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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 13

Life is a beautiful thing, as long as the professionals hold the strings.

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A Soured Student-Teacher Friendship Threatens 'Everything'

In a new memoir, James Lasdun describes how a former-student-turned-friend stalked and slandered him online. Give Me Everything You Have is a meditation on what it means to control your reputation on the Internet — and the book is Lasdun's attempt to fight back.
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On Stage In Our Region

From swordplay to political dramas to musical theater, we look at what’s hitting stages this season.

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10 Clues That The Zombie Outbreak Being Announced On Your Television Is Not A Hoax

A recent emergency announcement of a zombie attack turned out to be a hoax. But how would you identify the real thing? Thank goodness we have some ideas.
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In A North Vietnamese Prison, Sharing Poems With 'Taps On The Walls'

As a prisoner of war in the "Hanoi Hilton," Air Force fighter pilot John Borling spent years composing and memorizing poetry that he tapped to fellow prisoners, like the future Sen. John McCain, using a special code.
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Book News: Anger Over 'Superman' Author Who Condemns Homosexuality

Also: A school will be named after Maurice Sendak; poetic parking regulations; and Amish romance novels.
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Less-Potent Maker's Mark Not Going Down Smooth In Kentucky

Maker's Mark says it must lower its bourbon's alcohol content to meet demand. The company says consumers won't notice the change, but in bourbon country, Maker's Mark fans aren't too happy about the plan.
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Video Game Violence: Why Do We Like It, And What's It Doing To Us?

As the gun-violence debate ratchets up to include mental health and violent pop culture, video games have become frequent targets of concern. But do violent games influence their players? Experts aren't clear, but violent games remain remarkably popular.
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Grammy Awards: Winners, Losers & Wardrobe Risks

Fun won at the 2013 Grammy Awards. The indie rock trio earned trophies for Song of the Year and Best New Artist. Host Michel Martin discusses who else scored awards, who was slighted, and which star showed the most skin, despite the ban on risqué clothing.

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