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'Imagine' That: Fostering Creativity In The Workplace

Companies like 3M allow their employees to have an hour a day to do whatever they want: work on a side project or tinker with a hobby. In doing so, they're helping their employees become more creative — and increasing their productivity, says science writer Jonah Lehrer in his new book, Imagine.
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Italian 'Nonnas' Bring Taste Of Home To Staten Island

Enoteca Maria, an Italian restaurant on Staten Island, has no head chef. Instead, the owner brings in Italian grandmas to cook up the regional dishes they learned from their parents and grandparents.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Mar. 21

Local photos, playful art, and a world-class collection from home

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'Shoah' Director Tells His Story In 'Patagonian Hare'

Claude Lanzmann's memoir, recently translated into English, details his career as a journalist and filmmaker, his friendships and his loves — especially his long relationship with writer and feminist Simone de Beauvoir. Lanzmann, now 87, spent 12 years working on his 1985 Holocaust documentary, Shoah.
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Wendell Pierce On 'The Wire,' 'Treme' And Food

When actor Wendell Pierce returned to his native New Orleans to help rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, he noticed a lack of grocery stores selling fresh food. Now, Pierce is opening Sterling Farms — a chain of stores in the Ninth Ward that will sell food at affordable prices for low-income shoppers.
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Tell Us More: Share Your Inner Poet

April is National Poetry Month and Tell Me More is asking listeners to tweet your original poetry. Poems that are 140 characters or less can be sent to #TMMPoetry. Some of the poetic tweets will be aired throughout the month of April.
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Ahmed Rashid: Pakistan Lurches From Crisis To Crisis

In his latest book, Pakistan on the Brink, journalist Ahmed Rashid writes that he fears Pakistan is on the verge of a "meltdown." Rashid explains some of the challenges facing the country, as well as the complicated relationship both Pakistan and Afghanistan have with the United States.
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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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