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Tell Me More Wants Your Poetry!

Listeners are invited to submit short poems on Twitter to celebrate National Poetry Month. Curator and poet Holly Bass gives an update on recent tweets about tragedy in Boston, and other topics.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 18

You can see some art inspired by environmental aggravaters or enjoy the written word at a three-day festival.


Book News: Vast 'Digital Public Library Of America' Opens Today

Also: an animated interview with David Foster Wallace; the self-publishing trend; and a spirited defense of Justin Bieber.

Cleveland Celebrates Superman, Its Hometown Hero

Most people think of Superman as a native of Krypton, or perhaps the rural Kansas village of Smallville. Not so fast, say Clevelanders. The creators of the Man of Steel grew up in the city that steel built, and this year, Cleveland is pulling out all the stops for the superhero's 75th birthday.

Science In A Scoop: Making Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

The days of made-to-order ice cream are far from over in San Francisco. A small shop that operates out of an old shipping container uses liquid nitrogen to freeze ingredients together in about a minute for an ultra-fresh, ultra-smooth treat.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 17

This week you can see an adult-themed 1960s French farce or two family-friendly plays.


Boston's Art Museums Offer Free Admission To Provide A 'Place Of Respite'

Two art museums in Boston are offering free admission Tuesday in the wake of the explosions at the Boston Marathon. They hope that residents will find comfort and community.

Listener Muses About Juggling Patients And Motherhood

Tell Me More celebrates National Poetry Month with the 'Muses and Metaphor' series — where listeners submit their own poems via Twitter. Today's poem comes from mother — and doctor — Kaya Oyejide.