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New 'Arrested Development' Gags Are Best Served In One Sitting

Show creator Mitch Hurwitz advises against binge-watching the new season, but TV critic David Bianculli begs to differ. He says hidden identities and perplexing mysteries unfold slowly, and watching everything in one sitting helps make those connections even clearer.

Money To Matrimony: Talking About The Black Experience

Host Michel Martin hosts a roundtable discussion on the new poll titled 'African American Lives Today.' Author Gil Robertson, regular parenting contributor Dani Tucker, Howard University Professor Ivory Toldson, and blogger Danielle Belton discuss relationships, money, health and more.

What Do We Know About 'African American Lives Today?'

A new survey from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health details people's attitudes towards relationships, finances, families, health and discrimination. Host Michel Martin is joined by Matt Thompson of NPR's Code Switch team to discuss the poll's results.

Black Single Fellas Looking For Long-term Relationship. Surprise?

One of the most surprising findings of a new poll conducted on over 1,000 African-Americans shows that black single men were much more likely to say they're looking for a long-term relationship than single black women. Professor Ivory Toldson, and regular parenting contributor, Dani Tucker weigh in on the poll's results.

Start Storing Up: Indie Booksellers Pick Summer's Best Reads

NPR's Susan Stamberg asked three of our go-to independent booksellers to help fill our beach bags with good books. The result is a reading list that's all about youth and ritual.
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Metro To Hold Auditions For Station Performers

Got a great voice? Or maybe nimble feet and great rhythm? Then you could be chosen to perform at Metro station entrances this summer.


Book News: Neruda's Death? Experts Say The Assassin Didn't Do It

Also: Leon Panetta is writing a book; Alexander McCall Smith buys some islands.

Foster Families Take Center Stage

Neda Ulaby looks at a new summer drama about foster families, which — perhaps surprisingly — strikes real foster kids as getting a lot of things right.

Book News: Apple Vs. DOJ As Ebook Price-Fixing Trial Begins

Also: the Women's Prize gets a new sponsor; the best books coming out this week.