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'Istanbul': A Twisted Tale Of Foreign Espionage

In Joseph Kanon's new spy thriller, Istanbul Passage, former intelligence aide Leon Bauer is caught in the complexities of post-World War II life, in a story of moral compromise and shifting loyalties.
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Fresh Air Weekend: David Alan Grier, Sacha Baron Cohen

The stand-up comedian and star of In Living Color was recently nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of Sporting Life in the opera Porgy and Bess. Also, actor and writer Sacha Baron Cohen on Borat, Bruno, Ali G., and his latest character, The Dictator.
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Folk Singer Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Plays Not My Job

Will Oldham is among the most celebrated singer-songwriters in the country, but chances are you haven't heard of him. That's because he doesn't record under his own name, but under a series of pseudonyms — his latest, and most well known, is Bonnie "Prince" Billy.
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Lady Arm Wrestlers Kick Butt, Entertain In Charlottesville

A group of strong-willed and strong-armed ladies in Charlottesville have pioneered the Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers — an organization that raises money while doing battle with one another.

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'Route 66': A Country-Crisscrossing Series Comes To Home Video

Actor George Maharis talks about Route 66, the television show he starred in that's just been released in a new DVD box set.
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The Beverages That Beguile Us, Through A Whole New Lens

Phoenix-based artist William "Bill" LeGoullon reveals our favorite Memorial Day beverages in detail under the microscope. We guarantee you'll never look at beer, wine and soda the same way again.
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Road Closures Abound For Memorial Day Weekend

Road closures abound for the bevy of parades in the D.C. area this weekend commemorating Memorial Day. Check out the parade routes so you can avoid getting stuck in your car.

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Breaking Out Of A Web Of Fear

Reporting in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers write that a brief therapy session with people who had a lifelong phobia of spiders resulted in lasting changes to brain areas that process fear. A panel of experts discuss the results, debilitating fear and ways to overcome it.
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Ocean City's 'Summer Of Thanks' Begins This Weekend

Ocean City has enhanced slate of activities scheduled this year for their 'Summer of Thanks,' starting Memorial Day weekend with a laser light show, an arts and craft fair, and lots more.

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Virginia Wants Tourists To Go 'Old School' In Rural Towns

The Virginia Tourism Corporation has introduced a campaign for road trips which embraces the nostalgia of Virginia's small towns.

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