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Vice Presidential Debate Mirrors 'American Idol'

The first two debates of the 2012 election cycle have had stratospheric viewership on TV.
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Author Lois Lowry

Kojo talks with award-winning children's and young adult author Lois Lowry.

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Washington's Lesser Known Memorials

Find out why there memorials on federal land honoring victims of communism, a Czech patriot, and women who died on the Titanic...

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Maryland Ballot Question 7: Las Vegas On The Potomac?

Kojo examines the most expensive campaign in Maryland history, and asks what a high-end casino at National Harbor would mean for Prince George's County and the region.

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Headphones, Technology And Culture

Headphones help create a space of one's own, even in a crowded room. We consider the technology, culture and safe use of headphones.

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'Argo': A Rescue Mission With Real Hollywood Style

Ben Affleck's new film chronicles the CIA's rescue of six U.S. Embassy workers held hostage during the 1979 Iranian revolution. Critic Bob Mondello says the fine balance struck between Argo's snappy script and heart-stopping thrills makes the film worthy of Oscar buzz. (Recommended)
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 12

The information superhighway, the Serial Portrait, and the King of Babu.

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Satirical Art Brings Levity To London's Underground

London's mass transit system, known as the Tube, has been hit by a guerrilla attack by pranksters. Informational posters in rail cars have been covered up by stickers poking fun at the system. Shepherd's Bush stop was relabeled Shepherd's Pie. Priority seating in pranked cars now reads: "Pretend to be asleep and they won't ask you to move."
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A 'Big Picture' Intently Focused On The Details

Eric Lartigau's French psychological drama follows an aspiring photographer who assumes another man's identity. While the plot may lend itself to the tropes of a thriller, critic Mark Jenkins says it is more focused on the quiet, internal mechanisms of the protagonist's mind.

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