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A Film So Sumptuous, 'Renoir' Himself Might Have Helped Out

The slow, silky pace of Gilles Bourdos' biopic Renoir might burden a lesser subject. But the beauty of the cinematography suggests the aesthetic of the Impressionist master, lending the whole film a surreally beautiful air. (Recommended)

Self-Taught Architect Behind Brooklyn's 'Broken Angel' Faces Eviction

Over the past three decades, artist and sculptor Arthur Wood has turned his four-story home into a towering cathedral built out of salvaged junk. But after a fire in 2006, the New York City Department of Buildings determined that the Clinton Hill landmark was no longer a safe place to live.

Spicing Up Your Easter Or Passover Meal

Passover and Easter are important times for faith and family, but they're also big occasions for food. Guest host Celeste Headlee is joined by Mexican chef Pati Jinich to help add some spice to your holiday table.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 29

This weekend you can enjoy theatrical performances on stage or on the silver screen.


Former NJ Governor On His 'Fall To Grace'

In 2004, Jim McGreevey was the governor of New Jersey and a rising political star. That was until he admitted his homosexuality, and an improper relationship with a male staff member. What happened next is the subject of the new HBO documentary, Fall To Grace. Host Michel Martin speaks with McGreevy and filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 28

When was the last time you got your groove on? Today you can dance at an Afrobeat party, or check out some artwork by two MFA candidates.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Kingman Island Bluegrass And Folk Festival

Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival celebrates its 4th annual all-day local music, food and arts festival on Saturday, April 27.


Book News: Taliban Shooting Victim Is Publishing A Memoir: 'I Am Malala'

Also: Sheryl Sandberg's spokesperson reportedly lashes out at a critic; Sylvia Plath's children's book; and the Atlas Shrugged adaptation no one asked for.

Hollywood's History Of Putting Gay Rights On Trial

With the Supreme Court hearing arguments this week on same-sex marriage, film critic Bob Mondello observes a parallel evolution in what he calls a Hollywood mini-genre: films in which gay characters are either taken to court or seek redress in court for issues involving their sexuality.

Chris Hayes: From 'Up' In The Morning To 'All In' At Night

After hosting his Sunday morning show on MSNBC for the past year and a half, Hayes is making the move to a weeknight news show that premieres April 1. At 34, Hayes will be the youngest prime-time anchor on any of the major cable news channels.