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Global Trends Expected To Dominate Fashion Week

For the next eight days, designers from around the world will show off their fall collections on runways and online. NPR's Michel Martin checks in with Robin Givhan of Newsweek and The Daily Beast to discuss how globalization and technology are influencing runways and transforming the industry.
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Middle Schoolers Pour Out Their Hearts On Paper

On Valentine's Day, middle-school students in at-risk communities are competing for a chance to perform original love poetry at the Kennedy Center.
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A Dancer Rises And Falls And Rises Again

Maryland native Alicia Graf Mack nearly had to give up her dreams of a career in dance -- but is back onstage right here in D.C. at the Kennedy Center.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

INTERSECTIONS: A New America Arts Festival

Atlas Presents INTERSECTIONS: A New America Arts Festival at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Feb. 23 through Mar. 11.

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China Laces Up Its Chuck Taylors

China's consumer market is massive, and breaking in isn't easy. Some U.S. products have struggled. But in recent years, an old American sneaker has become an unlikely success story: the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Feb. 9

Black History and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

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A Mom And A Baby Find Out What's Really Rural In California

Most moms probably don't want their babies around pot growers, but San Francisco-based writer-photographer Lisa Hamilton is totally cool with it.
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Finding 'Life, Death And Hope' In A Mumbai Slum

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo spent more than three years in Mumbai's Annawadi slum. In her new book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, she profiles people living in extreme poverty — right in the shadow of luxury hotels.
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Donald Hall: A Poet's View 'Out The Window'

The 83-year-old former poet laureate reflects on how life has changed as he's grown older. "My body causes me trouble when I cross the room, but when I am sitting down writing, I am in my heaven — my old heaven," he says.
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Two Rowdy Talk Shows Showcase Vintage Humor

Both The David Susskind Show and The Sid Caesar Show featured large, unwieldy guest rosters and entertaining, timely jokes. A vintage episode of Susskind's show and a reunion of Caesar's writers are now available on DVD. TV critic David Bianculli says both offerings are laugh-out-loud funny.

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