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New Teen Buzzword: Yolo

You might know the word "Yolo" if you're under 25. But if you aren't, Boston Globe language columnist Ben Zimmer says it's the buzzword of the year for teenagers and young adults.
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The Writer Who Was The Voice Of A Generation

A new biography of David Foster Wallace traces the author's anxieties to childhood. Biographer D.T. Max says the accidents of Foster's life gave him the key to his writing.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 3

Long weekend travel — time and space — and enjoying some artistic labor.

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Architects Employ A Can-Do Attitude For A Cause

Architects from around the region are getting their hands dirty — and making people hungry — at the annual CANstruction event at the National Building Museum this weekend. 

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Wanted: Sitter For Rural Bookshop. Must Like Cats

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with Wendy Welch and Jack Beck, owners of Tales of the Lonesome Pine bookstore in Big Stone Gap, Va. They are looking for someone to watch their shop while embarking on a two-month book tour. Wendy has written a memoir about owning a brick and mortar bookshop in a small, rural community.
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Broadway Spoofers Return To 'Forbidden' Territory

After a three-year hiatus, satirist Gerard Alessandrini is back with Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking! Alongside Once and The Book of Mormon, they also target the Broadway-centric TV series Smash — but like all good parody, the skewering comes from a loving place.
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An 'Amusing' Set Of 19th Century Riddles

Without a bridle or a saddle, across a thing I ride astraddle. And those I ride, by help of me, though almost blind, are made to see.
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3 Celebrity Friendships That Weren't Meant To Be

In his new book, Hello Goodbye Hello, Craig Brown details real-life stories of famous people crossing paths, including one uncomfortable encounter between The Beatles and the king of rock 'n' roll.
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George Takei Takes Story Of Internment To The Stage

The actor was born in 1937 to a Japanese-American family that, after Pearl Harbor, was sent to live in internment camps for the duration of World War II. His experience growing up in the camps inspired a new musical, Allegiance, which Takei also stars in.

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