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'Gatsby' Author Fitzgerald Rests In A D.C. Suburb

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minn.; he's associated with that city, as well as Paris, the Riviera and New York. But his family had deep roots in Maryland, and he's buried in Rockville, next to a highway between strip malls and train tracks.
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Getting Around To Writing 'Art Of Procrastination'

Just because you procrastinate doesn't mean you're lazy. In his new book, The Art of Procrastination, John Perry argues that many procrastinators are actually perfectionists: "My book says, 'Oh, come on, you're not so bad!' "
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In New York, Two Big Arts Institutions Go Small

Lincoln Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music recently opened new, smaller theater spaces designed by architect Hugh Hardy. There, new works can be performed without the financial pressure of filling a large theater — and with cheaper tickets, they can attract the younger generation, too.
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TV Writers Script Safe Sex 'Product Placement'

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that has worked to get messages about teen pregnancy and safe sex onto hundreds of TV shows.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 7

Celebrating national treasures, presidential politics, and Target at 25.

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Why Your Cellphone Could Be Called A 'Tracker'

ProPublica investigative reporter Peter Maass says cellphone companies monitor where we are, who we call, what we buy — and often provide it to law enforcement when requested. "They are collecting a heck of a lot more information than we expect them to be collecting about us," he tells Fresh Air.
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Advocate Fights 'Ambient Despair' In Assisted Living

Martin Bayne entered an assisted living facility at 53 after he was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's disease. Now he writes about long-term care reform. He tells Fresh Air about recording residents' final days and how death is handled "very poorly" in facilities.
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REALS: Real Life Super Heroes Pursue A Better World

We meet Stormbringer and Culann, two real life super heroes living in our region. Plus, we hear about REALS, a new play about people who invoke their "super powers" to fight crime.

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Michael Strahan Bringing 'Booty' To Daytime TV?

New shows are hitting the airwaves this fall. Steve Harvey and Katie Couric are debuting talk shows. Former NFL star Michael Strahan brings his own style and flavor of comedy to Live with Kelly and Michael. Host Michel Martin checks in with Tampa Bay Times TV critic Eric Deggans.
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Same Streets, Different Lives In 'NW' London

Zadie Smith returns to old haunts in her latest novel, but it is a sobering homecoming. Where her first novel, White Teeth, was a wild ride into the diverse, vibrant rhythms of a city in transition, NW is a complex exploration of where the inhabitants of that world have landed.

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