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Forget Big-Box Stores. How About A Big-Box House?

Using recycled materials is increasingly common in building construction. But some architects are taking the green movement a step further, creating entire homes and businesses from discarded shipping containers. They call it cargotecture.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, May 30

Head into the summer months with tons of theater.

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Wes Anderson, Creating A Singular 'Kingdom'

The filmmaker's latest project, Moonrise Kingdom, recently opened the Cannes Film Festival. It's the story of a 12-year-old girl and boy who fall in love and then make a pact to run off into the woods together.
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The First Lady Cultivates 'American Grown' Gardening

One of the first things Michelle Obama did as first lady was to dig up part of the beautifully manicured South Lawn of the White House and plant a vegetable garden. In her new book she says America has a long, proud history of gardening and it's time to reconnect with it.
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'Not At Ease:' Art Inspired By Women Veterans

The military experiences of thousands of women veterans often go untold or are misunderstood. Sometimes it's hard for them to relay their experiences even in the most intimate settings. A new art exhibit in Wisconsin shows some of the most private memories of twenty female veterans. Each one shared their experiences with an artist who tried to capture their stories on canvas.
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Cowslips To Kingcups: Finding Joy In The Garden

When author Lauren Groff found herself anxious and unable to work, she needed a book to get lost in. Elizabeth and Her German Garden, with its great, hidden depths, consoled her through her darkest time. Has a book ever gotten you out of a tough moment? Tell us about it in the comments.
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A Selective Preview Of Summer Movies

NPR's Bob Mondello recommends which blockbusters to see and which to avoid at the multiplex this summer — and which independent and art house gems to seek out.
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Bootsy Collins On His Special Blend Of Funk

Tell Me More presents an encore of host Michel Martin's interview with funk musician Bootsy Collins. Before striking out on his own, he played bass for James Brown and George Clinton's Parliament Funkadelic. Collins talks about blending hip-hop, spoken word and a little Latin flavor for his latest album Tha Funk Capital of The World.

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