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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Mar. 7

An urban legend, a legend in photos, and a legend’s work on stage.

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The Theatrical Curtain Call: More Than Just Bows

Critic Bob Mondello remembers when there were great, eccentric, revealing, funny and just plain effective theatrical curtain calls.
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Spurred By Success, Publishers Look For The Next 'Hunger Games'

The Hunger Games has been a huge success, and the film adaptation is only weeks away. Now, publishers are looking for the next big dystopian hit.
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Try And Try Again: 3 Tales Of Spectacular Failure

Fold, founder, flop: That's what the protagonists of these three books do well. Author Lysley Tenorio recommends stories about men whose good intentions are undeniable, if not always admirable. Have a favorite story about failure? Tell us what it is in the comments below.
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In 'Shatner's World,' Stories About Acting, Loss, Life

In his new one-man show, William Shatner talks about his childhood growing up in Montreal — and the ups and downs of creating iconic characters, from starship captain James T. Kirk to lawyer Denny Crane.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Mar. 6

White Rabbits, Brother Russia, and Robert Rodriguez.

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The Unlikely Best-Seller: 'A Wrinkle In Time' Turns 50

How did a book featuring complex discussions about quantum physics, theology and mathematics become a beloved children's book? Madeleine L'Engle's classic had a rocky path to publication.
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Habits: How They Form And How To Break Them

Every habit-forming activity follows the same behavioral and neurological patterns, says New York Times business writer Charles Duhigg. His new book The Power of Habit explores the science behind why we do what we do — and how companies are working to use our habits to market products to us.
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Ruben Studdard Is Back, Singing Joy And Heartache

Nearly 10 years ago Ruben Studdard won American Idol. Since then he has released gold and platinum albums, but he's also had some personal ups and downs. Now he's putting the finishing touches on a new album, Letters from Birmingham. Host Michel Martin talks with Studdard.
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Zumba's A Hit, But Is It Latin?

The high-energy dance classes are all the rage, but some critics are taking issue with the fitness craze being labeled as Latin dance. Authentic or not, with 12 million people dancing off the pounds, Zumba business is booming.

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