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Historian Seeks Artifacts From Lincoln's Last Days

In preparation for a book about Abraham Lincoln's life at the end of the Civil War, historian Noah Andre Trudeau is in search of witnesses. The last week of Lincoln's life in April 1865 is a largely unexamined period. Trudeau is seeking diary entries, letters or stories of people who encountered Lincoln at the time.
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Wael Ghonim: Creating A 'Revolution 2.0' In Egypt

The protests that led to the Egyptian revolution last year were organized in part by Wael Ghonim, who used an anonymous Facebook page to coordinate the demonstrations. In his new book, Ghonim explains how social media helped transform his country.
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Scrappy 'Girlchild' Forms A Girl Scout Troop Of One

Tupelo Hassman's debut novel stars Rory, a resilient, if ragged, life force raised in a Reno trailer park who adopts a tattered copy of The Girl Scout Handbook as her Bible. Rory endures sexual abuse, the death of loved ones, and everyday invisibility — all without playing for our sympathy.
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Global Trends Expected To Dominate Fashion Week

For the next eight days, designers from around the world will show off their fall collections on runways and online. NPR's Michel Martin checks in with Robin Givhan of Newsweek and The Daily Beast to discuss how globalization and technology are influencing runways and transforming the industry.
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Middle Schoolers Pour Out Their Hearts On Paper

On Valentine's Day, middle-school students in at-risk communities are competing for a chance to perform original love poetry at the Kennedy Center.
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A Dancer Rises And Falls And Rises Again

Maryland native Alicia Graf Mack nearly had to give up her dreams of a career in dance -- but is back onstage right here in D.C. at the Kennedy Center.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

INTERSECTIONS: A New America Arts Festival

Atlas Presents INTERSECTIONS: A New America Arts Festival at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Feb. 23 through Mar. 11.

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China Laces Up Its Chuck Taylors

China's consumer market is massive, and breaking in isn't easy. Some U.S. products have struggled. But in recent years, an old American sneaker has become an unlikely success story: the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Feb. 9

Black History and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

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