of his 1997 epic, Titanic. Cameron says that for him, filmmaking and exploring are two aspects of the same basic impulse.
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'Escape From Camp 14': Inside North Korea's Gulag

Shin Dong-hyuk is the only person known to have been born in North Korea's prison camps and gotten out alive. Journalist Blaine Harden tells the story of Shin's daring escape.
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Love Isn't All You Need: 3 Relationship Building Reads

Love is messy and complicated. But author and psychologist Harriet Lerner recommends three books that can help. They offer advice for keeping a relationship healthy, thoughtful and mature. Is there a book that has helped your relationship? Tell us about it in the comments.
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NSO Transforms Math Into Music And Music Into Math

Members of the National Symphony Orchestra explore the sometimes surprising connections between math and music.
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Duke Ellington Statue Graces Soon-To-Reopen Howard Theatre

After shutting its doors 20 years ago, the 100-year-old Howard Theatre is scheduled to reopen next month.

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