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Lean & Hungry Theater: The Twelfth Night, Part 1

Lean & Hungry Theater presents William Shakespeare’s The Twelfth Night.

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'Guilt Trip': Streisand On Songs, Films And Family

In her new movie, singer, actor, writer, director and producer Barbra Streisand plays a well-meaning if overbearing Jewish mom. The star says her own mother both encouraged her talents and was jealous of them.
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No. 1 At The Box Office? Four Reasons Why It Doesn't Matter

Every weekend, movies compete to be No. 1 at the box office. But a No. 1 ranking means less about whether a movie will be profitable — and more about a fleeting cultural moment.
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Sticking With The Sunshine State

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with "F" and the second word starts with "LA."
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Hunt For Bin Laden More Than Just One Woman's Fight

A new movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden focuses on a female intelligence officer that the filmmakers say is based on an actual young woman.
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'Rock Me, Mercy': A Poem Written In Mourning

The heartbreaking loss of lives in Newtown, Conn., moved the Louisiana-born poet Yusef Komunyakaa to put his emotions into words. The global distinguished professor of English at New York University knows too well how it feels to lose a child and poetry's power to calm and heal.
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No Orcs Allowed: Hobbit House Brings Middle-Earth To Pa.

At the request of a lifelong Lord of the Rings fan, architect Peter Archer has built a cottage modeled after those of the Shire. Like any good hobbit-hole, this dwelling was built for sitting comfortably and imagining great adventures — but it took a lot of skill to put together.
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NIH Director Francis Collins Plays Not My Job

We've invited Collins to play a game called "OWWW!" Three questions about athletes and the surprising new ways they find to injure themselves.
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Our Region Responds To The Newtown Tragedy

Kojo explores the overlapping issues of school safety, gun control and the challenges of talking to kids about tragic news.

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Looking For Bin Laden In 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Kathryn Bigelow's film tells the story of the U.S. hunt for the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks. Critic David Edelstein says the film presents itself as a work of journalism, but that that there's no doubting its perspective: It's the story of America's "brilliant, righteous revenge."

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