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Lost Play Found: The 'Exorcism' Of Eugene O'Neill

Exorcism -- an early Eugene O'Neill play about suicide, divorce and alcoholism — was thought to be lost for good. But a manuscript recently turned up in an estate sale, and a revival has been staged. But is it ethical to stage a play O'Neill himself wanted to be forgotten?
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What Would Joan Harris Do? Eleanor Clift Remembers 'Mad' Times At Newsweek

Eleanor Clift talks to Susan Stamberg about life at Newsweek during the same time when Mad Men is set.
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Secrets And Lies Overseas In 'The Expats'

Author Chris Pavone's new thriller follows a former CIA assassin who tries to put her past behind her and make a new life with her husband in Luxembourg. Needless to say, things don't go as planned.
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From Page To Screen: Hollywood Targets YA Fiction

With this weekend's release of The Hunger Games, so begins another blockbuster movie based on a series of young-adult literature. Critc Bob Mondello considers the relatively short history of Hollywood's new popular habit of targeting pre-teens at the box office.
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Cooking School Spreads Immigrants' Skills And Ethnic Recipes

Culture Kitchen, a San Francisco company, hires first-generation immigrants as cooking instructors. It tries to find talented cooks who wouldn't normally be teaching because of a language barrier or lack of formal training.
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Basil Twist: A Genius, With Many A String Attached

The innovative puppeteer Basil Twist is the focus of a mini-festival in Washington, D.C. this spring. Performances include the underwater Symphonie Fantastique and Arias With a Twist, featuring renowned drag artist Joey Arias. Elizabeth Blair talks with Twist about his singular creations.
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Tragedy Gives The Hoodie A Whole New Meaning

When Trayvon Martin slipped a sweatshirt over his shoulders that fateful February night, he was probably just a little bit chilled. But since he was shot and killed that simple piece of clothing has taken on big symbolic weight.
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'The Big Con': If You Can't Avoid It, Avenge It

When con men took off with Texas rancher J. Frank Norfleet's fortune, he turned con man himself in the hopes of stealing his money back. In The Mark Inside, Amy Reading shares one of the strangest stories in the history of the swindle.
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Shakespeare's Accent: How Did The Bard Really Sound?

"To be or not to be" may be the question, but there's another question that's been nagging Shakespeare scholars for a long time: What did Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet really sound like when The Bard's work was first performed more than four centuries ago?
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Actress Ana Gasteyer Plays Not My Job

Gasteyer wrote and performed a sketch on Saturday Night Live about a fake NPR show called Delicious Dish. She has gone on to Broadway and TV, including the ABC comedy Suburgatory. She will perform her own one-woman show at Joe's Pub in New York on April 2.

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