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Kennedy Center's Theater Lab Reopens After Renovation

The Theater Lab is just the latest Kennedy Center theater to complete a renovation, reopening on Monday night with a free performance featuring music and poetry.

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The Adventures Of An Investigative Satirist

Jon Ronson, the bestselling author of The Psychopath Test and The Men Who Stare at Goats, has spent his life exploring mysterious events and meeting extraordinary people. His newest book, Lost at Sea, is a collection of true mini-adventures he has written along the way.
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'A Royal Affair' That Grew A Danish Revolution

Host Rachel Martin talks with director Nikolaj Arcel about his new film, A Royal Affair. The movie focuses on an affair between the 18th-century queen of Denmark and her German physician, which led to a revolution. Arcel also wrote the screenplay of the Danish film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
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'The Last Refuge': Fighting Al-Qaida In Yemen

Host Rachel Martin talks with Gregory Johnsen about his new book detailing the U.S. campaign against al-Qaida in Yemen. The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia covers the drone strikes and the moral dilemma posed by the U.S. war against al-Qaida.
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Ian McEwan's 'Sweet Tooth' Pits Spy Vs. Scribe

Serena Frome is more bookworm than spy, but her bosses at MI5 have the perfect mission for her: to cultivate and fund British writers whose politics align with those of the government. Literature and Cold War espionage collide in Ian McEwan's new novel.
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Martha Stewart Plays Not My Job

For the past 30 years, the homemaking guru has taught people to be classy, useful and elegant, frequently employing her trademark line, "It's a good thing." We've invited her to play a game called "It's a bad thing." Three questions about terrible do-it-yourself craft projects.
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NewsPoet: Idra Novey Writes The Day In Verse

Each month, NPR's All Things Considered invites a poet into the newsroom to see how the show comes together, and to write an original poem about the news. This month, our NewsPoet is Idra Novey. Want to write your own poem about the day's news? You can put it in the comments below.
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Daniel Day-Lewis On Creating A Voice From The Past

The actor portrays Abraham Lincoln in the new movie Lincoln; he tells NPR's Melissa Block about one challenge the role posed — figuring out what the 16th president might have sounded like.
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The Art Of Chinese Propaganda

A treasure-trove of Mao-era propaganda posters is housed in an unmarked basement museum in Shanghai.
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Interrupting Violence With The Message 'Don't Shoot'

Criminologist David M. Kennedy's strategy for reducing gang violence has dramatically reduced youth homicide rates nationwide. In his new memoir, Don't Shoot, Kennedy outlines how community meetings and interventions have worked to curb youth violence in more than 70 cities.

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