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Pieces Of AIDS Quilt Blanket Nation's Capital

Created in 1987, the AIDS Memorial Quilt honors the lives of more than 94,000 people who have died of AIDS. Now, it's celebrating its 25th anniversary in Washington, D.C., with portions of it displayed around the city.

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'Beasts' Finds Its Heart In A 6-Year-Old Heroine

The film Beasts of the Southern Wild won top honors at Sundance and took a prize for best first film at Cannes. NPR's Melissa Block talks to director Benh Zeitlin about the isolated community he's imagined — and the extraordinary girl who narrates the picture.
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Folklife Festival Begins On National Mall

The 46th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival kicks off today on the National Mall, featuring delicious food, loads of educational opportunities, and tonight, a performance by George Clinton.

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Why Flying Is No Fun (And May Be More Dangerous)

Airline veteran and writer William McGee says airlines' aggressive cost-cutting hasn't just added fees and hassles. He says they're taking steps that compromise safety — and regulators are letting it happen.
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Just What Your Summer Beer Needed, Frozen Foam

A Japanese beer foaming machine aims to keep beer cold for up to 30 minutes without watering it down. Unfortunately, it won't be available at your next happy hour, unless you're at a selected bar in Japan.
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A Laugh A Minute, On Screen And In Life

Nora Ephron, the essayist, novelist, screenwriter and film director, died Tuesday night in Manhattan. She was 71, and suffered from leukemia. Fresh Air remembers the creator of Silkwood and When Harry Met Sally with excerpts from a 2006 interview from WHYY's Radio Times.
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Ephron: From 'Silkwood' To 'Sally,' A Singular Voice

Nominated for multiple Oscars, the director and screenwriter gave us two of the most indelible scenes in contemporary cinema — and they're startlingly different.
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Nora Ephron, Filmmaker, Is Dead at 71

Writer and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Nora Ephron, known for the movies When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and most recently Julie and Julia, has died. She was 71. All Things Considered host Melissa Block talks to NPR's Bob Mondello about Ephron's life and work.
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Nora Ephron, Filmmaker, Author, Dies

The celebrated author and filmmaker behind such hits as Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally died in New York of pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia, her son Jacob Bernstein told The New York Times. Ephron was 71.

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