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For John Baldessari, Conceptual Art Means Serious Mischief

Artist John Baldessari is an iconic figure in some modern art circles. His conceptual pieces — black-and-white photographs covered with colorful dots, a blue sky painted on a museum floor — can provoke smiles. But serious ideas lie beneath the surface.
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'The Last Five Years' Returns To New York

A cult-favorite musical, The Last Five Years is a semi-autobiographical look at one couple's failed marriage. A revival hits off-Broadway this week, and the show's creator Jason Robert Brown joins host Jacki Lyden to talk about the last 11 years of the little show that could.
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A Twin Carries On Alone In 'Her: A Memoir'

Christa Parravani tells the story of her identical twin, Cara, whose brutal rape led to a heroin addiction and eventually her death at the age of 28.
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Rita Moreno Reflects On Anita, Awards And Accents

Moreno made her mark in musicals like Singin' in the Rain and The King and I before winning an Oscar for her unforgettable turn as Anita in West Side Story. Her new memoir tells the story of how a girl born in Puerto Rico and raised in Harlem made it all the way to Hollywood.
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Novel Explores 'Silence' And 'Roar' Of Life In A Place Like Syria

The Silence and the Roar doesn't explicitly take place in Syria, but the similarities between its setting and author Nihad Sirees' home country are undeniable. Sirees' work has been banned from publication in Syria, where he's considered an opponent of the government.
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It's 'Literally' In The Dictionary

Can we take a second and just talk about a word? It might be a word that you use all the time. Or maybe you hear people use the word, and it drives you up the wall. Host Rachel Martin talks with David Haglund, an editor at Slate Magazine.
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From A To Z

Every answer is a word containing an A and a Z. Given anagrams of the remaining letters, you name the word. For example given "leg," you would say "glaze."
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Thirty Years Later, 'Hazzard' Still 'A Good-Old-Boy Thing'

The Dukes of Hazzard still inspires legions of fans. This weekend, many of those fans — and some of the show's surviving stars — descend on central Georgia for a celebration of TV's most famous good ole boys. James Best, who played Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane, joins Rachel Martin for a look back at the show.

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