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'Sherlock' Leads Cumberbatch To Acclaimed Films

Benedict Cumberbatch returns to PBS's Masterpiece with the second season of Sherlock. Since the first season, he has been in high-profile movies including Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and War Horse. David Greene talks to Cumberbatch about returning to his TV role as a 21st century Sherlock Holmes, and how his career has changed since the series introduced him to an American audience.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, May 4

Cinco de Mayo, disco dancing, and local literature.

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How To Tiptoe Into The Hot Sauce Craze

Hot sauce is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S., and there are thousands of connoisseurs out there who call themselves chili-heads. If you're not one of them, but you'd like to learn, our experts offer some tips on how to start.
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'The Avengers': Slick Summer Superheroics

Marvel superheroes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk and more band together to save the world. NPR's Bob Mondello says the Joss Whedon-directed genre flick is enjoyably zingy, delivering zippy banter, fun effects and spectacular battle scenes.
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Man Cannot Live On Rice And Beans Alone (But Many Do)

Rice and beans is a cultural icon in many parts of the world. It's pretty healthy and relatively cheap. It may keep people from starving, as TV personality Sean Hannity suggests, but it doesn't have all the nutrients a body needs for life.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus: From 'Seinfeld' To 'Veep'

The actress will forever be known to millions as Elaine Benes, the character she played for nine seasons on Seinfeld. But she was also an early cast member of SNL, won an Emmy for The New Adventures of Old Christine and now stars in a new HBO comedy series called Veep.
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The Man Who Revitalized 'Doctor Who' And 'Sherlock'

TV writer and producer Steven Moffat specializes in injecting new life into old, familiar characters and stories. He first worked his magic on the revived edition of Doctor Who. Now, he's responsible for bringing to life the critically acclaimed series Sherlock.
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'The Avengers': A Marvel-Ous Whedonesque Ride

In Joss Whedon's The Avengers, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor and Captain America unite in what, on the basis of advance ticket sales, promises to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer. Critic David Edelstein says the movie's a blast — and one that will let fanboys geek thoroughly out.
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Cinco De Mayo: Excuse To Indulge In Tacos, Salsa?

As the Mexican holiday approaches this weekend, host Michel Martin and writer Gustavo Arellano look at America's layered relationship with Mexican culture and food.
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Winners To Be Announced In National Mall Design Contest

The Trust for the National Mall has selected winners in a design competition for three sites on the National Mall.

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