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On The Big Screen, The Tax Guy Can Be Your Buddy

On Tax Day 2013, NPR's Bob Mondello surveys the cinematic landscape for films that tackle that most reliable of requirements: the paying and collecting of taxes. One surprising discovery: Hollywood doesn't always make the IRS the heavy.

Granta's 'Best Of Young British Novelists' Shows A 'Disunited Kingdom'

Literary magazine Granta's "Best of Young British Novelists" issue reflects the changing face of U.K. literature.

2013 Pulitzers Honor Sharon Olds, Adam Johnson, New York Times

The new batch of Pulitzer Prize winners has just been announced, with poet Sharon Olds winning for Stag's Leap. novelist Adam Johnson winning the fiction prize for The Orphan Master's Son. In the journalism field, The New York Times took the most honors, winning in four categories, including investigative reporting.

Poet Elizabeth Alexander Muses About Spring

Tell Me More is celebrating National Poetry Month with the 'Muses and Metaphor' series, where listeners submit their own poems via Twitter. Today's poem comes from renowned poet Elizabeth Alexander, who tweeted the poem First House Fly.

Book News: Yoko Ono Is Writing A Book Of 'Instructional Poetry'

Also: David Foster Wallace on taxes; Marvel Comics accused of sexism; the best books coming out this week.

Friedkin, Who Pushed Film Forward, Looks Back

In his memoir The Friedkin Connection, the legendary director of films like The Exorcist and The French Connection recounts his journey from a poor Chicago neighborhood to the apex of Hollywood success.

Big Hair, Big Shoulders And Big Money: Linda Evans On '80s Excess

Linda Wertheimer talks to Dynasty star Linda Evans about the legacy of Krystle Carrington, who lived in a greed-obsessed decade but remained surprisingly pure of heart.

Street Artists Protest Status Quo In Haiti

Haiti's Resistance Artists create street sculptures — huge metal configurations that speak to the devastation following the 2010 earthquake and the stark separation between the country's rich and poor. Reese Erlich

A Pilgrimage Through France, Though Not For God

Motivated not by God, but by nearly everything else, American author David Downie traveled hundreds of miles on foot across France. He writes about his trek in his new book, Paris to the Pyrenees.