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Ringing In Norouz, A Time For Family And Good Eats

For Iranian-Americans and for others from the Middle East, Central and South Asia, the first day of Spring is also Norouz, the beginning of a New Year.
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Cheaper Clothes And Shorter Stories: On Soaps, Strange 'Days' Indeed

Neda Ulaby looks at the changing nature of soap operas and at how Days Of Our Lives is changing to stay alive.
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That's All, Folks: Kevin Smith On Leaving Filmmaking

In his new book, Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good, Kevin Smith, the director who kicked off his career 20 years ago with Clerks, explains how he got into the movie business — and why he's walking away from it now.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Mar. 20

Did somebody say CHERRY BLOSSOMS?!?

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'How Creativity Works': It's All In Your Imagination

In his new book, Imagine, Jonah Lehrer explores the art and science of original thinking — from Shakespearean tragedies to the invention of masking tape to Nike's "Just Do It" campaign. And when you get stuck? "Take a very long, warm shower," Lehrer says.
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Filmfest DC 2012

Filmfest DC returns to the nation’s capital April 12–22, continuing its commitment to the best new cinema from around the world.

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Blurring The Line Between Life And Death

Science writer Dick Teresi and transplant surgeon Richard Freeman discuss the ethics of transplant surgery and how doctors determine the point between life and death.
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From Israel: Politics And Romance At The Movies

The Israel Film Festival is running in Los Angeles. It features a wide range of subjects, including highly personal documentaries and a romantic comedy about a Mexican salsa dancer disguised as a nun. Host Michel Martin speaks with the founder and executive director of the Israel Film Festival, Meir Fenigstein.
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'Damn Good Advice' From One Of The Real 'Mad Men'

Pioneering ad man George Lois is here to help you "unleash your creative potential." In his new book, Lois shares his secrets for making a catchy commercial that will stick in your head. The No. 1 rule? Be outrageous.
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Years Later, He Brought Her Passport Back

When 85-year-old Betty Werther was young, she traveled the world. Sixty years later, she got a call. It was a fellow Berkeley alum, and he had found something that belonged to her. What he brought, however, was more than a souvenir.

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