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The First Lady Cultivates 'American Grown' Gardening

One of the first things Michelle Obama did as first lady was to dig up part of the beautifully manicured South Lawn of the White House and plant a vegetable garden. In her new book she says America has a long, proud history of gardening and it's time to reconnect with it.
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'Not At Ease:' Art Inspired By Women Veterans

The military experiences of thousands of women veterans often go untold or are misunderstood. Sometimes it's hard for them to relay their experiences even in the most intimate settings. A new art exhibit in Wisconsin shows some of the most private memories of twenty female veterans. Each one shared their experiences with an artist who tried to capture their stories on canvas.
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Cowslips To Kingcups: Finding Joy In The Garden

When author Lauren Groff found herself anxious and unable to work, she needed a book to get lost in. Elizabeth and Her German Garden, with its great, hidden depths, consoled her through her darkest time. Has a book ever gotten you out of a tough moment? Tell us about it in the comments.
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A Selective Preview Of Summer Movies

NPR's Bob Mondello recommends which blockbusters to see and which to avoid at the multiplex this summer — and which independent and art house gems to seek out.
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Bootsy Collins On His Special Blend Of Funk

Tell Me More presents an encore of host Michel Martin's interview with funk musician Bootsy Collins. Before striking out on his own, he played bass for James Brown and George Clinton's Parliament Funkadelic. Collins talks about blending hip-hop, spoken word and a little Latin flavor for his latest album Tha Funk Capital of The World.
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A Portrait Of The Cartoonist And Her Mother

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel follows her 2006 book about her father with a new memoir, Are You My Mother? It weaves together stories of her own life with the theories of British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott — with a cameo from Virginia Woolf.
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Hey! You! The Unstoppable Rise Of Heckling

President Obama endures it. So does Mitt Romney. Comics make a living off it. And even a PGA golfer heard a chorus of taunts at a recent tournament. So what is it that makes heckling such a cultural institution?
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A Rapper Ravaged By An Online Firestorm

Two degrees from Stanford aren't your usual recipe for hip hop credibility, but Korean rapper Tablo found success at the top of the charts. That was, until a single rumor set websites ablaze with pop-culture paranoia and conspiracy.

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