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An Inspiring Teacher, Exactly When He's Needed

The Canadian drama Monsieur Lazhar, about a teacher who steps into a job no one else wants, was nominated for this year's Oscar for Best Foreign Language film. NPR's Bob Mondello says the Montreal middle school at the film's center is populated with intriguingly complicated characters. (Recommended)
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, April 13

Yuri’s Night, CityDance, and Sweet Honey in the Rock.

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Hellbent For Living: A Screwball Parisian Adventure

There are many books set in the so-called City of Light, but author Rosecrans Baldwin says that none are quite as charming as The Dud Avocado. Have a favorite tale set in France? Let us know what it is in the comments.
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Snark And Sass: 3 Books On The True Nature Of Paris

Many people think of Paris as a city of sophistication and beauty. But author Amy Thomas knows that living there isn't always fun. She recommends three books that show how frustrating, judgmental, and maddening Paris can be. Have you ever lived abroad? Tell us about your experience in the comments.
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The DOJ E-Book Lawsuit: Is It 1934 All Over Again?

The Department of Justice's lawsuit against Apple and five major publishers for e-book price fixing sent shivers through the industry — but Jason Boog says this fraught relationship between American publishers, retailers and the DOJ goes back to the Great Depression.
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Marilu Henner on Life with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory

Actress Marilu Henner is one of the rare documented cases of Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory in the world. It's an ability that allows her to vividly recall every detail of every day of her life since childhood. Henner is a...

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Watch This: 'Harold & Kumar' Directors' DVD Picks

Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, the creators of the Harold and Kumar franchise, recently directed American Reunion. In the latest installment of Morning Edition's "Watch This" series, Steve Inskeep talks with the filmmakers about their picks for home entertainment.
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Ancient Texts Will Go Online As Oxford And Vatican Libraries Launch Project

Biblical and antiquities scholars will soon have a new resource at their fingertips, as Oxford University's Bodleian Libraries and the Vatican Library launch a plan to digitize millions of pages of rare ancient texts. The scanned pages will be available online.
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Toymaker Offers Lazy Afternoons, Sun Tea, Reading

As part of Tell Me More's series for National Poetry Month, guest host Viviana Hurtado shares a poetic tweet from toymaker and blogger Amy Turn Sharp of Worthington, Ohio. Listeners are invited to tweet original poems of 140 characters or less to #TMMPoetry.

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