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For Kathleen Turner, Success Requires The Courage To Fail

The actress is playing Mother Courage onstage in Washington, D.C. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with her about her singing debut, as well as her long and illustrious career.
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'Women Of Vision': Making Pictures In All Corners Of The World

"Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment" is a book and exhibition. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with two of the featured photographers, Maggie Steber and Amy Toensing.
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The Human Moments We Miss, Backstage At The Oscars

He was there when Jennifer Lawrence stumbled. He received life-changing advice from Philip Seymour Hoffman. Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony Breznican shares stories from the Academy Awards.
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'Mad Black Men': Yes, There Were Black People In '60s Advertising

As a black graphic designer, Xavier Ruffin wanted to like the show Mad Men, but was disappointed with its portrayal of black people. His Web series Mad Black Men is part spoof, part dramedy.
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A Picket Line At The Oscars: Visual-Effects Artists To Protest

For the second year, hundreds of visual-effects workers will be protesting instead of celebrating Hollywood's big night. They say subsidies luring studios abroad are draining the profession.
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Elaine Stritch, Volatile And Vulnerable In 'Shoot Me'

The 89-year-old, Tony Award-winning Broadway star is the subject of a new documentary, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me. She spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about seeing herself on screen.
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If Anyone Can Make Golf Exciting, It'd Be Dan Jenkins

The legendary sportswriter's new memoir, His Ownself, takes readers from his idyllic childhood in Fort Worth to his years as a globetrotting golf fan and founder of Sports Illustrated.
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Cheever Biographer Turns His Eye On His Own Troubled Family

Blake Bailey has written about John Cheever and Richard Yates — now, he's describing real-life suburban alcoholic despair in a memoir of his troubled brother, The Splendid Things We Planned.
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Web Series On Theater Turns Drama Into Comedy

Submissions Only is an online comedy about young actors hoping to make it on Broadway. Star Kate Wetherhead and NPR's Scott Simon talk about the often brutal and funny world of actors, agents and casting directors.
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With Teens And Social Media, Lack Of Context Is Everything

Social media star Danah Boyd's new book on teens, It's Complicated, argues that most adults misread and overreact to the online lives of young people. (This story originally aired on Feb. 25, 2014.)

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