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Colonial History, Through The Eyes Of The Colonized

Danai Gurira's play The Convert interrogates the experiences of the indigenous population in 1890s Rhodesia. Jeff Lunden talks with Gurira about her and her family's experiences in Zimbabwe, and the play's relation to the country today.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Feb. 10

Documentary shorts, documentary photography and documenting shelter.

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George Clooney On Acting, Fame, And Putting Down Your Cell Phone Camera

George Clooney talks to Robert Siegel about The Descendants, aging gracefully in Hollywood, and the ubiquity of cell phone cameras.
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'Chico And Rita' And All That Jazz

An animated Oscar contender follows one on-and-off romance — and traces the development of some of the world's most infectious musical styles.
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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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