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In 'Ocean Park,' Gentle Portraits Of California Light

Richard Diebenkorn's studio stood next to the Pacific Ocean, but he was more interested in light than water. For 20-plus years, Diebenkorn worked on 145 paintings — incandescent, geometric canvases that captured the soft, pale light of Southern California.
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An Inuit Builder Crafts His Last Canoe

Members of the Inuit community of Canada's Newfoundland and Labrador province once used wood-and-canvas canoes to navigate the region's rivers. Joe Goudie is the last person making such canoes in this corner of Canada, and, under doctor's orders, he's finally putting down his tools.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Mar. 2

Reflections on war, taking flight to transform lives, and a fresh take on Stravinsky.

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Cherry Blossoms Will Arrive Early This Year

The cherry blossoms are scheduled to arrive earlier this year after a light winter -- meaning the peak bloom will coincide with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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It's High-Concept, But Will It Keep You 'Awake'?

The new NBC drama stars Jason Isaacs as a man who survives a terrible car accident with either his wife or child. He's living one existence, and dreaming the other — but which is real? It's a lot of work for the viewer, but critic David Bianculli has faith in the show's creators.
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Former Nickelodeon Star Tackles Teen Dating Violence

Sixteen-year-old Jordan Coleman was a voice on the hit TV show The Backyardigans. Then he decided to write and direct his own films — the latest of which is Payin' the Price. He's showing it in multiple cities, and encouraging teens to "speak up and get out" if they are in abusive relationships. Coleman talks with host Michel Martin.
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What It's Like To Write A Woman's Life

Women's History Month starts on Thursday. All through March, Tell Me More will dig into inspiring, bold and sometimes disturbing stories of notable women — from Cleopatra to Coco Channel. To launch the biography series, host Michel Martin talks with two essayists about why it's important to tell women's stories, and how that storytelling has evolved.
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Putin Biography Chronicles Rise Of A 'Street Thug'

Media suppression, corruption and murder have marked the regime of Vladimir Putin, who is running for his third term as president in Russia's election next week. His rise to power is spelled out in journalist Masha Gessen's new book, The Man Without a Face.
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Shoot Now, Focus Later: A Little Camera To Change The Game

Does the new Lytro take the art out of photography? Or open up new doors to artistic interpretation?

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'Carrie' Creators Resurrect A Legendary Flop

The musical adaptation of Stephen King's novel Carrie is one of Broadway's most famous disasters. Now the show's original writers are back — with a completely reworked version.

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